Liturgical worship, including the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist (Mass), within the National Catholic Church of North America is generally celebrated using the now current Roman Rite (the same used by the Roman Catholic Church) known as the Novus Ordo. However, there are some subtle differences in our celebration that you may or may not notice while attending Mass.

In the future the Liturgy of the National Catholic Church may diverge further from that of the Roman Catholic Church because liturgical norms adopted by the Roman Catholic Church are not automatically adopted by the bishops of the National Catholic Church of North America.

As a consequence, it is envisaged that over time our liturgy may become more noticeably different. This is especially relevant as the Roman Catholic Church nears the end of a process of reviewing the current Liturgical practices within its church, many of which may not be adopted by the National Catholic Church of North America.

It is important to note that the intention of the National Catholic Church of North America is to provide a relevant, enjoyable, sacred and joyous worship through its liturgies, while at the same time maintaining the essentials to guarantee the validity and acceptance of the sacraments performed by the universal church.

Feast Days and Solemnities are celebrated according to the Calendar of the Western Church. For example, the season of Easter is celebrated at the same time as is in the Roman Catholic Church, The Episcopal Church, and the Lutheran Church to mention but a few.