Archive | September, 2020

KC hosts prayer vigil calling for an end to the death penalty

After spending half his life on death row, Christopher Vialva (40) was executed Sept. 24, 2020 at the Terra Haute, Ind. federal prison. He was 19 when he and accomplices robbed and killed youth ministers Todd and Stacie Bagely in 1999. A prayer vigil was held the afternoon of Sept. 24 for Vialva and for […]

Prayer service calls people of faith into action

“Who is my neighbor?” This question was central to the vigil held Sept. 24 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. A ‘Prayer Service for Racial Healing in our Land’ was held to acknowledge the wounds of racism, pray for healing and call the faithful to action. The evening featured prayers, African-American spirituals, scripture readings […]

Sister Ellen (Rose Evelyn) Morseth, BVM

Sister Ellen (Rose Evelyn) Morseth, BVM died Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at North Kansas City Hospice, North Kansas City, Mo. She was 78. Sharing of Memories via Zoom will be from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, followed by a virtual visitation from 10:25-10:40 a.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:45 a.m. […]

Congrats to couples celebrating 50 Years

More than 100 couples in our parishes are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2020. That’s 5,000+ combined years of marriage–what a testament to married love! Couples celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary include: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City: Mr. & Mrs. Edward Blasco, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Warlen Church of the Annunciation, Kearney: Mr. & […]

Sister Mary Therese (Joselyn) Pfeifer, BVM

Sister Mary Therese (Joselyn) Pfeifer, BVM died Sunday, Sept. 6. 2020, at Caritas Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 93. She was born on Jan. 3, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., to Joseph and Elizabeth Vonfeldt Pfeifer. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary congregation Sept. 8, 1945, from Annunciation Parish, […]

More than 50 Honorees Recognized For Volunteerism, Parish Service

Every other Fall, individuals are nominated by their parishes for special recognition of their outstanding service and commitment to volunteering within the parish. This year on Sept. 13, the Bishop’s Recognition Mass commended 55 individuals. Honorees attended both in person and virtually via the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Facebook page, and also received a […]

October 27, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph