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Music Minister Gathering and Cantor Day
Friday/Saturday, November 7-8 ~ St. Giles Parish, Oak Park

The Friday evening event is especially intended for those responsible for music ministry, or a portion of the music ministry in a parish. Saturday will be an opportunity for cantors to gather for prayer, formation, and fellowship.

For more information and the registration flyer, click here.  

Lent/Easter Planning Day

Friday, November 21 ~ St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Orland Park
Join Fr. Ron Lewinski and the the staff of ODW for a liturgical and theological overview of Lent and Easter, emphasizing the seasonal scriptures, environment, and music; and the rites of the RCIA. All involved in parish liturgy and music are welcome!
For more information and the registration flyer, click here.

Save the date: Multi-Publisher Music Reading Session
Saturday, January 10, 2015 9am-12pm, location TBA
Gather with choir directors from around the archdiocese to sing through packets of music from several different publishers. Music for SATB choirs, 2 and 3 part choirs, and music especially for children's voices will be featured.  $30 registration fee includes all music and a continental breakfast. Come celebrate the new year with some new music! 


Todd Williamson


Prayer for our Archbishop-Designate,
Most Rev. Blase J. Cupich

O God, eternal shepherd of the faithful,
who tend your Church in countless ways
and rule over her in love,
look with favor on your servant
Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich.

Grant him, we pray,
a spirit of counsel and fortitude,
a spirit of knowledge and piety,
so that he may build up in the world the sacrament of the Church.

By word and example
may he be of service to those over whom he presides,
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may come to eternal life.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever.

(Adapted from prayers of the Roman Missal, the Mass for Various Needs and Occasions, For a Bishop)


The following sample petitions may be used in the Universal Prayer, to pray for Cardinal George, Archbishop-Designate Cupich, and the whole Church of Chicago, as we prepare for the Installation of the new Archbishop on November 18:

For Cardinal George, that the Spirit may strengthen him as a faithful servant of Christ, we pray to the Lord
For Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich, that as he prepares to be installed as our Archbishop, he might find joy in the fruits of his labors, we pray to the Lord
For Archbishop-Designate Cupich, that he may be blessed with a spirit of counsel and fortitude, a spirit of knowledge and piety, so that he may build up in the world the sacrament of the Church, we pray to the Lord
For the Church of the Archdiocese of Chicago, that we may be made ever-more thankful for the blessings we have recieved, and so face the future with faith, hope and peace, we pray to the Lord

Por el Cardenal George, para que reciba la fortaleza del Espíritu como un fiel servidor de Cristo…Oremos al Señor

Por el Designado-Arzobispo Blase Cupich, para que mientras él se prepara para ser instalado como Arzobispo que encuentre gozo en los frutos de su labor…Oremos al Señor

Por el Designado-Arzobispo Cupich, para que sea bendecido con un espíritu consejero y fortalecido, un espíritu de ciencia y piedad, para que él pueda construir en el mundo el sacramento de la Iglesia…Oremos al Señor

Por la Iglesia de la Arquidiócesis de Chicago, para siempre seamos agradecidos de las bendiciones que hemos recibido y ver el futuro con fe, esperanza y paz…Oremos al Señor



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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