The Office for Divine Worship serves as a resource for the celebration of the Sacred Liturgy throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Office provides in a general way for the ongoing liturgical formation of the clergy and faithful, with a special emphasis on the formation of liturgical ministers.
The Office for Divine Worship assists the Archbishop with the preparation and planning of all the liturgical celebrations in the Archdiocese for which he is the celebrant. The Office also assists the Rector of the Cathedral-Basilica with the preparation of all archdiocesan liturgical celebrations celebrated at Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral-Basilica. This also includes the principal liturgical celebrations of the Church Year at the Cathedral-Basilica. The Office assists with the liturgical celebrations associated with the various offices of the Secretariat for Evangelization.
The Office for Divine Worship assists pastors and those in parishes and schools who are responsible for sacramental liturgical preparation and celebration. This assistance includes directives, consultation and workshops. These workshops are often in conjunction with other offices of the Archdiocese. This Office assists with the formation of leaders in the initiation of adults and the Archdiocesan celebration of the rites for the initiation of adults. Additionally, the Office provides on-going direction for the liturgical celebration of adult initiation in parishes.