This office provides consultation and resources in the areas of liturgy, sacred art and architecture, liturgical music, sacraments, and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
The Office for Divine Worship and Sacraments provides numerous programs for ongoing liturgical renewal and formation:
- Introduction to Liturgy
- Lay Leaders of Prayer
- Baptismal Preparation
- Funeral Preparation for Bereavement Committees
- Role of Parish Worship Commissions
- Children’s Liturgy
- House of Salvation and Grace (for Building and Environment Committees)
- Cantor Workshop
- LAUDATE: Forming Youth for Music Ministry
- Mystagogical Reflections:
- Word of God
- The Eucharist
- The Communion Rite
- RCIA in the Parish
- RCIA Team Formation Days
The Office also provides days of reflection for parish liturgical ministers (upon request).
The Office publishes a number of liturgy preparation resources and guidelines to assist musicians and other pastoral ministers in the preparation of liturgical celebrations (e.g. And the Two Shall Become One, Guidelines for Adoration and Exposition, Liturgy of the Hours, Preparing Funeral Liturgies, and This Holy and Living Sacrifice). Go to “ODWS Publications” as well as “Resources” for more information.