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ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA


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ARCHDIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE
to the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC
Saturday, October 28, 2017
All Parishes, Schools and Institutions are encouraged to participate.

Archdiocesan Rosary
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7 PM
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Archdiocesan May Procession
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Lector Workshop 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 PM in the Cathedral Chapel
Presenter, Sister Marganne Drago, SSJ
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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Workshops 2017-2018

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Thursday, March 15, 2018
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Workshop for Holy Communion to the Sick

February 3, 2018
10 a.m. – 12 noon in the Cathedral Chapel
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Workshops for Cantors
TBA

Workshop on Revised Guidelines for the
Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:30 – 11:30 AM in the Cathedral Chapel
Presenters:  Father Dennis Gill, Director of the Office for Divine Worship, and
Sister Kathleen Schipani, IHM, Director of the Office for Persons with Disabilities
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Overall Responsibility of the Office for Divine Worship

The Office for Divine Worship is a resource for the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Office provides in a general way for the ongoing liturgical formation of the clergy and faithful, with a special emphasis on the formation of liturgical ministers.

The Office for Divine Worship assists the Archbishop with the preparation and planning of all the liturgical celebrations in the Archdiocese for which he is the celebrant. The Office also assists the Cathedral-Basilica staff with the preparation of all archdiocesan liturgical celebrations celebrated at Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral Basilica. This also includes the principal liturgical celebrations of the Church Year at the Cathedral Basilica. The Office assists with the liturgical celebrations associated with the various offices of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center.

The Office for Divine Worship assists pastors and those in parishes and schools who are responsible for sacramental liturgical preparation and celebration. This assistance includes directives, consultation and workshops. These workshops are often in conjunction with other offices of the Archdiocese. This Office assists with the formation of leaders in the initiation of adults and the Archdiocesan celebration of the rites for the initiation of adults. Additionally, the Office provides on-going direction for the liturgical celebration of adult initiation in parishes.

The Office for Divine Worship plans the liturgical music for all Archdiocesan celebrations and Cathedral-Basilica celebrations. Members of the Office staff are available to parishes for consultation on liturgical music, parish initiatives for the formation of liturgical music ministers and assistance with the purchase/maintenance of musical instruments. The Office for Divine Worship fosters and coordinates formation programs for liturgical musicians.  The Office for Divine Worship assists pastors with the hiring and placement of liturgical musicians.  The Office for Divine Worship is responsible for the administration of the Archdiocesan Adult Choir and the Archdiocesan Boy and Girl Choir.

Contact information for the Office for Divine Worship

Phone: 215-587-3537
Email: worship@archphila.org