Calendar

Bereavement Meeting
Curé of Ars (Father Burak Room)
9405 Mission Rd., Leawood
July 17 at 8 a.m.

The bereavement ministry will have a grief support meeting following Mass. The topic will be: “The Serenity Prayer.” For more information, call (913) 649-2026.

Parish Picnic
St. Augustine Parish, Fidelity
1948 Acorn Rd., Sabetha
July 18 at 4:30 p.m.

There will be a chicken/ham dinner served buffet style, dine in or carry out. The cost is $10 for adults; kids 4 – 10, $5; and kids 3 and under, free. A cakewalk begins at 7 p.m. Chance stand with a chance to win a homemade quilt and other prizes. There will also be card games, bingo, kids games and a bounce house as well as a beer garden and live band.

Totus Tuus for People With Special Needs
Prince of Peace Parish
16000 W. 143rd St., Olathe
July 19 – 23

Come join others and learn about Totus Tuus. Register online at: www.archkck.org/special-needs.

‘The playfulness of God’
Via Zoom
July 24 from 10 a.m. – noon

We will explore God’s playfulness through Scripture, Christian writers and our own experience. There will be time for personal reflection and play. You may wish to have art supplies, instruments or space to dance nearby! Learn more and register online at: www.mountosb.org/ministries/sophia-spirituality-center. Click on “Ministries” then “Retreats,” then scroll down and click on “Program  Offerings” and scroll down to the July offering and click on “The Playfulness of God.” There is a $15 fee.

Flush Picnic
St. Joseph Parish
8965 Flush Rd., St. George
July 25 from 5 – 8 p.m.

A chicken dinner will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 25, at St. Joseph’s Parish drive-thru. Preorder online only from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets at the door for traditional meal. Games, beer garden and quilt raffle on grounds. Join us! www.flushchurch.com

Sips for Scholarships
Boulevard Brewery
2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri
July 25 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Catch up with friends, enjoy food and drinks, play games and admire the skyline. The best part? You will be helping raise need-based scholarships for the students of Resurrection Catholic School. Unable to attend in person? We’ll deliver sips to your door! Registration begins online in June at: rcskck.org.

A Spirituality of the Heart – Online Open House
Via Zoom
July 25 from 7 – 8 p.m.

Have you been longing in your heart for a closer relationship with God or been searching for means to deepen your prayer life? The Daughters of St. Francis de Sales offer a practical means of living a life devoted to God in everyday life with a family of spiritual friends, united in a bond of love and support. Join their upcoming virtual open house to learn more about this gentle saint, his spirituality of the heart and this association. For meeting details, send an email to: haydee@sfdassociation.org or visit the website at: www.sfdassociation.org; look for a link in the “Welcome” box to register.

Blood drive
Knights of Columbus Hall
11221 Johnson Drive
July 26 and July 27 from 1 – 7 p.m.

The Community Blood Center is calling on all healthy individuals to make a life- saving blood donation. Hospitals need to ramp up their operations due to the coronavirus and need additional blood donations as well. St. Joseph Parish in Shawnee is hosting two blood drives to help. Appointments are needed. Contact Virginia Weidel, parish blood drive coordinator, by email at: vwiedel163@gmail.com or by phone (913) 268-3874.

Annual roast beef dinner
Sacred Heart – St. Casimir Parish (Served at Sacred Heart Parish hall)
1405 2nd Ave., Leavenworth
August 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Come join us for our annual roast beef dinner. The cost is: $11 for adults; $6 for kids ages 6 and under. Carryouts will be available.

Special-Needs Ministry Needs Volunteers
Give the gift of yourself! The special-needs ministry in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas needs volunteers, 14 years of age and older, to help restart BREATHE — a respite care program. This program provides a break from caregiving to families who have a child with a disability. The program is held at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, usually on the third Saturday of each month from 4 – 8 p.m. We are planning to offer our first session on Aug. 21. Volunteers “buddy” with a child with a disability for a fun evening of recreation and leisure activities. COVID protocols will be followed. To learn more and to register, go online to: www.archkck.org/special-needs or send an email to: tracunas@archkck.org.

Calendar Deadline: Noon, Thursday, 10 days before the desired publication date. Because of space considerations, notices may only run two weeks before the event.

Include:
• Name of event
• Host of the event
• Street address of the event
• Date and time of the event
• A brief description of the event

Send submissions to: beth.blankenship@theleaven.org