Lent & Easter 2021
January 20, 2021

The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 17, 2021. This forty day season is a time Christians prepare their hearts and reflect more deeply on their baptismal call to continuing conversion through the disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Masses throughout the season of Lent emphasize the baptismal and penitential aspects of […]

RITE OF ELECTION 2021
January 8, 2021

“The second step in Christian initiation is the liturgical rite called both election and the enrollment of names” (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults no. 118). The Rite of Election: Ritualizes the Church’s acceptance of the catechumens (i.e., the unbaptized) as being ready to receive the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation & Eucharist) at the […]

RCIA Institute for Parish Teams – January 30, 2021
December 1, 2020

The diocesan offices of Worship and Evangelization/Formation/Youth & Family Life, along with the Diocesan RCIA Committee, will be hosting the next installment of the Diocesan RCIA Institute on Saturday, January 30, 2021.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this will not be our usual face-to-face gathering at a parish, rather it will be a virtual workshop.  […]

Liturgy & Sacraments Updates
May 28, 2020

The current public health emergency has brought about a lot of fear, anxiety and questions about the celebration of Mass and the other Sacraments. This section on the Office of Worship webpage is intended to provide updates for those with specific questions about the liturgy. Resumption of the Public Celebration of Mass May 19, 2020 […]