Welcome to the Worship Office!
The purpose of the Secretariat for Worship and Liturgical Formation is to serve as a central location through which the liturgical needs of the Diocese can be addressed. The office devotes its efforts to offering liturgical, theological, pastoral, canonical and historical guidance in the celebration of the Church's liturgical rites.
The Worship Office primarily serves pastors, parish musicians and staff persons, parish worship commissions, and parish members by providing consultation and resources in the areas of liturgy, RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults), environment and art, music, and the sacraments. The Office also prepares for all Diocesan celebrations and liturgies in which the Bishop is celebrant or in attendance.
To assist you in furthering your liturgical formation, please feel free to use this website to locate valuable information concerning liturgical issues.
|Contact:||Reverend Duane Wachowiak|
Mystagogical Reflection on the Collects of the Roman MissalTo assist in the ongoing mystogogical catechesis on the Roman Missal that was encouraged one year ago, I forward to you this site on the internet that can be used to assist you in this endeavor. Please use it as you wish. I hope you take advantage of this free resource. This project will continue throughout the next liturgical year, so please keep watching for more updates as the reflections are composed and put on line.
We are pleased to share with you a weekly service to help a prayer used on Sunday come alive for your parishioners, students, residents, and members of the faithful in Christ. It is a one-page reflection on the Collect (Opening Prayer) used on Sundays and Holy days and other major celebrations. You may insert in your bulletin or newsletter and post on your website.
Here is a suggested description for your bulletin or website home page:
Reflecting on a Sunday Prayer
Mystagogy (the study of mystery, in this case, the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ the Lord) is a beloved Church method for reflecting on the experience of prayer. Each week, a reflection on the Collect, the opening prayer of Sunday Mass, is available to you at ________________________ [list local or regional or national links AND/OR place where printed copies may be picked up or simply insert: http://www.fdlc.org/Mystagogy/default.htm]. Use it every week to enhance your appreciation of the Church’s Liturgy and your own growth in faith.
The Roman Missal, Third Edition
The Roman Missal is the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass. The Roman Missal, Third Edition, has now been approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, and the text of the Roman Missal has been completed by Vatican officials. The revised text will be implemented on the first Sunday of Advent this year, November 27, 2011.
To learn more about the revised translation of the Roman Missal, please utilize the Roman Missal Third Edition link above. Any questions may be directed to Reverend Duane Wachowiak, Director, Secretariat for Worship & Liturgical Formation by calling 989.732.5147.