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Calendar of Events

Religious Events

Parish Mission, 7 p.m. Oct. 28 to Nov. 4 at St. Bernadette Church, 9020 E. 51st Terrace, Kansas City. Directed by Redemptorist Father James Shea. For information, call (816) 356-3700.

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.

Art, Music, Drama

Organ Recital, with Huw Williams, sub-organist at St. Paul's Cathedral in London, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, 13th and Broadway, Kansas City. $10. For information, call (816) 474-8260.

"A Canticle for Leibowitz," a stage presentation, 8 p.m. Nov. 11-12, and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at St. Michael Auditorium at Conception Seminary College, Conception. $7 for adults, $5 for senior adults and students. For information, call (660) 944-2837.

"The Crucible," 8 p.m. Nov. 17-19, and 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at Mabee Theater in Sedgwick Hall at Rockhurst University, 54th and Troost, Kansas City. $5. For information, call (816) 501-4828.

"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.


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

Parents Support Group of Persons With Disabilities, 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at St. Patrick Church, 1357 N.E. 42nd Terrace, Kansas City. Forum to discuss future group meetings. For information, call (816) 453-6842.

Friends of St. Dymphna (patron saint of the mentally ill), Nov. 13 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City. Mass at 11:30 a.m.; social in senior center at 12:30 a.m. For information or a ride, call (816) 943-1631.

Militia of the Immaculata, Ave Maria Village, meets at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at Redemptorist Social Services Center, 207 W. Linwood, Kansas City. For information, call Christine Rossi at (913) 268-0208.


Marriage Encounter Weekend, Nov. 11-13 at a location to be announced. For information, call John and Dawn Lalumondier at (816) 642-3340, or send e-mail to


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. Childcare is available if arranged in advance.

Creighton Model FertilityCare System Natural Family Planning, various dates and locations in the diocese. For reservations, call (816) 224-1177 in Kansas City, or (816) 232-2258 in St. Joseph.

Spiritual Direction Appointments at Keeler Women's Center at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. Openings for the First Friday of the month, mornings. Free. Childcare provided during the appointment. For information, call (913) 621-8749, or go to


"Hildegard of Bingen," with Sister Therese Elias, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at Keeler Women's Center, Room 706 at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. To register, call (913) 621-8749, or go to Free.


Dinner and Dance, to benefit the Hispanic Bereavement Trust, which provides funds for burial services for those in need in the Hispanic community, 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 5 at Sacred Heart Hall, 814 W. 26th St., Kansas City. $12/person; $20/couple. Music by Las Estrellas. Adults over 21 only. For tickets, call Sister Mary Pat Johnson at (816) 231-6777.

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.

Little Christ Child Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 in the guest center at St. Benedict's Abbey, Conception. Advent and Christmas gifts, books, greeting cards. Refreshments, including German meats and pastries. Guests are welcome at the 11:15 a.m. Mass. For information, call the Bennet Book, Card and Gift Shop at (660) 944-2929.

Auction and dinner, to benefit St. Andrew the Apostle School, 5:30 p.. Nov. 12 at the school, 6415 N.E. Antioch Road, Gladstone. $25. For tickets, call (816) 454-7377.

Dinner and Auction, to benefit the ministries of the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 13 at the KCI Expo Center, 11730 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City. For information, call (913) 360-6216.

Turkey Dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 4313 S. Highway 7, Blue Springs. Raffles and gift baskets.

Dinner and Auction, to benefit The Women's Clinic of Kansas City, a pro-life medical clinic, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at Lee's Summit Community Christian School, 1450 S.W. Jefferson, Lee's Summit. To RSVP, call the clinic at (816) 836-9000.

Dinner and Auction, to benefit St. Teresa's Academy, Nov. 19 in Goppert Center on campus, 5600 Main, Kansas City. Auction preview at 5 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. For reservations, call (816) 822-7827.

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

Bishop Sullivan Center Annual Breakfast, with guest speaker Father William Bauman, 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. Holiday Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 5 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. Therese Church, 7207 N.W. Highway 9, Parkville. Crafts, baked goods, raffles, "Adopt a Child for Christmas," Children's Store, Work of Human Hands," photos with Santa Claus, food.

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.

Turkey Dinner, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at Holy Rosary Church, 4th and Wilson, Clinton. Raffle, country store. For information, call (660) 885-4523.

Turkey Dinner, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 2001 S. Broadway, Oak Grove.

World Cultures Day, Nov. 10 at Rockhurst University, 54th and Troost, Kansas City. Experience faith traditions, music and foods from more than 20 countries and cultures. Multicultural prayer service at 9 a.m. International Fair from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Migun Orchestra performs from noon to 1:30 p.m. Free. For information, call (816) 501-4785, or go to www.rock

Aging in Place Forum, featuring speakers and exhibits that help aging adults and families learn how they can live safely in their own home, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at St. Mark Church, 3736 Lee's Summit Road, Independence. For information or to register, call (816) 941-3600.

Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at Guardian Angels Church, 4240 Mercier, Kansas City.

Nostra Aetate 40th Anniversary Commemoration, 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City. Speakers include Father John Pawlikowski and Rabbi James Rudin.

Support Groups

HUGS: Healing, Understanding, Growth and Support, a support group for those going through the difficult process of separation or divorce, Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. through Nov. 30 at Christ the King Church, 8510 Wornall Road, Kansas City. $5/week. To register, send your name and phone number to ministryof, or call (913) 579-8349.

Relative Caregiver Support Groups, six locations in the metro area, offering support and guidance to grandparents and relatives raising a child that is not their own. Confidential and free. Call Children's Mercy Hospital Family Friends Program at (816) 234-3676.

Emotional Self-Care Support Group, for women who worry excessively about what others think of them, who always give into others, who neglect themselves because they are always doing things for others, 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at Keeler Women's Center at Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan. Free. To register, call (913) 621-8749.


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. 18 issue must be received by Thursday, Nov. 10.

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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