The Office for Worship assists the bishop in his role as Chief Steward of the mysteries of God and the overseer, promoter, and guardian of the liturgical life.
"Sing to the Lord, all the earth, announce his salvation, day after day." (1 Chronicles 16:23)
The Office for Worship is responsible for the formation and preparation of liturgical ministers; educational programming concerning implementation of sacramental and other Rites of the Church; overseeing sacramental preparation through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults [RCIA], including implementation in parishes as well as continuing formation of parish ministers and RCIA teams; preparation of major diocesan liturgies; specifying diocesan standards and best practices regarding music for worship; providing resources and guidelines for sacred space, including overseeing the implementation of Built of Living Stones in the building and renovation of churches and chapels; moderating the work of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission; serving as a resource for parishes and other diocesan institutions on liturgical matters.
The Office of Worship oversees the formation of liturgical ministers.
The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith.
Caring for the dying, praying for the dead, and comforting those who mourn are all elements of a ministry of consolation.
Music is a way for God to lead us to the realm of higher things.
Over the course of the calendar year, various major diocesan liturgies are held, usually at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.
Churches are never simply gathering spaces but signify and make visible the Church living in a particular place, the dwelling of God among us, now reconciled and united in Christ.
Over the course of the calendar year, various major diocesan liturgies are held, usually at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Approximately 12 (but not limited to) celebrations are held in a calendar year.
The list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) provides a comprehensive list of resources from the Office of Worship on popular topics/questions asked.
The Office of Worship provides tools and resources that support parishes with the implementation of liturigcal celebrations and formation.
Every parish and organization throughout the diocese may find support in the services that the Worship Office offers. Contact us to provide communication tools or answer questions.
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