Christian Worship

Liturgical Resources

The Office for Christian Worship will provide Basic Formation in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults for parishioners in the diocese that are new to or that are interested in becoming part of the parish RCIA Team.

Resources and Descriptions

Mary Mother of the Church - Readings for the new Marian feast day, for the Monday after Pentecost

Lenten Reconciliation Service 2019 - Guide for the Rite of Reconciliation of Several Penitents with Individual Confession and Absolution for the 2019 Lenten Season.

Universal Prayers of the Faithful for use during the Lenten Season - This resource provides examples of Prayers of the Faithful utilizing the theme of the new Evangelization. You might choose one to use each week of the Lenten Season.

The Sacred Triduum - This document contains all of the directives from the Roman Missal for the Triduum celebration.

Sunday Celebration of the Liturgy of the Word in an Emergency Situation - This Liturgy of the Word document contains the information needed for leading a Sunday Celebration in the Absence of a Priest. This particular liturgy is to be used in an actual emergency only and not for convenience.

Liturgical Ministers' Certificates - Link to guidelines and form for requesting certificates for persons commissioned to the ministry of Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion or Lector. (To be submitted by the pastor or a delegated parish staff member)

Roman Missal Related Links - Links to websites from Catholic leadership, videos, and other study resources on the Roman Missal.

Guide for the Preparation of the Confirmation Liturgy - Confirmation Liturgy document intended for those at the parish who are responsible for preparing the Confirmation liturgy. It contains the information needed about all the options available to parishes this particular liturgy. A printed guidebook is available for purchase at the AOD Print Shop.

How to Receive Communion in the Hand  - During his Easter sermon in the year 348, St. Cyril of Jerusalem instructed the newly-baptized in his congregation on the proper way to receive Holy Communion by hand. Complete with an easy to read diagram, this handout may be placed in your parish bulletin for all parishioners to reference. 

Handbooks and Prayer Cards - Order a printed copy or download the PDF version. Handbooks available through the Archdiocese of Detroit Print Shop:

  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)
  • Lectors
  • Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
  • Layperson's Manual: Communion of the Sick

Worship Newsletter - A monthly publication of all the events and happenings of the Archdiocese of Detroit Office of Christian Worship. 

Handbook for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (English version) - This Handbook is meant to provide you with the necessary directives for performing your ministry properly and to answer the many questions that may arise as you grow into this ministry.

Handbook for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Spanish version) - This Handbook is meant to provide you with the necessary directives for performing your ministry properly and to answer the many questions that may arise as you grow into this ministry.

Liturgical Planning Aid for Lent, the Sacred Triduum and Easter Time 2020 This resource includes the Rite of Reconciliation for Several Penitents with Individual Confession, Frequently Asked Questions, a Liturgical Calendar for Lent, the Triduum and the Easter Season, a preparation sheet for Palm Sunday and the Sacred Triduum and more.