The Church-created Kiwi prayer app already beloved by New Zealand Catholic Android users is now available for iPhones and other Apple devices.
The Church’s National Centre for Religious Studies (NCRS) – part of Te Kupenga-Catholic Leadership Institute – is delighted to announce the launch of the NZpray2day app for Apple devices.
NCRS Director Colin MacLeod says NZpray2day supports young and old – particularly in Catholic schools and parishes – to enter simply into the richness of the ancient Christian cycle of seasons, saints and readings.
“It’s not an exhaustive source of all information in these areas, but rather takes snapshots and encourages people to seek a moment to reflect, pray and respond,” Colin says. “It also brings in pieces of history to link this liturgical journey with aspects of the story of New Zealand and the wider world.”
The Android version launched in March is proving an inviting and useful tool for individual, class and staff prayer for in schools, and for whānau and parishioners throughout Aotearoa and abroad.
To install on Apple or Android devices, go to Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store; search for NZpray2day, and install. It is free – a gift for you from NCRS and Te Kupenga.
Colin says the project has been a major labour of love that is deceptively complicated to create and maintain. His special acknowledgment goes to Jo Bell as the primary writer on the NCRS team, and Pierre Schmits as designer.
“Our simple hope is that NZpray2day helps people become more easily aware of the gentle cycle of days and months which link us to creation, the life of Jesus and the shared journey of the Church. It is a journey we walk together.
Pictured: The NZpray2day iPhone screen