The Catholic Institute

Resource for Boards of Trustees

A Prayer Companion

A Prayer Companion:

 for Catholic School Boards of Trustees in Aotearoa New Zealand

Available now!

Written at the request of a number of Catholic leaders who wish to support the formation of members on Catholic school boards.

This 105 page book links with the NZCBC document The Catholic Education of School-Age Children (2014) and is a practical and accessible guide following the liturgical year.
It offers prayer, scripture and reflection for all occasions. Every Catholic school board and principal have received a copy at no cost.

Copies are available for sale

To order, download: Order Form Prayer Companion

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Main Features


  • attractive
  • practical and flexible
  • different prayer styles and formats to suit a variety of contexts
  • paragraphs of the NZCBC document are drawn into the rhythm of the Board’s year
  • matches liturgical colours, symbols and scriptural references
  • allows for a range of choices to suit the time constraints of Board meetings


Downloads for this resource

Workshop material and prayer cards 

Unpacking the NZCBC document

Link to The Catholic Education of School Aged Children

Praying Together as a Board of Trustees (this link will take you to the Christchurch Education Office website)

Download the following PDFs, print on card and cut to size:

Beatitude Prayer Cards

Psalm Cards

Scripture Cards

Fruits of the Holy Spirit


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