The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar is now available for purchase from CCCB Publications. Having received confirmatio from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, this publication contains the newly translated English-language texts (2018) for the dedication of a church and an altar. The use of these texts is mandatory in all dioceses of the Latin Church in Canada.
Information for purchasing the publication is found here.
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The Dedication of a Church and an Altar is among the most solemn liturgical actions.
The place where the Christian community is gathered to hear the Word of God, to offer prayers of intercession and praise to God, and above all to celebrate the sacred mysteries and where the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist is reserved is a special image of the Church, which is God’s temple built from living stones.
- Order of Laying a Foundation Stone or the Commencement of Work on the Building of a Church
- The Order of the Dedication of a Church
- Order of the Dedication of a Church in Which Sacred Celebrations are Already Regularly Taking Place
- Order of the Dedication of an Altar
- Order of Blessing a Church
- Order of Blessing an Altar
- Order of Blessing a Chalice and a Paten
With a decree dated 11 February 2018, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments implements the decision of Pope Francis, requiring that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church be inscribed in the General Roman Calendar as an obligatory memorial to be celebrated annually on the Monday after Pentecost. In 2018 it will fall on Monday May 21.
From the Cross Jesus gave his Mother to the disciples and the disciples to his Mother. “This celebration will help us to remember that growth in the Christian life must be anchored to the Mystery of the Cross, to the oblation of Christ in the Eucharistic Banquet and to the Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the Redeemed, the Virgin who makes her offering to God.” This devotion has the potential to encourage a better understanding of Mary’s presence in the mystery of Christ and of the Church and to foster a growth of genuine Marian piety.
- Obligatory Memorial – Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church
- Monday after Pentecost – Monday May 21, 2018
- Mass – Roman Missal p. 1337 (Votive Mass Our Lady, Mother of the Church)
- Readings – Ritual Lectionary no. 1002.
- First reading: 1002(1) or 1002(2). Genesis 3.9-15,20 or Acts 1.12-14
- Psalm: 1002(3) Judith 13, 18bc, 19-20ab, R. 15.9d
- Gospel: 1002(5) John 19.25-27
- Colour – White
Please see below the documents you need to submit for liturgies celebrated by Bishop William McGrattan.
- Liturgical Planning Form
Please fill and return this form to the Office of Liturgy no later than two weeks prior to the celebration. Submit via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prayers of the Faithful Template
Bishop McGrattan consecrated the Diocese of Calgary to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Saturday, July 1, 2017, with a celebration of Eucharist, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary prayers.
The Diocese of Calgary thanks all the liturgical ministers involved and the staff at St. Mary's Cathedral for their assistance. A special thank you for God Squad Canada for preparing the delicious barbeque for everyone!
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Hundreds came and celebrate the World Day of Migrants with Bishop McGrattan on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29, 2017. Bishop McGrattan led everyone in prayer with a celebration of Eucharist, followed by a reception of international potluck at the parish hall.
The Diocese of Calgary thanks the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society for their involvement and generous donation, all the liturgical ministers, participating communities and choirs, and the generous donations of food at the reception! It was truly a feast! Thank you everyone!
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Photography: Fr. Mariusz Sztuk, SDS