Liturgy, the public prayer of the Church, is at the heart of Catholic life. Worship grounds our identity in relationship to God and one another. As stated by the Second Vatican Council, the Liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed. The Liturgy Office assists the Bishop, the Chief Liturgist of the Diocese, in overseeing prayerful and reverent liturgy throughout the Diocese.
Rev. Msgr. Robert C. Mazur
Director, Office of Liturgy
rmazur@dioceseaj.org
Miss Joan Noonan
Office of Liturgy
Phone: (814) 693-9870
jnoonan@dioceseaj.org

LITURGY OFFICE RESPONSIBILITIES

Providing clergy and parishes with universal and Episcopal directives, helping to clarify and explain liturgical principles.

Providing guidelines to assist pastors with their Parish Liturgy Committees in the preparation and celebration of the sacraments, public celebration of Liturgy of Hours and praying of Catholic devotions.

Assisting faith communities in their efforts to provide holy and reverent liturgical and para-liturgical celebrations.

Offering regular workshops for liturgical ministers and eight-week classes on liturgical principles.

Providing catechesis on pertinent liturgical matters by way of seasonal mailings and weekly church bulletin inserts.

Working with a fifteen member Diocesan Liturgy Committee that addresses the liturgical life of the Local Church. This Committee names those areas of liturgical life in the Diocese to the attention of the Bishop; sub-committees exist in the areas of education, music, pastoral concerns, and renovation and building of worship spaces.

DIOCESAN LITURGY COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP

Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak — Bishop and Chief Liturgist
Rev. Msgr. Robert C. Mazur — Director of the Office of Liturgy
Sister Linda LaMagna, CCW — Chair
Mrs. Mary Lou Putek — Vice Chair and Art, Architecture, Worship Committee Chair
Mrs. Mary Ann Spychalski — Recording Secretary
Mr. Mark Geleski — Education Committee Chair
Mrs. Debbie Hetrick — Pastoral Liturgy Committee Chair
Mrs. Cathy McFee — Music Committee Chair
Mrs. Cecilia Neiderer — Nominating Committee Chair
Mrs. Patricia Waring — Website Committee Chair
Mrs. Anne Burkholder
Mr. Daniel Hutchison
Mr. Stan Popich
Mrs. Jeanne Thompson
Mrs. Judith Wahl
Deacon James Woomer, Sr.
Mr. William Zierke