Office for Liturgy and Sacramental Life

Michael Podrebarac, Consultant for Liturgy and Sacramental Life
(913) 647-0330 or


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.


Save the Dates!

2016 Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

  • First Regional Celebration: Sunday, February 14, 2:30 p.m., Holy Angels, Basehor
  • Second Regional Celebration: Tuesday, February 16, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity, Lenexa
  • Third Regional Celebration: Sunday, February 21, 2:30 p.m., St. Matthew's, Topeka

2016 Adult Confirmation Mass

  • Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 7:00 p.m. (new time, Cathedral of St. Peter, KCK)


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

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 should contact their pastors for more information. Baptisms take place at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kansas, and are scheduled to be celebrated on the following dates: September 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.; November 8, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.; January 17, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.; March 13, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.; and May 1, 2016 at 3 p.m.


Opportunities for Singing and Service

The Archdiocesan Choir

A mixed choir open to singers and choir directors from throughout the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Kansas City Metro area to foster musical friendships within our local Church, and to serve at the principal archdiocesan liturgies celebrated by Archbishop Naumann throughout the liturgical year.

The Polyphonic Ensemble                Sursum Corda

A sixteen-voice, highly-skilled amateur vocal ensemble dedicated to singing polyphonic sacred music and cultivating a living tradition of singing sacred choral music in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

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Questions on the Sacred Liturgy?

Feel free to contact the Office for Liturgy and Sacramental Life with questions concerning the history, celebration, theology or spirituality of the the Mass, the Sacraments and the Liturgy of the Hours. Straightforward answers from the Church's teachings, customs and norms.