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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


This Spring, the Catholic Diocese of Richmond is pleased to offer a retreat day for Liturgical Musicians, Ministers, and Members of every congregation with a workshop titled “Texts we Sing/ Songs We Live”, presented by Fr. Michael Renninger. There will be 1 final workshop held. Please click on the image below or follow this link to register. The workshop is on a Saturday from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. The workshop fee of $10 includes lunch.





"Please Join us for the rescheduled 3rd Annual Liturgy and Music Conference "Sing of the Lord's Mercy" with Guest Speakers Robert Feduccia and Fr. Roc O'Connor, SJ. Due to the winter ice storm we had in February, we had to reschedule the event and both speakers have agreed to come this June to speak on the Year of Mercy in relation to Music and
Liturgy! Registration is $20 and includes lunch. Please click on the image below or follow this link to register.




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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