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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

2016 / 2017

Friday, January 1, 2016 Mary, the Mother of God
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 All Saints
Thursday, December 8, 2016 Immaculate Conception
Sunday, December 25, 2016 Christmas
Sunday, January 1, 2017 Mary, the Mother of God
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Assumption of the BVM
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 All Saints
Friday, December 8, 2017 Immaculate Conception
Monday, December 25, 2017 Christmas

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.