Office of Liturgy


Sunday of the Word of God

In 2019, Pope Francis established the Sunday of the Word of God to be celebrated each year on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time. As the Holy Father stated in his apostolic letter instituting the observance, “Devoting a specific Sunday of the liturgical year to the word of God can enable the Church to experience anew how the risen Lord opens up for us the treasury of his word and enables us to proclaim its unfathomable riches before the world” (Aperuit illus, no. 2).

On January 21, 2024, in observance of the Sunday of the Word of God, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, through a grant from the American Bible Society, will offer a “Sunday Seminar Series” of four videos about Sacred Scripture in the life of the Church. These videos, available in English and Spanish, will feature bishops and biblical scholars and will be accompanied by discussion/reflection questions.

The videos and materials will be made available on January 19, 2024 at:

Topic Presenter
The Biblical Brilliance of the Eucharist Bishop François Beyrouti   Eparchy of Newton
Synodality in the Life and Mission of the Church: The Historical Biblical Perspective Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt   Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford
Praying with the Psalms Dr. Andrew Davis   Boston College
The Gospel of John and the Johannine Literature Dr. Sherri Brown   Creighton University
La Sinodalidad en la Vida y en la Misión de la Iglesia: La perspectiva histórica bíblica Bishop Silvio Báez   Auxiliary Bishop of Managua
Eucaristía: memoria y camino Bishop Juan Miguel Betancourt   Auxiliary Bishop of Hartford
Rezando Los Salmos Dr. Maria Barga   University of Saint Mary of the Lake
¿Cuál es el mensaje del evangelio y las cartas de Juan? Dr. Hugo Mendez   University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Chrism Mass

Chrism Mass 2024: The date of this year’s Chrism Mass has been moved from March 19, 2024 to Thursday, March 21, 2024 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

Below is the Chrism Mass for Parish Lay Representatives registration and instructions. 

Holy Week

For Parish staff:

2024 Celebration of the Sacraments and Liturgical Guidelines for Lent   for helpful information about celebration of the Sacraments and Rites during the holy season of Lent and the Sacred Triduum.

For Chrism Mass Parish Lay Representatives