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.


Chrism Mass

Tuesday, April 16th 7:00 p.m.
*Due to space constraints inside the Cathedral,
this is a ticketed event.

Confirmation Liturgies

See list below for dates.

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 2019 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 will use the readings of the day from Year A.


Tues, April 9 - 7pm

Our Lady of the Lake, Holland
St. Patrick, Parnell

Sign up by Mar 26

Wed, April 10 - 7pm

St. Paul the Apostle
Assumption of the BVM, Belmont

Sign up by Mar 27

Tues, April 23 - 7pm

St. Pius X, Grandville
St. Stephen, East GR

Sign up by Apr 9

Sun, April 28 - 3pm

St. Agnes, Marion
St. Patrick, Portland
All Saints, Fremont
St. Michael, Brunswick
Christ the King, Hesperia

St. Mary-St. Paul, BR
St. Philip Neri, Reed City
Holy Family, Sparta

Sign up by Apr 15

Tues, April 30 - 7pm

Holy Redeemer, Jenison
Holy Trinity, Comstock Park


Sign up by Apr 15



Wed, May 1 - 7pm

Our Lady of Consolation, Rockford

Sign up by Apr 15



Mon, May 6 - 7pm

Cathedral of Saint Andrew
St. Mary, Marne/St. Michael, Coopersville
St. Mary Magdalen, Kentwood

Sign up by Apr 15



Tues, May 7 - 7pm

St. Sebastian, Byron Center
Parish of the Holy Spirit


Sign up by Apr 15

Wed, May 8 - 6:30pm

Shrine of St. Francis Xavier/OLG
Holy Name of Jesus, Wyoming


Sign up by Apr 15


Sat, June 8 - 4:30pm

Adult Confirmation Mass


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.