Christ the King Family Reunion
Christ the King Parish and School
3027 N. 54th St., Kansas City, Kansas
May 25 at 4 p.m.

Join us as we give glory to God for the decades of faithful service to the body of Christ in the work of education and formation. As our school concludes its final year, alumni, families, teachers past and present, and all other friends of Christ the King School are welcome to join us for Mass followed by our final sloppy Joes feast — picnic style. Bring your own drinks and a side to share. Please purchase dinner tickets in advance: $5 per person or $15 per family. Register online at: or call (913) 287-8823.

Keeler Women’s Center
759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B
May 28 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Make and personalize a mandala that shows your characteristics and helps define who you are and what is important to you. The decorations, keepsakes, mementos, jewelry and trinkets we keep are important because we’ve chosen them and they tell about us. Bring a few of these items and you will draw a mandala using them as ideas. The items will not be used in the mandala, just used to generate ideas. Come and be creative!

City on a Hill Service Day
St. Pius X Parish
5500 Woodson, Mission
June 1 from 8:30 a.m. – noon

Join City on a Hill as we put on our first-ever service day. We will share a catered breakfast together, then have a “networking session” to interact with a variety of nonprofits from around the community: from pregnancy centers to food and clothing providers to youth outreach organizations. After a teaching on Christian volunteerism, we will go out in groups to spend time accomplishing tasks for these organizations at their locations. RSVP online at:

Project Rachel Retreat
Location given after registration
June 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Weighed down by a past abortion? Struggling to forgive yourself? Beating yourself up for the choice you made or someone made for you? Guilt and shame do not have to be a life sentence. Treat yourself to a confidential Saturday retreat with Project Rachel in a judgment-free environment where it is safe to talk. Continental breakfast, lunch and materials are provided. To register, go online to: or call/text (913) 621-2199.

Wills and Trusts: Creating Your Legacy
Church of the Ascension (St. Mark Room)
9510 W. 127th St., Overland Park
June 5 at 5:30 p.m.

What is the difference between a will and a trust? How can I avoid probate, and what exactly is probate? How can I leave money or assets to my church, school, archdiocese or a favorite charitable organization? The presenter will be Casey Connealy. There will be a light snack/social gathering from 5:30 – 6 p.m. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Register at: or contact Jane Schmitt at (913) 647-3060.

Estate Planning 101 Workshop
Christ the King Parish (Yadrich Hall)
5973 S.W. 25th St., Topeka
June 6 from 7 – 8 p.m.

Attorney Vincent Cox, of Cavanaugh, Briggs & Lemon, P.A., will give a presentation on Estate Planning 101. Register online at: or call Mitch Nolan at (913) 647-3070.

Prayer Vigil
St. Joseph Parish
11311 Johnson Dr., Shawnee
June 6 at 7 p.m.

There will be a prayer vigil for the solemnity of the Sacred Heart. The vigil will include vespers, the act of reparation, the Litany of the Sacred Heart and the chaplet of the Sacred Heart.

Heart of the Redeemer Silent Retreat
Christ’s Peace House of Prayer
22131 Meager Rd., Easton
June 7 at 5:30 p.m. – June 9 at 4:30 p.m.

Devotion to the Sacred Heart is a response to the tremendous love of Christ as symbolized by his human heart pierced on Calvary. Join us as we delve into the beauty of Timothy O’Donnell’s book “Heart of the Redeemer” which sheds penetrating light on this key practice. There are conferences, spiritual direction, eucharistic adoration, Mass, confession, and time for private prayer, reflection and walking. Cabins/courtyard rooms are $170 single/$250 couple or single guest rooms: $100 (meals included). To attend, fill out the individual retreat form online at: or call (913) 773-8255.

Breakfast With the Knights
Divine Mercy Parish
555 W. Main St., Gardner
June 9 from 8:30 – 10 a.m.

The breakfast will include eggs, sausage and gravy, pancakes and drinks. Join us for great fellowship. The cost is $6 for those over the age of 13 and free for ages 12 and under. Proceeds are used for charitable works, such as scholarships and other giving throughout the year.

