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EEC open enrollment – Open enrollment will begin on Monday, Feb. 1, for new families for the preschool for the year starting in August! We have openings in full-time preschool for ages 2 – 5, and part-time preschool for ages 3 – 5. The  Early Education Center is fully licensed by the state of Kansas and all staff members are experienced and certified. We provide a safe, caring and academically sound environment for the young children of our community. All programs are developmentally appropriate with the added bonus of Catholic education and prayer. Our goal is to enable the children to develop spiritually, socially, academically and physically. We believe that nothing is more important than to provide an environment that fulfills the complete needs of your child! We provide full-time and part-time preschool in addition to before- and after-school care (ASC) for full-day Prince of Peace Elementary School students. Visit to download the enrollment form to submit, along with your check, via mail or drop it off at our main EEC entrance. Questions? Contact Kate Potter, director, at: or call (913) 829-2728.

Drivers and aides – Assisted Transportation is now hiring safe drivers and aides to transport students with special needs in Johnson, Wyandotte and Clay County, Missouri, in company vans. Drivers earn $14 – $16 per hour. Aides earn $12 per hour. Part-time and full-time schedules available. CDL not required. Retirees encouraged to apply. Make a difference in your community by helping those in need. Call (913) 521-4955 for more information. EEO

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:

Assistants – Assistants needed to provide support for developmentally disabled adults in a day program setting. Hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. five days a week. Health, dental and vision premiums paid in full after two months of employment. Join us for meaningful, fulfilling relationships with our community.

Teacher/counselor openings – Bishop Miege High School has openings for a guidance counselor and English and math teachers for the 2021-22 school year. Send a letter of interest and resume to Mariann Jaksa at:

Full-time assistant teachers – With multiple locations in Johnson County, Special Beginnings Early Learning Center provides high quality child care in a safe, loving Christian environment. With a balanced curriculum of pre-academics and the right environment, we believe we are providing the children the foundation to e successful in life. We are looking for full-time assistant teachers for all ages who have an excellent work ethic, a 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. Duties include supervising and ensuring the safely and well-being of the children at all times; following predetermined curriculum and daily schedule; decorating the class and keeping classrooms clean and orderly; creating and filling out daily reports for each child; communicating with parent; meeting children’s basic needs (diapers, bottles, etc.). Must be patient and able to respond to difficult situations calmly; have good interpersonal skills with coworkers, parents and children; and be able to lift 25 pounds on a regular basis. There are opportunities for career advancement. For more information or to apply, call Carolyn Andruss at (913) 894-0131, option 3.

Career opportunity – Due to the growth of the Knights of Columbus, we are looking for professional men who are interested in helping fellow Catholics with their faith, family and finances. This is a full-time career opportunity that will allow you to be your own boss and a respected professional member of the community. If you or someone you know is self-motivated, good with time management and has a desire to succeed, this might be the opening you’ve been looking for. Benefits include unlimited professional income potential, flexibility, quality training program and incentive award trips such as Rome, Hawaii and Ireland. There are openings in northeast Kansas and western Missouri. If you want to serve your community, strengthen the church and change the world, call John Mahon at our regional office at (785) 408-8800 or toll free at (855) 356-4849.

Part-time accountant – Holy Trinity Parish in Lenexa has an immediate opening for a part-time accountant who will assist in recording and maintaining monthly financials, parishioner contributions, biweeky payroll, employee benefit records and systems management for the parish, including the school and early education center. Requirements include: a working knowledge of QuickBooks; an ability to process accounts payable; reconcile bank statements; and experience in payroll and budgeting, Excel and general accounting. Flexible hours, 15 – 20 hours per week.

Part-time stylists – Are you addicted to the TV show “Say Yes to the Dress”? Are you self-motivated, love fashion and enjoy helping people look their best? If so, we want to talk to you! Sincerely Susan, a unique destination shop that specializes in dresses for mothers of the bride, grooms and galas is looking for part-time stylists. Our boutique is a warehouse environment where clients come in by appointment only. You must have a sense of style and a great personality to be able to interact with our “Moms.” Hours are flexible. Must be willing to work a minimum of one evening per week and weekends. Must be able to stand and walk on concrete for long periods of time and reach overhead to pull gowns. Previous retail experience preferred, but not necessary. Hourly rate is based on experience. If interested, call (913) 730-8840.

