• Worship and Prayer in the Catholic Tradition

Worship and Prayer

“Pray constantly” (1 Thess. 5:17)

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, prayer (both public and private) 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 aid in fostering the proper understanding and celebration of the liturgy among the People of God of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, especially through pastoral-liturgical development, formation and education. The Office serves also as a resource for the clergy and laity of the Diocese in matters concerning the proper planning and celebration of the sacraments and other liturgical rites of the Church.