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 […]

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 […]

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. & […]

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 […]

New educational building unites St. Elizabeth’s

Fr. Greg Haskamp For the first time in decades, preschool through 8th grade children at St. Elizabeth Parish in Kansas City can safely and happily attend school on the same side of the street together. The St. Elizabeth campus was recently transformed by the construction of a new Early Childhood Center on the west side […]

Beloved Priest a Mentor to Generations of Redemptorist Missionaries

CHICAGO, IL, August 18, 2020 – Rev. John (Jack) Ferdinand Willett, C.Ss.R., who influenced generations of Redemptorist Missionaries during the 20 years he was involved in formation ministry, died on August 15, 2020 at St. Clement Redemptorist Mission Community in Liguori. He was 84, and had recently been placed in hospice care. John Ferdinand Willett […]

December 05, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph