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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