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The Extraordinary Form
of the Liturgy
"...the liturgical year is neither a series of ideas nor a sequence of festivals that are of greater or lesser importance, but a Person, Christ himself, who is ever living in his Church."
-Pope Pius XII
The Liturgical Calendar
The USCCB Calendar Page: interactive liturgical and civil calendar by month
The Liturgical Calendar for the Diocese of Davenport for 2012-2013.
Norms on the Obligation to Attend Mass on Holy Days and on the Celebration of Ritual Masses and Masses for the Dead (courtesy of the Archdiocese of Dubuque's Office of Worship)
The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship has approved insertion of the optional memorial of Blessed John Paul II in the proper calendar of the dioceses of the United States - to be observed on October 22. It also has provided the proper liturgical texts (In English, Spanish, and Latin) for observance of the Memorial in the Mass and Divine Office.
The Liturgical Seasons
Mary and the Saints
Upcoming Diocesan Liturgies
Ordination to the Presbyterate
The ordination of Rev. Mr. Jacob Greiner to the Presbyterate is scheduled for Saturday, May 25, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
On June 2, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Pope Francis will be celebrating an hour of Eucharistic Adoration in St. Peter’s Basilica at 5:00 p.m. Rome time. The Holy Father has asked that bishops around the world do the same, preferably synchronized with the timing at St. Peter’s. Unfortunately, that would put it at 10am our time, so instead Bishop Amos will celebrate Vespers with Eucharistic Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction at 5:00 p.m. our time at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Parishes and other communities are encouraged to hold their own celebrations of Eucharistic Adoration or join Bishop Amos at the Cathedral that evening.
Ordinations to the Diaconate
Ordinations to the Diaconate are scheduled for Saturday, July 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Due to anticipated attendance, admission to this liturgy is by TICKET ONLY.
Within the Diocese of Davenport
Upcoming Tuesday webinars:
May 7 - Liturgical Music (Patti McTaggart)
September 3 - Confirmation (details TBA)
See the Diocese's Communication page for more details.
Through the Office of Liturgy
The Office of Liturgy is available to provide workshops for parishes; past workshops have included a history of the liturgy, the spirituality of liturgical ministry, praying the Mass more intentionally, the Liturgy of the Hours, and the Church's funeral rites. Other workshops/speakers that are available for parishes include:
Deacon Frank Agnoli, who has a doctorate in preaching, is available to assist individual priests and deacons hone their homiletic skills as well as help pastors develop homily preparation/feedback groups in their parishes. Click here for contact information.
Patti McTaggart, music minister at St. Mary, Iowa City, and member of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, is available to conduct workshops for cantors and music ministers around the diocese. Please give her a call at 319-337-4314 or e-mail her at email@example.com for more information or to schedule a date.
Workshops for Readers/Lectors
Ken Miller, from St. John Vianney, Bettendorf, is available to help prepare readers/lectors for their ministry. Please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-332-8404 if you are interested in having him present a workshop at your parish.
Liturgical Environment - Workshop and Retreats
Gale Francione, a liturgical consultant, is available to do workshops, presentations, and days of reflection on topics related to sacred space. Her particular areas of interest include the use of space in gathering the community, the Eucharist, and the other Sacraments. Gale may be contacted at 563-388-8314.
Outside the Diocese of Davenport
Beloved Children, Imitators of God: deification and the Sacraments of Initiation (June 17-20, 2013)
The 2013 Notre Dame Center for Liturgy Summer Symposium, focusing on the sacraments of initiation, explores how baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist transform us into beloved children, imitators of God (cf. Ephesians 5:1). The central theological theme of the 2013 Symposium is deification, the process of sanctification in which human beings enter into the divine life. Topics to be treated include the Trinitarian context of initiation; images of deification in baptismal and Eucharistic prayers; initiation and art; confirmation and deification; initiation and the sanctification of culture; and, the communion of saints.
The Extraordinary Form of the Liturgy
The Extraordinary Form of the Mass is celebrated at the following locations and times in the Diocese of Davenport:
Diocesan Policy: Implementation of Summorum pontificum (updated 10/15/12)
Supplement: Instruction Regarding the Calendar (08/22/12)
Chancery Address: 780 West Central Park Ave., Davenport, Iowa 52804-1901
Phone: 563-324-1911 Email: email@example.com
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