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Calendar of Events

Religious Events

Memorial Mass for Deceased Loved Ones, 8 a.m. March 19 at Cure of Ars Church, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, Kan. Bereavement group will meet after Mass, topic is, "What is Normal While Grieving?" For information, call (913) 649-1178.

Interpreted Masses for the Hearing Impaired: Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. March 24 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Independence; Good Friday, 7:30 p.m. March 25 at St. Joseph the Worker Church; Easter, 9:30 a.m. March 27 at St. Joseph the Worker Church; Easter, 10 a.m. March 27 at St. Therese Church in Parkville; and Easter, 11 a.m. March 27 at St. Charles Church in Gladstone. For information, call (816) 941-2193 (voice/TDD).

"Way of the Cross: Toward Justice and Peace," a walk through downtown Kansas City, 2 p.m. March 25 at Washington Square Park, Pershing and Grand, across from Crown Center. Sponsored by the diocesan Peace and Justice Office and Catholics for Justice. For information, call Father Francis Schuele at (816) 756-1858, ext. 530.

Divine Mercy Novena, 3 p.m. March 25-April 3 in the Holy Rosary Chapel at the Mir House of Prayer, 6492 State Route 6 N.E., St. Joseph. Call (816) 233-8359.

Holy Hour for Vocations, 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at Christ the King Church, 85th and Wornall, Kansas City; and 7 p.m. the last day of each month at St. Elizabeth Church, 75th and Main, Kansas City.

Ongoing Courses

Job Skills Program, a five-week series designed to help women who have no college education or little or no successful job experience, noon to 1:30 p.m. Fridays in room 706 at the Keeler Women's Center at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. Free. Lunch provided; babysitting provided if requested in advance. For information or to register, call (913) 621-8749.

"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.

"Healthy Parenting Group," meets weekly to discuss issues related to child development, 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Keeler Women's Center, Room 706 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. Free. For information, call (913) 621-8749.


Help With Job Applications, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays by appointment at Keeler Women's Center at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. Free. For information or to schedule an appointment, call (913) 621-8749.

Creighton Model FertilityCare System Natural Family Planning, various dates and locations, including 7 p.m. March 22 at the Heartland Medical Building in St. Joseph; and 7 p.m. March 24 at Saint Joseph Health Center in Kansas City. For reservations, call (816) 224-1177 in Kansas City, or (816) 232-2258 in St. Joseph.


"What the Church Teaches on Stem-Cell Research, Cloning and Human Embryos," by John Morris, PhD, special advisor to the Diocese of Kansas City, St. Joseph, several dates and locations: 7 p.m. March 31 at St. Bernadette Church in Kansas City (call 816-356-3700); and 6:15 p.m. April 10 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Gladstone (call Katherine DeBacker at 816-436-8000).


Super Sale, to benefit Padre Pio Academy, 5 p.m. March 19 at Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kan.

5K Walk, to honor the late Sen. Harry Wiggins and to benefit the Helen F. Wiggins Scholarship, 10 a.m. March 19 at the Rockhurst University bell tower, 54th and Troost, Kansas City. Registration at 9 a.m. $15. To register, call (816) 501-4025.

Auction, to benefit St. Mary's High School, March 19 at the school, 622 N. Main St., Independence. Silent auction opens at 6 p.m.; live auction at 8 p.m. $50. For information, call (816) 252-8733.

Special Events

St. Joseph Table, March 18-19 at Holy Rosary Church, 911 E. Missouri Ave., Kansas City. Pasta Milanese served after the 10 a.m. Mass March 19.

St. Joseph's Table, March 18-19 at St. Anthony Church, 318 Benton Blvd., Kansas City. Pasta Milanese served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph's Table, March 19 at St. Thomas More Church, 11800 Holmes, Kansas City. Pasta served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph's Table, March 19 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 4313 S.W. Highway 7, Blue Springs. Pasta dinner served from noon to 6 p.m.

St. Joseph's Table, March 19 at St. Thomas More Church, 11822 Holmes Road, Kansas City. Pasta Milanese served from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph's Table, March 18-19 at St. Patrick Church, 1357 N.E. 42nd Terrace, Kansas City. Pasta meal served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 19.

St. Joseph's Table, March 19 at Our Lady of the Angels School, 211 W. Linwood, Kansas City. Pasta Milanese served from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Preview table from 4:30 to 8 p.m. March 18. For information, call Dan at (816) 931-9942.

St. Joseph's Table, March 20 at Our Lady of the Presentation Church in Lee's Summit. Pasta meal served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 20 at St. Regis Church, 8941 James A. Reed Road, Kansas City.

Slide Show on the Work of Mother Teresa and the Missionaries of Charity, by Father Pat Tobin, 2, 4, 6 and 7:30 p.m. March 20 at the Wooldridge Center at St. Therese Church, 7207 N.W. Highway 9, Parkville. Father Tobin has worked with Mother Teresa. Will discuss the challenges of world hunger and impure water. For information, call Father Pat at (816) 721-5029.

Spring Break for the Poor, sponsored by Care for Poor People, noon to 4 p.m. March 26 at the Levitt Warehouse, 2107 Central, Kansas City. Drop off donations that day, such as hygiene items, baby products, summer clothing, and pot-luck food dishes for a dinner for the poor. Food (casseroles, cookies, cakes, chili, etc.) should be made or brought in disposable containers between 8 a.m. and noon. For information, go to, or call Richard Tripp at (816) 483-4081.

Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 29 to April 1 at Nativity of Mary Church, 10017 E. 36th Terrace, Independence. Bag day Thursday and Friday.

Kansas City Conference for Catholic Homeschoolers, 8:15 to 4 p.m. April 2 at Church of the Nativity, 3800 W. 119th St., Leawood, Kan. $5 by March 18 or $10 at the door. To register or for information, send e-mail to kccatholichs

Social Events

Spring Fling Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight April 2 at St. Andrew Church, 6415 N. Antioch Road, Gladstone. $15 per couple.

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. Louis Church in Kansas City, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 18 and 27. Call (816) 333-1204.

  • 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 April 1, 2005 issue is Thursday, March 24, 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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