Diocesan Liturgical Policies & Guidelines

Beginning in January 2018, Diocesan liturgical policies and guidelines will begin to be posted onto this webpage. Please contact the Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or at 920-272-8341 with any questions. 



Diocesan Liturgical Directives Chart for the 2010 General Instruction of the Roman Missal (January 2011)

Altar Wine (December 2006)

Diocesan Guidelines for Situations When Sunday Mass Cannot Be Celebrated (January 2014)

Purification of Sacred Vessels (Chancery Bulletin 322; April 2009)

Sacrament of Eucharist - First Communion Guidelines (January 1997)



The Role of the Deacon at Mass (March 2013)


Eucharist Outside Mass

Diocesan Policy Concerning the Rite for Distributing Holy CommunionOutside Mass with the Celebration of the Word (January 2018)

Guidelines for Perpetual Exposition and Adoration of the Reserved Sacrament  (November 1997)



Reconciliation - The Sacrament of Penance Guidelines (January 1997)