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Who are we?

The Office for Worship serves the diocese in the area of liturgical formation, coordination and practice; and assists local parish communities to implement diocesan policy regarding the Sacraments of Initiation for Children (SOI) and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Services include courses and workshops at diocesan, regional and local levels; resources and information and consultancy on request.

Who are we?

The Office for Worship serves the diocese in the area of liturgical formation, coordination and practice; and assists local parish communities to implement diocesan policy regarding the Sacraments of Initiation for Children (SOI) and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Services include courses and workshops at diocesan, regional and local levels; resources and information and consultancy on request.

Our Services

Diocesan Liturgical Commission (DLC)

The Commission serves the diocese in the area of liturgical formation, coordination and practice. Services include courses and workshops at diocesan, regional and local levels; and consultancy on request.

Diocesan Liturgical Commission
Postal address: PO Box 3066, North Parramatta, NSW, 1750

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

This service assists parishes with the establishment and ongoing formation and development of RCIA Liturgy, processes and teams in the diocese and provides resources and information regarding the initiation of older children, youth & adults.

Rite of Election: Sunday, 6th March 2022, 2:00PM at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Penitential Service: Friday, 18th March 2022, 7:30 PM at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Mass for Neophytes – Thursday, 2nd June 2022, 7:30 PM at St Patrick’s Cathedral

RCIA Lenten Seminar: This seminar will focus on the understanding of Lent, and will take a closer look at the Scrutiny Readings. Wednesday nights 16th & 23rd February, 7:00 PM at the Bede Heather Centre (formerly known as theIFM).

RCIA Seminar second half of the year – Five Wednedays, 7:00 PM in August 2022. (3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th , 31st) at the Bede Heather Centre (formerly known as  the IFM).

Sacraments of Initiation (SOI)

This service assists local parish communities to implement diocesan policy regarding the Sacraments of Initiation for children. It provides resources and information and in servicing for parish sacramental coordinators and parish workshops.

SOI Meeting: Two time slots to choose from: 10:00-11:30 AM or 7:00-8:30 PM at the Bede Heather Centre (formerly known as the IFM).  Wednesdays:

2nd February 2022
4th May 2022
20th July 2022
12th October 2022

Adult Confirmation

This is a community celebration for those who have received both the sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist. If you are above the age of 16, and would like to receive the sacrament of Confirmation please contact us.

Catechesis Day: Saturday, 20th August 2022, 9:00 AM at the Bede Heather Centre (formerly known as the IFM).

Adult Confirmation: Thursday, 1st September, 2022, 7:30 PM at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Visual Display Guidelines

We encourage every parish and school to ensure that everyone who is involved in preparing for the installation or replacement of a visual display system, or involved in the preparation and operation of presentations for liturgical celebrations, is familiar with these guidelines.

Liturgical Ministry Formation Courses

Ministries for Formation include Ministers of the Word, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Communion to the Sick and Dying and Ministers at the Altar.

Comprehensive training for ministers who wish to serve at the altar during Mass for their parish.

All applications need to be endorsed by your parish Priest prior to attending the first Introductory session.

Upon completion of the final session, certificates will be issued to your local Parish to be distributed and an order of commissioning.

Liturgical Ministry Formation Course 1st half of the year: Mondays at the Bede Heather Centre and Thursdays at Penrith beginning on 14th February 2022.

“Celebrating Easter” - Ongoing Formation for Acolytes and Ministers at the Altar: Saturday, 26 February 2022 9:00-3:30 PM at the Bede Heather Centre.

Commissioning Mass: Thursday, 26th May 2022, 7:30 PM at St Patrick’s Cathedral

Ongoing formation Communion to the Sick and Dying: Saturday, 18th June, 9:00 AM at the Bede Heather Centre (formerly known as the IFM).

Liturgical Ministry Formation Course 2nd half of the year: Mondays at the Bede Heather Centre beginning on the 5th September 2022.

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OUR LOCATION

Bethany Centre
470 Church Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150
AUSTRALIA

CONTACT US

T: 02 8838 3457
E: [email protected]

Refund Policy: All payments made to the Office for Worship are non-refundable.