Office for Divine Worship

Telephone: (213) 637-7262


The Office for Divine Worship assists the Archbishop in his role as “Chief Liturgist” and supports the Church of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in encountering Christ in the celebration of the sacraments, prayer and Divine Worship.

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The Archbishop, Auxiliary Bishops, Pastors, Deacons, Parish Liturgy Directors, RCIA Directors, offices of the Archdiocese, liturgical and sacramental ministers (Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Initiation Ministers, Music Ministers, et al.), Parish Catechetical Leaders, and schools.


  • Support pastors and parishes in their liturgical and sacramental ministries.
  • Assist the Archbishop in making policies regarding liturgical and sacramental ministries.
  • Provide formation opportunities (online, print, physical) for liturgical and sacramental ministers (priests, deacons, initiation ministers, music ministers, et al.).
  • Offer liturgical print resources to parishes and schools.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) within the Archdiocese.
  • Assist the Archbishop in approving any renovations, remodeling or construction of churches or worship spaces in the Archdiocese.

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Our Staff

Fr. Juan Ochoa

Director of the Office for Divine Worship

Divine Worship Staff