Diocesan Liturgical Commission

The purpose of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission (DLC), in collaboration with the Office of Worship, is the structure charged with promoting good liturgical praxis in the Diocese of Belleville, IL. The commission is an advisory board to the bishop who will be advised on the deliberations of the commission.

The functions of the commission are to be informed of local practices regarding the progress of liturgical renewal; to suggest practical undertakings promoting liturgy, especially to assist parish priests, parish liturgy committees in their planning and executing liturgical celebrations and catechesis and, to provide suggested liturgical guidelines for the diocese as commissioned by the bishop.

Members of the commission are appointed by the bishop upon recommendation from the active members of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission. Recommendations should be made to the bishop at the spring meeting with the term of office. 

Diocesan Liturgical Commission
Name Place of Ministry Telephone E-Mail
Mrs. Sue A. Huett
Director
Department of Pastoral Services
Office of Worship
Diocese of Belleville
(618) 722-5038 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reverend Monsignor David M. Darin
Chair
St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish
Belleville, Illinois
(618) 233-3500 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr. Rick Byers
Vice-Chair
Holy Trinity Parish
Fairview Heights, Illinois
(618) 628-8825 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs. Mary Regan
Secretary
St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish
St. Louis, Missouri
(314) 481-1133 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deacon Douglas Boyer St. Mary Parish
Belleville, Illinois
(618) 233-2391 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ms. Catherine (Kim) Diaz     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reverend Robert Flannery St. Francis Xavier Parish
Carbondale
(618) 457-4556 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr. Bill Harper St. Francis Xavier Parish
Carbondale
(618) 457-4556 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reverend Thomas Ovalle, OMI National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Belleville, Illinois
(618) 394-6248 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs. Karen Seaborn SS. Peter & Paul Parish
Waterloo, Illinois
(618) 939-6426 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr. Robert Wojcik Holy Trinity Parish
Fairview Heights, Illinois
(618) 682-8825 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr. Dennis York Cathedral of Saint Peter
Belleville, Illinois
(618) 234-1166 #103 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Art and Architecture Committee
Name Place of Ministry Telephone E-Mail
Mrs. Sue A. Huett
Director
Department of Pastoral Services
Office of Worship
Diocese of Belleville
(618) 722-5038 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deacon Douglas Boyer St. Mary Parish
Belleville, Illinois
(618) 233-2391 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reverend Monsignor David M. Darin St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish
Belleville, Illinois
(618) 233-3500 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr. Bruce Holland

St. Nicholas Parish
O'Fallon, Illinois

(618) 212-6700 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reverend Joseph Rascher

St. Mary Parish
Trenton, Illinois

(618) 224-9335 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mrs. Kathy Sjoquist St. Clare of Assisi Parish
O'Fallon, Illinois
(618) 628-1840 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Standing Committees

In addition to the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, there are several standing committees that fall under the Office of Worship.  They are listed below:

  • Art and Architecture
      Responsibilities:
      1.  Serve as an advisory body to parishes in the initial stages of building and renovation.
      2.  Review parish building and renovation plans as outlined in the diocesan Construction and Renovation Policy Manual.
      3.  Periodically review the Guidelines for the Building and Renovation of Churches in the Diocese of Belleville.
      4.  Stay current about national resources and trends.
  • Liturgy
      Responsibilities:
      1.  Assist the Director of the Office of Worship with diocesan celebrations.
      2.  Provide renewal workshops for those already trained in leading Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest (SCAP).
      3.  Provide for the training of liturgical ministers as needed.
      4.  Create, review and update diocesan guidelines.
      5.  Compile and maintain liturgical resources for diocesan use.
  • Music
      Responsibilities:
      1.  Assist the Director of the Office of Worship with music for diocesan celebrations.
      2.  Suggest appropriate music for various rites and events.
      3.  Create, review and update music compendiums for the rites of the church.
      4.  Provide leadership concerning church documents on liturgical music.
      5.  Service as a resource to parishes.
  • Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
      Responsibilities:
      1.  Create a cycle of ongoing formation on specific areas of initiation (sponsors, stages of the rites, evangelization, etc.).
      2.  Assist with the promulgation of information about national and regional workshops i.e., Through the Doorway and
          Wading Deeper.
      3.  Serve as a resource to parishes.

Contact

Diocesan Pastoral Center
2620 Lebanon Avenue, Building #2
Belleville, IL 62221
FAX:  618-257-2969

Director of Worship

Mrs. Sue A. Huett
618-722-5038
shuett@diobelle.org

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Mary M. Fournie
618-722-5040
mfournie@diobelle.org

 

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Belleville, Illinois 62223
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