Freelancers needed – Great for retired journalists, and writers/photographers looking to supplement their income! The Leaven, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, is looking for freelance reporters and photographers to assist staff in covering this busy beat. Story and photo shoots are assigned on an as-needed basis. Applicants from all parts of the archdiocese welcome. For freelance reporting, a working knowledge of the Catholic Church and excellent writing and reporting skills are a must. Actual professional journalism experience is a plus. For photography, a diverse portfolio with a working knowledge of the Catholic Church is required; experience in low-light photography and professional photojournalism experience is a plus. To be considered for freelance reporting, send a letter of interest, a simple resume and published clips or links to what you’ve written. To be considered for freelance photography, send a letter of interest, a simple resume and samples of your work or a link to an online portfolio. Send all materials by email to:

Director of special events and development The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) seeks to hire a director of special events and development ( The director will work with the executive director and staff of the CEF to envision, plan and execute events and to develop and cultivate donor and community relations in support of CEF’s mission of providing scholarships for students in need in targeted Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The director of special events and development should have highly polished marketing and presentation skills, a charismatic communication style, exceptional organizational abilities, the capability of working with limited direction, and the ability to speak authentically about the importance of Catholic education. The director will facilitate, plan and manage all aspects of CEF fundraising events, including: advertising and promotion; preparing event budgets and tracking event finances; securing event sponsors and donors to meet event budget goals; coordinating event-related internal and external communication; recruiting and managing event volunteers; and coordinating event-related donor relations. The director will also assist the executive director with CEF general development activities, including: prospecting and cultivating new donors; coordinating existing donor relations; and maintaining accurate development databases. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or higher; demonstrated success in event planning, sales and/or fundraising and donor development; and competency with Microsoft Office. A working knowledge of Catholic school operations is preferred. Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing. Individuals interested in this full-time position should send a cover letter and resume to:

Assistant principal – St. Therese School is accepting applications for assistant principal. St. Therese is an award-winning Catholic school located in Parkville, Missouri, with over 570 students in grades K-8. Basic requirements for the position include: practicing Catholic in good standing with a pastor’s letter of recommendation; master’s degree in the field of education and certification (or working toward) certification in administration; minimum five years teaching experience; outstanding people skills; excellent organizational skills; and effective communication abilities. To submit an application, email Theresa Roth at:

 Administrative assistantBGMAC is searching for a highly motivated and hardworking administrative assistant with accounting experience. The candidate must be a great team player with good communication skills and the ability to mulitask. This is a full-time position, starting pay $13.50/hour, Monday-Friday. Background check and high   school diploma or equivalent required. Submit resume and cover page to:

Teacher assistant – Special Beginnings, Lenexa, is seeking full- or part-time after school teacher assistants at all locations. We are looking for a teacher assistant candidate who has an excellent work ethic, heart for children and a willingness to learn more about early childhood education. Experience and/or education is a plus, but we will train the right candidate. Teacher assistants will work with the lead teacher to care for and educate the children. Primary responsibilities include assisting the lead teacher with: care and supervision of children, lesson plan implementation, parent communication, and cleanliness and organization of classroom. Starting hourly pay ranges based on experience and education. Pay increases are based on job performance. Opportunities for advancement are available, as the company prefers to promote from within. Apply by sending an email to: or in person at 10216 Pflumm Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215.

Office manager: priestly vocations – The Diocese of Kansas City/St. Joseph is seeking an office manager who will oversee and manage office policies and procedures with individual attention to and in support of diocesan seminarians. This is a full-time position based on a schedule of 40 hours per week, and is eligible for health and welfare benefits, paid time off and participation in a defined benefit retirement plan. This position is located at the chancery. For a full job description and to apply, go to the website at: and scroll down for a list of available jobs.

Looking for something new?Use your administrative skills to help a developmental optometrist change people’s lives. Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; summer hours vary. No health benefits. A background in Word, Excel, QuickBooks, customer service and medical office experience helpful. Send resume to: Dr. Beth Basin, 13600 Washington, Kansas City, MO 64145 or send by email to:

Full-time openings Padre Pio Academy in Shawnee, which offers a classical curriculum, has full-time openings for the 2017-18 school year. For more information and details, contact Joanne at (913) 530-6553. 

