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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 […]

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, […]

October 30, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph