LITURGY COMMITTEE WEBINAR
Leaders of the parish Liturgy Committee can view the webinar on how to plan meetings for the Liturgy Committee. Peggy Lovrien, Director of Worship for the Archdiocese, draws on her 25 years of parish ministry and 20 years of Diocesan Office leadership, to talk about the role of the Liturgy Committee in the parish.
ORDER OF CELEBRATING MATRIMONY, OCM
I. The Archdiocesan Worship Commission published a video to review the OCM with a Deacon presiding. We are grateful to parishioners of Resurrection Parish in Dubuque, IA who took the time and effort to make this video for our benefit.
II. Learn more about the Order of Celebrating Marriage in a presentation by Rev. Dennis Quint of the Archdiocesan Worship Commission.
III. You can also view a Video of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony with a priest presiding.
IV. Before you plan your Catholic wedding, take a look at the web page prepared for you by our United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
EASTER VIGIL TIME – 2017
The Easter Vigil begins and ends in darkness. It is a nocturnal vigil, retaining its ancient character of vigilance and expectation, as the Christian people await the Resurrection of the Lord during the night.
A new fire is blessed and the paschal candle is lit to illumine the night so that all may hear the Easter proclamation and listen to the Word of God proclaimed in the Scriptures. For this reason, the Solemn Beginning of the Vigil (Lucernarium) takes place before the Liturgy of the Word.
Since sunset varies at different locations throughout the country, local weather stations can be consulted as to the time of sunset in the area, keeping in mind that twilight concludes (i.e., nightfall occurs) somewhat later. Sunset on Holy Saturday, April 14, 2017 will be around 7:45 p.m. in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Nightfall occurs 30-45 minutes after that time (8:14 p.m.) so the Easter Vigil may begin at 8:15 p.m. (or later).