Archdiocesan Worship Commission

A primary responsibility of the Archbishop as the chief liturgist is to ensure a well-formed liturgical life for the people of God. This well-formed liturgical life is achieved only when the full, active, and conscious participation of the people of God comes to fruition. To accomplish this goal, it must be acknowledged that the Commission must also serve the needs of those who participate in promoting the liturgical apostolate such as pastors, parochial vicars, deacons, lay-liturgical ministers, RCIA directors, and the other faithful who participate in the liturgy.

The Commission’s role then is to support the Archbishop in his role as chief liturgist of the Archdiocese of Detroit and promoter of the Church’s liturgical life.

Reverend Stephen Pullis
Graduate Pastoral Formation Director
Sacred Heart Major Seminary

Reverend Monsignor John Kasza
Ecumenical and Interfaith Advisor

Sister Esther Mary Nickel, RSM
Director of Sacred Worship
Department of Evangelization and Missionary Discipleship
Dr. Horst Buchholz
Director of Sacred Music
Reverend Monsginor Gary Smetanka
Worship Commission Member

Dan McAfee
Worship Commission Member

Representative Directors of Worship from Families of Parishes