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St. Matthew the Apostle Parish closes

All good stories must come to an end–and bring a bittersweet fulfillment in finishing that final chapter. After 56 years, St. Matthew the Apostle Parish in south Kansas City has written its last word in the story of the local Church. The parish was established in 1964, in response to rapid population growth in the […]

New multi-purpose community center coming to Holy Cross School

The development of the multi-purpose community center immediately adjacent to Holy Cross Grade School in northeast Kansas City has remained a prayerful vision of Bright Futures for more than a year. “The Holy Spirit has inspired the hearts and minds of so many of us for this exciting project,” said Jeremy Lillig, Bright Futures Executive […]

Looking to the future: Deanery V plan presented Sept. 30

Megan Marley Parishes in the Blue Ridge Corridor—St. Sabina, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thomas More, Coronation of Our Lady, St. Matthew the Apostle, Our Lady of Lourdes, St. John Francis Regis, St. Bernadette and Nativity of Mary—are implementing a new growth plan in response to changing demographics and to continue to support the faithful […]

Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph receives $250,000 CARES Act grant

Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph was awarded $250,000 from the State of Missouri to aid community members facing housing crises. The awarded amount is part of a larger $22 million available through the state’s Nonprofit Relief & Recovery program. The grant will provide relief in the form of housing and utility assistance throughout the […]

St. Anthony’s Retirement Community dedicated and blessed

Megan Marley For everything there is a season…a time to gather stones, a time to build. With construction finished on all the buildings at St. Anthony’s Catholic Retirement Community, it is now time to celebrate. Leadership, staff and residents of the Community gathered with clergy and Bishop Johnston on Oct. 25 to dedicate their buildings […]

Carmelite spirituality series begins Oct. 15

Megan Marley For those attracted to contemplative practice, or just looking to enrich your spiritual life, a new program being offered at St. Thomas More parish in Kansas City may be of interest. Fr. Kendall Ketterlin, parochial vicar at St. Thomas More, is offering a series on Carmelite spirituality with the working title ‘Coming to […]

World Mission Sunday is Oct. 18

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, We celebrate World Mission Sunday on October 18 this year.  This annual, worldwide Eucharistic celebration emphasizes our shared baptismal call to mission. Pope Francis, in his message for World Mission Sunday, implores us, “In this year marked by the suffering and challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the missionary journey of […]

‘Domingo Mundial de las Misiones’ el 18 de Octubre

Queridos hermanos y hermanas en Cristo, Celebramos el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones el 18 de octubre de este año. Esta celebración Eucaristica anual en todo el mundo enfatiza nuestro llamado bautismal com partido a la misión. El Papa Francisco, en su mensaje para el Domingo Mundial de las Misiones, nos implora: “En este año […]

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 […]

December 02, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph