Cash Raffle Fundraiser
Our Lady of Unity Parish
2910 Strong Ave, Kansas City, Kansas, 66106

Our Lady of Unity Parish cash raffle fundraiser is running until November 6, 2022. This is a major fundraiser for Our Lady of Unity Parish. If you are interested in a raffle ticket(s), please call Sherry Johnson (913) 207-0900 or Jolene Pryor (913) 302-2575. Cost is $10 each or a book of 10 for $100. 1st Prize $1,500; 2nd Prize $1,000; and 3rd Prize $500. The drawing is after the 9:30 a.m. Mass on November 6, at 2646 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kansas, 66106. All funds raised will go to the general fund.

Fall & Holiday Craft & Bake Sale
501 S. Willow Dr., Olathe
Sept. 22, 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Oct. 12, 14 & 15 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Olathe Pregnancy Clinic. Cash and checks only will be accepted.

Catholic Women’s Bible Study
Holy Trinity Parish (Father Quigley Center)
13615 W. 92nd St., Lenexa
Sept. 29, 2022 – April 20, 2023
From 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Join us for this Catholic Women’s Bible Study. We will be explore Philippians and James. To register, go the website at: Register by Aug. 29 to ensure that your study books are available the first day. For more information, contact Theresa Gordzica at (785) 843-0283 or Jenny Kropf at (913) 219-8528 or send an email to: womens Lap babies and teens are welcome to come. Call Jenny Kropf at the number above to see if there is more room in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program for kids ages 1 – 12.

‘Healing the Divorced Heart’ Divorce Support Group
St. Michael the Archangel (Gabriel Room)
14251 Nall Ave., Leawood
Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

We who have experienced divorce understand, as perhaps few others can. We too were sad, lonely, scared and angry, but we have found that with God, time and the support of others, healing is possible. For more information, go online to:

Red Mass
Curé of Ars Parish
9401 Mission Rd., Leawood
Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, will host the annual Red Mass. A reception will follow. RSVP online at: The event is free.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Friendship Tea
Holy Cross Parish
8311 W. 93rd St., Overland Park
Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Our guest speaker is Sherry Kuehl, author of the “Snarky in the Suburbs” book series and newsletters. The title of her talk is: “How female friends shape us and save us.” Tickets are $15 each. To make a reservation and to purchase tickets, contact Donna Heit by email at: or call (913) 402-6843, or contact Maxine Rodriguez by email at: or call (913) 915-6238.

Chicken Dinner and Bingo
St. Patrick Parish
1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas
Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.

Dinner will include chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, salad, roll, dessert and drink. The cost for adults is $10 and kids meals cost $5. If you have more than two kids, take advantage of the family meal (two adults and more than two kids) for $30. Bingo is $10 for 10 games. Questions? Call Fritz Vertz at (913) 515-0621. The event is sponsored by the Green Club.

Bingo Night
Sacred Heart Parish
2646 S. 34th St., Kansas City, Kansas
Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.

The Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus will be hosting bingo for cash prizes. Refreshments will be sold. For more information, call Bob at (913) 850-3348.

Turkey Dinner and Bazaar
Sacred Heart Parish
1100 West St., Tonganoxie
Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  

The cost for dinner is: $12 for adults; $7 for kids ages 6 – 12; and free for kids ages 5 and under. There will be a turkey dinner, a country store, bingo and children’s games. There will also be a raffle with prizes totaling over $2100.

Annual chicken/ham dinner
Sacred Heart-St. Casimir Parish
1405 2nd St., Leavenworth
Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The cost for dinner is $13 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Carry- out begins at 11:30 a.m. There will also be games for the kids, music, a country store, pumpkins for sale, raffles for prizes and two cash raffles.

Annual Bazaar
St. Aloysius Parish
615 E. Wyandotte St., Meriden
Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. A traditional ham and turkey dinner for dine-in or carryout will begin at 11:30 a.m. The cost is: $12 for adults; $6 for kids ages 5 – 12; and kids ages 4 and under are free. There will also be bingo, a silent auction, a country store, ice cream, a beer garden, drawings and much more! For more information, contact St. Aloysius Parish office at (785) 484-3312.

