Archdiocese of Santa Fe Archbishop Sheehan About Us Agencies & Offices Catholic News
Calendars & Special Events Education Parishes & Missions Other Links Search
† Worship &
  Christian Initiation

Worship &
Christian Initiation

 
Bibliographies/
Resources
GIRM
Guidelines/Updates
Liturgical Institute
of the Southwest
Liturgy Updates
Sacramental Policies
 

2002 Fall Liturgical Update

Are you using the new Lectionary for Mass, Volume II?
All Souls Day, Saturday, November 2, 2002 – Weddings?
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2002
Thinking ahead – Christmas Season – Manger Scenes
Taize Prayer Announcement
Good Liturgical Books
Fall Liturgical Workshops
Archdiocesan Lector Training – Plan ahead!
FORM/REFORM: The National Conference on Environment & Art for Catholic Worship


Are you using the new Lectionary for Mass, Volume II?
The United States Catholic Conference of Bishops decreed the "compulsory use date" for the new Lectionary for Mass, Volume II (for weekdays [Year I and II]), for commons, ritual Masses and Masses for various needs and occasions) as of May 19, 2002. Check to make sure you are using this most current edition. All previous lectionary translations are no longer to be used for Mass.

To the Top

All Souls Day, Saturday, November 2, 2002 – Weddings?
Questions have arisen about the advisability of scheduling weddings in 2002 on All Souls Day. According to church norms, a ritual Mass (like a wedding Mass) is not permitted on All Souls Day. There are several options:

  1. Do not accept any wedding on All Souls Day. Certainly, the liturgical character of the day does not lend itself to festive celebration.
  2. If a wedding must be accepted, use the Rite of Marriage Outside Mass.
  3. If the couple wants a Mass, the Mass texts and readings must be from All Souls Day. In looking over these texts with the bride and groom, it will be apparent that these scripture texts and prayers are not fitting for a wedding celebration, and would give you the opportunity to suggest another day.

To the Top

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception 2002
This year the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception falls on the Second Sunday of Advent. According to the US Bishop’s Conference, the Solemnity is transferred this year to Monday, December 9, 2002. However, the holy day obligation to attend Mass on December 9th does not transfer. Therefore, on the weekend of December 7-8, 2002, parishes should celebrate the Mass for the Second Sunday of Advent. On Monday, December 9, 2002, the Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated. However, it is not a holy day of obligation.

To the Top

Thinking ahead – Christmas Season – Manger Scenes
A reminder from the 1989 Book of Blessings, paragraph 1544: "If a manger is set up in church, it must not be placed in the presbyterium (sanctuary). A place should be chosen that is suitable for prayer and devotion and easily accessible by the faithful".

To the Top

Taize Prayer Announcement
Each third Friday of the month a 30-minute Taize Prayer service will be held at 7pm in the chapel of John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE, Albuquerque. The Taize style is an ecumenical, peaceful way to pray, using easy to learn musical chants, silent meditation and scripture. If other parishes are holding Taize prayer and would like to have their services publicized, please send your notice to the Office of Worship.

To the Top

Good Liturgical Books
Are you looking for some good liturgical background reading in liturgical ministry, music, environment & art, RCIA? Go to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe website: http://www.archdiocesesantafe.org. Click on Agencies and Office and then on the Office of Worship. There is a bibliography for each liturgical area listed. Happy reading!

To the Top

Fall Liturgical Workshops
The following liturgical workshops will be offered by the Office of Worship and Christian Initiation through December, 2002. Mark your calendar now!

Saturday, Sept 28 (Music) Spanish Choir Workshop (with Mary Frances Reza)
9 a.m.-Noon San Isidro Parish Hall, Santa Fe
   
Saturday, October 5 (Ministry) Lector Coordinator Updating Session
9 a.m.-Noon St. Jude Thaddeus, Albuquerque
   
Saturday, October 12 (Music) How to Read Music – Part I
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Santa Maria de La Paz, Santa Fe
   
Sunday, October 27 (Liturgy) Understanding Liturgical Law (with Sr. Ann Rehrauer)
2 p.m.-5 p.m. Catholic Center/Sandia Room
   
Saturday, November 9 (Music) How to Read Music – Part III
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Annunciation Community Hall, Albuquerque
   
Saturday, November 23 (RCIA) Year-Round Catechumenate (with Mary Birmingham)
8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. San Jose Parish Hall, Albuquerque

To the Top

Archdiocesan Lector Training – Plan ahead!
To assist parishes in training competent lectors, the Archdiocese will be holding a one-day Lector Training Session for beginning or inexperienced lectors. This is a basic session. Parishes are expected to follow-up with additional training sessions to allow new lectors to practice in the worship space and to understand the specific parish procedures before, during and after Mass.

The Lector Training Session will be held from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 1, 2003 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Hall, Albuquerque. The same Lector Training Session will be repeated from 9 a.m. til 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2003 at St. Anne Parish Hall, Santa Fe. The cost is $12 per person and includes a continental breakfast and a light lunch. Watch for more details and a flyer in the mail!

To the Top

FORM/REFORM: The National Conference on Environment & Art for Catholic Worship
Are you thinking about renovating your worship space, commissioning liturgical art, improving your sound or lighting system, understanding how space and prayer are related?

These and many more topics will be offered at the next FORM/REFORM Conference on October 5-8, 2002 at the Adams Mark Hotel in Houston, TX. The conference is sponsored by the Georgetown Center for Liturgy and hosted by the diocese of Galveston-Houston. For registration information, call 815-399-2150 or visit the conference website at http://www.TMConferenceServices.com.

To the Top

 

Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan   |  About Us  |  Agencies & Offices  |  Catholic News
Calendars & Special Events  |  Education  |  Parishes & Missions  |  Other Links  |  Search  |  Home


Copyright © 2006 Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Contact the Archdiocese:
chancellor@archdiocesesantafe.org
Webmaster: cradigan@archdiocesesantafe.org