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Fr Chris Skinner

2018 Dunedin Diocese School and Parish Tour

"Making Room for God: Praying the Liturgy"

25th June – 4th July 2018


Chris Skinner SM, is a Marist Priest from New Zealand living in Auckland. He is presently involved in the formation of Marist priests/brothers at the Marist Seminary. Previously his work included teaching, work with youth at risk, school  chaplaincy and pastoral work at an inner city parish.

We are lucky to be having Fr. Chris tour our Diocese this month.  His music appeals to a wide range of people and these tour session will be enjoyed by anyone who is attracted to uplifting, spiritual music, not just parish and school musicians.  Here are some links to hear and find out more about Fr. Chris



Monday 25th June


2:00pm- St Joseph’s School Concert

4:30pm- Twilight Session: Music in Liturgy Workshop for Parish and School


Tuesday 26th June


10:30am- St John’s School Concert 


2:00pm-  St Joseph’s School Concert
3:30pm- Twilight Session: Music in Liturgy Workshop for Parish and School


Wednesday 27th June


7pm- Music in Liturgy Workshop for parishes at Holy Name, Dunedin North


Thursday 28th June


4:30- Twilight Session: Music in Liturgy Workshop – Teachers only


Monday 2nd July


11:00am- St Joseph’s School Concert


4:30- Twilight Session: Music in Liturgy Workshop – Teachers only


Tuesday 3rd July


7pm- Music in Liturgy Workshop for parishes in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre


Wednesday 4th July


11:00am- School Concert in Church of the Blessed Sacrament

7pm- Music in Liturgy Workshop for parishin Church of the Blessed Sacrament


National Liturgy Office Review


Are you involved in Liturgy in the Diocese of Dunedin?  The National Liturgy Office (NLO) is currently having a review by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference.  To have your input into this review click here.  To see what resources the NLO has to offer click here.



Music Liturgy Resources


Chris Skinner's Hopetoun Ordinary Mass Setting: Available on the National Liturgy Office's website.  Click here to download and print the entire Mass setting's sheet music for free or to hear audio versions of each part.  Please still acknowledge copyright when using.

Frequently Used Mass Settings by New Zealand composersClick here for access to these settings on the National Liturgy Office of Aotearoa New Zealand's website.  Unless otherwise advised, these compositions are offered to the Church free of charge, but copyright must still be acknowledged (see website for examples).


Liturgy of the Word Resources

Lector Guidelines:  Click here to download full document on Lector Guidelines.  Here you can read about practical ways on how to best proclaim the Word of God for those interested in reading at Mass.

Prayers of the Faithful / Intercession Guidelines:  Click here to download a brief article on Prayers of the Faithful guideline which some parishes have recently requested.