Welcome to the ministry of Worship and the Catechumenate

Worship and the Catechumenate is a service and resource center for the liturgy, for liturgical catechesis, and for Christian initiation.

Realizing that adult formation and good liturgy foster and nourish faith, the services of Worship and the Catechumenate seeks to promote the liturgical and spiritual life of the people of God in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

The Order of Celebrating Matrimony – books and workshop

The new ritual book, The Order of Celebrating Matrimony, second typical edition [OCM] may be used in the Liturgy as of Thursday, 8 September 2016. Its use is obligatory as of Friday, 30 December 2016. Ritual Del Matrimonio, segunda edición típica of 2010 remains in force. A bilingual edition is also available.

This 12-page guide is an annotated bibliography of ritual editions and other helpful books as well as helpful excerpts from the 1989 diocesan guideline.

pdfBibliography for the New Ritual Book for Marriage

Diocesan Workshop on the new ritual book – Saturday, 22 October 2016, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at Christ the King Parish, Springfield on what parish leaders need to know and do.

pdfWorkshop Registration Form – 22 Oct 2016

The Order of Confirmation – 2016 edition

This new ritual book provides a new translation for the Laying On of Hands that may be used in all celebrations of Confirmation. This 7-page resource provides helpful guidance on what can and cannot take place.

pdfConfirmation Resource

How to prepare a new liturgical book for first use

Jonathan Sullivan offers this short video showing how to properly open a good book so that it lays flat, lasts a long time, and does not break the spine.

Click here to view the video