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Calendar of Events

Religious Events

Parish Mission, "Life's Journey" with Jesuit Father Tom Allender, Feb. 28-March 2 at Holy Spirit Church in Overland Park, Kan. For information, call the church at (913) 492-7318.

Parish Mission, "Walking With Jesus," with Father Dennis Lyle, 7 p.m. Feb. 28 to March 1 at St. Bridget Church in Pleasant Hill. For information, call (816) 540-4563.

"Processing Our Guilt," a parish mission with Jesuit Father Tom Allender, and Steven Wilbourn, March 7-9 at St. John LaLande Church, 805 N.W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs. Childcare provided if notified in advance. For information, call Rita Hayes at (816) 228-9056.

Art, Music, Drama

"The Elders: For the Love of the Irish Concert," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Rockhurst High School, 9301 State Line Road, Kansas City. For information, call (816) 363-2039, or go to

"Stations," a musical dramaturgy, 8 p.m. March 4 at Holy Family Church, 919 N.E. 96th St., Kansas City. For information, call Patty at (816) 436-9200.


Suburban Catholic Singles, 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Coronation of Our Lady Church, 13000 Bennington, Grandview. For information, call Millie at (816) 966-1229.

DCCW Quarterly Meeting, March 2 at St. Therese Church, 7207 N.W. Highway 9, Parkville. Register at 9 a.m., meeting, Mass, lunch and entertainment follow. For information, call (816) 741-5665.

Tabernacle Society, 10 a.m. March 4 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 3934 Washington, Kansas City.

Community of the Good Shepherd Guild, 12:30 p.m. March 7 at the Second Presbyterian Church, 55th and Oak streets, Kansas City.


Lenten Day of Prayer, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Marillac center at the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth campus in Leavenworth, Kan. Call Sister Noreen at (913) 758-6552.

"Women's Day of Reflection," 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5 at St. Ann Church in Prairie Village, Kan. Hosted by FAMILIA and Coleen Kelly Mast of EWTN's "The Doctor Is In" program. $25 before Feb. 27; $30 at the door (includes breakfast and lunch). For information, call Michele Straub at (913) 397-7445.

Day of Reflection and Chili Supper, March 5 at St. Ann Church, 10113 E. Lexington, Independence. Chili supper after the 4 p.m. Mass. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus Council 3430.

Spiritual Marriage Pyramid, March 11-12 at the Museum Hill Bed and Breakfast Inn in St. Joseph. Free-will offering. To stay at the inn, a $30 deposit is requested. Deadline to register is March 8. For reservations or information, call John and Karen Wood at (816) 387-9663.


"Protecting God's Children," offered on several dates in February, including 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).

Creighton Model FertilityCare System Natural Family Planning, various dates and locations, including 7 p.m. March 3 at St. James Church in Liberty; 7 p.m. March 10 at Saint Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs. For reservations, call (816) 224-1177.

"Be-Ing Peace in a Violent World," with Benedictine Sisters Barbara McCracken and Gabrielle Kocour, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 12 at the Sophia Center, 751 S. 8th St., Atchison, Kan. $30. For information, call (913) 360-6151.

"JustFaith," a conversion-based process that seeks to integrate personal spirituality and social ministry, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 12 at the Catholic Church Offices, Helmsing Room, 301 E. Armour Blvd., Kansas City. To register, call Linda Zeorlin by March 7, (816) 756-1858, ext. 532.

"Compassion in Action," addressing how to meet the needs of the poor, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 12 at the City Union Mission's Family Shelter, 1310 Wabash, Kansas City. $10 if pre-registered; $15 at the door. Register by calling (816) 474-9380, ext. 1466.

Sign Language II, Thursdays March 3 to May 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. John LaLande Church in Blue Springs. For information or to register, call the Diocesan Ministry With Persons With Disabilities at (816) 941-2193 (voice/TDD).

Natural Family Planning, sympto-thermal method, sessions begin: 7 p.m. March 4 at St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Gladstone. For information, call John or Penny Harrison at (816) 453-7797.


