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Office of Worship and Sacramental Formation

TBA, Director
Alexandra Danter, Bilingual Administrative Assistant

Welcome to the web pages of the Office of Worship and Sacramental Formation. 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.

Liturgical Resources:

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord
In the Archdiocese of Baltimore,
this Solemnity is Celebrated on the 7 th Sunday of Easter, May 17 th, 2015

The solemnity ofthe Ascension of the Lord is a moveable Feast in the United States.The two possible days to celebrate thissolemnity are the Thursday of the Sixth Sunday of Easter or the Seventh Sundayof Easter.Each of the 32 ecclesialprovinces has determined the day when the Solemnity is to be observed.Only the ecclesial provinces of Boston,Hartford, New York, Newark, Omaha, and Philadelphia have retained itscelebration on the Thursday of the Sixth Sunday of Easter; the other provinces, which includes the province of Baltimore havetransferred the Solemnity the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 17 th.

Roman Missal Resources and Links  Archdiocesan information

Holy Communion under Both Kinds: Response from the USCCB Secretariat for Divine Worship, October 29, 2011. See the accompanying Archdiocesan Memo.

Liturgical Ministers

Musical Ministers Find more information (www.npmbalt.org) about musical opportunities in the archdiocese.

Sacraments
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 from Pope Francis


Sacramental Formation

Sacraments of Initiation
Baptism & RCIA - USCCB
Confirmation-USCCB
;  Age for Confirmation-USCCB
      Adult Confirmation Dates:    
        Spring: Sunday May 15th (Pentecost) at 3:00pm.        

        Fall:

Eucharist-USCCB,

Sacraments of Healing
Reconciliation-USCCBUSCCB Pastoral Exhortation on the Sacrament of  Reconciliation
Anointing of the Sick-USCCB

Sacraments of Vocation and Service
Holy Matrimony
Holy Orders

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: