Drivers – Assisted Transportation is now hiring caring and reliable drivers to transport K-12 students to and from school and other activities in company minivans. Positions are now available in Olathe, Overland Park and Kansas City, Kansas. Competitive wages and flexible schedules. CDL not required. Retirees encouraged to apply. Call (913) 262-3100 or apply online at:  Assisted EEO.

Caregiver – An Ascension Parish family is looking for a beautiful soul to care for their daughter Julia in their home. Julia has special needs. The hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Friday. If interested or have questions, call Becca Dopheide at (913) 424-7088.

Community assistants – L’Arche Heartland of Overland Park serves adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities in day program support services and in residential services. We are seeking assistants who are looking for a unique opportunity in a faith-based organization. We are in immediate need of day service assistants to work in our day program serving 30 adults. We have a recycling program and community activities. Our core members participate in distributing for Meals on Wheels and Rise Against Hunger. They also attend community events such as the library, movies, bowling and going to parks. We also have a need for live-in and live-out assistants in our five residential homes. If interested, contact Jamie Henderson, community leader, by email at:

Board members – Santa Marta, Johnson County’s premier life care community sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, is actively seeking board members for the term beginning January 2020. The board meets during the business day six times a year, and each board member also serves on a committee that meets six to 12 times a year. We are seeking applicants who have experience serving on a not-for-profit board and a concern for our senior citizens. In particular, we are seeking at this time expertise in marketing and information technology and finance but are also open to candidates who have a background in health care, business management, law, etc., to serve a four-year term with the option to extend for a second four-year term. Those who wish to be considered for appointment to the board are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, resume or details of relevant experience and home parish to Heidi Abeln at: by Aug.  13. Include your phone number and mailing address. If you have any questions, Heidi can be reached at (913) 323-7106. Additional information about Santa Marta can be viewed at:

Extended care aide: Nativity Day School in Leawood is seeking an extended care aide. Responsibilities include assisting the lead teacher with the supervision and care of students. Will assist with homework, snack and playtime. A perfect job for a high school or college student.  Must be at least 16 years of age. The hours are 3:10 – 5:30 p.m., M-F during the upcoming school year.  Contact Jami Huderski by email at: jami.huderski@kc, or call (913) 338-4330, ext. 1609.

Music director – Mother Teresa Parish in Topeka is seeking a part-time music director. Duties and responsibilities include: coordinating repertoire for all liturgies with the pastor; coordinate the purchase, maintenance and distribution of liturgical music resources, music licenses and instruments; recruit, train and supervise choir members and other musicians for all liturgies; direct rehearsals and provide on-going training for cantors, ensembles and individual musicians; prepare music ministry schedules and budget; attend meetings relevant to the position; and other duties as needed. Position qualifications: high degree of proficiency with a principal instrument capable of providing musical leadership during liturgies, preferably keyboard or piano; ability to lead and train musicians in music theory and application; general knowledge of Microsoft Office and general office equipment needed to complete job tasks;  active member of the Catholic Church. Submit resume to: Mother Teresa Catholic Church, Attn: Mary, 2014 N.W. 46th St., Topeka, KS 66618 or send an email to Mary at:

Assistant preschool teacher – Nativity Day School in Leawood is seeking an assistant preschool teacher. Responsibilities include engaging children in activities and play that stimulates their development; assist them with activities of daily life; appropriately supervise children while keeping them safe at all times; and work in collaboration with the classroom lead teacher.  Competitive salary. The hours are M-Th, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Qualified candidate will have previous licensed daycare experience. Contact: Jami Huderski by email at: or call ( 913) 338-4330 ext. 1609.

Child care program director – John Paul II Preschool/Child Care is seeking a full-time, year-round child care program coordinator to assist the director with the day-to-day running of the child care portion of the program. A minimum of five years’ experience working in a licensed preschool or child-care facility is required. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in field-related courses — such as child development, nutrition and parent education — and be comfortable working with children ages 3 – 14. Good communication and organizational skills are a must, and familiarity with Montessori education is a plus. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Donna at:              

Coordinator of religious education – St. Joseph Parish in Shawnee is seeking a coordinator of religious education. The coordinator would organize, lead and further develop the religious education program for our children who attend public schools. This would include recruiting, training and assisting catechists; collaborating with the archdiocesan child catechesis consultant; helping to facilitate sacramental preparation for 2nd- and 8th-grade students; facilitate religious education for children with special needs; and ensure compliance with archdiocesan safe environment policies. The coordinator would work with the principal and school teachers as needed for the catechetical training of students. The position would help to develop Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for the parish, plan and direct the annual vacation Bible school, and collaborate with the pastor and RCIA director for children of people in RCIA and older children who need to receive sacraments. The candidate must be a prayerful, practicing Catholic; have interpersonal, administrative and organizational skills; and be well- versed in Catholic teaching and have some background in Catholic catechesis. The position is 20 hours a week.  For additional information and a complete job description, please contact Father Scott Wallisch at: frscott@ or (913) 631-5983.

Assistant beginning preschool teacher – Nativity Day School in Leawood is seeking an assistant beginning preschool teacher. Responsibilities include: engaging children in activities and play that stimulate their development; assist them with activities of daily life; appropriately supervise children while keeping them safe at all times; and work in collaboration with the classroom lead teacher. Competitive salary. The hours are M-F from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Qualified candidates will have previous licensed day care experience. Contact Jami Huderski by email at:, or call (913) 338-4330 ext. 1609.

School cafeteria manager – Holy Spirit School is seeking a cafeteria manager for the 2019-20 school year. This person will oversee the operation of the school food service program and must be knowledgeable of all state and federal regulations and all requirements related to school lunch programs. Duties include but are not limited to: planning menus; ordering food and supplies; filing reports with KSDE/Wellness programs; supervising employees and volunteers; and serving as the head cook and supervisor of all kitchen operations. Competitive salary and benefits. Interested applicants should send a letter of application and resume to the attention of Michele Watson at: or to Holy Spirit Catholic School, 11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park, KS 66219.

Aftercare lead teacher – St. Patrick Early Education Center in Kansas City, Kansas, is seeking an aftercare lead teacher. Responsibilities include: planning lessons; preparing a classroom; assessing student performance; and infusing spiritual activities into lessons. The teacher will supervise up to 12 students Monday – Friday from 3 – 6 p.m., August – May. The lead teacher will also need to attend other school functions and events as necessary. The applicant must be a practicing Catholic; have prior early childhood teaching experience; be able to meet KDHE state requirements; and have prior experience working with young children in a child care setting. Interested individuals should send a resume to: For a complete job description, contact Patty Dickinson at: The application deadline is July 12.

Communications director – The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth (SCLs) are currently seeking a communications director. This position is responsible for maintaining and coordinating a comprehensive communications program to support the mission, philosophy and positive image of the SCLs and facilitate the flow of information within the organization and to its various publics. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or similar field and at least five years’ experience in a lead communications role. This position requires proficiency working in a Windows environment, desktop publishing and website content management. Awareness of the unique role of a religious community, coupled with some knowledge of the SCL mission, and understanding of the culture of Catholicism are preferred. If you possess the desired qualifications and would like to work for a truly wonderful and outstanding religious community, please email a cover letter with salary requirements and your resume to:

Preschool teachers – St. Joseph Early Education Center is currently looking for candidates for an opening for a full-time teacher who can support on multiple levels at our center. We are also looking for candidates for infant through preschool rooms in hopes of expanding our ability to care for the children on our waiting lists. Salary is at or above the norm, and the benefits are excellent. Contact us if you are interested; you may call our school secretary, Ms. Patricia, at (913) 248-4588; our general number at (913) 631-0004; or send an email to:

Enthusiastic group leader – Holy Spirit School is seeking an enthusiastic applicant, 18 years of age or older who enjoys working with children, for a position in our after-school care program. This group leader must be available M – F, 2:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. It’s the perfect opportunity for a college student, adult who likes working with children or anyone interested in the field of education. If interested, please contact Eileen Colling at: or (913) 492-2582, ext 129.

Food service position – A food service position is available at St. Joseph, Shawnee. The hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Training is provided. Must be able to manage multiple tasks and maintain a friendly presence with the schoolchildren. If interested or would like more information, send an email to Kathy Ketter-Hirt at:

Preschool/child care staff – John Paul II Preschool/Child Care is seeking staff for our school-age program with regular hours from 3 – 6 p.m. Additional hours are available when school is closed. Year-round employment is possible, if desired. Applicants must be 18 years of age. Experience working with children is preferred. Virtus training is required. Great job for a college student! Contact Donna at: for more information or to apply.

Lawn mowing – Interviewing now for part-time people who want a side job and are willing to work for it and/or parents who are looking for an opportunity to work with their children and teach them some grit and independence. Duties include: mowing with Wright Stander mowers, using power trimmers, minor landscape work, using a power backpack blower, general yard cleanup periodically and pulling a trailer. Flexible hours; five-day workweek, no weekends; prior experience helpful, not necessary. The following skills are needed:  the ability to follow instructions, willingness to work hard and learn, a vehicle with a trailer hitch to pull equipment trailer, great attitude, coach-able, and time management and organizational skills. Opportunity to work until late November 2019; competitive pay depending on experience and ability to work independently.  A background check will be completed. Call Ken today to schedule an interview at (913) 645-7174.

