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.

Through the Doorway 2017 -- Sunday, January 22, 1-6 pm

Leaning Into Lent with the Elect:
Lent and the Rituals of Purification and Enlightenment
Dr. Steven Janco, Presenter
King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center, Belleville, Illinois

Lent is a time of recollection, repentance and renewal, not only for the elect who are preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil, but for all members of the community who will renew their baptismal promises at Easter.

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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.

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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.

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