Take-a-look Thursday
Holy Spirit School
11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park
Jan. 16 from 9 – 11 a.m.

Come join us for information, tours of the school and refreshments. Choose a learning environment that is welcoming and Christ-centered. For more information, call Anita Pauls at (913) 492-2582 or email her at:

Calling all marriage encounter couples
Precious Blood Renewal Center
2130 Saint Gasper Way, Liberty, Missouri
Jan. 18 from 1 – 4:15 p.m.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is offering an afternoon of enrichment for any couple that has experienced a Marriage Encounter Weekend. The afternoon, “Lighting the Way Together — Castles to Lighthouses,” will reinvigorate your communication and rekindle the love in your relationship. Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. with a freewill offering to defray the program costs. For more information or to RSVP, send an email to Rich and Wendy Lorenz at: by Jan. 10.

Taco Dinner
Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish (hall)
7023 W. 71st St., Overland Park
Jan. 18 from 3 – 7 p.m.

Come support the 8th-grade taco dinner. The cost for an adult dinner of three tacos, rice and a drink is $7; a kid dinner of one taco, rice and a drink is $5. There will be a Chiefs-themed cake to be raffled off, so don’t miss out!

Martin Luther King Celebration
Reardon Civic Center
520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas
Jan. 20: Formal program begins at 11 a.m.
Pre-service events at 10:30 a.m.

The theme of the program is: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” (Martin Luther King). Msgr. Stuart Swetland, president of Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, will be the keynote speaker. Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann will celebrate Mass at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 2203 Parallel Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, at 9 a.m. before the King celebration begins.

‘Prayerful Pauses — Sabbath Time’
Sophia Spirituality Center
751 S. 8th St., Atchison
Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sabbath is about breaking away from day-to-day life, breaking the cycle of stress and renewing your energy and creativity. The day will begin with spiritual sharing and joining the Sisters for lunch. The afternoon will be a time to continue the spiritual experience from the morning, relax into silence and contemplation, and grow closer to yourself and to God. The suggested donation is $30 and includes lunch. For more information and to register, call (913) 360-6173 or visit the website at: www.sophiaspirituality

Widowed women of faith
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery (Back Room)
1720 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka
Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join other women of faith for lunch and companionship. No RSVP is needed. We can help each other ease the pain and get through this time in life. For more information, send an email to:

Hope for you and your loved ones after death by suicide
St. Joseph Parish
11311 Johnson Dr., Shawnee
Jan. 21 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Fully Alive is a new integrated mind-body-soul wellness program that will begin with a two-week session about after-suicide support using the book, “After Suicide: There is Hope for You and Them.” The evening will begin with Mass, followed by small group discussion facilitated by Catholic counselors. The evening will end with prayer. Adults and teens, accompanied by a parent, are welcome. RSVP with number attending to Tom Racunas, special-needs ministry, by calling (913) 647-3054 or by sending an email to: It is not necessary to give your name when you respond.

Kansas march for life and Ignite pro-life youth rally
Topeka Performing Arts Center
214 S.E. 8th Ave., Topeka
Jan. 22

Come for a day of prayer for the legal protection of unborn children and to acknowledge the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. This event is presented by the pro-life office of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. For more information, visit the website at: The event is free and open to all. Register groups at:

Sympto-Thermal method of natural family planning during the postpartum period
St. John the Evangelist School
1208 Kentucky St., Lawrence
Class begins Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

A reasonable course fee is charged and preregistration is required at: For more information about this class or other self-paced online classes, call Shannon or John Rasmussen at (785) 749-1015.

Help for hurting marriages
Kansas City, Kansas
Jan. 24 – 26

Have you thought about separation or divorce? Have you stopped sharing how you feel? Retrouvaille is a lifeline for hurting marraiges. For more information, contact the KC registration team at (800) 470-2230 or visit the website at:

Journey to joy
Church of the Nativity
3800 W. 119th St., Leawood
Jan. 25 from 8:15 – noon

All women are invited to this mini-retreat. We will begin with Mass, followed by a light breakfast. The retreat will be give by Sonja Corbitt. The cost to attend is $20. Register online at: Contact Susan Vogliardo at: or by phone at (816) 215-0189 with questions.

Mass of Thanksgiving
Sisters, Servants of Mary
Provincial House Chapel
800 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas
Jan. 25 at 9 a.m.

A Mass of thanksgiving for the 50th anniversary of the canonization of the mother foundress of the Sisters, Servants of Mary, St. Maria Soledad, will be celebrated by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann in the Sisters’ chapel. This is also the anniversary of the beginning of the first group in the U.S. of the Lay Sons and Daughters of St. Maria Soledad.  Please RSVP by Jan. 21 by email at: or call (913) 371-3423.

Sympto-thermal method of natural family planning
Jan. 25 at 4 p.m.

This will be a series of three classes. Call Dana or Eric Runnebaum at (785) 380-0062 for more information, including the location or the class and the availability of online classes. Online registration is required at:

Bingo and pasta dinner
Sacred Heart Parish
1100 West St., Tonganoxie
Jan. 25 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The cost for an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner is: $6 for adults; $4 for kids ages 5 – 10; and free for kids under 4. Pasta will be served until 6:45 p.m. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. with the blackout game at 9:15 p.m. There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

Taste of KCK
Resurrection Catholic School
425 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kansas
Jan. 25 at 6 p.m.

