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 […]

Catholic Key ceases operations; Communications Department being re-envisioned

Our Mutually Shared Vision, the diocesan pastoral plan, continually challenges us to keep evaluating the best means and practices in reaching today’s world for sharing the Gospel and serving the Church’s mission.  Due to many factors identified over the past several years and deliberations initiated prior to the pandemic, as well as these recent months, […]

Building a relationship with Jesus

Advent is a season of watching and preparing.

At Home, At Last

A Veteran Moves on and Makes Room for More By Lisa Tulp Catholic Charities Kenneth can divide his life into “before” and “after”: before he moved off the streets into St. Michael’s Veterans Center, and after he achieved enough stability to move on. In between those extremes, Kenneth said, Catholic Charities changed his life. Before […]

Letting your wishes be known with advance directives and the like

If you’ve been admitted to a hospital in recent years, you probably were asked umpteen times, “Do you have a Living Will?”

St. Joseph youth experience Christ in the disguise of the poor

This summer, 18 youth and four adults from the St. Joseph community travelled over six hundred miles to Eagle Butte, South Dakota where they spent six days helping members of the Lakota tribe on the Cheyenne River Reservation.

Anointing of the Sick – ‘Christ is here with you’

At 93, he’s the oldest priest in the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. “I wasn’t ordained to retire,”

September 23, 2020
The Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph