Mrs. Sue A. Huett
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(618) 722-5038



  Ms. Jennifer A. Markfort
Administrative Assistant
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(618) 722-5040



The Office of Worship serves the Parishes in the Diocese of Belleville in a variety of ways.

  • Provides seminars for competency in presiding at prayer.  These seminars include teaching and demonstration of the skills of effective presiding, deepening the understanding of theological and liturgical issues and exploring the rite, Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest and the components of the rite of the Order of Christian Funerals at which lay leaders and deacons preside

  • Coordinates and implements the various liturgical celebrations celebrated by Bishop Braxton i.e., Rite of Election, Chrism Mass, Triduum, Ordination of Deacons and Priests, Rite of Admission to Candidacy, Institution of Lectors and Acolytes, Mass for Bishops, Priests and Deacons from the Diocese of Belleville Who Have Died, Jubilee Mass for Priests, Mass of Thanksgiving for Married Couples, Spring Farm Blessing, Red Mass, Blessing of the Harvest

  • Co-sponsors two annual workshops on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) with the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois - "Through the Doorway" is offered the last Sunday in January and "Wading Deeper" is offered the last weekend in July

  • Provides a day of prayer for parish and diocesan administrative assistants, secretaries, bookkeepers and other non-professional office staff to renew their spirituality, to affirm their call to ministry and to network with others in similar ministries while raising awareness of how the Office of Worship can assist parishes in their day to day functions

  • Updates and maintains guidelines for the various liturgical ministries i.e., reader, cantor, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

  • Assists the Bishop's Office with various aspects of the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation - updates guidelines, schedules parish celebrations, reviews all parish materials (i.e., worship aid, information sheets, confirmandi letters, etc.), prepares packet of materials for the Bishop

  • Serves as a resource and consultant to parishes and the diocese on matters of liturgy, sacred music, Art and Architecture and RCIA

  • Plans and facilitates annual one-day Quinceanera Retreat for Hispanic female youth

  • Informs parishes of current liturgical resources and provides an avenue for parishes to order those resources at substantial discounts through the Office of Worship


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

Director of Worship

Mrs. Sue A. Huett

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Markfort


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