Divine Worship

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A Gathering With ODW

On Wednesday, July 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and repeated from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the Office for Divine Worship is hosting a Zoom Gathering: “Let Us Return With Joy.” The gathering will focus on post-pandemic worship and an August, 2020 letter from Robert Cardinal Sarah, then Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, Let Us Return to the Eucharist With Joy (English PDF) / Volvemos Con Alegria a la Eucharistia (Spanish PDF).

Also to be referenced in the gathering is Restore Illinois Phase 5 Resource Guide (PDF) developed by our own Archdiocesan Pastoral Council and Presbyteral Council.

Finally, we are also linking a recent article in the NPM magazine, “Pastoral Music,” What Have We Learned? (PDF), which may be helpful.

There will be time for discussion and questions after the presentation.

Please choose one option in the survey invitation below; a link for participation will be sent to you, based on your response. You must include your email on this survey in order to receive the link.
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Reunion con ODW

El miércoles 21 de Julio, de 1 p.m. a 2:30 p.m., se repetirá esta reunión nuevamente a las 7 p.m. a 8:30 p.m., La Oficina del Culto Divino tendrá una reunión: “Volvamos con Alegría.” Esta reunión se enfocara en el culto después de la pandemia y sobre la carta del mes de agosto del 2020 del Cardenal Robert Sahara, Perfecto de ese entonces de la Congregación del Culto Divino y Diciplina de los Sacramentos. “Volvamos Con Alegría a la Eucaristía” (PDF) 

Estaremos haciendo referencia sobre el guía de Recursos de Rstauración en la Fase 5, (PDF) desarrollado por el Concilio Pastoral Arquidiocesano y el Concilio Presbiterial.

Finalmente un enlance a un reciente documento en ingles de la revista NPM “Pastoral Music” “What Have We Learned?” (PDF) que les puede ayudar.

Habrá tiempo para dialogar y de preguntas después de la presentación.

La presentación se ofrecerá en ingles con traducción simultánea en español para los que desean el idioma en español, escogiendo esta opción cuando usted entre la cuarto de ZOOM.

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Our Mission

The Office for Divine Worship works with Archbishop Cupich to implement the vision of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy and all subsequent norms issued for Catholic worship and helps parishes most accurately encounter Christ and receive nourishment through prayer and worship. Ultimately, the office operates to be a resource for parishes, deaneries and vicariates in all liturgical, ritual and observance matters. 

What We Do

The Office of Divine Worship works with other DPVM teams to ensure consistent assistance, guidance and training for parish liturgical ministers and liturgical leadership. We provide the direction and assistance in building strong and vibrant parish worship steeped in ritual and ceremony. Our team coordinates Archdiocesan liturgies and collaborates closely with the Liturgy Training Publications (LTP) to provide education and formation of the liturgical ministers and other pastoral leaders.

Current office programs include but are not limited to:

  • Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
  • Ministry of Liturgical Music
  • Liturgical Programs in Spanish
  • Provide Resources for Training of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass
  • Mandation of all EMHCs
  • Identify and list Trainings for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick (Ministers of Care)
  • Mandation of all EMHC to the Sick

The Staff of the Office for Divine Worship


D. Todd Williamson
312.534.5158 (Fax)
[email protected]

Senior Coordinator for Liturgy and Music

Wendy Barton Silhavy
[email protected]

Liturgical Resource Coordinator

Maria del Carmen Arroyo
[email protected]

Liturgy Training Publications

Deanna Keefe
773.579.4900 ext. 3570