Calendar

A contemplative experience through photography
Sophia Spirituality Center via Zoom
Sept. 30 from 7 – 9 p.m.
Oct. 14 from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 30 from 7 – 9 p.m.

This is a contemplative experience with photography in a three-part series. You are invited to join in a reflective journey through the month of October, using photography to connect more deeply. We will begin with the Harvest Moon at the first of the month and end with the Hunter’s Moon at month’s end. This is not a class on technique, but an opportunity to explore awareness, connection and contemplation through photography. The cost for all three sessions is $90. Call (913) 360-6173 by Sept. 25 to register.

Fundraiser
Our Lady of Unity
2910 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas
Oct. 19 – Nov. 6

Our Lady of Unity is doing a cash raffle that will raise funds for the parish. If you would like to participate, we would be glad to mail them to you and you can mail completed forms back to us or drop them at the office. The drawing is Nov. 7. The cash prizes are: first place, $1500; second place, $1000; third place, $500. The tickets are $10 each. Contact Jolene at (913) 302-2575 or Sherry at (913) 207-0900 by phone or text.

Be the bridge to racial unity
Precious Blood Renewal Center
Via Zoom
Oct. 20, 27; Nov. 10 and 17

The calls for racial justice across the country are asking us to wake up to the injustice in which many of us have engaged, even unconsciously. To meet these challenges, Precious Blood Renewal Center will offer a four-session discussion to examine the roots of racism in our culture and our place in it. To register, go online to: www.pbrenewalcenter.org and click on “Be the Bridge to Racial Unity” under “Upcoming Events”; call (816) 415-3745 (you may have to leave a message); or send an email to: info@pbrenewalcenter.org.

Fundraiser
Our Lady of Unity
2910 Strong Ave., Kansas City, Kansas
Oct. 26 – Nov. 6

Our Lady of Unity is doing a cash raffle that will raise funds for the parish. If you would like to participate, we would be glad to mail them to you and you can mail completed forms back to us or drop them at the office. The drawing is Nov. 7. The  cash prizes are: first place, $1500; second place, $1000;  third place, $500. The tickets are $10 each. Contact Jolene at (913) 302-2575 or Sherry at (913) 207-0900 by phone or text.

Project chrysalis
Church of the Ascension and via Zoom
9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park
Oct. 27 from 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Project Chrysalis is a ministry offering hope through sacred Scripture and community to parents or grandparents who have lost a child or grandchild. While this group is not a bereavement group, our mission is to offer support and hope through Scripture in a time of transformation. Our guest speaker will be Jerry Anselmo who lost his son Brian. We will meet in the St. Mark Room, lower level. For more information and a Zoom invitation link, contact Deacon Ken Billinger at (913) 634-4210 or send an email to: kbillinger@archkck.org.

All saints’ eve vespers service
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
3333 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri
Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

Experience the communion of saints. Join us for a beautiful hour of evening prayer with eucharistic adoration, a special Litany of the Saints and Benediction for the eve of the solemnity of All Saints.

Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin: Family sanctity
Christ’s Peace House of Prayer
22131 Meager Rd., Easton
Nov. 6 – 8

Take this weekend with your spouse to reflect on the importance of family sanctity. Take some time alone with your spouse to reconnect and enter back into the world stronger and more deeply committed to Christ. There will be conferences, eucharistic adoration, Mass, confession, and time for private prayer, reflection and walking. Cabins/courtyard rooms: $170 single/$250 couple; guest rooms: $100 (meals included). To attend, send an email to: info@christspeace.com or call (913) 773-8255.

Beginning experience retreat weekend
Savior Pastoral Center
12601 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, Kansas
Nov. 6 – 8

Beginning Experience is offering a healing weekend to men and women of all ages who have suffered the loss of a spouse through death, divorce or separation. Reservations are required. For more information, visit the website at: www.beginningexperiencekc.org;  send an email to: register.bekc@gmail.com; or call Laura at (308) 530-1873.

Fall festival
Mater Dei Parish (hall)
1114 S.W. 10th St., Topeka
Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A traditional turkey dinner will be served. The cost is $12 for adults and $6 for kids. There will also be a country store, raffles and other activities. Social distancing will be observed. Order and pay for dinner in advance at: www.materdeiparish.org. The deadline to order and pay is Nov. 1.

Rekindling the light
Online program
Nov. 14 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

This will be a live, online program of spiritual refreshment for caregivers in the holiday season. For registration and agenda information, go online to: www.archkck.org and click on “Ministries,” then “Special Needs.” For more information, contact Tom Racunas by email at: tracunas@archkck.org  or call (913) 647-3054.

‘Ora et labora’ retreat for High school/College students
Christ’s Peace House of Prayer
22131 Meagher Rd., Easton, Kansas

Christ’s Peace House of Prayer has openings for applicants to participate in an “Ora et Labora” retreat, designed for high school and college students who are looking for a fun and unique way to fulfill community service hours or simply have a new experience. There is no charge for this retreat. Masks and social distancing are implemented at this time. Invite friends and schedule a date for a prayer and working retreat designed to your needs. Contact us if interested at (913) 773-8255 or by email at: info@christspeace.com.

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