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 Lorie Sage at email@example.com
+ Rite of Election Workshop Survey: A free workshop was held Saturday, June 3 at the Catholic Center for RCIA directors and clergy. The workshop discussed potential changes to the Rite of Election. A survey has been provided for feedback from attendees and from directors/clergy who were not able to attend. [Click here for survey link]
+ Diocesan Fourth Sunday Choir: The Diocesan Fourth Sunday Choir meets four times a year at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and gathers to sing in September, October, February and March. Further details can be found in the 2018-2019 Fourth Sunday Choir flyer here, and on the music ministry page.
2018-2019 Meeting Dates
September 30, 2018
October 28, 2018
- February 24, 2019
- March 25, 2019
Eucharistic Minister Training Workshop, Dec. 1
Training for becoming an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. Please obtain your parish’s approval before registering; $30 will be billed to the parish.
- December 1, 2018, 8:30 am-12:30 pm: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (O’Hara Room), Kansas City, Mo. (Click here to register)
Ministering to the Sick & Homebound Workshop, Dec. 4
Training for ministering to the sick and homebound. Please obtain your parish’s approval before registering; $30 will be billed to the parish.
- December 4, 2018, 6-9 pm: St. Thomas More parish, Kansas City, Mo. (Click here to register)
Preparing for your Wedding Liturgy, Jan. 9
Fr. Joseph Sharbel and Dr. Mario Pearson will lead couples preparing for Marriage through the Rite of Matrimony and the use of music within the Rite. Published in 2016, the new Rite will be outlined and explored. music and its place within the liturgy will be shared, and time for questions and sharing will conclude this evening. Anyone who is preparing for Matrimony is invited to this workshop. Please contact your parish before registering; $10 per couple will be charged to each parish represented.
- Jan 9, 2019, 7-9 pm: the Catholic Center (Baum Room), Kansas City, Mo. (Click here to register)
Diocesan Reader Training Workshop, Jan. 15
Training for clear, accurate reading at church functions. Please obtain your parish’s approval before registering; $30 will be billed to the parish.
- January 15, 2019, 7-9 pm: St. Bernadette Parish, Kansas City, Mo. (Click here to register)