Taste of KCK is an evening of food, culture and community. Enjoy a social hour with live music, an ethnic buffet dinner and a program. There will be a speech by Father Mark Goldasich and we will honor the Church of the Nativity for its support. We will also recognize Father Harry Schneider for his lifetime of service. Proceeds support students at Resurrection School. Individual tickets are $70 and can be purchased online at: or by mailing a check to: Resurrection, 425 N. 15th St., Kansas City, KS 66102. Sponsorships are also available.

Our Lady’s Montessori School joy of music concert
Visitation Parish
5141 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri
Jan. 26 at 3 p.m.

Join us for a time of sacred and classical music that will bring joy to the heart. The program of sacred and chamber music features harp, organ and choral pieces. The suggested donation is $25 per family and will benefit Our Lady’s Montessori School, an apostolate of the SOLT community and run by the SOLT Sisters. For more information, send an email to:

Daughters of Isabella
Christ the King Parish (Yadrich Hall)
5972 S.W. 25th St., Topeka
Jan. 26 at 12:45 p.m.

The rosary will be followed by a business meeting and a social. If anyone knows of a member or family member in need of the circle’s prayers, call Bobbie Graff-Hendrixson at (785) 271-0145. If you are interested in or would like more information about the Daughters of Isabella, call Cindy Keen at (785) 228-9863.

Project Chrysalis
Church of the Ascension Parish (St. Luke’s Room)
9500 W. 127th St., Overland Park
Jan. 28 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Project Chrysalis is a Catholic ministry designed to help parents who have lost a child find hope through sacred Scripture and community. The guest speaker will be Msgr. Charles McGlinn talking on Scripture. For more information, contact Ken Billinger by email at: More information is on the website at: www.hopein The group is open to those who have lost a grandchild. Immediate family members are also invited to attend.

Suds and scholarships
Boulevard Brewing Company
2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri
Jan. 30 from  6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join us at this Suds and Scholarship event as we celebrate the students and faculty at the Holy Name of Jesus School in Kansas City, Kansas. Jack Stack Barbecue will be available, and entertainment will be provided by The Hamptones. Have fun and help our students achieve their goals.

Youth group fundraiser
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (hall)
27 Cottonwood St., Emporia
Feb. 1 at 4 p.m.

The Sacred Heart Youth Group will be making and selling bierocks in the parish hall until they are sold out. The cost is $4 each or 10 for $35.

Pre-Super Bowl dance
St. Thomas More Church (More Hall, lower level)
11822 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, Missouri
Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

This will be a fun evening with great music, delicious snacks and wonderful friends. All are welcome. The cost of $20 per person will go toward helping people attend a Beginning Experience Weekend or the Coping With Life Alone sessions and need some financial assistance. For more information, call Maria at (913) 314-9844.

Encounter Americorps team leaders
Christ’s Peace House of Prayer
22131 Meagher Rd., Easton
Feb. 1 or 8 at noon

Come for lunch and a discussion with Ameri- Corps team leaders to learn about their experience. Stay for the day or half day to work alongside AmeriCorps volunteers to deepen your understanding of their life of service. All are welcome, but ideal for high school and college students. RSVP to (913) 773-8255 or send an email to:

Soup day
St. Mary Parish
9208 Main St., St. Benedict
Feb. 2 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There will homemade chili, vegetable beef and chicken noodle soups with relishes and pie. The cost is a freewill offering.

Taize prayer
Annunciation Chapel
4200 S. 4th St., Leavenworth
Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

Taize prayer is a meditative, candlelit service that includes chants sung repeatedly, silence, and prayers of praise and intercession. These prayer services emerged from an ecumenical community of monks in Taize, France. This prayer opportunity will continue on the first Thursday of each month through May. For more information, visit the website at: or call (913) 680-2342.

F.I.R.E retreat 2020
Prairie Star Ranch
1124 California Rd., Williamsburg
Feb. 8 – 9

The men of the archdiocese are hosting the annual Men’s Catholic F.I.R.E. Retreat. Where are you? Where is your brother? For more information and to register, visit the website at:

The spirituality of imperfection
Conception Abbey
37174 State Hwy. VV, Conception, Missouri
Feb. 14 – 16

We are born into this world completely innocent, but then find out we are imperfect. If we can claim our imperfections, they can lead us into a deeper relationship with God, the source of all healing and hope. For more information and to register, call (660) 944-2809 or visit the website at:

Divorced: called to love again
Church of the Ascension (St. Luke Room)
9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park
2nd and 4th Sundays from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Called to Love Again is a community of support and formation for divorced Catholics. Visit our Facebook page at: www.face or send an email to:

Support group for victims/Survivors of sexual abuse
Johnson County area
Twice monthly

This will be a safe, supportive environment to talk about the impact to your lives, to know you are not alone, and to promote healing. To protect the privacy of potential participants, contact Linda Slater-Trimble for information on days, times and location of meetings by email at:; or by phone at (913) 298-9244. Must be at least 18 years of age to participate.

Mother of perpetual help devotions
Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish
7023 W. 71st. St., Overland Park
Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m.

Come join this group who prays this devotion weekly. Prayer includes the Mother of Perpetual Help novena and Benediction. For more information, call Martin at (913) 213-8810.