Director of Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship
Fr. Jonathan M. Gaspar
Archdiocesan Master of Ceremonies and Chaplain
Executive Assistant, Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship
Mission of the Office of Divine Worship
The Second Vatican Council states that the celebration of the Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life. The Office for Divine Worship exists to support the most important activity of the Church, which is the worship of Almighty God and the sanctification of the Christian people. A parish that strives to evangelize and to form disciples must first celebrate the liturgy well, inviting the faithful to a deeper understanding of the sacred signs. The first priority of an evangelizing community should be the celebration of the Sunday Eucharist. The Office for Divine Worship seeks to support this foundational belief and to promote a healthy liturgical life in the parishes, where fidelity to the Church’s legislative norms and liturgical texts is embraced.