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Calendar of Events


Religious Events

20th Anniversary celebration at Mir House of Prayer and Chapel of the Holy Rosary, 6 p.m., Sept. 5, 6492 NE State Route 6, St. Joseph. Mass at 6p.m., celebrated by Bishop Robert Finn, followed by dinner. No cost to attend but RSVP required by Aug. 29 to Melanie Francis, (816) 253-9996 or melfrancis1@gmail.com.

First Saturday devotions, 8 a.m. Mass, Sept. 5,withconfessions, rosary and meditations following. St. Ann Church, 10113 Lexington, Independence. For more information, contact Dee (816) 942- 0333 or Dennis at (816) 810-3801.

First Saturday of Devotion, St. Anthony Parish, 311 Benton Blvd., Kansas City. Rosary 9 a.m.Confessions during rosary. Mass 9:30 a.m., followed by one hour adoration. Closing with benediction. All are welcome.

Healing Mass celebrated by Msgr. Brad Offutt, 4:30 p.m., Sept. 5, Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist, 2100 N. Noland Road, Independence. Special ministry and prayer will be offered for all your burdens, ills, and pains. Sponsored by Kansas City Charismatic Renewal Services. For more information, call Carol Sikorski at (816) 229-7924.

Anglican Use Mass for Episcopalian, Anglican and other converts to the Catholic Church, 11:15 a.m., Sundays, St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5814 Euclid Avenue, Kansas City. For more information, contact Father Ernie Davis, (816) 444-5406.

Interpreted Masses for the hearing impaired, 11 a.m., Sundays St. Charles Borromeo Church, 900 N.E. Shady Lane, Kansas City.

Meetings

DCCW Quarterly Meeting, Sept. 2, at St. Therese Parish, North, 7207 NW Hwy. 9. Registration at 9 a.m.,meeting 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Holy Mass 11:30 am, followed by luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Please bring school supplies which will be given to Bishop Sullivan Center for the needy. RSVP by Aug. 31, Reba Bradbury, (816) 741-5665 or Rosalind Bartlett, (816)523-0368. Cost: $10 Any questions call: Catherine Daugherty, (816) 924-4898 or Elizabeth, (816)478-9039.

Cenacle of Life Prayer Group, 11:30 a.m. Fridays at St. John LaLande Church, 801 R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs. For information, call Kim Hoffman at (816) 550-9614, or go to www.cenacleoflife.org.

Seminars/Lectures

Annulment Workshop, Wondering what an annulment is, who needs one, or how to begin the annulment process? September 10, 7-8:30 pm, our Tribunal will host an annulment workshop at St. Charles Borromeo, 900 NE Shady Lane Drive, After a brief presentation and Q & A session, advocates will be available to meet on an individual basis. Questions? Contact Fr. Ken Riley at 436-0880.

Special Events

Peer Support Group, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m., fourth Saturdays, Alexandra’s House, RSVP to ktarbe@mac.com, just in case the group becomes too big - we can move the location. Free and we have hired a Spanish interpreter to be here in case Spanish speaking parents come.

Bow Ties for Babies Gala,Sept. 12, Downtown Marriot Hotel, Kansas City. Cost per plate is $150.00. All proceeds will help Alexandra’s House. The evening’s festivities begin with hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails at 6:30 with dinner and dancing to follow. A short presentation will be made by the managing staff of Alexandra’s House. Bishop Robert Finn will deliver the invocation. For more information, call (816)931-5378. Sponsored by Friends of Alexandra’s House.

5-WEEK SOCIAL JUSTICE COURSE IN ST. JOSEPH, Sept. 10 – Oct. 8,The Human Rights Office will hold a 5-week Social Justice Course at Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Joseph, MO from 6:30-8:30pm starting September 10. We will look at the foundations and principles of Catholic social teaching, and specific topics within social justice. All are welcome.
Sept. 10 - Principles of Catholic Social Teaching , Sept. 17 - Immigration Issues
Sept. 24 - Death Penalty & Restorative Justice, Oct. 1 - Consistent Ethic of Life
Oct. 8 - Care/Concern for the Poor & Vulnerable. To register for the social justice course, contact Whitney Zoubek, Human Rights Office, (816)232-7763, ext 14 or email zoubek@diocesekcsj.org

St. Cyril’s Parish Festival, Your invitation for a good time! Fish fry with all the sides, beverages and desserts. Big raffle and silent auction. Sept. 12, 4 to 8 p.m. Roper Stadium Pavilion, Sugar Creek. Free will donation. For more information, call (816) 252-9564.

