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Worship & Spiritual Life

Office of Worship



Father Richard Vigoa



Raul Panellas



Administrative Assistant

María Isabel García



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

2018 / 2019

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 Ash Wednesday
Sunday, April 1, 2018 Easter Sunday
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Ascension
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 All Saints
Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 Christmas
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday

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.

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