Altar servers recess out of the Cathedral after the Easter Vigil Mass.


A seminarian incenses the altar during the consecration at the Easter Vigil Mass.

Office for Worship

The Office for Worship promotes and supports liturgical life in the Diocese of Grand Rapids by means of ministry training and catechesis. It also collaborates with the staff of the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, the mother church of the diocese, to host liturgical celebrations that unite Catholics from throughout the diocese in prayer.


Confirmation Liturgies

See list below for dates.

Rite of Election

March 1 | 3:00 p.m.
March 8 | 3:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Saint Andrew


Celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Diocese of Grand Rapids

The Cathedral of Saint Andrew hosts a series of confirmation liturgies for candidates from every parish in the diocese in the spring and fall of each year.

Liturgical Minister Sign-Up for Spring 2020 Confirmations

From the schedule below, click on your parish's assigned date to sign up liturgical ministers for your Confirmation liturgy. Please sign up by the date designated.
All parishes must check back with Sign-Up Genius before the deadline to make sure all positions are filled. If any openings exist, fill in all remaining positions to ensure a seamless and reverent celebration. Confirmation Coordinators and Liturgical Ministers, please use the following documents to prepare:

Confirmation Preparation Documents - English | Spanish
Confirmation Readings* - English | Spanish
Presentation of Candidates - English/Spanish
Parish Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
- Instructions | Chart
Parish Ministers of Hospitality -Instructions | Chart

*Confirmation liturgies taking place on Sundays during Lent and Easter will use the readings of the day.


Tue., Mar. 10 - 7 p.m.

St. Robert of Newminster, Ada
Basilica of Saint Adalbert



Sign up by Feb. 28 

Wed., Mar. 11 - 7 p.m.

St. Robert of Newminster, Ada
St. Jude

Sign up by Feb. 28

Sun., Mar. 15 - 3 p.m.

Our Lady of the Lake, Holland
St. Patrick-St. Anthony, Grand Haven



Sign up by Mar. 2
  • Wed., Mar. 18 - 7 p.m.

Holy Family, Caledonia
St. Paul the Apostle



Sign up by Mar. 2
  • Sun., Mar. 22 - 3 p.m.

St. Charles Borromeo, Greenville / St. Joseph-St. Mary, Belding
St. Isidore
St. Joseph, Pewamo
St. Mary, Spring Lake

Sign up by Mar. 9
  • Tues., Mar. 24 - 7 p.m.

St. Patrick, Parnell
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Belmont

Sign up by Mar. 9
  • Tues., Mar. 31 - 7 p.m.

Our Lady of Consolation, Rockford
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Grand Rapids

Sign up by Mar. 16

Wed., Apr. 1 - 7 p.m.

Our Lady of Consolation, Rockford
St. Mary, Lowell
St. Anthony, Saranac


Sign up by Mar. 16


Tues., Apr. 14 - 6:30 p.m.

Holy Name of Jesus, Wyoming



Sign up by Mar. 23


Sun., Apr. 19 - 3 p.m.

Christ the King-St. Francis de Sales, Howard City
St. Mary, Marne / St Michael, Coopersville
St. Bartholomew, Newaygo
St. Joseph, White Cloud
All Saints, Fremont
St. Michael, Brunswick

Sign up by Mar. 30


Tues., Apr. 21 - 7 p.m.

St. Joseph the Worker, Wyoming



Sign up by Mar. 30



Wed., Apr. 22 - 7 p.m.

Holy Redeemer, Jenison
St. Thomas the Apostle, GR





Sign up by Mar. 30

Sun., Apr. 26 - 3 p.m.

Holy Family, Sparta
St. Bernadette-St Margaret Mary Alacoque, Stanton
St. James, Montague
St. John Paul II, Cedar Springs / Mary, Queen of Apostles, Sand Lake
St. Mary-St. Paul, BR
St. Philip Neri, Reed City
St. Thomas the Apostle, MUSK Twp.
St. Mary, Carson City / St. John the Baptist, Hubbardston

Sign up by Apr. 13

Tues., Apr. 28 - 7 p.m.

Holy Trinity, Comstock Park
St. John Vianney, Wyoming
St. Mary Magdalen, Kentwood




Sign up by Apr. 13

Wed., Apr. 29 - 7 p.m.

SS. Peter and Paul, GR
St. Pius X, Grandville
St. Sebastian Parish
St Stephen, East GR



Sign up by Apr. 13

Sun., May 3 - 3 p.m.

St. Joseph, Weare
St. Patrick, Portland
Sacred Heart, Evart
St. Gregory-Our Lady of Fatima, Hart


Sign up by Apr. 20





Mon., May 4 - 7 p.m.

Cathedral of Saint Andrew
Shrine of St. Francis Xavier/Our Lady of Guadalupe


Sign up by Apr. 20


Wed., May 6 - 7 p.m.

St. Sebastian, Byron Center
Holy Spirit

Sign up by Apr. 20

Parish Resources

Communion of the Sick

English Leader card
English Participant card
Bilingual Leader card
Spanish Leader card
Spanish Participant card

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Certificate of Mandate

Those who have been trained by their local parish will receive a certificate card from the diocese.
Names should be submitted either by the pastor or director of the parish in consultation with those in charge of training new ministers.
Cards can be produced in English, Spanish, or both. Please specify your need.
Submit the names of your newly trained extraordinary ministers of holy Communion to receive a certificate of mandate.

Instructions for Deacons Assisting at Mass

View booklet


Church Art and Architecture Commission

The Church Art and Architecture Commission is a committee of Catholic professionals that serves the bishop by helping to create appropriate spaces for Catholic worship in keeping with Church guidelines and liturgical principles.

Part of the Office for Worship, this commission is the primary review body and resource for the construction and renovation (including restoration) of churches and chapels in the diocese, from the early discernment process to the completion of the work. The committee meets as needed, generally on the second Thursday of the month.

Church Projects

Pastors considering projects involving their parish worship space, please contact the Chair of the Church Art and Architecture Commission, Father Chris Rouech.