Divine Worship News and Events



    March 7, 2019 - Dates of Liturgy Workshops Spring 2019

    • On Thursday, March 7th the Office of Divine Worship announced two upcoming Liturgy Workshops, which include the formation workshops for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: April 6th at Saint Theresa (Ashburn) and May 11th at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (Lake Ridge). Details on additional Liturgy Workshops to be held in Spring 2019 in Deaneries II and IV are forthcoming. More information and updates can be found on the Liturgy Workshops webpage.


    March 6, 2019 - Date of Confirmation for Adults 2019

    • On Wednesday, March 6th the Office of the Bishop announced the following details for the annual diocesan celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation for adults: Sunday, June 9, 2019 (Pentecost) - 2:30pm - Cathedral of Saint Thomas More. The Candidate Form and other information can be found on the webpage for Confirmation for Adults.


    February 7, 2019 - Meeting of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission


    February 7, 2019 - Updates to Workshops for EMHCs


    January 25, 2019 - Optional Memorial of Pope Saint Paul VI, May 29

    • The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments published a Decree on the Inscription of the Celebration of Saint Paul VI, Pope, in the General Roman Calendar (Prot. N. 29/19). The memorial is observed on May 29. The Decree was accompanied by a commentary by Prefect Robert Cardinal Sarah.
    • As of February 8, 2019, there are no approved English or Spanish translations of the texts for the celebration. Appropriate texts from the Common of Pastors: For a Pope may be used at Mass and in the Liturgy of the Hours. More information will be provided shortly on the USCCB website: http://www.usccb.org/paulvi.


    Sunday, March 10, 2019 - Rite of Election (2:30pm, Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, Arlington)

    Sunday, March 17, 2019 - Rite of Election (2:30pm, Saint Theresa, Ashburn)

    Saturday, April 6, 2019 - Liturgy Workshops (10am-3pm, Saint Theresa, Ashburn)

    Thursday, April 18, 2019 - Chrism Mass (TBA, Cathedral of Saint Thomas More)

    Sunday, April 21, 2019 - Easter Sunday

    Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Liturgy Workshops (10:30am-3pm, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Lake Ridge)

    Sunday, June 9, 2019 - Pentecost | Diocesan Confirmation for Adults (2:30pm, Cathedral of Saint Thomas More, Arlington)


    Also see a list of Holydays of Obligation and Notes for Liturgical Year 2019 on the Liturgical Year page.