Welcome to the Office of Worship

[T]he liturgy is the summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed; at the same time it is the font from which all her power flows…

#10, Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy



Global and Multicultural Music

Presentations at St. John’s School of Theology and Seminary

Free of charge and open to all parish musicians

Andrew Donaldson is an internationally-known specialist in global and multicultural liturgical music. He has a diploma in classical guitar from the Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), has long been active in church work as music director, hymnal editor, and presenter, and has served as Worship Consultant to the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland.


February 21

9:30 am Open Rehearsal with Chapel Choir – Emmaus Hall, South Lounge (basement)

Donaldson will lead the choir in learning music for worship from a variety of cultures. Then the choir will lead a 11:30 am half-hour worship service with the theology school community. Anyone may join the choir for this – but please pre-register with Fr. Anthony Ruff OSB at awruff@csbsju.edu.


February 22

9:00-11:00 am Workshop on Multicultural and Global Music – Emmaus Hall, South Lounge (basement)

Donaldson will explain the whats, whys, and hows of using music from a variety of cultures in the liturgy, introduce new music to us, and lead us in how to sing and play it well. No pre-registration needed; open to all parishes in the diocese.


Diocesan Festival Choir Registration

Click the image above to register!

Volunteer to Minister at One of the Diocesan Masses

Complete this online form to be added to a contact list of liturgical ministers (Hospitality  Ministers, Ushers, Sacristans, Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion or Lectors.

To sign up, click here.


Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion

Bishop Kettler will celebrate this liturgy on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary beginning at 3:00 p.m. To register your catechumens and/or candidates, click here.


About the Office of Worship…

  1. The Office of Worship assists the diocesan bishop in carrying out his function as the chief liturgist and promoter and guardian of the liturgical life of this diocese.
  2. This office assists the people of the Diocese of Saint Cloud in liturgical formation by deepening their understanding of the liturgy and helping them to implement the vision of the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy.
  3. The Office of Worship provides leadership and direction for the development of liturgical celebrations, prayer, music, art and environment.

Much of the information contained on this website is to assist Pastors, Liturgists, Musicians and Liturgical Ministers with their roles in liturgical preparation and implementation.

Documents of the Liturgy

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy

General Instruction of the Roman Missal 

General Instruction of the Liturgy of the Hours

Sing to the Lord: Music in Divine Worship

Built of Living Stone: Art, Architecture, and Worship