Ritual Prayers

Rosary of Creation

This Rosary of Creation appeared in the September 2013 issue of Liturgy.The Season of Creation is recognised and celebrated by Christian communities from 1st September to the Feast of St Francis on the 4th October each year.  Take time during the Creation Season to pray these creation chaplets with your prayer group, your environmental action group, parish or school community.

Stations of Creation

The Season of Creation begins on 1st September (recognised internationally as ‘Creation Day’) and concludes on the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, 4th October.  These six Stations of Creation are based on St Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures and can be used to provide people with the opportunity for quiet reflection on the wonders of God’s creation.

The Assumption, a prayerful reflection

This reflection was prepared by Liturgy Centre staff and appeared in the June 2013 issue of Liturgy magazine. It could be used by groups or individuals around the time of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15th August, which marks the patronal feast day of New Zealand.

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Liturgy of Mary

This liturgy was prepared by the Auckland Diocesan Liturgy Commission and printed in Liturgy magazine Vol 33 No 3.

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Christmas Eve Liturgy in the family home

Two liturgies and a table blessing for Christmas Eve can be accessed here:
Inauguration of the Christmas Tree

Inauguration of the Christmas Crib

A Lament – prayer in response to violence

Let us Lament

This lament may be used as it is, altered to suit particular groups or simply used as inspiration to create something new. Consideration needs to be given to those who may attend, especially if victims of violence are present. Prepare an environment which is both comfortable and beautiful – it could be in a church or meeting room. As people arrive, ensure they are warmly welcomed. Prepare beforehand who will do each part of the ritual and how it will be done. Performative readings, sung Psalms and lengthy silences will help
facilitate deep prayer.