Office of Worship and Sacramental Formation
Baltimore, MD 21201
Welcome to the web pages of the Office of Worship. This site is designed to reinforce, affirm and expand the offerings of the Office of Worship. We invite you to partake of the varied resources you will find here in the sincere hope that your liturgical experience on Sunday will continue to live in every moment of your daily life. May your spirit be nurtured and your questions answered. Mission of the Office of Worship
- Holy Communion under Both Kinds: Response from the USCCB Secretariat for Divine Worship, October 29, 2011. See the accompanying Archdiocesan Memo.
- USCCB Resources - Holy Communion: Gluten and Alcohol Intolerance
- Wine for Celebrating Eucharist., an Archdiocesan resource.
- USCCB Guidelines for the Reception of Holy Communion - Guidelines to be placed in all worship aids.
- Prayer of the Faithful - How can your community write better and more relevant intentions for the Prayer of the Faithful? View this helpful guide.
- Alliance for the Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers - information about national certification as a Director of Worship/Liturgy.
Roman Missal Resources and Links
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
- Archdiocesan R.C.I.A. information. More information and new templates for the Rite of Acceptance/ Rite of Welcoming and other resources:
- Sacrament of Confirmation - For information on Group Confirmation Liturgies, Intercessions, guidelines for celebrating Confirmation with Archbishop Lori, visit our Adult Confirmation page.
- Musical Opportunities - Find more information (www.npmbalt.org) about musical opportunities in the archdiocese.
By his taking flesh and coming among us, Jesus has touched us, and through the sacraments he continues to touch us even today; transforming our hearts, he unceasingly enables us to acknowledge and acclaim him as the Son of God. In faith, we can touch him and receive the power of his grace. Pope Francis. Lumen Fidei, no. 31, June 29, 2013
- Sacramental Catechesis
- Catechesis on Baptism, Pope Francis, Wednesday Audience, Jan 8, 2014
- Catechesis on Baptism-2, Pope Francis, Wednesday Audience, Jan 15, 2014
- Catechesis on Confirmation, Pope Francis, Wednesday Audience, Jan 29, 2014
- Catechesis on Eucharist, Pope Francis, Wednesday Audience, Feb 5, 2014
- Catechesis on Eucharist-2, Pope Francis, Wednesday Audience, Feb 12, 2014
- Catechesis on Reconciliation, Pope Francis, Wednesday Audience, Feb 19, 2014
- Catechesis on Anointing of the Sick, Pope Francis, Wednesday Audience, Feb 26, 2014
- Catechesis on Holy Orders, Pope Francis, Wednesday Audience, Mar 26, 2014
- Catechesis on Holy Matrimony, Pope Francis, Wednesday Audience, Apr 2, 2014