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National Liturgy Office - National Bulletin Archives

The entire collection of the National Bulletin on Liturgy is now available on-line on the National Liturgy Office website.


Composing Catholic Prayers

A helpful guide for anyone tasked with composing a prayer for a special occasion.

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Special Liturgies

A Guide for Planning Catholic Funerals

A brief introduction to the rites and practices involved in a Catholic funeral and burial.

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To get a copy of the guide in booklet form, please contact the Office of Divine Worship, phone 780-469-1010 ext. 2244.


Guidelines for Liturgical Music

The "revised" Guidelines for Liturgical Music are now available under the NCLS/NCLM on the National Liturgy Office website. Specific sections will be updated as the Rituals are updated. Click here. In this resource, the Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments, assisted by the National Liturgy Office, aim to provide guidelines, which were approved by the Bishops of the English Sector of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. These guidelines may help the Church in Canada sing praises to the Lord when celebrating liturgies and to use musical styles, melodies, and musical instruments appropriate for the Church's public prayer. Click here.

Episcopal Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments


Scheduling Christmas Masses

This document contains the CCCB guidelines for Scheduling Christmas Masses, as well as the specific guidelines for the Archdiocese of Edmonton.

Click here to view and download Christmass Mass Guidelines


Scheduling Easter Vigils

According to the sacramentary, "nightfall" is the earliest acceptable time to begin the celebration of the Easter Vigil. Taking daylight saving time into account, this will occur in the Archdiocese of Edmonton at 9:13 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Easter Vigil celebrations should ideally start no earlier than 9:30 p.m. MDT. Click here to download a PDF chart of Easter Vigil start times through 2020.