Te Ropu Whakamaori Katorika

This Maori pronunciation resource guides the Priest through each part of the Mass, as indicated by each title. A CD has also been produced and is available from Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard, Vicar for Maori Pastoral Care, Diocese of Palmerston North. Ph 06 350 3821 Email dkaratea-goddard@pndiocese.org.nz

Te Miha Maori - Pronunciation Guide (Audio)

Click on the links below to listen to the audio pronunciation guide.


   The Eucharistic Prayer

   Communion Rite & Our Father

   Peace be with you & Lamb of God


   Concluding Rites 


Waiata Te Miha Maori

Chanting the Maori Mass
All Chant settings and Music arranged by Richard Puanaki, may be used with permission, with acknowledgements to the Tawhiti a Maru Marae Whanau and to Eileen Barrington for the transcription.

Chants - PDFs:

E Whaki Ana - I Confess

Kororia - Gloria

E Whakapono Ana - Apostle's Creed

He Tapu - Holy, Holy

E Te Ariki - Acclamation 1

I A Matou - Acclamation 2

A CD of this Mass setting is available from Richard Puanaki. email rpuanaki@xtra.co.nz

Sunday Readings in Maori

The Sunday Readings in Maori are available from Pa Mick Ryan, 7 Westminster Road, Mount Eden, Auckland 1024, New Zealand. An email to pamikaere@clear.net.nz will also get you a copy. Each week consists of two A4 pages: one is bi-lingual the other is totally in Maori. You may add your name to the list of those who receive an email copy every week containing the following Sunday's Readings in both Bi-lingual and Maori formats. 

The texts used are from
HITORIA POTO NO TE KAWENATA TAWHITO ME TE KAWENATA HOU A TO TATOU ARIKI, issued in 1909 as the official Maori text for the Catholic Maori Mission.
CONTEMPORARY ENGLISH VERSION issued by the Bible Society.
These Sunday Readings are available FREE OF CHARGE - ta te Maori - HE AROHA.
If you want to get a large number of these, then a donation to the TAMAKI MAORI MISSION is welcome $10 for the Sunday Readings and $5 for the A5 size Maori-English Mass Booklets, to defray the costs.

Te Maunga Rongo - Penance

This leaflet on the Sacrament of Penance has been compiled by Pa Ryan.  These karakia are used at Te Unga Waka Marae by those helping children prepare for their first Confession, prior to their First Holy Communion and for adults who want to refresh or renew their participation in this sacrament. 

Te Runanga o Te Hahi Katorika ki Aotearoa

is the national body established by the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference to advise the bishops on the pastoral care and evangelisation of Maori, and to foster understanding and communication within the Church on matters pertaining to Maori pastoral care.

Te Runanga o Te Hahi Katorika ki Aotearoa has its own website offering additional resources