Janitor wanted – Corpus Christi Parish in Lawrence is  currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join our team as a janitor. The ideal candidate for this position is detail-oriented, flexible and willing to take on nonroutine cleaning and special projects as the need arises. The evening janitor performs a variety of custodial tasks for the parish and the school facilities. This position is responsible for cleaning and sanitizing offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, kitchen, bathrooms and other public spaces. Additionally, this position may work with other custodial staff to accomplish special projects as needed.  This person will report directly to the manager of custodial services. This is a part-time position with no benefits but with a 401(k) program.  For more information, please contact Shaun at:

Personal assistant – Need a personal assistant for my millennial daughter in Olathe. She has a concussion. Work approximately ten hours weekly. Car required. Call John at (501) 663-5557.

Elementary school principal – Holy Cross School in the historic northeast area of Kansas City, Missouri, seeks to hire a principal for the upcoming school year and beyond. Holy Cross is one of two Bright Futures schools in the Diocese of KC-SJ, serving urban core families who desire a private, Catholic education for their children. With enrollment of approximately 150 students, the principal will work with the Bright Futures board to manage the faculty, meet the education needs of the students and build strong community relationships. The diocese offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental and vision plans; STD/LTD fully paid by the employer; retirement plans, including a 403(b) plan; and a defined benefit pension plan. Paid time off includes generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leaves. For more information and to apply, go online to: and scroll down to “Employment Opportunities” near the bottom of the page.  

Part-time employment opportunity – Happy Hearts Working, Inc., local day service program for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, is seeking a part-time supervisor on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Competitive hourly rate of pay and enriching work environment! For details regarding this position, please contact Carol Farnsworth, executive director, at (913) 706-2356, or at:

Volunteer engagement coordinator – Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas has an exciting full-time position as a volunteer engagement coordinator. You will assist in the implementation of an effective outreach program with a focus on parishes and schools within the 21 counties of the archdiocese. To learn more about this opportunity and to apply, visit the website at: and scroll down to “Volunteer Engagement Coordinator.”

Evening facility coordinator – St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood, is seeking a facilities assistant. Hours may vary but will generally be Mon. – Fri. from 1 – 9:30 p.m. Responsibilities include monitoring building use; setup for events and meetings; janitorial duties; routine maintenance projects; and secure buildings at the end of the evening. This position is eligible for full benefits, and compensation will correspond with experience. Please submit resume to Denise Greene at:

Seeking math tutor – Seeking a math tutor for a junior high student. One hour per week in our home. Ideal for college student or retired teacher with math background. Holy Trinity parishioners. Call (913) 375-8932.

Associate director, catechesis and faith formation – The Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph is seeking to fill a position for an associate director of catechesis and faith formation. This position provides catechetical and discipleship leader training and mentoring services that equip parishes to evangelize/form parishioners and increase ministerial leadership capacity. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position. The diocese offers a comprehensive benefits program, including: medical, dental and vision plans; STD/LTD fully paid by the employer; retirement plans including a 403(b) plan; and a defined benefit pension plan. Paid time off includes generous paid holidays, vacation and sick leaves. Note: All diocesan employees are required to consent to a background check, and sign and acknowledge the ethics and integrity in ministry code of conduct prior to hire. Completion of Protection God’s Children training is required within 30 days of hire. Please visit “Job Openings” at: then scroll down and click on “Get Started,” then choose “Click here to view and apply for current opening and apply for current openings” for a complete job description and to apply.

Caregiver, homemaker or CNA – Full-time/part-time PRN homemaker positions are available in Johnson County. Work from 4 – 40 hours per week. Weekdays only; no nights, weekends or holidays. Each assignment is usually 2 – 3 hours per client. Visit:, scroll down to “View Job Openings,” then click on “Caregiver Homemaker or CNA” for more information and to apply.

