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NLO Quick guide (National Liturgy Office)

This newsletter offers a quick guide to current liturgy resources and events at the time of each printing. September 2017 Quick Guide

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Summit Online

Summit magazine is now available in digital form on the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne website  A helpful liturgical resource for parishes, particularly RCIA teams, musicians, and all who help prepare for the Sunday liturgy.


The September issue of Liturgy will be mailed out to all parishes of the Auckland Diocese and other subscribers from throughout New Zealand and internationally in the coming week (4 – 8 September). Contents this issue include the document Kaupapa Māori: Māori Dimension as a pull-out booklet. This document guides the work of the National Liturgy Office for the Catholic Bishops Conference in ensuring the Māori dimension is present in the liturgy.

Also included is the full text of the lecture The Eucharist: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow presented by Prof. Thomas O’Loughlin during his visit to Auckland in July. This can also be read here.

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Common Prayer – From Conflict to Communion
Lutheran–Catholic Common Commemoration of the Reformation in 2017

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  The NZCBC Committee for Ecumenism has made available the prayer resource above.   The text of this prayer was prepared at the level of the Holy See by the (international) Task Force of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity.  It will be an invaluable resource for those parishes or dioceses wishing to commemorate this event with local Lutheran parishes.

Lutheran Bishop Mark Whitfield advises that the New Zealand  Lutheran community will begin their New Zealand anniversary  at dawn 1st January 2017, on the site of the first Lutheran mission in New Zealand   …  at Te Whakaru on the north-eastern tip of the Chatham Islands.

Pope Francis, with the Catholic and Lutheran Churches will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on 31 October 2016 in Sweden. The Catholic-Lutheran commemoration of 500 years of the Reformation is structured around the themes of thanksgiving, repentance and commitment to common witness. The aim is to express the gifts of the Reformation and ask forgiveness for division perpetuated by Christians from the two traditions. More information

Br Michael Herry fms & Tricia Walsh have just released their newly composed Hymn For Christian Unity: That They May Be One. The sheet music and audio are free to download but please acknowledge public use via your usual church music copyright licences.