• Divine Worship

Divine Worship

God continually draws all persons to Himself, and we respond to this call through public worship and personal prayer.  In the life of the Church, public and private prayer expresses our adoration, thanksgiving, petition and contrition before God and unites us to Him in a bond of love, a vital and personal relationship with the Holy Trinity.


The mission of the Office of Divine Worship is to assist the Bishop in promoting the full, conscious, and active participation of all the faithful in liturgical celebrations in the Diocese of Arlington. Therefore, the Office of Divine Worship offers pastoral and liturgical formation for the clergy and laity of the Diocese of Arlington, and it serves as a resource for parishes and organizations in their preparations for liturgical celebrations.


“Pray constantly” (1 Thess. 5:17)

Photo Credit: Joe Cashwell (Diocese of Arlington Priesthood Ordination 2018)


The ODW Bulletin contains updates on liturgical formation within the diocese, dates of major liturgical celebrations (such as Rite of Election and Confirmations), notes on the liturgical year, and divine worship news from the Vatican, USCCB, and FDLC. Subscribe for free below.

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