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
Lamenting Violence - A prayerful response to violence.
This is the text to go with it:
In 2017, the NZ Catholic Bishops drew our attention to the need to pray in the face of violence by introducing a day of Prayer and Penance for victims of abuse and violence. While this day is to be the first Friday of Lent each year, let us make prayer in the face of violence a habit. Let us lament…
Let Us Lament - A prayerful response to sexual violence.
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 sexual 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.
Let Us Lament - the document will print as an A5 folding document: click here to view document.
Advent Family Prayer - Auckland Liturgy Commission
This is an Advent prayer suitable for family use over the four weeks of Advent. It featured in our December edition of the Liturgy Magazine. Please feel free to print off and use for your own family advent prayers. Click here.
Welcome home for Christmas
This prayer ritual can be celebrated at home when families gather, or in a church, on an evening before Christmas. It has been prepared for use especially with people who though they might have a Catholic or Christian background, might seldom be participants in the Church’s weekly liturgy. It is anticipated that those who are more comfortable with prayer host their wider family or friends for this prayer ritual.Click here
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. Click here