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Words on Worship

Words on Worship is a podcast hosted by Fr. Tom Dente of the Archdiocese of Newark, Office of Divine Worship. It is an audio newsletter about liturgy for clergy and parish leadership of the archdiocese.

Holy Week 2022, a bonus episode of Words on Worship, features updates on the Holy Week liturgies with the lifting of pandemic restrictions at the discretion of the pastor, the addition of a Solemn Intercession “For peace, justice and harmony, especially in Ukraine” on Good Friday, reminders about the proper formulae for Baptism and Confirmation and the time of the Easter Vigil, and the permanent transfer of the Ascension of the Lord to Sunday.

The podcast is also available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify and on our podcast page at:

Podcast Archive

Episode 1
The inaugural episode, Easter 2021, of Words on Worship features an important change to the conclusion of the collects and other prayers used during the liturgy; recent additions to the General Roman Calendar; an introduction of the new associate director of the office, Robert Evers; information on the Ascension of the Lord and a remembrance of Msgr. Charles Gusmer.

Episode 2
Episode 2, Ordinary Time 2021, of Words on Worship features a discussion about the funeral liturgies; upcoming information about the Immaculate Conception, Year of St. Joseph Closing and Our Lady of Guadalupe observances in 2021. John J. Miller, Director of Music Ministries at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark, is the guest for this episode.

Episode 3
Episode 3, Lent 2022, of Words on Worship features a discussion about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), some available resources for Lent and Easter, the upcoming online Formation of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and the times of anticipate and vigil Masses. Fr. Armand Mantia, the Director of the RCIA for the Archdiocese of Newark, is the featured guest for this episode.

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Rev. Thomas A. Dente

Rev. Joseph A. Mancini, KCHS
Director, Archdiocesan Liturgies

Rev. Armand Mantia
Director of the RCIA

Robert M. Evers, KGCHS
Associate Director

John J. Miller
Music Coordinator

Regina Chamberlain
Administrative/Liturgical Assistant

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