Office of Worship

Office of Worship

Purpose of the Office of Worship
The goal at which the efforts of the Office of Worship aim is the building up of the true Christian spirit in the faithful of our diocese by promoting full, conscious, and actual participation in the prayer of the Church.

Competencies of the Office of Worship
The Office of Worship strives to meet this goal through several areas of activity. The Office of Worship assists the bishop with research, advice, and support in areas of liturgical, sacramental and devotional matters. It coordinates the planning and celebration of episcopal liturgies and other diocesan liturgical ceremonies, collaborating with other curia offices as needed. The staff members serve as a resource on liturgical and sacramental matters and devotional practices. The Office provides guidance on liturgical celebrations for parishes and institutions, and offers catechesis and formation on understanding, preparing, and celebrating liturgical and sacramental rites, liturgical ministries, and related topics, collaborating with other curia offices when possible. The Office is ready to assist parishes and other Catholic institutions to implement liturgical directives of the diocesan bishop, the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, and the Holy See. The Office is also responsible for forming and coordinating the diocesan commission on worship and sub-commissions on art and music.


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Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 10. 

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of FASTING. 

Catholics, from the 18th birthday up to the 59th birthday are obliged to fast, that is, take only one full meal and two lesser meals, with nothing to eat in between meals.  Drinking fluids would not be contrary to the practice of fasting.

Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent, including Good Friday, are days of ABSTAINING from meat. 

 All Catholics, beginning with the 14th birthday, are obliged to abstain from eating meat.

People who are unable to practice bodily penance, due to pregnancy, illness, or hard physical labor may choose another form of penance or charity.  The Church urges that works of penance be linked to works of charity – for example, using the money saved on less expensive meals or giving up snacks to feed the poor.


Office of Worship Calendar