Custodian – St. Patrick School in Kansas City, Kansas, is seeking a part-time day custodian. The hours are 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. when school is in session. To apply, go to: For additional information, send an email to:

Receptionist – St. Patrick School in Kansas City, Kansas, has an opening for a part-time receptionist at the early childhood center from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. when school is in session. To apply, go to: For additional information, send an email to: tconrad@stpatrick

Business and office manager – Christ the King Parish in Topeka is seeking a qualified individual for a business and office manager position. This position assists the pastor in caring for the material and financial affairs of the parish. The applicant must have excellent leadership, team-building and management skills; and knowledge of software such as automated accounting system, MS Word and Excel. Must have minimum five years’ administrative management experience in a business financial environment. Degree in business, finance or accounting preferred. Interested applicants may contact Father Matthew Schiffelbein at (785) 273-0710 or send an email to:, with inquiries or to submit resumes.

Sonographer – Wyandotte and Olathe Pregnancy Clinics are seeking part-time sonographers. This is a paid position. If interested, call Leah at (913) 232-2993.

Director of youth ministry – Prince of Peace in Olathe is seeking an exceptional and experienced leader to be director of youth ministry. This is a full-time, leadership and administrative position that will be responsible for the implementation of a weekly youth program for junior and senior high, with an emphasis on preparing middle school students for the sacrament of confirmation. Seeking a Catholic experienced in youth ministry who will encourage and train catechists and youth team leaders. Full job description and application details may be found at: Applications must be submitted by Sept. 1.


Concrete construction – Tear out and replace amped, stained or colored patios and drives. Retaining walls, footings, poured-in-place safe rooms, excavation and hauling. Asphalt drives and lots. Fully insured; references. Call Dan at (913) 207-4371 or send an email to:

Water-damaged basement walls?  – Remove and replace insulation, dry out, mold treatment and painting. Fully insured, serving Johnson County for 25 years. Call Jerry at (913) 206-1144 or email:

The Drywall Doctor, Inc. – A unique solution to your drywall problems! We fix all types of ceiling and wall damage — from water stains and stress cracks to texture repairs and skim coating. We provide professional, timely repairs and leave the job site clean! Lead-certified and insured! Serving the metro since 1997. Call (913) 768-6655.

*Commercial & residential
* Lawn renovation
* Clean-up and hauling
* Dirt grading/installation
* Landscape design
* Free estimates
Hablamos y escribimos Ingles!!
Call Lupe at (816) 935-0176

Local handyman – Painting int. and ext., wood rot, power washing, staining, masonry (chimney repair, patio’s) gutter cleaning, water heaters, junk removal, lawn mowing, window cleaning, honey – do list and more!! Member of Holy Angels Parish, Basehor. Call Billy at (913)927-4118.

DRC Construction
We’ll get the job done right the first time.
Windows – Doors – Decks – Siding
Repair or replace, we will work with you to solve your problems. Choose us for any window, door, siding or deck project and be glad you did.
Everything is guaranteed 100%
(913) 461-4052

Popcorn ceiling removal – Renew your ceiling and walls with a fresh coat of paint. Replace drywall or plaster repaired with no mess!! 25 years experience. Call anytime. Jerry (913) 206-1144.

Masonry work – Quality new or repair work. Brick, block and chimney/fireplace repair. Insured; second-generation bricklayer. Member of St. Paul Parish, Olathe. Call (913) 829-4336.

STA (Sure Thing Always) Home Repair – Basement finish, bathrooms and kitchens; interior & exterior repairs: painting, roofing, siding, wood replacement and window glazing. Free estimates. Call (913) 579-1835. Email: Member of Holy Trinity, Lenexa.

Rusty Dandy Painting, Inc. – We have been coloring your world for 40 years. Your home will be treated as if it were our own. Old cabinets will be made to look like new. Dingy walls and ceilings will be made beautiful. Woodwork will glow. Lead-certified and insured. Call (913) 341-9125.

Home makeovers, kitchen, bath. All interior and exterior remodeling and repairs.
Family owned, experienced, licensed and insured. Member St. Joseph, Shawnee. Kirk Nelson.
(913) 927-5240;


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Tree Trimming
Tree Trimming/Landscaping
Free Estimates/Local Parishioner
Tony (913) 620-6063

Custom countertops – Laminates installed within five days. Cambria, granite and solid surface. Competitive prices, dependable work. Call the Top Shop, Inc., at (913) 962-5058. Members of St. Joseph, Shawnee.

Speedy Guzman
Moving and delivery
Licensed and insured
(816) 935-0176

Bankruptcy consultation – If debts are overwhelming you, seek hope and help from compassionate, experienced Catholic attorney, Teresa Kidd. For a free consultation, call  (913) 422-0610; send an email to:; or visit the website at: Please do not wait until life seems hopeless before getting good quality legal advice that may solve your financial stress.