Administrative assistantSaint Thomas Aquinas High School is accepting applications for an administrative assistant in the student activities/athletic department. The position is a 12-month assignment and the individual will work directly with the director of student activities and athletics. Send a letter of application and resume to Dr. William Ford, President, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 11411 Pflumm Road, Overland Park, KS 66215 or send an email to:

Librarian/media specialistSaint Thomas Aquinas High School has the following opening for the 2017-18 school year: librarian/media specialist. Qualified candidates must have or be able to obtain the proper Kansas teaching license for the position. If interested, send a letter of application and resume to Dr. William P. Ford, President, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 11411 Pflumm Road, Overland Park, KS 66215 or send an email to:

Administrative Assistant – Chad Equipment is seeking an individual who can provide administrative and clerical support to others to maintain an efficient office environment on a part-time basis (approximately 20 hours/week). Primary job responsibilities include: maintaining the office files; input data for customer and vendor item cards; assist with customer and vendor purchase order entries; answer and screen incoming telephone calls and direct to the appropriate person. Candidates should have a high school diploma or equivalent, competent computer skills including MicroSoft Office or equivalent; internet skills including use of emails; group messaging and data collection. Chad Equipment, a division of Birko Company, is located at 19950 W. 161st St. in Olathe. Chad manufactures food safety equipment which is sold throughout North America. Interested individuals call Michelle Roe at (913) 764-0321 or email resumes to:

Head cheer and pom coach and assistantBishop Miege High School is seeking a head cheer and pom coach and an assistant cheer and pom coach for the 2017-18 school year. Call Mike Hubka, athletic director, at (913) 222-5802, or send an email to:

PrincipalSt. Ann Elementary School in Carthage, Missouri, has an open position for principal. Requirements: active Catholic with a passion for Catholic education; Missouri (or other) educator certification; master’s in education administration (or in progress) and administrative experience, especially in Catholic school, preferred. Send resume with three professional references to: Father J. Friedel, St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 812 Pearl Ave., Joplin, MO 64801.

Drivers – Special Beginnings Early Learning Center is seeking part-time drivers for its school-age program located in Lenexa. Candidates must be able to drive a 13-passenger minibus, similar to a 15-passenger van. CDL not required, but must have an excellent driving record. Candidates would pick up children from area schools and then work directly with them when arriving back at the center. Experience preferred. Must have strong work ethic and the ability to work with children. Insurance provided. Background check will be conducted. Great opportunity for retired persons or those seeking a second job. Job responsibilities include: ensuring safety and well-being of children who are being transported at all times, including loading and unloading. Driving short, round-trip routes to elementary schools in Lenexa/Olathe area. Summer only: Driving short, round- trip routes to two Lenexa city pools. Maintaining mileage log. Keeping interior of vehicle clean. Apply by sending an email to: or in person at 10216 Pflumm Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215.


Agua Fina Irrigation and Landscape
The one-stop location for your project!
Landscape and irrigation design,
Installation and maintenance.
Cleanup and grading services
It’s time to repair your lawn. 20% discount on lawn renovations with mention of this ad.
Visit the website at:
Call (913) 530-7260 or (913) 530-5661

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.

Honest, reliable home selling for over 50 years
Parishioner of Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park
Doug (913) 593-6362   |
Dirk (913) 219-2965   |
Reece Nichols Real Estate

Professional window cleaner – Residential only, fully insured. Over 40 years experience. Free estimates. Contact Gene Jackson at (913) 593-1495.

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

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:

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

Doll dresses – First Communion dress sets for 18” or American Girl dolls. Includes dress, veil, shoes, tights and cross necklace. Full line of doll clothes and accessories in south Johnson County. Call Patty at (913) 345-9498.

Senior hairstyling – Roller sets, haircuts and perms. Wednesday – Friday by appointment. One block south of Johnson Dr. in Mission. $5 off any service with first service. Call Bonnie at (816) 769-8511.


Swalms organizing – downsizing – cleanout service Reduce clutter – Any space organized. Shelving built on-site. Items hauled for recycling and donations. 20 years exp.; insured. Call Tillar at (913) 375-9115. WWW.SWALMSORGANIZING.COM.

