Latin Mass Society of New Zealand

Affiliated to Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce (FIUV)

19 March 2022

Solemnity of Saint Joseph

To:  The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference

Re:  Submission for the Synod on Synodality


Your Eminence and your Excellencies,

We prayerfully submit that the future of the Church must of necessity include safeguarding of:

  1. Traditional teaching and discipline, namely the Catholic Church’s “Deposit of Faith”, and “Sensus Fidelium”;
  2. Traditional worship as treasured in the Traditional Latin Mass, Sacraments, and devotional spirituality;
  3. Traditional Church Government: specifically respect for, and communion with, the Catholic Hierarchy of the Supreme Pontiff and Bishops, especially our New Zealand bishops;
  4. An authentic ecumenical commitment to Christian Unity, which remains centred in the Catholic Church as the “One, True Church” founded by Jesus Christ Our Lord.

With assurance of our prayers that God abundantly bless all your apostolic endeavours,

Peter Sinclair
National Chairman
Latin Mass Society of New Zealand