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The Committee on Divine Worship, a standing committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has the responsibility for all matters relating to the Sacred Liturgy for Latin Rite Dioceses in the United States.

Committee on Divine Worship

Most Rev. Arthur J. Serratelli
Bishop of Paterson
Committee Chairman

Justin F. Cardinal Rigali
Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia

Most Rev. Gregory M. Aymond
Archbishop of New Orleans

Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair
Archbishop of Hartford

Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville

Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz
Bishop of El Paso

Most Rev. Daniel E. Thomas
Bishop of Toledo

Most Rev. Octavio Cisneros
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn
Chairman, Subcommittee on Divine Worship in Spanish

Most Rev. Paul R. Sanchez
Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn


Right Rev. Gregory J. Polan, OSB
Abbot of Conception Abbey (Conception, Missouri)

Rev. Msgr. Kevin W. Irwin
Professor of Liturgical Studies, The Catholic University of America

Rev. Jan Michael Joncas
Fellow, Center for Catholic Studies, University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota)

Rev. Thomas C. Ranzino
Chairman, Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions

Rev. Juan J. Sosa
President, National Hispanic Institute of Liturgy

Sr. Janet A. Baxendale, SC
Chair, Committee on Liturgical Art and Architecture, Archdiocese of New York

Mrs. Rita A. Thiron
Executive Director, Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions


Rev. Michael J. Flynn
Executive Director

Rev. Andrew V. Menke
Associate Director

Ms. Carmen F. Aguinaco
Multicultural Specialist

Mr. Matthew M. Godbey
Administrative Assistant

Mr. David K. Ringwald
Staff Assistant

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