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Community live-in 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 live-in assistants and potential live-out 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:

Caregivers needed – Caregivers needed for 42-year-old MS patient, M – F, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Requires use of lift to bathroom, meal prep and assistance eating and drinking. Medicaid payment of $10.98 per hour. Call (913) 291-2465. Leave message.

Career opportunity – Due to the success and growth of the Knights of Columbus, we are adding a financial representative in the Kansas City, Kansas, and Missouri metro areas, St. Joseph, Mo., and Maryville, Mo. This is ideal for a determined, high energy, high expectation, professional, self-disciplined, independent individual, who desires to serve others yet earn a better than average income. We provide top-rated financial products to our members and their families, and will provide excellent benefits and training. This is a full-time position. For more information or an interview, please contact John A. Mahon, General Agent, 1275 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66612; call (855) 356-4849; or email:

Principal – St. Thomas More Parish seeks a principal committed to Catholic education with strong leadership, communication and motivational skills. The position will begin on July 1, 2020. More information and application can be found at the following link:, and then scroll down to: St. Thomas More School.

Music teacher – St. Ann School in Prairie Village is seeking a music teacher for the 2020–21 school year. This applicant should be eager to work with pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students and lead programs such as the Fall Production, Christmas programs and Spring Fling. This candidate will also work closely with our parish liturgy and music director for all-school Masses and prayer services. Interested applicants should complete the teacher application process online at: www.arch and email a resume to principal Liz Minks at:

Director of youth ministry – Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe, is seeking a dynamic, Catholic youth minister for its community. To see the full job description and to apply, go to:

Office assistant Looking for a fulfilling job where you’re a part of a successful, growing, small company? Seeking a dependable, detail-oriented, adaptable, self-motivated and customer-focused individual with excellent communication skills for an office assistant position with an established local company. Individual will perform a wide variety of tasks, including invoicing, customer service, receiving/shipping, vendor relations, product ordering and collections. Computer skills are a must; QuickBooks knowledge is a plus. Please send resume to:

Part-time accountant – Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers is looking for an accountant (15 – 20 hours per month). Candidates must be dedicated to the pro-life belief and the dignity, sanctity and worth of every human life and agree with our vision, mission, statement of faith and core values. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and have proficiency with Excel and QuickBooks. Nonprofit experience is a plus. Please email resume and cover letter to: or mail to Ruth Tisdale, P.O. Box 7123, Shawnee Mission, KS 66207. No calls please.

Music director – Divine Mercy Parish in Gardner is seeking a music director with specialized credentials in music and a thorough understanding of Roman Catholic liturgy. The music director should have experience in providing musical leadership during liturgies, preferably keyboard or piano. Effective functioning of this ministry requires, in particular, that the music director is a person of prayer, is sensitive spiritually and has an active worship life. This position is part time (10 – 12 hours per week). Please submit resume to:

Teacher – Xavier Catholic School in Leavenworth is seeking full-time elementary and part-time physical education teachers for the 2020-21 school year. Interested candidates, please send an email to: for more information.

Experience Sips for Scholarships – On Sunday, July 26, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Boulevard Brewery, 2501 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri.  100% of proceeds go to need-based scholarships for students to attend Resurrection Catholic School (KCK). Sponsorships are on sale NOW. Tickets go on sale in June. For more information, to purchase a sponsorship or make a donation, go online to: or call (913) 371-8101.

Executive director – The Diocese of Salina is accepting resumes for the position of Catholic Charities executive director. The executive director oversees and manages all activities related to the ministries of Catholic Charities. As the leader, strategic planning and execution of the vision/mission are a top priority. This role includes oversight for the daily operation; 15 – 20 programs; grants; marketing; fundraising; visibility in 31 counties; and the utilization of a support team of 25 in three locations within the diocese. The position reports to the chancellor for the diocese and works closely with the Catholic Charities board of directors. The position requirements are:  BS in business administration or social services-related fields of study preferred; a minimum or five-plus years of nonprofit leadership experience, with budget, fundraising, asset and supervisory management; strongly prefer experience with delivering services to those most in need. Preference will be given to those applicants with a work history related to the social mission/teachings of the Catholic faith. Excellent verbal and written communication skills needed for this collaboration with other nonprofits, parish/clergy and visibility in the 31 counties served by the  diocese. To request a full job description or to ask questions about this opportunity, please email Kim Hoelting, HR director, at: kim.hoelting EOE. 

