Office for Worship

The Office for Worship serves the diocese in the area of liturgical formation, coordination and practice; and assists local parish communities to implement diocesan policy regarding the Sacraments of Initiation for Children (SOI) and Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

Services include courses and workshops at diocesan, regional and local level; resources and information and consultancy on request.

Holy Week Resources Material


Office for Worship – Bethany Centre
470 Church Street,
Parramatta NSW 2150
Ph: 02 8838 3457 | Em:

Liturgical Ministry
Formation Courses

Due to COVID-19 all workshops have been postponed until further notice

Ministries for Formation

Ministers of the Word
For Readers and Commentators formation and training on proclaiming the Word of God.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
For Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion, serving at the altar during Mass.

Communion to the Sick and Dying
Training and formation on serving and ministering to the Sick and Dying in our parish communities. 

Ministers at the Altar
Comprehensive training for ministers who wish to serve at the altar during Mass for their parish.

All applications need to be endorsed by your parish Priest prior to attending the first Introductory session.

Upon completion of the final session, certificates will be issued to your local Parish to be distributed and an order of commissioning.

Download an Application Form for 2020

Sacraments of Initiation Orders

If you would like to order both Parent and Child Preparation Materials and the Catholic Missal, you can now do so via the below Sacraments of Initiation Order Form PDF.

Simply download and fill out the Sacraments of Initiation Order Form and forward a copy to the Office for Worship.


Download the Sacrament of Initiation Order Form

Liturgy Guidelines for Confirmation Ritual

Upcoming Courses & Events

Due to COVID-19 the following events have been cancelled:
• Tenebrae Service
• Penitential Service (RCIA)
• Liturgical Ministry Formation Course (postponed)

Liturgical Ministry Formation Course starts Monday 10th February (Registration due 1st February 2020)
Click here to download registration form.