Divine Worship


Parish Spiritual Development Programs

The Retreats and Days of Prayer change every year.  By holding up the primary themes and emphases of the Gospel, the Retreats and Days of Prayer will help parish communities and individuals hear the Word with an open heart and respond with generosity.

The Retreat

The Retreat is held on four consecutive evenings in the parish during any liturgical season and can be offered for one parish or a cluster of parishes. 

The Parish Retreat will include:  

  • Common prayer
  • Preaching
  • A period of quiet reflection
  • The Sacrament of Penance
  • The Celebration of the Eucharist
  • Time for fellowship

The Office of Spiritual Development will provide:

  • Preachers for the whole retreat
  • Prepared services of worship
  • Suggestions for advertising     
  • Retreat preparation guidelines

Conversations In Catholic Spirituality

Conversations on Catholic Spirituality is a four week seminar that focuses on the theology and practice of a Catholic Spirituality that leads to and flows from the Eucharist. Each session lasts from 7:00 to 9:00PM and is offered by the Office of Worship and Spiritual Life.

Please e-mail spiritual_development@rcab.org for further details and registration form.

Other Initiatives

  • Days of Prayer for Various Groups  ~ upon request

A staff member from the office will consult with any group of the Faithful  (a Parish, the Faculty of a Catholic School, Confirmation Students and the Parents and Sponsors, a Parish Organization, the Pastoral Councils in a given cluster, etc.) to plan and direct a Day of Prayer for that group. Please call our office at 617-779-3640.

  • Confirmation Evenings of Prayer ~ upon request

A staff member from the office will lead an Evening of Prayer in a Parish for the Confirmation Candidates and their Sponsors and/or Parents.  Please call our office at 617-779-3640.