The ongoing formation of the faithful about the liturgy is considered extremely important by the Church because “the liturgy contains rich instruction for the faithful…Thus not only when things are read ‘that were written for our instruction’ (Rom 15:4), but also when the Church prays or sings or acts, the faith of those taking part is nourished and their minds are raised to God, so that they may offer him worship as intelligent beings and receive his grace more abundantly.” – Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, #33

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The following programs will be offered by the Office of Worship to assist parish ministers in their ongoing liturgical formation.

Diocesan RCIA Institute

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 – The Diocesan RCIA Institute will be offered at Incarnation Parish in Tampa.  Facilitators will be Nick Wagner & Diana Macalintal of TeamRCIA. CLICK HERE for more information.

Sacristans Workshops

Two (2) one half-day workshops will be offered to new and experienced sacristans who assist with preparing weekday and weekend Masses at their parish. To register for one of the workshops online, click on the particular date/location link listed below that you wish to attend. (You may register up to 20 colleagues using the same email).

  1. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 – Holy Family Parish in St. Petersburg
  2. SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020 – St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Spring Hill

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Reader Workshops

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2019 – the annual fall workshops for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (at Mass) & Readers will take place in 4 locations from 8:30 AM to 12 Noon.   The four locations are:

  • Holy Family in St. Petersburg
  • Incarnation in Tampa (SPANISH)
  • Nativity in Brandon
  • Our Lady of Fatima in Inverness

Click on the above parish locations to register.