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

Rite of Election Workshop SurveyA 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]

Upcoming Events

September 22, 2018: “We Are Many Parts” Skills & Mindsets for Choirs & Directors Workshop

September 22, 2018, 9 am-Noon
St. Joseph Catholic Church: 11311 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS 66203

The two local NPM Chapters are combining efforts for this morning presentation of specific skills for the choir. Bring your friends from the choir and tune up your ensemble skills; the morning has something for everyone! (8:15 am Morning Mass will also be offered at the parish for all those who wish to attend before the workshop.) Suggested $10 donation.

Click here to Register

Event Flyer 1   Event Flyer 2 (with presenters listed)


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


Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Workshops

Training to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Please obtain your parish’s approval before registering; $30 will be billed to the parish.


Ministering to the Sick & Homebound Workshops

Training to for ministering to the sick and homebound. Please obtain your parish’s approval before registering; $30 will be billed to the parish.


Preparing for your Wedding Liturgy

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 charge to each parish represented.

©2018 Diocese of Kansas City–St. Joseph

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