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.

Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate

May 18 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cathedral of Saint Andrew

Ordination to the Priesthood

June 1| 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.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 Fall 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.
*Confirmation liturgies taking place on Sundays during Easter will use the readings of the day.


Sun., October 13 - 3 p.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary
St. Mary-St. Jerome, Custer
Prince of Peace, N. Muskegon
St. Simon, Ludington

Sign up by September 29


Tues., October 15 - 7 p.m.

Blessed Sacrament
St. Alphonsus
St. Anthony of Padua

Sign up by October 1



Wed., October 16 - 7 p.m.

St. Luke University, Allendale
St. Mary, Grand Rapids
Our Lady of Sorrows

Sign up by October 2



Sun., October 27 - 3 p.m.

St. Francis de Sales, Holland


Sign up by October 13



Sun., November 3 - 3 p.m.

Our Lady of La-Vang, Wyoming
SS Peter & Paul, Ionia
St. Edward, Lake Odessa

Sign up by October 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.