House cleaning – Old fashioned cleaning, hand mopping, etc., with references from customers. Years of experience. Call Sharon at (660) 619-7347. Still local.

Mike Hammer local moving – A full-service mover. Packing, pianos, rental truck load/unload, storage container load/unload and in-home moving. No job too small. Serving JoCo since 1987. St. Joseph, Shawnee, parishioner. Call Mike at (913) 927-4347 or send an email to:

Memory quilts – Preserve your memories in a keepsake quality quilt, pillows, etc. Custom designed from your T-shirt collection, baby clothes, sports memorabilia, neckties . . . Quilted Memories. (913) 649-2704.

Rodman Lawn Care
Lawn mowing, aeration, verticutting, mulching
Hedge trimming, leaf removal, gutter cleaning
Fully insured and free estimates
John Rodman (913) 548-3002

HARCO Exteriors LLC
Your Kansas City fencing specialists
Family owned and operated
(913) 815-4817


Looking for assisted living at home? – Before you move, call us and explore our in-home care options. We specialize in helping families live safely at home while saving thousands of dollars per year. Call today for more information or to request a FREE home care planning guide. Benefits of Home – Senior Care, or call (913) 422-1591.

Caregiving – We provide personal assistance, companionship, care management, and transportation for seniors in their home, assisted living or nursing facilities. We also provide respite care for main caregivers needing some personal time. Call Daughters & Company at (913) 341-2500 and speak with Laurie, Pat or Gary.

Caring companion – I make it possible for seniors to live in their own home. I specialize in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and am compassionate, dependable and trustworthy. Call Johnna at (816) 786-1093.

Caregiver – An Ascension Parish family is looking for a someone to care for their daughter in their home. She has special needs. The hours are 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. If interested or have questions, call Becca Dopheide at (913) 424-7088.

Caregiver needed – In need of caregiver who can help client with position changes; some lifting involved, client can assist. Shifts available. For more information, call (913) 299-4782.


Pope Francis authorized pilgrimages to Medjugorje.
Fiat Voluntas Tua organizes pilgrimages to Medjugorje.
Oct. 29 – Nov. 10, 2019: Pilgrimage to
Medjugorje and Fatima
Call Grace for more information.  (913) 449-1806


Residential lifts – New and recycled. Stair lifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts and elevators. St. Michael’s parishioners. KC Lift & Elevator at (913) 327-5557. (Formerly Silver Cross – KC)

For sale – Two spaces at Resurrection Cemetery in Mausoleum, St. John Corridor. Reasonable rate. Call (913) 894-2448.

For sale – Two adjoining plots at Mount Olivet Cemetery in the Crucifixion area, close to the road. Original cost $1825 per lot. Will sell both lots for $2500 or separately for $1250 each. Call Lesley at (913) 908-2162.


(913) 980-4905
Any condition in the metro area
Mark Edmondson – local parishioner

WE SELL HOMES – Looking to sell? This is a seller’s market. Call for a free consultation detailing the steps to selling your home. Ask about our 39-day sales guarantee. Mention this ad for a special offer. Call Jim Blaufuss, Re/Max Realty Suburban, at (913) 226-7442. Jimblau 

Coming soon – A charming two-bedroom, one-bath home with electric appliances; wood floors; unfinished basement; private drive; and a wooded lot located near St. Agnes Church and the Shawnee Indian Mission. The home is in Roeland Park, 3224 W. 53rd St., for $1050 per month, 12-month lease, one month deposit required. Send inquiries to: or leave a message at (913) 766-9758.

 Whole Estates
Need to sell a home and everything in it?
We buy it all at once in as-is condition.
Call (816) 444-1950 or send an email to:

We buy houses and whole estates – We are local and family-owned, and will make you a fair cash offer. We buy houses in any condition. No fees or commissions and can close on the date of your choice. Selling your house as is never felt so good. Jon & Stacy Bichelmeyer (913) 599-5000.


Wanted to buy – Antique/vintage jewelry, paintings, pottery, sterling, etc. Single pieces or estate. Renee Maderak, (913) 475-7393. St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee.

Will buy firearms and related accessories – One or a whole collection. Honest evaluation and top prices paid. Contact Tom at (913) 238-2473. Member of Sacred Heart Parish, Shawnee.

Wanted to buy – Old cars or hot rods. Uncompleted project cars in any condition, with or without titles. Cash buyer. Call (913) 980-3559.


The Elders “Racing the Tides” Cruise
Oct. 13 – 20
From Galveston to Mexico, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
Cruise along with your favorite Irish band. Private concerts, swag bag and hanging out with The Elders.
(816) 510-0621


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