The Archdiocesan Office of Worship assists the Archbishop in his role as the chief steward of the liturgical life of the local church and serves as a resource on liturgical law and practice for pastors and parishes serving within the Archdiocese. The Office coordinates major Archdiocesan liturgical celebrations, and provides catechetical and practical support for the full, conscious and active participation of God’s Holy People in the Church’s sacramental and liturgical life.
Archbishop Nienstedt published a prayer to foster, strengthen, and support faith-filled, holy marriages and holy families. The prayer is available for download as a pdf below. If you would like to order bulk copies of the prayer, please download and complete this order form.
Roman Missal, Third Edition
From the USSCB Roman Missal website: The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, has been approved by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. First use of the new text of the new Roman Missal occurred on the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2011.
Find more helpful resources on the Roman Missal page.
Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
The Office of Worship revised the Archdiocesan Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and has developed a training document for parishes. You can find both of these documents under the Related Content section below, or on the Office of Worship Resources page. You may always contact us with particular questions or concerns you may have.
Liturgical Calendar Dates
The Office of Worship is compiling a list of substitute musicians for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. This is seen as a service and resource to all the parishes and one's name on the list does not constitute an endorsement from the Office of Worship.
Please click here to access this form. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Worship at 651-251-7727.