The mission of the Office for Liturgy and Sacramental Life is to resource and guide pastors and parishes in the areas of liturgical formation, liturgical preparation, celebration, and evaluation, liturgical spirituality, and sacramental life, in order to deepen awareness of our Catholic sacramental identity, and promote ways in which this identity may find expression in daily life.
In addition, the Office for Liturgy and Sacramental Life serves as a liturgical consultant to Archbishop Naumann, and coordinates and directs the preparation, celebration and evaluation of the liturgical celebrations of the archdiocese.
The “Big” Picture
“The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ’s faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators; on the contrary, through a good understanding of the rites and prayers they should take part in the sacred action conscious of what they are doing, with devotion and full collaboration. They should be instructed by God’s word and be nourished at the table of the Lord’s body; they should give thanks to God; by offering the Immaculate Victim, not only through the hands of the priest, but also with him, they should learn also to offer themselves; through Christ the Mediator, they should be drawn day by day into an ever more perfect union with God and with each other, so that, finally, God may be all in all” (Second Vatican Council, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, 48).
2021 Adult Confirmation Mass
The Mass of Confirmation for Catholics baptized as children but not having received Confirmation will be celebrated on the Eve of Pentecost, Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the 4 o’clock Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle. Persons interested should contact their parish for more information, and then have the following registration form submitted to the Office for Liturgy (firstname.lastname@example.org) by their Pastor or parish staff representative.
Archbishop’s Baptismal Ministry for Larger Families
Archbishop Naumann, as a way of showing his solicitude for those open to raising larger families, has offered to celebrate the baptism of any third or greater child — by birth, adoption or family blending. Parents interested in this opportunity may download the Information Sheet and Registration Form below, and the submit the registration form to the Office for Liturgy (email@example.com). Baptisms take place at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kansas, and are scheduled to be celebrated on the remaining following dates in 2021: May 16, July 11, September 26, and November 21.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
A prayer to use when reception of Holy Communion at Mass is not possible.
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar. I love you above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you, my Lord and my God! Amen.