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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.



Order of Celebrating Matrimony

Beginning on September 8, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the revised Order of Celebrating Matrimony may be used and its use will be mandated as of December 30, 2016, the Feast of the Holy Family.

Workshops will be held in September and October for those working with couples preparing for marriage, deacons, RCIA team members, youth ministers, wedding coordinators/rehearsal leaders and parish secretaries. 

Registration must come through your parish with approval of the pastor. If you think you should attend, please contact your parish office for more information.

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, is the approved edition by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.