Office of Divine Worship
Greetings and Blessings,
As we continue in these uncertain times, we know that one certainty remains – Christ is with us.
“And behold, I am with you always” Matthew 28:20
The Office of Divine Worship is working diligently to keep you informed of the latest developments regarding changes in liturgy and worship as they are issued from our office and the office of our Bishop in line with the directives from the Holy Father, the Sacred Congregation of Divine Worship, and the USCCB. We will be placing all important directives below with the most recent updates on the top for ease of access. Please know we share your concern and desire to continue to minister to your flock. We ask for your patience and prayers as we all continue through this unusual time and we welcome your questions via phone or email.
Shaun Johnson, Director of Divine Worship and MC
Liturgical Updates Regarding COVID19
- Updates as of April 2, 2020
- pdf Special Easter Vigil Faculty for 2020 (57 KB)
Instruction on the Celebration of the Sacraments for RCIA Participants for Easter Vigil 2020
Insert for Rubrics for Holy Week and Triduum for Blessing of Water, Renewal of Baptismal Promises and Sprinkling Rite
(please add the above insert after page 78 in the Rubrics for Holy Week and Triduum)
- pdf Blessing the Oil of the Sick in Emergent Circumstances (275 KB)
- Updates as of March 28, 2020
- Updates as of March 27, 2020
- Updates as of March 24, 2020
- Updates as of March 21, 2020
pdf The Celebration of the Holy Triduum (674 KB)
Virtual Opportunities to Worship
The link below to the Diocesan newspaper, The Compass, offers additional links to virtual offerings from parishes throughout the Diocese of daily Mass, Sunday Mass, the rosary and many other ways in which your parishioners may stay connected to their faith from the safety of their homes. Please feel free to share this link and its information.
Diocesan Holy Hour Resources 2020
The Office of Divine Worship, part of the Parish Life and Evangelization Mission Team, works to provide liturgical and catechumenal (RCIA) resources for parishes, formation opportunities, and overall support for the liturgical and sacramental life of the parishes and agencies of the Diocese. In serving Bishop Ricken as the chief liturgist of the Diocese The Office also coordinates Diocesan and Episcopal liturgies throughout the year.
We recognize the vital role of worship within our Christian identity as we and our worshiping communities continue to be formed as true disciples of Christ through 'full, active, and conscious participation' in liturgy and our rich tradition of prayer.
Phone: (920) 272-8341 | Fax: (920) 435-1330
1825 Riverside Drive
Green Bay, WI 54301
Regular diocesan office hours are: All offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions but we are working remotely from home so please email or call us if you have questions or concerns.
Monday through Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
P.O. Box 23825
Green Bay, WI 54305-3825
Shaun Johnson | Divine Worship Director
Phone: (920) 272-8311
1-877-500-3580, ext. 8311 (920/715 area codes)
Arvilla Rusnak | Divine Worship Administrative Assistant
Phone: (920) 272-8341
1-877-500-3580, ext. 8341 (920/715 area codes)
For additional information/resources on worship and liturgy, please visit the
The Office of Divine Worship is a member of the
Email Updates and Announcements
Major announcements and important information from the Office of Divine Worship are also distributed through the Parish Pages (Department of Communications) and the Chancery Bulletin (Chancellor's Office).