A new century for annual Labor Day Picnic, Sept. 7, 10:30-a.m. - 3 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish, 606 Kansas Ave., Montrose. Cost $10. Country Store, bingo, cakewalk and raffle.Lower level handicapped accessible. One of the largest fundraising efforts for Immaculate Conception parish. The picnic moved, but the chicken will taste the same - great!

Immaculée Ilibagiza, world-renowned speaker on peace, faith and forgiveness will be presenting her testimony of healing and forgiveness at Rockhurst High School, Rose Auditorium, 6 p.m., October 14. Her life was turned upside down during the Rwandan genocide of 1994 when she was hidden with seven other women for three months in a cramped bathroom. Her best-selling book, Left to Tell, is the story of these experiences and a witness of profound faith. Come hear her amazing story on the power of prayer and the dignity of the human person. Purchase tickets online at www.KCPresents.org or at the door: $25 general admission, $50 reception & admission or $100 book, photo, reception & admission. Questions please call Jane Peck (816)363-5699 or email janepeck1@gmail.com or Leslie Gasser 913-948-3971 or email gasserless@sbcglobal.net

St. Mark’s 5th Annual Business Expo and Craft Show – September 13, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Come and browse the aisles shopping for jewelry, purses or crafts. Booth space is only $50 and you keep all your proceeds. If you are interested in participating, contact Angela Jonas at ajonas@stmarksparish.com or Marty Bisacca at mbisacca@stmarksparish.com. Forms are also available online at www.stmarksparish.com. All proceeds benefit youth from St. Mark’s, Nativity of Mary, St Ann’s & St. Cyril’s and St. Joseph the Worker who will be attending the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in November.

St. Gabriel Parish Fall Festival, September 12, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.4737 N. Cleveland Ave., Kansas City. There will be games, cake walks, a moon walk, and bingo. Italian sausage, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, baked beans, nachos, chips, cookies and brownies will be available. This event benefits the Youth program and St. Vincent DePaul.Come join us!

Cathedral School/ECC 5k Walk and Run, Saturday, September 26th, 8 to 10 A.M. at Barlett Park in St. Joseph, Mo. Registration forms can be obtained by calling the school office at (816) 232-8486. Proceeds to go to daycare security system.

Christ the King Parish/School Carnival,Sept. 26th, 5-9 p.m. in the north parking lot and gymnasium (85th & Wornall Rd). Back by populardemand is the “Trackless Train”! You will also enjoy face painting, clowns, games, prizes, food and much, much more. Tickets go on sale the week of the carnival. Contact the school office (816) 363 1113, or purchase your tickets that evening.

An Evening for Project Rachel, Open House, -9 p.m., Sept. 24, the home of Eric and Lisa Anielak, 117 W. 65 Terrace, Kansas City. 8 p.m., a brief talk by Bishop Robert W. Finn and testimonials from Project Rachel participants.Dessert and drinks served. RSVP to Cathy (816) 229- 4136 or canielak@comcast.net

World wide Marriage Encounter Weekend, spend time with your spouse and learn tools to a great marriage, Sept. 25-27. For additional information or to register,call (913) 469-8453 or online at www.neksme.org.

You’re invited to All Saints Catholic Parish to begin, enrich or renew your faith filled experience with God and celebrate His saving presence. Redemptorist Missionaries will be presenting a five evening Spiritual Renewal on teachings of the Catholic Faith focusing on the Bible, the crucifix, the Pascal Candle, the bread, and the altar. The presentations are September 13-15 at St. Cyril’s and Methodius Catholic Church, 44 North Mill St. KC, Kan., and continue to September 16 -17 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 811 Vermont St. KC, Kan.

RETREATS

An Ignatian Retreat for Busy People. For more information contact Joseph Cirincione, (816) 501-4109, or jcirincione@sfx-kc.org, or Fr. James Blumeyer, S.J. (816) 523-5115, ext. 214, or jblumeyer@sfx-kc.org.

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.
Items for the September 11, 2009 issue must be received by Thursday, September 3, 2009.

Items for the calendar of events must be submitted in writing by sending e-mail to denzer@diocesekcsj.org; by fax at (816) 753-6205, attention Marty Denzer; 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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