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Worship & Spiritual Life

Office of Worship



Father Richard Vigoa



Raul Panellas



Archdiocesan Musical Director

Gustavo Zayas

305-759-4531, ext. 111

Worship Commission Chairman

Father Michael Greer


9401 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami Shores, FL


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The Office of Worship and Spiritual Life serves parishes, institutions, and agencies across the Archdiocese in their efforts at enhancing the spiritual and liturgical life of the Christian faithful within the universal law of the Church and the particular needs of the local Church.

This Office provides information, consultation, evaluation, implementation and leadership to promote the understanding of liturgical celebration and spiritual life. It promotes and implements liturgical guidelines that serve the needs of parish liturgical life.

Further, it serves as a resource center to the Archdiocese and to parishes regarding particular liturgical questions pertaining to special circumstances and ceremonies.

The Office is served by an Advisory Committee - The Worship Commission - composed of clergy, Religious and laity competent in matters of sacred liturgy and spiritual life.

Training for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The Office of Worship holds regular training sessions for those wishing to serve as extraordinary ministers of holy Communion in their parishes. Following are the basic requirements:

  • Candidates will register through their parishes and must be recommended to the Office of Worship in a letter signed by their Pastor.
  • To be Commissioned as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion a person must:
    • Be designated by their Pastor or School Principal/Chaplain.
    • Be a Catholic at least 18 year of age, who has been Confirmed and leads a life in harmony with the Faith and the Ministry to be undertaken.
Holy Days of Obligation and Principal Moveable Feasts

2020 / 2021

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 Ash Wednesday (not obligatory)
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020 Assumption* (Holy Day obligation is suspended)
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 All Saints Day
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 Immaculate Conception
Saturday, Dec. 25, 2020 Christmas - Nativity of our Lord
Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021 Assumption
Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 All Saints* (Holy Day obligation is suspended)
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 Immaculate Conception
Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021 Christmas - Nativity of our Lord

Please schedule Vigil/Day Masses accordingly.

*With the exception of Christmas and the Immaculate Conception (national patroness), the holy day obligation is suspended in the USA when the solemnity falls on Saturday or Monday. When December 8 falls on a Sunday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is transferred to Monday. While the day remains a solemnity, the faithful are not obligated to attend Mass.

**In the Province of Miami, (Arch/Dioceses in the State of Florida), the Ascension is celebrated in place of the 7th Sunday of Easter.