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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
+ Save the Date: The second annual ‘In His Presence’ Eucharistic Conference will be held September 12, 2020 at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish, in St. Joseph. More details to come… Click here to view the 2019 talks, recorded by Sistine Films! Save the Date Flyer
February 4: Extraordinary Minsters of Holy Communion Workshop-Spanish Language
Spanish language training on serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, presented by Fr. Paul Turner. Light dinner provided; $30 charge to each person/parish will be billed. RSVP /Fr. Kendall Ketterlin firstname.lastname@example.org with a complete list of parish participants by Friday, January 31.
- Tuesday, February 4, 2020: 6-8:30 pm,Our Lady of Peace Parish (training location -gym building next door to parish)
February 4: Day of Prayer at Seedtime
As the planting season begins in late winter/early spring, it is traditional for gardeners and farmers to seek God’s blessing on their seeds and crops. The diocesan day of prayer At Seedtime will be on Monday, February 4, 2020.
February 22: Reader Training Workshop
Training for reading clearly and accurately at liturgical functions. Please contact your parish before registering; $30 per participant will be charged to each parish represented.
- Saturday, February 22, 2020: 9-11 am, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (O’Hara Room), Kansas City. Register Here…
February 24: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Workshop
Training for becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC). Please contact your parish before registering; $30 per participant will be charged to each parish represented. Registration deadline February 23. Light dinner provided.
- Monday, February 24, 2020: 6-8:30 pm, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (O’Hara Room), Kansas City. Register Here…
February 29 and March 1: Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens
The Rite of Election will be on February 29, 2020 10:00 am and 7:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and March 1, 2020 2:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Joseph.
March 20-21: 24 Hours for the Lord
In response to the 24 Hours for the Lord initiative (first launched in 2014), the Office of Divine Worship is co-sponsoring 24 hours of adoration and confessions with Mir House of Prayer in St. Joseph, Mo. and St. Thomas More Parish in Kansas City, Mo. The 2020 theme is ‘Your sins are forgiven’ (Lk. 7:48).
- 8:15 am March 20-8:15 am March 21: MIR House of Prayer, St Joseph
- 8:45 am March 20-8:15 am March 21: St. Thomas More Parish, Kansas City
March 30: Chanting the Good Friday Intercessions Workshop
Fr. Turner will present a workshop open to priests, deacons and cantors on Chanting the Good Friday Intercessions. Training will be held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City from 7-8:30 pm. Please bring your own copy of the Good Friday intercessions for the training.
Contact the Office of Divine Worship to reserve your spot!
April 27: Annual Diocesan Day of Prayer in Atonement and for the Healing of all those harmed by sexual abuse
12:15 Mass at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City, MO. More details to come!
June 3: Confirmation of Adults
- Wednesday, June 3, 2020: 7 pm at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City
September 13: Bishop’s Recognition Mass
- Sunday, September 13, 2020 at the 11 am Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City
September 27: Golden Wedding Anniversary
- Sunday, September 27, 2020 at the 11 am Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City