*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

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.

Local handyman – Painting int. and ext., staining, wood rot, power wash, decks, doors and windows, masonry, hardwood floors, gutter cleaning, water heaters, toilets, faucets, garbage disposals, ceiling fans, mowing 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

Concrete construction – Tear out and replace stamped, 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: dan

Kansas City’s Premier Deck, Fence & Concrete – We repair, power wash and stain wood decks and fences. We power wash and seal concrete drives, walkway, pool decks and more. Call Brian at (913) 952-5965. Member of Holy Trinity Parish.

Thank you for another great year – Through your support, my family has been blessed and my business has grown. We do windows, trim, siding, doors, decks, interior and exterior painting, wood rot, bathroom renovations, tile and sheetrock. If you need work done around your home, we can do it. Josh (913) 709-7230.

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


Home remodeling, design/build, kitchens, baths, all interior and exterior work. Family owned and operated; over 25 years experience. Licensed and insured; commercial and residential. Kirk and Diane Nelson.
(913) 927-5240;

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) 491-5837 or (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.

Custom countertops – Laminates installed within 5 days. Cambria, granite, and solid surface. Competitive prices, dependable work. Call the Top Shop, Inc., (913) 962-5058. Members of St. Joseph, Shawnee.


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, www.benefits 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.


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 – Single crypt at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. Holy Family Mausoleum, St. Joseph corridor, tier D, #13. Valued at $6850, selling price is $6250 including opening and closing. Holy Spirit parishioner. Call (913) 642-1017.

For sale – Double lawn crypt at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, Garden of Hope section, double lawn crypt, lot 78 C, space 4. Conveyance fee included. $8100. Call Lou at (512) 294-2869.

For sale – Double crypt at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. Prince of Peace Mausoleum, Mother of Church corridor, tier C, #103. July value was $12,715, including two opening and closing fees. Asking $9,750. Call Don at (913) 522-2714.

For sale – Double niche at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. Holy Family Mausoleum, Jesus Son of God corridor, tier A. Includes bronze diamond companion urn. Current price $6690, selling price $5000. Call (913) 897-6433.


For sale – Maintenance free home. Backs up to Ascension Catholic Church. Two bedroom, 2.5 bath, study, open floor plan. Great for entertaining. $385.000. Call for appointment. (913) 669-8178.

For sale – Three bedroom, 2.5 bath, fenced yard, 2-car garage, w/d, other amenities in Lawrence. Perfect for first-time home buyer or student. $137,500. Call for details. (785) 764-9466.


 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.

Will buy houses in any condition – We pay cash and you sell as-is with no warranty. You can leave anything behind if you don’t want to move it. My name is Mark and my family is part of Holy Trinity Parish. I hope I can help you. (913) 980-4905.

Wanted to buy – Antique/vintage jewelry, lighters, fountain pens, post card collections, paintings/prints, pottery, sterling, china dinnerware.
Renee Maderak, (913) 631-7179.
St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee

Wanted to buy – Cucina LLC is an entity that buys commercial real estate. Lou Serrone, a member of Good Shepherd, and Tom Disidore, a member of St. Agnes, are members of Cucina LLC. Tom and Lou are licensed brokers in both Kansas and Missouri. If you are a seller of commercial real estate, call Lou at (913) 219-9924.

Boys camp  Camp Kapaun Catholic boys camp. Sports, team building, virtue growth, spiritual formation,
Boys ages 9 – 14.
June 4 – 10, Conception Abbey, Missouri
Email Victor Rodriquez at:


Fatima/Medjugorje pilgrimage – Celebrate the 100th anniversary of apparitions in Fatima with a pilgrimage to Fatima and Medjugorje. Oct. 25 to Nov. 9, 2017. Call Grace at (913) 449-1806 for details. (Dates subject to change.)


Branson getaway – Walk-in condo on Pointe Royale Golf Course. Sleeps six. Close to lakes and entertainments. Fully furnished. Pool and hot tub available. No cleaning fee. Nightly rates. Wi-Fi available. Discounts available. Call (913) 515-3044.