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Todd Williamson


Workshops on
coming to the Chicago area
June 17 and 18, 2016
St. Hubert Parish, Hoffmann Estates
Register directly with FDLC:
Click here for a promotional flyer: /Portals/199/FDLC_PublicityFlyer_1_1.pdf
Questions? Contact Todd Williamson at 312.534.8008 or
The one-day workshop is offered twice in our area – content on Friday and Saturday will be the same.
The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the Bishop’s Committee on Divine Worship Secretariat Staff will team up to offer formation on the revised marriage rite.  The workshops are intended for priests, deacons, parish musicians, and diocesan leaders who actively prepare couples for marriage and for the celebration of Matrimony.   The day-long workshops will combine the very best of liturgical theology and pastoral practice.    The workshop will cover such topics as:
  • What’s new in the second edition? What has stayed the same?
  • The Theology of Marriage
  • Duties and Ministries
  • Pastoral Preparation of Engaged Couples
  • The Elements of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony within Mass
  • The Elements of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony without Mass
  • The Elements of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony between a Catholic and  Catechumen or a Non-Christian
  • Principles of Preparing the Wedding Liturgy
  • Music for the Wedding Liturgy
  • … and more with plenty of time for discussion and questions
Implementation date:
The revised marriage rite may be used beginning on September 8, 2016,
and its use is mandatory as of December 30, 2016.
ODW will be holding more workshops on the Revised Rite of Marriage this fall - save the date:
Friday, September 16, 12:30-3:30, location TBA
Friday, September 30, 12:30-3:30pm, St. Mary of Vernon, Indian Creek, IL
Thursday, October 20, 6:30-9:30pm, St. Julie Billiart, Tinley Park, IL 



Click on the links below for more information about any of these upcoming offerings.

Click here to download an informational brochure about ODW's many offerings.

Save the dates!
Friday evening Concert and Saturday Workshop with Peter Kolar
June 24-25, 2016
St. Viator Parish, Chicago

Peter Kolar is Senior Editor of Hispanic Music and Publications for WLP, having joined the editorial staff of WLP in 1996. He oversees development of the Hispanic liturgy resources, music, and recordings produced by WLP. Peter is the founding editor of the bilingual missal, Celebremos/Let Us Celebrate® and the editor of its companion music resource, the Himnario/Hymnal. He also spearheaded the second edition of WLP’s Hispanic hymnal Cantos del Pueblo de Dios.

The 7:30pm concert on Friday evening is FREE and features bilingual music for worship presented in an engaging, festive concert setting. Bring your friends! The concert will be followed by a reception.

The workshop on Saturday, from 9:00am-3:30pm (registration at 8:30am) will be primarily in Spanish, for all musicians serving Spanish language Masses. Come and learn! Share your love of music with others! Bring your musical instruments!

Thanks to generous support from World Library Publications, based in Chicago, the cost is only $20 per person/$15 for five or more people from the same parish for this wonderful opportunity. The registration fee includes the all day workshop, lunch, and a collection of music resources from WLP.

Registration flyer will be available shortly, or contact Wendy Silhavy at 312.534.8011/ for more information.

If registration cost is a hardship, please contact Wendy – scholarships may be available for the day.


 Liturgy Basics: Renewing Our Worship
A Six-Part Series for Catechesis and Faith Formation
This six-part series is designed for all who are involved in the preparation of parish liturgies, for liturgical ministers, and for those interested in renewing their understanding of and appreciation for the Church’s Liturgy. The speakers will present the many aspects of liturgy that make it the “source and summit” of the life of the Church. Contact a staff member at ODW for more information, or download the brochure.
Series cost: $90 per person, or $80 per person for three or more attending from the same parish. Fee includes all six sessions and materials.
**Please let us know if you are interested in hosting this series in your  parish, cluster, deanery or vicariate. Discounts available for participants from the host parish.


