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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.

Mass for Neophytes: Friday, 21 May, 7:30 PM at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
RCIA Seminar: Five-week formation nights for RCIA coordinators and teams at the Institute For Mission, Blacktown

Wednesday – 21 July
Wednesday – 28 July
Wednesday – 04 Aug
Thursday – 12 Aug
Thursday – 19 Aug

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: Wednesday 21st Two time slots to choose from: 10:00-11:30 AM or 7:00-8:30 PM at the Institute For Mission, Blacktown

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: August 21 Saturday, 9.30 AM - 3 PM at the Institute For Mission, Blacktown

Adult Confirmation: September 2 Thursday, 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.

Commissioning Mass: Thursday 27th May, 7:30 PM at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Liturgical Ministry Formation Course: Mondays on the weeks of 2nd August – 13th September, 7:00 PM at the Institute For Mission, Blacktown

Communion to the Sick and Dying - Ongoing Formation Day: Saturday 9th October 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM at the Institute For Mission, Blacktown

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OUR LOCATION

Bethany Centre
470 Church Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150
AUSTRALIA

CONTACT US

T: 02 8838 3457
E: mary-louise.walsh@parracatholic.org

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