Office for Worship

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 level; resources and information and consultancy on request.

CONTACT

Office for Worship – Diocesan Ministry Centre
51 – 59 Allawah Street,
Blacktown NSW 2148
Ph: 02 8838 3457 | Em: mlwalsh@parra.catholic.org.au

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

Diocesan Liturgical Commission

Potstal address: PO Box 3066, North Parramatta, NSW, 1750

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.

Office for Worship – Diocesan Ministry Centre
51 – 59 Allawah Street,
Blacktown NSW 2148
Ph: 02 8838 3457 | Em: mlwalsh@parra.catholic.org.au

Rite of Election
Sunday 18th February, 2pm
St Patrick’s Cathedral | Parramatta

Penitential Service
Friday 9th March, 7.30pm
St Patrick’s Cathedral | Parramatta

Mass for Neophytes
Friday 18th May, 7.30pm
St Patrick’s Cathedral | Parramatta

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.

Adult confirmation will take place at St Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday 12th September, 2017.

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 Sr Mary Louise.

Office for Worship – Diocesan Ministry Centre
51 – 59 Allawah Street,
Blacktown NSW 2148
Ph: 02 8838 3457 | Em: mlwalsh@parra.catholic.org.au

CONFIRMATION CATECHESIS FOR ADULTS:

Dates for 2018 TBA

Liturgical Ministry
Formation Courses

Ministries for Formation

Ministers of the Word
For Readers and Commentators formation and training on proclaiming the Gospel. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
For Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion, serving at the altar during Mass.

Communion to the Sick and Dying
Training and formation on serving and ministering to the Sick and Dying in our parish communities. 

Senior Servers and Acolytes
Comprehensive training for ministers who wish to serve at the altar during Mass for their parish. To become an Acolyte, you must attend all the previous ministries to qualify for attending the Acolyte sessions.   

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.

Download an Application Form for 2017

Sacraments of Initiation Orders

If you would like to order both Parent and Child Preparation Materials and the Catholic Missal, you can now do so via the below Sacraments of Initiation Order Form PDF.

Simply download and fill out the Sacraments of Initiation Order Form and forward a copy to the Office for Worship.

Email: mlwalsh@parra.catholic.org.au
Fax: (02) 8838 3462

Download the Sacrament of Initiation Order Form

Liturgy Guidelines for Confirmation Ritual


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