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Calendar of Events

Religious Events

"Behold the Man," a parish mission Feb. 13-17, 7 p.m., at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 4313 S.W. State Route 7, Blue Springs. For information, call Sister Gemma at (816) 229-5168.

Rosary Rally Devotions, 3 p.m. Feb. 13 at Holy Spirit Church, 11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park, Kan.

Religious Jubilee Mass, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 12th and Broadway, Kansas City. Diocese will be honoring religious celebrating significant jubilees in 2005. For information, send e-mail to Kathie Conwell at

Interpreted Mass for the Hearing Impaired, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 220 N. Blue Mills Road, Independence. For information, call (816) 941-2193 (voice/TDD).

Art, Music, Drama

"You're A Good Man Charlie Brown," a musical, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at St. Mary's High School, 622 N. Main St., Independence. $5.

"Meditation in Music and Movement" Concert, 2 p.m. Feb. 20 at the Sanctuary of Hope, 2601 Ridge Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Free-will offering. To make a reservation, call (913) 321-4673.


DCCW Deanery One and Two Quarterly Meeting, Feb. 12 at Redemptorist Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; Mass at 11 a.m.; lunch and meeting follows. For reservations, call Ann Adams at (816) 921-9109.

Friends of St. Dymphna (patron saint of the mentally ill), Feb. 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City. Mass at 11:30 a.m.; social follows. For information, call (816) 941-7275.

Infertility, Adoption and Foster Care Ministry Group, noon Feb. 13 at Planet Sub, 7409 Quivira Road, Shawnee, Kan. Hosted by Good Shepherd Church in Shawnee. RSVP by calling Robert Brindle at (913) 631-7357, ext. 1.

Military Families Support Group, hosted by Catholic Charities, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at St. Mark Church, 3736 Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Register by calling (816) 333-2040, ext. 107.

Ongoing Courses

"Jesus and the Torah" led by Torah teacher Rudy Ross, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday evenings at St. Peter's Legacy Center, Meyer and Rockhill, Kansas City. For information, call Mary Adriano at (816) 523-5023.


Meditative Prayer, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Sanctuary of Hope, 2601 Ridge, Kansas City, Kan. Led by Carol Meyer. Instruction, prayer, discussion and reflection. For information, call Carol at (913) 677-8672.


Natural Family Planning, symptom-thermal method, sessions begin: 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 3934 Washington, Kansas City. For information, call John or Penny Harrison at (816) 453-7797, or visit the Couple-to-Couple League's Web site at

"Professional Polish and Office Etiquette for Women," noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Keeler Women's Center at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. Presented by Linda Miller, president of Bullet Train Coaching. Free. For information or to reserve a space, call (913) 621-8749. Drinks and snacks provided. Bring sack lunch if you like.

"Walking in the Spirit Through the Power of Prayer," 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 16 to March 16 at St. Therese Church, 7207 N.W. Highway 9, in Parkville. Free-will offering. For information or to register, call Pat at (816) 587-8034.

"Focus on Your Resume," focusing on how to write a resume that works and why, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Keeler Women's Center at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. Individualized coaching and resume sessions offered by appointment on Feb. 24 for those who attend the Feb 17 session. Free. For information or to reserve a space, call (913) 621-8749.

"Protecting God's Children," offered on several dates in February, including Feb. 17 at Holy Family Church in Kansas City (call 816-436-9200); Feb. 23 at St. Patrick Church in St. Joseph (call 816-232-9001); Feb. 26 at St. Margaret Church in Lee's Summit (call 816-246-6800); and Feb. 27 at Sacred Heart-Guadalupe Church in Kansas City (call 816-842-6146). For information, go to


"Women in the Church," with Jesuit Father Dirk Dunfee, 9:15 a.m. Sundays in February at St. Francis Xavier Church Murphy Hall, 5220 Troost, Kansas City. For information, call Gerry Bone at (816) 523-8507.

"Rays of Hope from the Land of Romero," by Jesuit Father Dean Brackley, 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Rockhurst University, Massman Hall, Room 250. Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Peace and Justice and the Kansas City-Salvador Faith Accompaniment. For information, call (816) 756-1858, or send e-mail to

"Applying the Gospel of Matthew to Today's Challenges," with Biagio Mazza of the diocesan Center for Pastoral Life and Ministry, 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at St. Mark Church, 3736 Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Bring a Bible. Free. For information, call (816) 373-2600 or send e-mail to


"Winter Splendor," to benefit the Catholic Charities Northwest Missouri service area, 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 4503 Frederick, St. Joseph. Dinner, silent auction, presentation of community spirit awards. For tickets and information, call Frank Medina at (816) 756-1858, ext. 538, or register online at

"Piccadilly Gala-Auction," to benefit Church of the Annunciation's high school youth group, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 705 N. Jefferson, Kearney. Dinner included. Advance tickets priced lower. For information, call Elizabeth Madeo at (816) 628-5030, ext. 125.

