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Workshops on The Order of Celebrating Matrimony

The Latin Rite Bishops of the USCCB approved the English translation of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony, second edition in November 2013. On February 2, 2016, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the USCCB, issued a Decree of Publication for the Order of Celebrating Matrimony. He wrote that this ritual text “may be published and used in the Liturgy as of September 8, 2016, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and its use is mandatory as of December 30, 2016, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. From that day forward, no other English edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony may be used in the diocese of the United States.”

Once again, the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the BCDW Secretariat Staff will team up to offer formation on the revised rite. Workshops have been strategically scheduled in regions across the country and the FDLC has prepared materials for liturgical catechesis. The workshops are intended for priests, deacons, parish musicians, and diocesan leaders who actively prepare couples for marriage and for the celebration of Matrimony.

The two workshops available in our area will be held at St. Julia Parish, 374 Boston Post Road, Weston, MA from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Cost is $55 per person; this will include lunch, beverages, and workshop materials. 

CLICK HERE to register for the May 16 workshop

CLICK HERE to register for the May 17 workshop


Elements of the Catholic Mass

A new initiative to help the faithful better appreciate the beauty of the Mass, the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Ill., has created a new free video series that takes viewers through every detail of the Mass. Elements of the Catholic Mass, is a collection of short 2-5 minute videos on different aspects or elements of the Mass. A new episode is released each Sunday, and every episode can be watched on YouTube or Facebook. Those interested can receive episodes by e-mail or view them on the series’ website at www.ElementsOfTheCatholicMass.com.

Season 1 Episode 1 - The Meaning of Liturgy

CLICK HERE for more videos in this series


The Office for Worship is responsible for planning and overseeing diocesan liturgies involving the Bishop of Manchester. It is also responsible for assisting parishes with liturgies at which the bishop will preside or celebrate. In addition, the Office for Worship provides the priests and faithful of the diocese resources for the encouragement of liturgical understanding, appreciation, and celebration.

For more information, please contact:
Rev. Jason Y. Jalbert
Director of the Office for Worship
(603) 663-0132
jjalbert@rcbm.org

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