Soup Supper & Auction
St. Bede Parish (hall)
7344 Drought St., Kelly
Oct. 9 at 4 p.m.

Chili, chicken noodle soup, vegetable beef soup, ham sandwiches, hot dogs, pie and cake will be available. The cost is a freewill donation. There will also be an auction of handmade quilts and many other items.

Fall & Holiday Craft & Bake Sale
501 S. Willow Dr., Olathe
Oct. 12, 14 & 15 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The proceeds from the sales will be donated to the Olathe Pregnancy Clinic. Cash and checks only will be accepted.

Estate Planning Workshop
Cathedral of St. Peter
409 N. 15th St., Kansas City, Kansas
Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Casey Connealy, an estate planning attorney and member of Holy Trinity Parish in Lenexa, will speak on the differences between wills and trusts and how to maximize your financial resources for your heirs and charities. There will be resources, refreshments and door prizes. RSVP to Terri Lynn, office of stewardship and development, by email at: or call (913) 647-0367.

Hog and Grog for Scholarships
Boulevard Brewing Co. (Muehlebach Suite)
2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri
Oct. 13 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join us for a casual evening including brews, a taco dinner and live music. While you are there, support scholarships for the students and families at Our Lady of Unity School. Many partnership opportunities are available. Learn more online at:

‘Shroud Encounter: Explore the Mystery, Encounter the Message’
Curé of Ars Parish
9501 Mission Rd., Leawood
Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Could the Shroud of Turin be a document of the crucifixion? Does it provide clues to what happened during the Resurrection? Russ Breault’s highly acclaimed presentation explores the science, history and mystery in a fast-paced, dramatic visual experience. Join us as he peels back each layer of mystery.  

Women’s Retreat
Sacred Heart Parish (hall)
104 Exchange, Emporia
Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Altar Society of Sacred Heart is sponsoring a women’s retreat: “The Heart Speaks.” Bring a Bible and journal. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Paula Roper by calling (620) 343-4088or send an email to: by Oct. 12.

Savior Pastoral Center
12601 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, Kansas
Oct. 14 – 16

Is your marriage struggling or do you know a marriage that is struggling? Retrouvaille is a program that helps couples restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship. This is a practical program to improve communication and help couples connect. Sign up online at: or call 1 (800) 470-2230.

‘Mere Christianity’
Christ’s Peace House of Prayer
22131 Meager Rd., Easton
Oct. 14 – 16

The retreat begins Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. and ends on Oct. 16 at 4:30 p.m. What are the foundational beliefs that take us into the heart of what it means to be a Christian? Journey with us as we enter into the thought of C.S. Lewis as he explains and defends the most basic beliefs of Christians, hoping to persuade others to come to Our Lord. Immerse yourself in the unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith. 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: or call (913) 773-8255.

Gift and Craft Bazaar
St. Joseph Parish (McDevitt Hall)
11311 Johnson Dr., Shawnee
Oct. 15 from 9 a.m.  – 3 p.m.

This event is hosted by the Ladies’ Guild. McDevitt Hall is in the basement. An elevator is available. There will be more than 50 tables with hundreds of gifts and craft items. Lunch is available for a nominal fee. Call Mary Spruk at (913) 825-0358 if you have questions. 

Rosary Rally in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima
St. Andrew the Apostle Parish
6415 N.E. Antioch Rd., Gladstone, Missouri
Oct. 16 from 3 – 4:15 p.m.

We will pray the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries of the rosary. Benediction will follow, as well as an opportunity for attendees to enroll in the brown scapular. For more information, visit the website at:

Memorial Celebration of Life for Sister Claudette Schiratti
Good Shepherd Parish
12800 W. 75th St., Shawnee
Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.

There will be a memorial/celebration  to honor Sister Claudette Schiratti’s years of service as a music director, organist and accompanist at several parishes in the archdiocese. Mass will be followed by a prayer service of singing, sharing stories and fellowship. Join us in the prayer-filled celebration.