"Las Vegas Night," to benefit St. Ann School, 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 19 at the school gym, 622 N. Main, Independence. $20 in advance; $25 at the door. For information, call (816) 252-1024.

Multi-Genre Songs and Music, to benefit Sacred Heart-Guadalupe Church, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at Cafe Expresso III restaurant, 723 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City. Performed by Eduardo Hurtado. For information, call (816) 841-0900.

Special Events

Taco Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 7009 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown. Book fair.

"Day of Recollection Honoring the Year of the Eucharist," Feb. 12 at Little Sisters of the Poor Chapel, 8745 James A. Reed Road, Kansas City. Rosary at 10:30 a.m.; Mass at 11 a.m.; conference at 12:30 p.m.; closing prayers at 4:30 p.m. Bring sack lunch. Sponsored the World Apostolate of Fatima. For information, call (816) 942-0333.

"The Battle of Algiers," the first in a series of Lenten reflections films about the war and peace, 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13 at the St. Peter Legacy Center, Rockhill Road and Meyer Boulevard, Kansas City. Refreshments provided. Free, but advance reservations required by calling the diocesan Peace and Justice Office at (816) 756-1858, ext. 530.

Spaghetti Dinner, 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Knights of Columbus #4962 Hall, 5101 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City.

Hunger Banquet, 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 5220 Troost, Kansas City. Simple meal and presentation by Community LINC about addressing the problems of homelessness and joblessness in Kansas City. Child care available for ages 2-9. Reservations required by Feb. 11. Call (816) 523-5115, ext. 201.

Chili Dinner, 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2200 N. Blue Mills Road, Independence. For information, call Lisa Martin at (816) 808-2266.

Social Events

Singles Valentine's Dance, for singles 21 and older, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. Mark Church, 3736 Lee's Summit Road, Independence. $10, includes refreshments. For information, call (816) 373-2600, or go to

Young Adult Faith Community, ongoing social and spiritual activities for people ages 21-40. For information, send e-mail to; or go to

Fish Fries

Friday Fish Fries are being held at various locations during Lent, including the following (please call the location for more information, including on which Fridays the dinners will be held):

  • Holy Family Church in Kansas City, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call (816) 436-9200.

  • Knights of Columbus Building in Kearney, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Call (816) 320-3354.

  • Church of the Santa Fe in Buckner, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Call (816) 650-9341.

  • St. Ann Church in Independence, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call (816) 252-2857.

  • Nativity of Mary School in Independence. Call (816) 353-2184.

  • St. Regis Church in Kansas City, 6 to 8 p.m. Call (816) 767-9483.

  • St. Jude Church in Oak Grove, 5 to 7 p.m. Call (816) 690-3165.

  • St. Raphael Church in Gracemore, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Call (816) 454-2338.
  • St. Francis Xavier Church in Kansas City. Call (816) 361-6442.

  • St. Charles Borromeo Church in Gladstone, 4 to 8 p.m. Call (816) 436-0103.

  • St. Anthony Church, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Call (816) 231-5445.

  • Our Lady of Peace School, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Call (816) 763-2565.


    Mass, broadcast at 9 a.m. every day on KEXS-AM 1090 radio. Rosary and Chaplet of the Divine Mercy at 3 p.m. every day.

    “Religion on the Line,” 6 to 8 a.m. Sundays on radio station KCMO-AM 710.

    “Levantate Catolico,” 2 to 4 a.m., 9:15 to 10:05 a.m., and 5 to 6 p.m. Sundays on 1250 AM. Regional Catholic content.

    Mass, Sundays at 10 a.m. on the Hallmark Channel.

    Calendar Information and Deadlines

    Calendar items are published free on a space-available basis. Items must be received no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, eight days before the desired publication date.
    The deadline for the Feb. 25, 2005 issue is Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005.
    Items for the calendar of events must be submitted in writing by sending e-mail to; by fax at (816) 753-6205, attention Lori Wood Habiger; by mail to Calendar of Events, The Catholic Key, P.O. Box 419037, Kansas City, Mo. 64141, or in person at the Catholic Chancery, 300 E. 36th St., Kansas City. Please include the name of a contact person and a daytime telephone number, with an area code.


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