Office of Worship and Sacramental Formation
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.
INFORMATION ON THE RITE OF ELECTION OF CATECHUMENS & THE CALL TO CONTINUING CONVERSION OF CANDIDATES
The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen at 3:00 P.M.
The Most Reverend William E. Lori, Celebrant
St. Mary - Annapolis at 3:00 P.M.
The Most Reverend Mark E. Brennan, Celebrant
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton at 3:00 P.M.
The Most Reverend Adam J. Parker, Celebrant
Roman Missal Resources and Links
Holy Communion under Both Kinds: Response from the USCCB Secretariat for Divine Worship, October 29, 2011.
- USCCB Resources -
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
Alliance for the Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers - information about national certification as a Director of Worship/Liturgy.
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
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
Sacraments of Initiation
Confirmation-USCCB; Age for Confirmation-USCCB
Adult Confirmation Dates:
Archdiocesan R.C.I.A. information. More information and new templates for the Rite of Acceptance/ Rite of Welcoming and other resources: (Date of Celebration for 2017 and registration form will be available soon )
Musical Ministers Find more information
(www.npmbalt.org) about musical opportunities in the archdiocese.
Sacramental Catechesis from Pope Francis
Sacraments of Healing
Sacraments of Vocation and Service
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults