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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)


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.


 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:

Instituto Hispano de Liturgia ---Enero 12, 2016

Ministros Extraordinario de la Comunión---Enero 20, 2016 Parroquia Nuestra Sra. De Lourdes

Curso Básico de Liturgia---Enero 21, 2016 San Jose 48th

Curso Básico de Liturgia---Febrero 17, 2016 San Blas 

 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.

 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

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



 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,
contact Wendy Silhavy at






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 Resources for the 
Jubilee Year of Mercy

Click above for the
Forms for the 2016
Rite of Election
and Call to Continuing Conversion

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.