Natural Family Planning Class
St. John the Evangelist Parish (Extra building)
200 W. 13th St., Lawrence
Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

An in-person (or online) course in the sympto-thermal method of natural family planning will be offered by the Couple to Couple league. A reasonable course fee is charged and online registration is required at: Call Shannon or John Rasmussen at (785) 749-1015 for more information.

Pro-Life Event
Sheraton Hotel at the Convention Center
6100 College Blvd., Overland Park
Oct. 21 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Kirk Cameron, known as Mike Seaver from the television show “Growing Pains,” will be the speaker. His newest film feature is about the value of life in the womb and the beauty of adoption. His film “Lifemark” is set to hit theaters in September. He and his wife Chelsea have been married for 31 years and have six children. All proceeds benefit the Vitae Foundation. Dinner and the program cost $100 per person ($70 is tax deductible). To register, go online to: or call (573) 634-4316.

NPM Keyboard Workshop
Visitation Parish
5141 Main St., Kansas City, Missouri
Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. – noon

The local chapters of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) are hosting this keyboard workshop. It is for all church musicians who play a keyboard for liturgy. Organ and piano breakout sessions will provide instruction to improve your craft from beginners to those building more advanced skills. The suggested donation is $15 at the door. For more information and to register, go online to:

Craft Show and Bake Sale
Holy Family Parish
820 Birch St., Eudora
Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind craft items? Find that special item as well as delicious treats. Proceeds from the sale will go to support the parish’s peace, justice and human development programs. Crafters interested in more information or renting a booth space should contact Linda by calling (913) 645-5386 or Melanie by email at:

Called to Love Again Divorce Support Ministry
Church of the Ascension
9501 W. 127th St., Overland Park
Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.

We will be hearing a personal witness from one of our longtime members and discuss why forgiveness is necessary for healing and fulfilling relationships.

Shamrocks for Scholarships for St. Patrick School
Kansas Speedway
400 Speedway Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas
Oct. 22 from 6 – 10 p.m.

This event will also honor Msgr. Michael Mullen. Enjoy Jack Stack Barbecue, MeMa’s Bakery, live entertainment, a silent auction, cash raffle and meet emcee Karli Ritter, Fox 4 meteorologist. This is an opportunity to help the students of St. Patrick School. Get tickets for the event online at:, or call Michael at (816) 806-8132.

Fall Festival
Sacred Heart Parish
426 S. Cedar, Ottawa
Oct. 23 from noon – 4 p.m.

There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and authentic Mexican food. There will also be a cakewalk, kids games, a balloon artist, a magician and bingo. Fellowship will include pumpkin decorating, a selfie photo station and pumpkin sales.

Daughters Of Isabella
Little Flower Circle
Christ the King Parish
5972 S.W. 25th St., Topeka
Oct. 23 at 12:40 p.m.

A rosary will be followed by the business meeting and social time. If anyone knows of a member or family member of Daughters of Isabella in need of the circle’s prayers, call Diana Ortiz at (785) 554-4256 or chancellor Gen Orozco at (985) 213-0347.

Organ Concert
Hope Lutheran Church
6308 Quivira Rd., Shawnee
Oct.23 at 4 p.m.

Dr. Douglas O’Neill, director of formation in sacred music and liturgy at Christ the King School in Kansas City, Kansas, will perform the second in a series of the complete organ works of J.S. Bach.

Benedictine Sisters Discernment Retreat
Mount St. Scholastica
801 S. 8th St., Atchison
Oct. 28 at 5 p.m.-Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.

Is God calling you? Women ages 30-55 are invited to a discernment retreat with the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica. To register, contact Sister Marcia Ziska, vocation director, by calling or texting (913) 370-3733 or email: For more information on the Sisters, visit:

Linger Over Breakfast with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet
Avila University’s Whitfield Center
11901 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145
Oct. 29 from 9 – 11 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)

Join Journey to New Life’s (JNL) Sister Rose McLarney, founder and board member, and Susie Roling, director of operations, as they explore the success of JNL, a prison reentry program in Kansas City, and how you can help our neighbors in need. Journey to New Life was founded in 2013 and built on a restorative-justice approach focused on healing, hope and an opportunity to begin again. This event is in-person only. Cost is $15 and includes breakfast. Register at:

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