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"For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them." – Matthew 18:20

Welcome to the web pages of the Office of Worship. This site is designed to reinforce, affirm and expand upon the offerings of the Office of Worship.  We invite you to partake of the rich and varied resources you will find here in the sincere hope that your liturgical experience on Sunday will continue to live in every moment of your daily life.  May your spirit be nurtured and your questions answered.


Office of Worship Upcoming Events


Join the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Office of Worship as we present another series of workshops for singers.This workshop is for cantors, choir members and ensemble singers, who seek greater understanding of the music they sing and enhanced skills for reading it from the printed page. Three Sessions will be provided, one in each vicariate or area of Virginia: Western, Central, and Eastern.

This event is open to all parish musicians, choir members, Cantors, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Liturgy Directors, Clergy, Parish Staff, Teachers, Catechists, and Parishioners. 
We hope to see you there!

Registration Cost:

$5/person (lunch provided)
Invoice option available for those whose parishes are covering the cost.

For more information, please contact Vy Barto, Administrative Assistant in the Office of Worship at or (804)622-5235.

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Click here to register for Musicianship for Singers in ROANOKE
Click here to register for Musicianship for Singers in RICHMOND

Click here to register for Musicianship for Singers in HAMPTON



Holy Days to be observed in the United States in 2015

For a printable copy of the guidelines, click here.

 Roman Missal 3 Workshop Resources:

On the First Sunday of Advent, 2011, Roman Catholics in the United States began praying the Eucharistic Liturgy using the third edition of the Roman Missal. This section on our webpage is dedicated to assisting our communities in the work of implementing the new Missal. While a great deal of catechesis has already taken place, our task is just beginning. As we begin to use this new Missal, we will be called to a deeper appreciation of and engagement in the liturgy. Mystagogy is a life-long undertaking.

Roman Missal 3 Questions & Answers-used with the permission of the Diocese of Davenport.


Liturgy with Children
Here are some new resources for celebrating liturgy with children.

SCAP - Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest
        EN ESPANOL!  
Recursos de CDAP:
  Estructura; Rito de CDAP (Word); Politica
Recursos de Liturgia Reflexiones; Homilias; Homilias 2

Rite of Recognition for Lay Leaders of Prayer (SCAP)
The Diocese now has a parish rite to officially recognize those trained to preside at Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest (SCAP).  Celebration of Recognition.  For additional information about the implementation of SCAP in the Diocese, click here Parishes should contact the Office of Worship to obtain Certificates of Recognition.

FDLCFederation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions

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