Divine Worship

Music

The Office for Divine Worship seeks to further the Second Vatican Council’s vision for liturgical music by providing resources, formation and opportunities for liturgical musicians to gather in prayer and support of one another. Vibrant parish liturgy depends on excellence in liturgical music, with full, conscious and active participation in singing the liturgy our ultimate goal.

“The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as sacred song united to the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn Liturgy.

Therefore, sacred music is to be considered the more holy in proportion as it is more closely connected with the liturgical action, whether it adds delight to prayer, fosters unity of minds, or confers greater solemnity upon the sacred rites." 

Constitution on The Sacred Liturgy, #112