Lent and Triduum Resources, 2016
Lenten Regulations: in English, Spanish, and Polish
(includes regulations for fasting and abstinence)
Guidelines for Lent and the Paschal Triduum, 2016
(includes the newly updated instruction on Holy Thursday Foot Washing,
and the time at which the Easter vigil may begin this year)
Guidelines in Spanish
Guidelines In Polish
Delegation to Confirm – Easter 2016
(The form accompanying this notice IS NEEDED in order for a priest to obtain the faculty to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation validly, at the Easter Vigil, to any person who has already been baptized Catholic.)
Change to the Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite
(The letter from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 6 January 2016, Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect)
UPCOMING ODW PROGRAMS AND EVENTS:
Click on the links for more information about any of these upcoming offerings.
Click here to download an informational brochure about ODW's many offerings.
click on the above graphic for more information and online registration.
A time to gather for prayer, training, and formation
Liturgy as Source and Summit
Cosponsored by Liturgy Training Publications and ODW
offered two more times: April 9 and April 16
Over 190 people gathered for our first Ministry Enrichment Gathering at DePaul University!
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.
NPM Chicago is here! Click here to go to NPM Chicago's website.
Click here for membership information.
Our next event is Monday, April 25 at Mundelein Seminary: stay tuned for more details!
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.
The Chicago Series in Liturgical Music
Summer 2016 offerings include:
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 www.saintjoe.edu/academics/liturgy
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.)
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
Upcoming Events and Programs around the Archdiocese
Click on the event/concert title for an informational PDF flyer.
*To include your parish or regional concert or event,
Mystagogical Reflections on the Collects and the Prayers After Communion of the Roman Missal, for Sundays and Holydays of the Liturgical Year of Grace!
Go to: www.fdlc.org
THIRD EDITION OF THE ROMAN MISSAL AND OTHER LITURGICAL RITES
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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