The Diocese has a rich history of liturgical music to celebrate our faith and enrich the Liturgy.

Here you will find information about music ministry opportunities, liturgy planning resources, and church documents on music.

Below are links with information about collaborative music ministry opportunities, and online music planning and education resources.

Music Ministry Opportunities

Diocesan Choir

The Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocesan Choir sings for special diocesan celebrations. The goal is to build membership that represents the various parishes.

The Choir rehearses for events such as these:

  • Rite of Election
  • Adult confirmation
  • The Corpus Christi procession.

Rehearsals take place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Other locations can be established to give more singers an opportunity to participate.

Visiting Choir

Choirs are welcome to sing special anthems at a Cathedral parish Mass. They may also participate in the annual St. Cecilia Festival on the Third Sunday of November. Contact Dr. Mario Pearson to make arrangements.

Video Resources

Skills and Spirituality Online Resources

2023 Order of Penance Presentation, presenter: Fr. Paul Turner

Reading Resources

Paul Turner’s Catholic Liturgy Blog:

Tra le sollecitudini: Moto Proprio on Sacred Music (Pius X)

Mediator Dei: Encyclical of Pope Pius XII on the Sacred Liturgy

Musicae Sacrae: Encyclical of Pope Pius XII on Sacred Music

Sacrosanctum concilium: Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy

Musicam sacram: Instruction on Music in the Liturgy

General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM)

Book: Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship (USCCB)

Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship Study Guide

Article: Diocesan Music Coordinator Shares Visions of Future (Catholic Key

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