 The Chicago Series in Liturgical Music

Rev. Richard Fragomeni June 26 – 28, 2016
The Rensselaer Program of Church Music and Liturgy
Saint Joseph’s College
P.O. Box 984, Rensselaer, IN, 47978 
Led by the dynamic Rev. Richard Fragomeni, the 2016 Advanced Seminar in Liturgy offers to those involved in the preparation and celebration of wedding liturgies an opportunity to come together for several days of exploration, discussion, and renewal. Bring your experience, your wisdom and your stories as we look ahead to the implementation of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony and get practical concerning celebration, planning, rehearsals, cultural customs, and music.
For musicians and liturgists, priests and deacons, and parish wedding planners and coordinators.
Offering greater detail and more opportunity for discussion than a one-hour—or even a one-day—workshop, the Advanced Seminar in Liturgy provides an opportunity for in-depth consideration of an issue that significantly impacts the Church’s liturgical life. Participants will be asked to do some reading before arriving—and to come ready to engage! The Seminar may be taken as a workshop or for one semester credit. (Additional assignment required for credit.)

 Rev. Richard Fragomeni

 Any of the courses may be taken for credit or audited as an opportunity for continuing education. Credits earned may be applied to requirements for master’s degrees offered by Saint Joseph College. See the flyer for detailed course descriptions. Come for an overview. Come for an update. Bring your expertise and your questions. Discuss thorny pastoral issues with your colleagues. These are “where the rubber meets the road” courses with a practical pastoral focus.

 Click here for more detailed information on joining the 2015-2016 cohort:

The Rensselaer Program
of Church Music and Liturgy
of Saint Joseph’s College
 in collaboration with the
Chicago Office for Divine Worship
2015 – 2016 Cohort
The Chicago Series in Liturgical Music

 Programas en Español 



Por favor vean los siguientes programas en Espanol que estamos promoviendo en la Oficina para el Culto Divino comenzando en Enero del 2016.

Dar un clic a cualquiera de los títulos para más detalles:

El programa comienza el: 5 de Mayo 2016 hasta el 9 de Junio 2016
Con un horario de: 7:00p.m. hasta las 9:00p.m.
Lugar: Parroquia San Jose
1723 W 48th Ave
Chicago IL 60609
FECHAS: Los Miércoles comenzando el 18 de Mayo
hasta el 22 de Junio
Este Programa se ofrecerá de 7-9:00p.m.
en la Parroquia de San Blas: 6101 S 75th Ave, Argo IL 60501  
 Para más detalles por favor comuníquense con Jackie Moyeno (312)534-8012




NPM Chicago is here! Click here to go to NPM Chicago's website.

Click here for membership information.

This year's national NPM convention is in Houston, Texas July 11-16:
click here for the brochure.

    Resources for The Jubliee of Mercy Holy Year

Click Here for a list of Pilgrimage Parishes and Shrines which Archbishop Cupich has designated as Jubilee Pilgrimage Sites. By walking through the Holy Door of these sites, the faithful may gain the Plenary Indulgence offered by Pope Francis. En Español.

Click Here for information on the Plenary Indulgence.
                     Información en Español

Click Here for a Parish Order for Blessing a Holy Door, for use on December 13, 2015.

Click Here for a Holy Door Blessing for use in the Home.

Click here for a copy of the official Hymn for the Holy Year of Mercy.

Click here and here for the hymn in Spanish.

Click here for multiple choral versions and instrumental parts for the official hymn.

Click here for more music suggestions.

Click Here for a Sample Reconciliation / Penance Service for use during the Jubilee Year.

Click here  for several  resources from FDLC, the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.











 Upcoming Events and Programs around the Archdiocese

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Mystagogical Reflections on the Collects and the Prayers After Communion of the Roman Missal, for Sundays and Holydays of the Liturgical Year of Grace!

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     The Committee on Divine Worship of the USCCB has recently offered clarification in regard to those parts of the Roman Missal that are also part of other Liturgical Rites.

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Click on the logo above for Jubilee Year of Mercy liturgical Resources.
 Additional resources for the Jubilee of Mercy Holy Year can be found on the official archdiocesan website:


Archbishop Cupich opens the Holy Door of Mercy at Holy Name Cathedral on December 13, 2015. Click on the picture to see the worship aid for the Rite of Opening the Holy Door of Mercy.