These forms may be downloaded and printed, or they may be saved to your hard drive and then completed as a word document (preferred). In addition, some of the PDF forms can now be completed electronically. Just download the form, save it, fill in the blanks, save it again, and send it back as an e-mail attachment.
Preparation forms for the following rites are found on this page:
+Liturgies with the Bishop
+Parish Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration & Communion outside of Mass
+Liturgy of the Hours
As a reminder, the completed forms should be returned to the Office of Liturgy (preferably by e-mail attachment) at least two weeks before the Bishop is scheduled to be at the parish. We will not longer be accepting handwritten/faxed forms.
Instructions for celebrating the liturgy with the Bishop can be found in Policies Relating to the Bishop in the Liturgy. Further information on Confirmation may be found here.
Solemn Liturgies with the Bishop: PDF (fillable) / MS Word
Confirmation: PDF (fillable) / MS Word
Funerals with the Bishop: PDF (fillable) / MS Word
Click here for instructions regarding Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction (includes a discussion of the rubrics governing the use of the monstrance or ciborium for exposition, the use of the humeral veil and cope, and the differences called for when a lay person leads the rite instead of a priest or deacon).Click here for our Diocesan Policies on Gathering for Worship without a Priest (SCAP, LOW) and Lay Preaching.
Parish Eucharist: PDF (fillable) / MS Word
NOTE: The Parish Eucharist preparation forms are NOT for use when the Bishop presides.
Eucharsitic Exposition, Adoration, Benediction: PDF / MS Word
SCAP Word Service: PDF / MS Word
Weekday LOW & Communion: PDF / MS Word
The Order of Christian Funerals: An Overview (A flowchart outlining the progression of rites in the OCF, including explanations of the various rites and norms regarding cremation.)
Funeral Policies and Pastoral Guidelines for the Diocese of Davenport
The Vigil: PDF / MS Word
The Vigil with Reception of the Body: PDF / MS Word
The Funeral Liturgy within Mass: PDF (fillable) / MS Word
The Funeral Liturgy outside Mass: PDF / MS Word
The Rite of Committal: PDF / MS Word
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has reminded us that baptism must use the traditional Trinitarian formula (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). "Baptisms" attempted using other formulas are invalid; please see the response by the CDF on the Vatican website.
Infant Baptism (outside of Mass): PDF / MS Word
Celebrating Baptism within Mass: Instructions
Summary Table: How to Pray the LOH (B&W version)
A Pattern for Praying the Liturgy of the Hours
Morning Prayer Version 1 - PDF / MS Word
Morning Prayer Version 2 - PDF / MS Word
Evening Prayer Version 1 - PDF / MS Word
Evening Prayer Version 2 - PDF / MS Word
The Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Second Edition: Policies for the Diocese of Davenport
Becoming One: A Resource for Couples Preparing their Wedding Liturgy (MSWord)
Music Selection Worksheet: PDF / MS Word
Order of Celebrating Matrimony within Mass: Fillable PDF / MS Word
Order of Celebrating Matrimony without Mass: Fillable PDF / MS Word
Order of Celebrating Matrimony between a Catholic and a Non-Christian: Fillable PDF / MS Word
Link to Tribunal Library webpage (marriage forms, annulment information)
Unity Candle as Meal Prayer (courtesy of the Archdiocese of Newark, a way to move the "unity candle" from the liturgy to the reception as a prayer before the meal)