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 Lorie Sage at sage@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 in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The Choir rehearses to prepare for 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

+ Eucharistic Congress Save-the-Date: The 3rd Annual ‘In His Presence’ Eucharistic Congress will be held September 10th and 11th, 2021 at St. Thomas More, Kansas City.

+New: Eucharistic Congress Website

+New:  2020 Eucharistic Congress Talks

+View: 2019 Eucharistic Congress Talks



Masses celebrated in parish churches on their titular day include three scripture readings pertaining to the patron, as well as the Gloria and the Creed. Parishes may transfer the solemnity to a nearby Sunday in Ordinary Time.


Masses celebrated in parish churches on their dedication anniversary are solemnities that include three scripture readings from the Common of the Dedication of a Church, as well as the Gloria and the Creed, with the missal’s presidential prayers for the anniversary of the dedication of a church.


  1. Hosts that are completely gluten-free are invalid matter for the celebration of the Eucharist.
  2. Low-gluten hosts (partially gluten-free) are valid matter, provided they contain a sufficient amount of gluten to obtain the confection of bread without the addition of foreign materials and without the use of procedures that would alter the nature of bread.
  3. Mustum, which is grape juice that is either fresh or preserved by methods that suspend its fermentation without altering its nature (for example, freezing), is valid matter for the celebration of the Eucharist.

Upcoming Events

October 29: Reader Training

  • 7-9 pm Thursday, October 29 at St. Mark’s Parish in Independence

Reader Training presented by Mary Pat Storms and Marilyn Schmidt. Please contact your parish before registering; $30 will be billed to each parish represented. Face Mask required; seating capacity 30 to maintain proper social distancing. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/StMark29



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