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Workshops on
Fall 2016
Friday, September 30, 12:30-3:30pm,
                                          St. Mary of Vernon, Indian Creek, IL
Date Added:
Monday, October 17,  6pm-8:45pm,
                                         Cardinal Meyer Center,
                                         3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago
Thursday, October 20, 6:30-9:30pm, 
                                          St. Julie Billiart, Tinley Park, IL 
 The workshops 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
Implementation date:
The revised marriage rite may be used beginning on September 8, 2016,
and its use is mandatory as of December 30, 2016.
 Resources for the Revised Rite of Matrimony: click below for information

Let the Church Say Amen!

Exploring the Beauty of Catholic Liturgy in the African American Tradition

Featuring Dr. Kim Harris


 Concert - Friday, October 21, 7pm

"Songs of Faith, Songs of Freedom,
Songs of Worship"

Concert is open to all—bring your friends! A free will offering will be taken.


Day of Renewal—Saturday, October 22, 8:30am-1pm

at St. Martin de Porres Church, 5112 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago

Click here for more information and a registration flyer



 Basic Ministry of Care Training Course: offered this Fall 2016. These sessions will prepare spiritually aspiring Ministers of Care for service to those in need, and advance the healing ministry of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Several retired priests who live at Presence St. Benedict will take the major lead in providing this important training. These men bring with them a lifetime of wisdom, compassion and love of ministry.

The 5-week training will take place on Wednesday evenings from September 28th through October 26th at Presence Saint Benedict Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 6930 West Touhy Avenue, Niles. Per Archdiocesan guidelines, it is important that new Ministers of Care attend all 5 training sessions to be mandated. For those unable to attend the training on Wednesday evenings, a separated training series for Seminarians from Loyola University and others will be held on Tuesday evenings.


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, grouping, deanery or vicariate. Discounts available for participants from the host parish.


 The Chicago Series in Liturgical Music Presents:

Bringing Liturgy to Life:
A Series of Workshops for Liturgy & Music Planners

Monday evenings, 7-9:30pm
September 26, October 3,10,17,24

Come for one or all! Click here for the flyer with details and registration information.

 Click here for more detailed information on joining the next 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 


 El programa de 2 años, el Instituto Hispano de Liturgia conocido como el IHL estará en receso hasta nuevo aviso.   Por favor vean la página del sitio web: o pueden comunicarse con Wendy Silhavy 312-534-8011 para más detalles



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

Click here for membership information.

    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.











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:










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. 



Many parishes are installing a new Pastor this summer. Click here for notes and suggestions for the Liturgy.