Divine Worship

Welcome to the Office of Divine Worship!

The Office of Divine Worship for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph assists the bishop in liturgical matters and serves as a resource for parishes and individuals for formation and training.

We are here to assist you in your liturgical needs; feel free to contact us!

Updates from the Office of Divine Worship

  • Liturgy Planning: liturgy planning sheets for confirmation, Mass with the bishop, etc. are available by emailing Bobbi Aschwanden at aschwanden@diocesekcsj.org.
  • Diocesan Choir: The Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocesan Choir is a music ministry dedicated to the mission of fostering and encouraging full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgy. The Choir sings at special diocesan celebrations, such as Rite of Election, Adult Confirmation, Golden Wedding Anniversary and more. For more information or to sign up, contact Mario Pearson at mpearson@kcgolddome.org
  • Latest Liturgical Updates: For liturgical updates, Q&A and more from the Director, subscribe to the blog at PaulTurner.org
  • Liturgical Questions: contact Fr. Paul Turner, Director, turner@diocesekcsj.org or Deacon Doug Warrens, Associate Director, warrens@diocesekcsj.org

Eucharistic Revival Timeline

  • June 19, 2022 Corpus Christi, Launch Eucharistic Revival
  • June 19, 2022-June 11, 2023 Eucharistic Revival Diocesan Year
  • June 11, 2023-July 17, 2024 Eucharistic Revival Parish Year
  • July 17-21, 2024 National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • July 17, 2024-June 8, 2025 Pentecost, National Eucharistic Revival Event and Missionary Sending
  • Year of Going Out On Mission July 21, 2024-Pentecost 2025 -Having enkindled a missionary fire in the hearts of the American faithful, the Holy Spirit will send us out on mission to share the gift of our Eucharistic Lord as we enter the universal Church’s jubilee in 2025.
  • Diocesan 3-Year Plan: NatlEucharisticRevival-English.A (1)   NatlEucharisticRevival-Spanish.1 (2)


Synod 2021-2024

Liturgical Commission Members

  • Fr. Paul Turner (ex officio)
  • Deacon Doug Warrens (ex officio)
  • Dr. Mario Pearson (ex officio)
  • Fr. Olvin Girón
  • Carol Mathews
  • Deacon Dien Nguyen
  • Ron Sondag
  • Fr. Joe Sharbel
  • Bro. David Wilding, OSB
  • Abby Dropinski

©2024 Diocese of Kansas City–St. Joseph