Director of faith formation – St. John Parish in Lawrence is seeking a full-time director of faith formation. This person would develop, articulate and administer a vision and direction for parish faith formation programs. He/she would oversee all faith formation programs and evaluate their effectiveness; develop/implement ideas and programs that would be available for parishioners from womb to tomb. Ideal candidate will be a bilingual (English/Spanish) practicing Catholic who holds a degree in catechesis or theology and/or has equivalent work experience relating to faith formation. This person would also have strong knowledge of Catholicism; inter-cultural competence in ministry; strong interpersonal skills; proven organizational and leadership skills; and computer/technology competencies. Two to four years of parish ministry experience preferred. For a full job description and requirements, go online to: This position is eligible for the archdiocesan benefits package with a start date of July 20. Position open until filled. Please send cover letter and resume to Father John at: (subject line: DFF), or mail to: St. John Parish, Attn: Father John, 1229 Vermont St., Lawrence KS 66044.

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 2021. The board meets during the business day six times a year, and each board member also serves on a committee that meets six to twelve times a year. We are seeking applicants who have experience serving on a board and a concern for our senior citizens. In particular, we are seeking at this time expertise in marketing, business management, law, finance and information technology. 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 July 31, 2020. Any questions regarding the application process can also be emailed to this address, and a current board member will reply. Be sure to include your phone number and mailing address. Additional information about Santa Marta can be viewed at:

Director of institutional advancement – Rockhurst High School seeks an experienced development professional to serve as director of institutional advancement. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, with a minimum of eight years of development experience; excellent communication, organization and leadership skills; a strategic approach to problem solving; a basic knowledge of planned giving; and an understanding and valuing of the mission of Rockhurst High School as both a Jesuit and a Catholic secondary school. The director will report directly to the president, as well as oversee the advancement office with direct supervisory role over advancement personnel. The application deadline is June 15. Additional detailed information is available at:, or by emailing:

STREAM/PBL coordinator – Resurrection School is seeking a full-time STREAM/PBL coordinator for the 2020-21 school year. Responsibilities include: collaborating with teachers and students to plan PBL activities; staff training; development of community resources; designing a PBL/STREAM maker space; and communication for the program through parent communication and a social media presence. The coordinator will lead the school’s efforts in becoming STEM-accredited. Candidates must hold a current Kansas teaching license and have experience working in education. Interested applicants should complete the teacher application process  online at: For more information, please contact Lynda Higgins at: or (913) 371-8101.

Teacher – St. Gregory the Great School in Marysville is seeking a full-time fourth-grade teacher for the upcoming 2020-21 school year. Interested applicants should complete the teacher application process online at: Questions may be directed to Karen Farrell at (785) 562-2831 or send an email to:

Administrative assistant – St. Patrick Church has an opening for a full-time, benefit-eligible, administrative assistant for the church offices at 1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas. This job involves general office duties requiring experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and basic database skills. Professional customer service, organizational skills and the ability to multitask are important. Monday – Friday daytime hours, some days until 6 p.m., half-days on Fridays. Bilingual expertise is a plus, but not required. Submit a resume and cover letter with required hourly pay to Patty Dickinson at:

Equipment operators and laborers needed – Local asphalt pavement maintenance contractor with 60 years of experience is looking for dependable, professional workers. We have a need for equipment operators and laborers. A Class A CDL with a current medical card is a plus. Please call (913) 441-2555. EOE.

