Office of Divine Worship

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.

“Mother Church earnestly desires that all the faithful should be led to that full, conscious, and active participation in liturgical celebrations which is demanded by the very nature of the liturgy. Such participation by the Christian people as a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a redeemed people is their right and duty by reason of their baptism.” (Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, no. 14)


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