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Office for Divine Worship and the Catechumenate

Welcome to the Office for Divine Worship and the Catechumenate

The Office for Divine 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

EXCITING RCIA NEWS! Through the Doorway, the annual RCIA workshop co-sponsored by the Dioceses of Belleville and Springfield in Illinois is officially scheduled for Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 2 to 4 p.m. (CST)!  This year, in partnership with Liturgy Training Publications, we are offering a Virtual Workshop. Registration is now open! Early-bird fees are only $10/computer until December 31, 2020. After that, fees are $15/computer.  Please register now! Additional information can be found on the attached flyer.

Our topic will be “Unfolding the Whole Mystery of Christ: The Ongoing Formation of the Faithful and the Sunday by Sunday Formation of Catechumens and Candidates.” Our workshop presenter is Eliot Kapitan.

As many of you are aware, from participating in previous sessions, the last three years at Through the Doorway and at our summer workshop, Wading Deeper, we have focused on the Year Round Catechumenate – the vision, the methodology and the preparation – and the implications for parish ministry. We will continue to build on what we have learned at Through the Doorway 2021. This year begins a more intense focus on the Period of the Catechumenate.

This is a wonderful opportunity for all members of your RCIA team to participate - pastor, deacon, musicians and even prospective team members! You can view the workshop from the comfort of your home or office. The cost to participate is per computer – not per person. Please take advantage of this opportunity!

Thank you for being patient with us as we worked out the details. We are looking forward to being with all of you on January 24!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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