Part-time accounting staff – The Corpus Christi Catholic Community seeks to hire part-time accounting staff. This position entails data entry; receivable; payables; QuickBook entries; reconciliations of bank and loan accounts; and other tasks as needed. Salary commensurate with expertise and experience. For a complete position description and to apply, visit:

Service technician – Would you like to be part of the success of a small, growing, local company? Seeking individuals looking for flexible part-time work maintaining and repairing small equipment for our established family company. Service is completed at customers’ locations and electrical knowledge is a plus. Position involves regional travel with 50% overnight stays; some lightweight lifting and walking; dependable transportation is a must. Positive attitude, dependability, time management and self-motivation skills, as well as being quality- and customer-oriented, are required. We need        go-getters willing and ready to work! Please send resume to:

Chief financial officer – The Diocese of Salina is accepting resumes for the position of chief financial officer. The  CFO directs and oversees all financial activities for a very busy organization. The scope of work has oversight of 86 Catholic parishes; Catholic Charities; the Salina chancery finance office; and 15 schools covering 31 counties in Kansas. This role is responsible for monthly financial reporting; providing expert analysis of reports and data; audits; internal controls; asset management; and advising the bishop in financial matters. The position requirements are: bachelor’s in business administration or finance (MBA and/or CPA desired); a minimum of 10 years of accounting experience in financial analysis and budgeting; ability to strike a balance between managing the day-to-day finance function and strategic planning and implementation. Health care contract experience preferred; excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience/knowledge of Catholic organization, nonprofits, parish and clergy strongly preferred. To request a full job description or to ask questions about this opportunity, please email Kim Hoelting, HR director, at: EOE.

Reading coordinator – Resurrection School is seeking a K-8 part-time reading coordinator for the 2020-21 school year. Candidates must hold a current Kansas teaching license, have experience providing reading intervention and a commitment to providing both students and teachers with reading support. Reading specialist, special education, and/or ESOL endorsements are preferred. This could be combined with an interventionist position to become full time. Interested applicants should complete the teacher application process online at: For more information, please contact Lynda Higgins at: or (913) 371-8101.

Home Improvement

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.

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.

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.

Affordable home remodeling: Kitchens, baths, basements and room additions.
All interior and exterior work.
Honest, dependable, experienced and family owned.
Licensed and insured. Member St. Joseph Parish,
(913) 927-5240 or

Popcorn texture removal specialist.
Renew your walls with a fresh coat of quality paint!
Sheetrock and plaster repair
Fully insured, serving Kansas for 27 years
Call or text Jerry at (913) 206-1144.

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:

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

Painting – Diamond Painting, (913) 648-4933, Residential/Commercial, Exterior/interior, Free Estimate, Affordable, Decks,, Kcmo/Overland Park Metropolitan area.

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

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.


Handyman – Furloughed railroader trying to keep the bills paid for my family. I advertised here as Father and Son Home Exteriors and Remodeling for 13 years previously. I can do carpentry, windows, doors, trim, siding and decks. Also paint, sheetrock and tiling. No project too big or too small. Give me a call and ask for Josh at (913) 709-7230.

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.

Garage Door Repair
New Garage Doors
Platinum Amarr dealer, Elite Home Advisor top rating.
Call Joe, mention The Leaven discount.
A Total Door  (913) 236-6440.

House cleaning – A range of services provided — from housecleaning to organizing closets, rooms and garages, move-in and move-out cleaning, as well as hoarder projects. 15 years’ experience. Professional, energetic and dependable. Call Joni at (913) 206-4403.

8 to Your IdealWeight 
Get Real, Get Healthy, Get Empowered
Take back your power and release weight, fatigue and joint pain without hunger or cravings!

Kathi Oppold

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.

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:

Faith-based counseling to cope with life concerns – Kansas City area. Call Mary Vorsten, licensed clinical professional counselor, at (913) 909-2002.

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.

Cleaning lady – Reasonable rates; references provided. Call (913) 940-2959.

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.

Real estate

Home for sale – Three bedroom ranch, one-and-a-half bath, two-car garage home in nice area of Overland Park. Appointment only. Call (816) 916-1769.

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.

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:

Rental properties – Getting into this kind of investment can be scary. How about if you could have access to a seasoned investor after the sale as a consultant? I am selling some of my investments that are in the KCMO area that you might be interested in. I am not a realtor, but I have owned these properties for a long time. Call (785) 883-2936, leave me your contact information and I will return your call within 24 hours.

Wanted to buy

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.

For sale

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 – Double lawn crypt at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, Garden of Hope section, double lawn crypt, lot 78 C, space 4. Conveyance fee included. $7500. Call Lou at (512) 294-2869.


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.