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Calendar of Events

Art, Music, Drama

Musica Sacra Chorus and Orchestra Concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 52nd and Troost, Kansas City. Live program notes presented at 6:15. $15; $10 for students and senior adults. For tickets or information, call (816) 235-6222, or go to

"Tales of Caution," drawings and paintings focusing on scary stories and urban legends, through Dec. 17 at the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University, 54th and Troost, Kansas City. Opening reception and talk by the artist, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28. For information, call (816) 501-4407.

The Platters in Concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Community Christian Church Auditorium, 4601 Main, Kansas City. Will benefit St. Monica School. $30. Make reservations by calling (816) 444-6736.


DCCW Deanery One and Two Quarterly Meeting, Oct. 22 at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1001 E. 52nd St., Kansas City. Mass at 10 a.m.; luncheon and meeting follow. For reservations, call Ann Adams at (816) 921-9109.

DCCW Deanery 3 Quarterly Meeting, 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at Holy Cross Church hall, 5105 St. John Ave., Kansas City.

Northland Mothers and More, 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Barry Christian Church, 1500 N.W. Barry Road, Kansas City. Call Patty Ingram at (816) 792-3825, or go to www.kc


"Gospel Values in Film," 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31 at the Sophia Center, 751 S. 8th St., Atchison, Kan. Presented by Sister Lillian Harrison. $20 for the series. To register, call (913) 360-6162.

"The Five Love Languages," 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at St. Mark Church, 3736 Lee's Summit Road, Independence. Provides examples of how one can improve communication in relationships - dating, engaged, married. Based on Gary Chapman's book of the same name. $30/couple (includes one copy of the book). Babysitting provided. Register by calling (816) 373-2600, or send e-mail to

"The Eucharist," presented by Father Joe Cissetti, 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Queen of Angels Monastery, 23615 N.E. 100th St., Liberty. For information, call (816) 750-4618.

"Sexual Assault Awareness," 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Keeler Women's Center at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City. Presented by the center, and the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault. For information, call (913) 621-8749.

Birthright Volunteer Training, Oct. 29 at the Birthright Center, 6309 Walnut, Kansas City. Register by Oct. 26 by calling (816) 444-7090.

Whole Community Catechesis, Nov. 3 at St. Elizabeth Church, 2 E. 75th St., Kansas City. For pastors, pastoral staffs and volunteers, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. Presented by Leisa Anslinger, pastoral associate for evangelization, catechesis and stewardship at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Cincinatti, Ohio. Sponsored by the Diocesan Center for Pastoral Life and Ministry, and Harcourt Religion Publishers. Morning session, $7; afternoon session, $3; evening session, $5. For information and to register, call (816) 756-1850, ext. 250.

Natural Family Planning, Sympto-Thermal method, various dates and locations in the diocese, including a session beginning Nov. 4 at St. Andrew the Apostle Church in Gladstone. For information, call John or Penny Harrison at (816) 453-7797, or go to

Healthy Parenting Group, with facilitator Claire Morello, M.D., meets weekly to discuss issues related to child physical and emotional development. 1 p.m. Tuesdays in room 706 of Keeler Women's Center at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. For information or to register, call (913) 621-8749. Free.


Dinner and Auction, to benefit Nativity of Mary Parish and the PISCES Scholarship Fund, Oct. 22 at Nativity of Mary Church hall, 10017 E. 36th St., Independence. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Silent and live auction. $25. For information, call Mary Ann at (816) 353-0284.

Used Car Auction, to benefit Rockhurst High School, Oct. 22 in the school parking lot. Dealer-inspected vehicles with Car Fax information provided. Low- to moderately-priced. Preview from 10 a.m. to noon. Auction at noon. Classic car show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call Tricia Slack at (816) 746-4560.

Fundraising Banquet, to benefit LIGHT House, 6:10 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Clarion Sports Complex Hotel, 9103 E. 39th St., Kansas City. For information, call Deborah Pulliam at (913) 762-7369.

"All Jazzed Up" Gala, to benefit Rockhurst University, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Imperial Ballroom at the Downtown Marriott's Muehlebach Tower. Jazz Singer Angela Hagenbach will provide entertainment. For reservations, call (816) 501-4907.

"Polynesian Paradise" Auction, to benefit St. Patrick Church and school, Oct. 29 at the church, 1357 N.E. 42nd Terrace, Kansas City. Doors open at 5 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. For information or tickets, call (816) 453-5510, ext. 13.

Auction, to benefit St. James School, 6 p.m. Nov. 5 at the parish gym, 309 S. Stewart, Liberty. Free admission. Adults only. Food and drink available for purchase. For information, call the school at (816) 781-4428.

Special Events

Las Vegas Night, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5101 Blue Ridge Cutoff, Kansas City. Raffle, silent auction. $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For information, call Nancy at (816) 331-6179.

Craft and Gift Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at Holy Spirit Church, 800 S.W. Highway 150, Lee's Summit. Food, drink, door prizes.

Mexican Dinner and Silent Auction, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2200 Blue Mills Road, Independence. Auction continues from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 23, with refreshments.

Fall Festival, 11:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Elizabeth Church, 75th and Main, Kansas City. Quilt and Lladro raffle, silent auction, jewelry, food. For information, call (816) 333-5749.

Tour of Conception Abby and Clyde Convent, sponsored by Holy Trinity Church in Weston, Oct. 23. Bus will leave fro the church at 8:15 and will return at 5:15. Transportation and lunch is $20. Reservations are limited. Call (816) 640-2206.

Ham and Bean Dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at St. Raphael Church, 7952 N.E. 54th St., Kansas City.

Harvest Dinner and Bazaar, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Good Shepherd Church, 1103 Commercial Ave., Smithville. Turkey dinner, raffle, crafts, bake sale. For information, call (816) 532-4344.

Halloween Alternative, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Rockhurst University Community Center, 54th and Troost, Kansas City. Tour a haunted house, play games, enjoy refreshments and candy. Free to children 17 and under who are accompanied by an adult. For information, call (816) 501-4818.

Theology on Tap, for young adults, 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Ruby Tuesdays, 5959 Roeland Drive, Mission. Topic is "Live like you were dying." For information, send e-mail to

Bishop Sullivan Center Annual Breakfast, with guest speaker Father William Bauman, Nov. 2 at the Overland Park Marriott, or Nov. 9 at Finnigan's in North Kansas City. $15. For information and reservations, call (816) 231-0984, or go to

Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 4, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 5 at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 2200 N. Blue Mills Road, Independence. More than 35 booths.

Fall Festival, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at St. Mary Church, 1606 N. 2nd St., St. Joseph. Auction, crafts, raffles, games, chili, soup and hotdogs.


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 and at the discretion of The Catholic Key. Submissions should be low cost events that are open to the public. Items must be received no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, eight days before the desired publication date. The Catholic Key has returned to its weekly schedule. Items for the Nov. 4 issue must be received by Thursday, Oct. 27.

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. Photos submitted for this page must be e-mailed in .jpg or .tiff format, or actual prints from film cameras may be mailed. We cannot use prints of photos made on home photo printers.


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