Welcome to the Office for 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.

Upcoming Events

The Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy 2015

Three short programs are scheduled for summer 2015 at Rensselaer.  (1) Fr. Mark Francis, Advanced Seminar in Liturgy, June 28-30; (2) Fr. Columba Kelly, Gregorian Chant Institute, June 28-30; and (3) Sr. Joyce Ann Zimmerman, Liturgy Intensives, July 1-3. 

Some Diocesan Liturgies for 2015:  Bishop Paprocki has scheduled the following diocesan Liturgies for next year. They will take place in the Cathedral Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Ordination of Priests – Saturday of Memorial Weekend

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Confirmation of Catholic Adults – Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, May 24, 20145 at 2:00 PM

Mission Mass

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 11:00 AM

How to prepare a new liturgical book for first use

Jonathan Sullivan, Office for Catechesis, posted 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