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

 Keys to the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy – December 4, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of this important document from Vatican Council II. Here is an annotated bibliography of resources for parish and school use. Of particular note is the work listed on pages 7-10: The 50th Anniversary of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy: A Parish Celebration. Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 2013. DVD and CD-ROM. The items are designed for broad distribution. The 12 short videos and numerous 1-page handouts are remarkable. Permission and steps are provided for posting and embedding on parish websites.

pdfKeys to the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy

Addition to Roman Missal for January 23 – The Apostolic See has approved for use – January 23, St. Marianne Cope, Virgin, Optional Memorial – in the dioceses of the United States. Texts of the Collect for Mass and texts for use in the Liturgy of the Hours are in English and Spanish – the only languages currently approved.

pdfMemorial of St. Marianne Cope