"Personal Formation in Catholic Education," by Jesuit Father Michael J. Buckley, 7:30 p.m. March 3 at the University of St. Mary, 4100 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, Kan. Free. For information, call (913) 758-6317.

"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.

"Understanding the Arab/Muslim World: An American Catholic Living in the Middle East Tells Her Story," by Catherine Browning, 7 to 9 p.m. March 3 at St. Pius Church, 5601 Woodson, Mission, Kan. Also at St. Agnes Church in Roeland Park, Kan., at 7 p.m. Feb. 28. For information, call Carol Meyer at (913) 677-8672.


Ladies of Charity Cruising Party, to benefit Seton Center Family and Health Services and other charities, Feb. 26 at the Fairmont Hotel in Kansas City. For information, call Albe McGurk at (913) 491-4313.

Auction and Dinner, to benefit Our Lady of Lourdes School, March 4 at the school, 8812 E. Gregory Blvd., Raytown. Doors open at 6 p.m. Silent auction starts at 6:30 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. $10, includes dinner and drinks. For information, call (816) 353-7062.

Taco Dinner, to benefit Casa Hogar in Venezuela, 6 to 9 p.m. March 5 at the Redemptorist cafeteria, Linwood and Broadway, Kansas City.

Trivia Night, to benefit St. Andrew the Apostle School, 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the parish hall, 6415 N.E. Antioch Road, Gladstone. $10. To register or for information, call the school office at (816) 454-7377.

Dinner and Auction, to benefit the Scottish Highland Games, 5:30 p.m. March 5 at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City. $7.50 for adults; $5 for children 12 and under.

Special Events

Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 8253 Wornall Road (lower level), Kansas City.

Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Guardian Angels Church, 1310 Westport Road, Kansas City.

"Men With Guns," watch and discuss the documentary, 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 at St. Peter Parish Legacy Center, Rockhill Road and Meyer Blvd., Kansas City. Free, but make reservations by calling (816) 756-1858, ext. 530.

Women's Wellness Month Activities, beginning March 2 at Rockhurst University in Kansas City. Seminars, activities, service projects. For a schedule, go to, or call (816) 501-4895.

School Open House, 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 3 and 9 to 11 a.m. March 4 at Our Lady of Peace School, 10526 Grandview Road, Kansas City. Call (816) 761-5605.

Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 13 at Redemptorist School, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City. Sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Lenten Speaker/Prayer Series, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through March 16 at St. Therese Church, Wooldridge Center, 7207 N.W. Highway 9, Parkville. For information, call Pat at (815) 587-8034.

St. Joseph's Table, March 5-6 at St. Sabina Church, 700 Trevis, Belton. Spaghetti dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6.

Irishfest, 5 to 10 p.m. March 12 at St. Pius X High School, 1401 N.E. 42nd Terrace, Kansas City. Hosted by St. Patrick Church in Kansas City. Bagpiper, Irish dancers, folk music, crafts, etc. $10. Dinner available for an extra charge. For information, call (816) 453-5510.

St. Joseph's Table, March 12-13 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2200 Blue Mills Road, Independence. For information, call the church at (816) 555-9876.

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):

  • St. Robert Bellarmine Church in Blue Springs, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call (816) 229-5168.

  • Knights of Columbus Hall, 5101 Blue Ridge Cutoff in Kansas City, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Call (816) 356-4962.

  • Our Lady of the Presentation Church in Lee's Summit, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Call (816) 251-1100.

  • Our Lady of Peace School, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Call (816) 761-5605.

  • 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 in Kansas City, 4:30 to 8 p.m. Call (816) 231-5445.

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

  • St. Thomas More Church in Kansas City, 4:45 to 7:30 p.m. Call (816) 942-2492.

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Harrisonville. 5 to 8 p.m. Call (816) 380-5744.


    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 March 11, 2005 issue is Thursday, March 3, 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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