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Seasonal Planning Day: the Liturgies of the Triduum

featuring keynote speaker Dr. Steven Janco

Friday, December 4
St. John of the Cross, Western Springs 

Join the staff of the Office for Divine Worship
for a liturgical and theological overview of the Triduum.
This event will give particular emphasis to the following aspects of this season: the Scriptures, the Environment, Music, and the RCIA Rites.

    For: priests, deacons, liturgy directors, music directors and all involved in planning the Triduum liturgies.
The afternoon breakout session on the Triduum rites of the RCIA will be offered in both English and Spanish.
Click here for more information and a registration flyer.


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

Click here for membership information.

 Click here for information about our first event, coming up on Monday, October 26: Fostering congregational Song, with Dr. Jennifer Kerr Budziak.





A time to gather for prayer, training, and formation

Liturgy as Source and Summit

Cosponsored by Liturgy Training Publications and ODW 

offered three times: January 23, April 9, and April 16

Click here for more information and online registration.


 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.

Click Here for information on the Plenary Indulgence.

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

Click here and here for the FDLC resources.

More resources for the year will be posted over the next several weeks.




 The Chicago Series in Liturgical Music

 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,
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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!

Go to:






   En Espanol pueden ver lo siguiente:

Serie de cuatro sesiones sobre las Etapas del RICA

Para más detalles por favor comuníquense con Jackie Moyeno (312)534-8012




     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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 Resources for the 
Jubilee Year of Mercy