The purpose of the Office for Divine Worship (OWD) is to assist individual parishes as well as the entire Archdiocese to worship God through rich and beautiful expressions of Catholic liturgy.
The OWD provides direct support to the parishes, as well as programs designed to aid parish clergy, volunteers, and staff. It also assists the Archbishop in his role as Chief Liturgist of the Archdiocese; and provides organization and support for Archdiocesan liturgies.
The web page contains Diocesan Guidelines & Liturgical Norms, a local Liturgical Calendar, and Fasting & Abstinence guidelines, Guides to Catholic Ceremonies, and Manual for liturgical ministries. Other information will be posted as it is needed or developed.
The daily operation of ODW is under Dr. Patricia DeJarnett, the theological consultant for the office is Rev. Paul Berny who has an M.A. in Religious Studies from the Catholic University of America.