The following is a list of helpful resources as determined by the Office for Worship and Diocesan Worship Commission.
Built of Living Stone: Guidelines of Art and Architecture
Guidelines of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops
One of the most significant and formative experiences in the life of a parish community is the process of building or renovating a church. Throughout this process, parishioners are called upon to study the church's teaching and liturgical theology as well as parish history and individual taste. By bringing together several ecclesial, personal and spiritual elements, parishioners aid in the construction of a new structure and renew their parish community.
> Read the full document issued by the USCCB November 16, 2000.
Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship
Guidelines of the Committee on Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The guidelines provided in this document serve as a revision to the Music in Catholic Worship. The members of the Latin Church within the USCCB approved these guidelines, which are designed to provide direction to those preparing for the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy according to the current liturgical books (in the ordinary form of celebration).
> Read the full document issued by the USCCB November 14, 2007.
Ecclesia De Eucharistia
This encyclical letter written by Pope John Paul II is shared with the bishops, priests, deacons and men and women in consecrated life, as well as all the lay faithful on the Eucharist in its relationship to the church.
> Read the full encyclical letter, which was given in Rome at St. Peter's Basilica, April 17, 2003 (Holy Thursday) – the 25th year of Pope John Paul II’s pontificate - the year of the rosary.
Prepared by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments by the mandate of Pope John Paul II and in collaboration with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
This document refers to those matters that are to be observed or avoided regarding the most holy Eucharist.
> Read the full document approved by Pope John Paul II on the solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19, 2004.