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September 26, 2017

St. James-Liberty Blood Drive

St. James Blood Drive : There will be a Community Blood Center blood drive on Tuesday, September 26 at St. James Catholic Church, 309 S. Stewart Rd, Liberty, MO from 12:30-7:00PM in the social hall.  Appointments are recommended and can be made online at using sponsor code ‘stjames’ or by contacting Nikki at 816-407-1208.  Walk-ins are also welcome and childcare is provided. 

Start: September 26, 2017
End: September 26, 2017

September 29, 2017

500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation

The diocesan commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation: 7 p.m., September 29, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 416 W. 12th Street, Kansas City.  Bishop James Johnston Jr., Kansas City-St. Joseph, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Kansas City in Kansas, and Bishop Roger Gustafson, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, will all take part.

Start: September 29, 2017
End: September 29, 2017

September 30, 2017

Lillis High School ALL School Reunion

Lillis High School All School Reunion, 6 – 10 p.m., Sept. 30, Cristo Rey High School (formerly Redemptorist School), Linwoodand Broadway, Kansas City.

Join us for 5 p.m. Mass followed by Buffet Dinner of Smoked Pork Tenderloin and Italian Grilled Chicken, Dancing and Cash Bar. $40/Individual, $75/ Couple. ALL classes are invited.

We hope to see many from the class of 1967 as it is our 50th Anniversary.

Send reservation (make checks payable to: Lillis High School All School Reunion,) PO Box 29156, Parkville, MO 64152. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 1.

Please note your name (maiden name ladies), Class year, mailing address, and email address. NOTE: This information will not be distributed for any reason. Only retained for Alumni gatherings.

Any questions or hotel suggestions, contact committee members: Leo Glynn, Lglynn5943@aol. com; Ed Weixeldorfer,; Gerry Sharkey,

Start: September 30, 2017
End: September 30, 2017

October 1, 2017

St. Joan of Arc Presentation and Pot Luck Dinner


St. Joan of Arc presentation and pot luck dinner, Oct. 1, Robert Hager hall, 1500 NE Englewood Road, Gladstone.

4:30 p.m., dinner; 5 – 6 p.m., presentation.

Limited seating, call (816) 804-4447 or

Hosted by the Columbiettes #7064

Start: October 1, 2017
End: October 1, 2017

Pilgrimage to Mary Mother of the Church National Shrine

Pilgrimage to Mary Mother of the Church National Shrine, Laurie, Mo.

State Knights of Columbus Council #4962 in Raytown will have a 56-passenger, restroom equipped
motor coach bus to take interested Catholics to St. Patrick’s Church, Laurie, in the Lake of the Ozarks, location of Mary, Mother of the Church National Shrine, Oct. 1 for our annual Pilgrimage: a day of Reflection, Prayer, Patriotism, Fellowship and Celebration for all Missouri Knight’s families and friends.

7a.m., Bus will leave the Raytown Hall, 5101 Blue Ridge Cut-off, stopping for breakfast along the way.

10 a.m., events start with registration, followed by Flag Raising, Stations of the Cross, Crowning of Mary, Rosary, Outdoor Mass, lunch.

Concludes at 2:30 p.m., with Benediction.

Return time to the Raytown Hall will be approx. 6 p.m.

$25/person for the bus round trip and $10 for the meal prepared by the local Knights of Columbus Council.

For more information, to reserve a seat on the bus and to make payment arrangements contact Ed Columbus (816) 358-8831.

Start: October 1, 2017
End: October 1, 2017

October 2, 2017

The Writings of St. John and the Book of Revelation

The writings of St. John and The Book of Revelation, a six-week course facilitated by Dr. Claude Sasso. Begins 6:30 p.m., Aug.28, St. Mary’s Church, 600 N Liberty Street, Independence. Classes held in Fitzgerald Hall (church basement).

A free will donation will be accepted. For more information please call St. Mary’s 816-252-0121.

Start: October 2, 2017
End: October 2, 2017

October 4, 2017

Circle of Understanding

Join our Circle of Understanding the first Wednesday of each month beginning February 1 where people of different faiths, races, cultures, sexual orientation, backgrounds, and ways of life will share their stories to come to a greater understanding of one another as a fundamental step to harmony in the midst of diversity.

A simple soup supper will be served at 6 p.m., with the Circle following at 6:30p.m., at Precious Blood Renewal Center, 2130 St. Gaspar Way, Liberty.

Register to attend with Lucia Ferrara at

Start: October 4, 2017
End: October 4, 2017

CWV Fr. Vincent Capodanno MM Memorial Post 1974 meetiing

Catholic War Veterans Fr. Vincent R. Capodanno, MM Memorial Post 1974 monthly meeting, 7 – 8 p.m., March 1, Our Lady of Mercy Country Home-Tighe Hall, 2115 Maturana Drive, Liberty.

Start: October 4, 2017
End: October 4, 2017

October 7, 2017

Missouri Capitol Rosary Rally

Missouri Capitol Rosary Rally, 10 a.m., Oct.7, Capitol Rotunda, 201 W. Capitol Avenue,
Jefferson City.

Join in the 2nd annual Rosary Rally in the Missouri Capitol Building’s Rotunda.

For more information, contact Mark Kiser (417) 986-9507

Start: October 7, 2017
End: October 7, 2017

October 14, 2017

Linger over Breakfast (Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet series)

Linger over Breakfast series

Presented by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Celebrating Over 150 Years of Serving our Dear Kansas City Neighbor  


Who’s Listening?

Is your heart a listening heart? What are the reasons and what motivates you to listen to yourself, to others and God? Effective listening depends on our motivation and on our willingness to really hear another. If you want another person to experience your care and concern, you will take every opportunity to learn how to improve your listening heart. Open your ears and your heart this fall morning.

Presented by: Marilyn Peot, CSJ

Saturday, October 14, 2017 Avila University, Whitfield Center, 119th and Wornall Road, Kansas City

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Program 9-11 a.m. $15 per session, breakfast included. Register online at  or call (816) 501-2944.

Start: October 14, 2017
End: October 14, 2017
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