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2016 FDLC National Meeting, Albany, NY – Liturgy & Social Justice

Nearly two hundred leaders from eighty-five dioceses gathered in Albany, New York on October 5-7, for the forty-seventh annual national meeting of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC). Their focus was “Open Wide the Gates of Justice: Praise God within Them.”  Specifically, they examined the relationship between the celebration of the Church’s liturgy and […]

Rev. J. Michael Joncas, 2016 Frederick R. McManus Award recipient

The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has named Father Jan Michael Joncas as the recipient of the 2016 Frederick R. McManus Award.   The award was formally presented at the Federation’s annual meeting in Albany, NY on October 6. “We are pleased to present this distinguished honor to our colleague, teacher, mentor, and friend. Many of […]

2017 Solemn Annual Exposition Calendar

  For many years the Diocese of Cleveland has published a calendar for Solemn Annual Eucharistic Exposition. The intent of this practice is rooted in the Church’s recommendation that, In churches and oratories where the eucharist is reserved, it is recommended that solemn exposition of the blessed sacrament for an extended period of time should take […]

2017 Rite of Election

  The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion will be celebrated by the Diocese of Cleveland on Sunday 5 March 2017 in two celebrations at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Cleveland. Again this year it is Bishop Lennon’s desire that every parish within the Diocese of Cleveland send their catechumens to […]

Vatican Issues New Instruction on Cremation

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a new Instruction, clarifying cremation practices in the Catholic Church.  Please see the full text of the Instruction in English, below.  Please continue to monitor your Diocesan communications and this website for information on formation offerings related to this new Instruction.

2017 Chrism Mass

Please mark your calendars for the celebration of the Chrism Mass, Tuesday of Holy Week 11 April 2017 at 7:00 p.m. At this special liturgy, Bishop Lennon consecrates all the holy oils which will be used in our diocese for the coming year. This is also an opportunity for priests of the diocese to renew […]

2017 Liturgical Notes for the Diocese of Cleveland

Each year, the Office for Worship issues Liturgical Notes for the Diocese of Cleveland, which are particular notes on the liturgical year and the calendar.  These particular notes do not replace the regional Ordo, but complement it, including information on liturgical celebrations which are specific to our diocese.        

Payments to our office

To be sure of hassle-free payments of invoices, we are asking you to update the “pay to” portion of your checks to our office. Please make checks payable to: Diocese of Cleveland then mail them to: Diocese of Cleveland Office for Worship 1404 E. 9th Street, Sixth Floor Cleveland, OH 44114

Letter regarding extraordinary minister of Holy Communion certificate expiration dates.

Bishop Richard Lennon has determined that future extraordinary ministers will participate in an initial formation session, but without a five-year term limit. There will no longer be a requirement to formally renew current extraordinary minister commissions at the expiration of the original five-year certification term. The Office for Worship will continue to offer formation sessions […]

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