It is the Bishop’s role to ensure that worship throughout the Diocese of St. Petersburg reflects the principles of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum concilium, promulgated by the Second Vatican Council on December 4, 1963.

The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy states: “It is very much the wish of the church that all the faithful should be led to take that full, conscious, and active part in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy, and to which the Christian people, ‘a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people’ (1 Peter 2:9, 4-5) have a right and to which they are bound by reason of their Baptism.” (#14)

The Office of Worship assists the Bishop in his mission as “promoter and guardian of the liturgical life” of the diocese by coordinating:

  • Diocesan liturgies, such as the Rite of Election, Chrism Mass, and Ordinations
  • Programs and workshops on liturgical formation and liturgical life
  • Liturgical resources for parishes of the diocese

Corpus Christi 2023

Resources for Year A

GATHERED Newsletter

December 2022 Issue

Church Year & Holy Days

Preparing for the Rite of Election 2024

2023 Liturgical Ministry Update Forms for Parishes

Annual LTP Liturgical Resource Order Forms

This ministry is supported through gifts to the Catholic Ministry Appeal.