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The Office of Worship provides tools and resources that support parishes with the preparation of liturigcal celebrations and with liturgical formation.

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Communion Rite Posture Resource: Elements of the Catholic Mass video series

Posted on: March 27, 2019

This video series, produced by The Liturgical Institute, Saint Mary of the Lake University, Chicago, IL, contains much helpful information on why we do what we do during Mass. Episode 11, "Unity and Diversity," addressed some issues similar to Communion Rite Posture, and may be helpful.

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Communion Rite Posture Resource: General Instruction of the Roman Missal, third typical edition

Posted on: March 28, 2019

The liturgical regulations of the Church for celebrating Mass.

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Communion Rite Posture Resource: Letter from Bishop Perez

Posted on: March 27, 2019 | File size: 135KB

A letter to the Faithful from Bishop Nelson J. Perez, D.D., intended to be published in parish bulletins on the Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday), April 28, 2019.

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Communion Rite Posture Resource: Posture During Mass Chart

Posted on: March 26, 2019 | File size: 41KB

A chart showing all the normative postures the Church asks of us during Mass, with documentation. You may wish to also read the referenced sections of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, third typical edition, which is found on the USCCB website, and is linked to in the Resources section.

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Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Liturgical Policies

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Age for Confirmation

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | File size: 72KB

CDC policy on the appropriate age for the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation.

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Clarification on Communion Services in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | File size: 78KB

Clarification on Communion Services in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

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Deacons Assisting at Mass in the CDC

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | File size: 1.29MB

Instruction for Deacons assisting at Mass in the CDC.

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Easter Vigil Policy

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | File size: 68KB

The Easter Vigil time policy established by Bishop Perez.

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Eulogies/Words of Remembrance at Funeral Masses

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | File size: 79KB

CDC policy on eulogies

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Instruction: Capital Projects and Church Renovation

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | File size: 1.45MB

Information on renovation and construction in the CDC.

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Instruction: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Assisting at Mass in the CDC

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | File size: 368KB

The guidelines for extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion in our diocese.

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Music

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Instruction: Music at the Celebration of Mass in the CDC

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | File size: 52KB

CDC policies on music at Mass.

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Music and Copyright

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | File size: 60KB

Information on properly citing and reprinting music and texts in worship aids.

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Musician Salary Guidelines

Posted on: July 9, 2019 | File size: 90KB Download
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Substitute Musicians

Posted on: September 26, 2019 | File size: 88KB Download

Vatican & the USCCB

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Holy See / Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Vatican II)

Posted on: January 3, 2019 Open Link
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Liturgiam Authenticam (CDWDS)

Posted on: January 3, 2019 Open Link
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Liturgy of the Hours

Posted on: January 3, 2019 Open Link

Liturgical Publications

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Newsletter: Committee on Divine Worship (USCCB)

Posted on: January 3, 2019 Open Link

RCIA

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Team RCIA

Posted on: January 3, 2019 Open Link

Organizations

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Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments

Posted on: January 3, 2019 Open Link
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USCCB Committee on Divine Worship

Posted on: January 3, 2019 Open Link

Publications

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Holy Love Decree

Posted on: September 13, 2019 | File size: 58KB Download

Liturgical Year and Calendar

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2019 CDC Liturgical Calendar

Posted on: March 5, 2019 | File size: 6.76MB

The Annual Liturgical Calendar for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.

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CDC Annual Liturgical Calendar

Posted on: August 19, 2019 | File size: 7.05MB Download
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Days on which a Ritual Mass may not be used

Posted on: May 16, 2019 | File size: 71KB

A chronological listing of days on which a Ritual Mass may not be used. On such days, it may be possible to insert a rite, such as Marriage, into the Mass of the Day.

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Silent Sorrow Mass full-color bulletin insert

Posted on: August 21, 2019 | File size: 85KB Download
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Wedding Within the Mass of the Day Chart

Posted on: May 16, 2019 | File size: 84KB

A chart outlining a Wedding Within Mass when the Ritual Mass for Marriage may not be used.

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Single Catholics

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Silent Sorrow Mass b/w bulletin insert

Posted on: August 21, 2019 | File size: 182KB Download

Sacraments

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Gluten Intolerance, Alcohol Intolerance, and the Reception of Holy Communion

Posted on: October 1, 2019 | File size: 47KB Download
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Sponsor Verification Form

Posted on: September 23, 2019 | File size: 43KB

This form may be completed by a prospective Baptismal Godparent or Confirmation Sponsor and presented to the Pastor of the person to be Baptized/Confirmed at least one month prior to the celebration of the sacrament.

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