ACT Prep – Founded by a Bishop Miege graduate, PathwayPrep has helped over 250 students during the last four years improve their scores. In-person or virtual     sessions available. For more information, visit: and contact Alex Pint at (913) 991-8217 or:

Athletic director – Bishop Miege High School is seeking an athletic director for the 2021-22 academic year beginning July 1. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic, possess an advanced degree with a Kansas teaching license, and five years’ teaching and high school varsity coaching experience. This individual will provide spiritual, administrative and educational leadership to faculty, coaches and students, emphasizing sportsmanship and student safety. Excellent organizational and communication skills, including conflict resolution, are required. Duties will include, but are not limited to: planning; scheduling and supervising events; transportation; safety; and may include a teaching assignment. Knowledge of KSHSAA eligibility and regulations is essential. Send letter of interest, resume and references to Mariann Jaksa at:

Hospice aide – Full-time hospice aide positions available in the Kansas City and surrounding area. Competitive wages and benefits. Shifts to include: M – F daytime only; no weekends; or Tuesday – Saturday/Sunday – Thursday options available. No holidays. Candidates must be CNA or HHA. If no CNA, agency will assist in obtaining HHA certification. Visit: to learn more about this opportunity and to apply.

Middle school math teacher – Holy Spirit School is seeking a full-time middle school math teacher for the 2021-22 school year. Candidates must hold a valid Kansas teaching certificate and be licensed to teach 6-12 math, including geometry. Candidates must have experience working in an elementary/middle school setting and value a team-oriented environment. Interested applicants should complete the teacher application process at: For more information, please contact Michele Watson at: or (913) 492.2582.

Senior Care Authority – Navigating senior care options can be overwhelming. We’ll help you sort through and understand all your care and living options and point you to vetted resources. Placement assistance is FREE. We do a thorough assessment, do all the research and walk with you as you make these big decisions for you or your loved one. Call (913) 359-8580.


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.

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.


Win disability benefits – Disabled and no longer able to work? Get help winning Social Security disability benefits. Free consultation. Eight years’ experience. No fee unless you win. Call (785) 331-6452 or send an email to: or visit

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.

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

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.

Handyman – Furloughed railroader just trying to keep the bills paid for my little family. I advertised here as Father and Son Home Exteriors and Remodeling for 13 years before working for the railroad last year. I can do all carpentry, windows, doors, trim, siding and decks. I can paint, sheetrock and love to do tile. Just about any project you have around your home, I can do. No project too big or too small. Just give me a call at (913) 709-7230  and ask for Josh.

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!
Call or text Kathi at (816) 809-7739

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

*Commercial & residential
*Lawn renovation
* Mowing
*Clean-up and hauling
*Dirt grading/installation
*Landscape design
* Free estimates
Hablamos y escribimos Ingles!!
Call Lupe at (816) 252-1391

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
Sales and service, all brands.
Free estimates. Leaven discount.
Call (816) 392-7134.

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:

Home Improvement

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

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.

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

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.

Popcorn ceiling texture removal
and add knockdown to your ceilings!
Call Jerry at (913) 206-1144. 30 years’ experience.
Accepting major credit cards.
Call with questions.

Local Handyman – Painting int. and ext., wood rot, masonry (chimney repair), gutter cleaning (gutter covers), dryer vent cleaning, sump pump (replace, add new), windows, doors (interior and exterior) honey-do list and more! Member of Holy Angels Parish, Basehor. Call Billy at (913) 927-4118.

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:

Wanted to Buy

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

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

Wanted to buy – If you have an extra car and/or truck  you don’t know what to do with, give us a call. We are a cash buyer. Call Mark at (913) 980-4905.

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.

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 – Craftsman 21” snow thrower. 179cc with electric start. Excellent condition, used less than ten hours. Call Mike at (913) 707-1081.

For sale – Daybed with pop-up trundle bed, two twin mattresses included. Traditional look,  cherry hardwood posts with black metal grills featuring round wire spindles, metal headboard. Asking $350.  Call Barbara at (913) 522-0588 if interested.

For sale – Two side-by-side, full-size crypts with marble fronts inside the Center Chapel, Tier C, 1 and 3, main floor. Open and close fees included. Contact Jim at (913) 208-3698.

Real Estate

Farm – Ranch – I am interested in purchasing a farm or ranch. If you have considered selling but would like to stay in a home on the property, then we could work that out. My home parish is Holy Trinity in Lenexa. Please call me if interested or with questions. Thank you and God bless. Dennis Montgomery, (913) 208-1379.

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

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