Parish Picnic
St. Joseph Parish (Kinzler Hall)
306 Broadway, Leavenworth
June 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and ice cream. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 12 and under. There will also be a raffle for a quilt and a raffle for cash prizes.

Summer Theater and Choir Camps
Bishop Ward High School
708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas
June 10  – 14 (theater grades 3-5)
June 17 – 21 (theater grades 6-8)
June 24 – 28 (choir grades 6-8)
From 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come join Bishop Ward’s summer theater and choir camps. For our theater camps, students going into grades 3 – 5 can join us June 10 – 14 and students going into grades 6 – 8 can join us June 17 – 21. Students will play theater games and learn a one-act play. For our choir camp, grades 6 – 8 can also join us June 24 – 28 from 7:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost is $150 and includes a T-shirt, breakfast and lunch daily, and a free ticket to Bishop Ward’s fall musical. To register and for more information, go online to:

Summer Fundraiser
St. Mary – St. Anthony Parish (Bishop Forst Parish Hall)
615 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kansas
June 15 at 4 p.m. for Mass

The summer fundraiser will begin after Mass. “The Ethnic Festival” will feature food celebrating our diverse cultural heritages: Irish, German, Latino and American items. There will also be a general raffle; a 50/50 pot; games and the “salami, beer & povitica wheel”; a silent auction; DJ; a bingo/loteria game; and a bounce house for kids. Event sponsorships and items for our silent auction (value of $50 or more) are welcome. Please join us for a fun-filled evening to support St. Mary – St. Anthony Parish.

Polka Party and Dance
Holy Family (Monsignor Mejak Hall)
513 Ohio Ave. Kansas City, Kansas
June 22 at 6 p.m.

Holy Family Altar Society and Holy Family Club will sponsor a Polka Party and Dance.  The dance will feature Brian McCarty Band, a spaghetti dinner (food will be cooked by a professional chef), desserts, and two drink tickets for $20.00 per person.  Additional drinks will be available for purchase. No one under 21 admitted. Dinner served at 6 p.m.; dancing and desserts 7 – 10; doors open at 5:30.  

 Please contact Cathy Schneider, 913-413-0022, Sandy Cannon, 913-396-1564 for tickets,  or send your reservation requests  to  

Soccer Camps
Chieftain Park, Tonganoxie
June 17-21
St. Joseph School, Shawnee
June 24-28

These camps will be coached primarily by Benedictine College players and coaches. They are for ages 3-12. Time for ages 3-6 are 8:15 – 9:15 a.m. and cost  $80. Times for ages 7-12 are 9:30 a.m. – noon and cost $130. For more information, call  (913) 360-0394. Sign up online at:

Retrouvaille Weekend
June 21 – 23

Is your marriage struggling or do you know a marriage that is struggling? Retrouvaille is a program that helps couples restore their marriage and restore their marriage and rebuild a loving relationship. This is a practical program to improve communication and help couples connect. God wants JOY in our lives and families and this program can make that happen. Registration closes June 20. Go online to: for more information and to register, or call 1-800-470-2230. Space is limited. Early registration is suggested.

Spanish Family Camp
Prairie Star Ranch
1124 California Rd., Williamsburg
June 28-30

The archdiocesan evangelization office again is offering Summer Camp Number III for Hispanic families. Camp Tekakwitha provides this camp for the 12 parishes that have Hispanic communities. The cost is per person and is $155. The deadline to register is May 14. Register online at:

Bishop Miege 50th Reunion
Class of ’74

Looking for the class of 1974 Bishop Miege alumni. If you know someone who graduated from Miege in 1974, give them this information. Plans are underway for the reunion. We are looking for contact information (bios, photos and reunion registration fees) for some of our classmates. For up-to-date information, go online to: Organizers’ emails are as follows: Janet Hostly Schlake at: (reunion organizer); Maureen Reintjes at: (send contact information to Maureen); and Steve Faltermeier at: (golf tournament).

St. Thomas Aquinas Summer Camps
St. Thomas Aquinas High School
11411 Pflumm Rd., Overland Park
May – August

Our summer camps give students entering grades K – 8 the chance to discover their potential in both sports and other activities:  STEM camp, art, baking, cheer and more! Camps fill up fast, so register today online at: For questions call the student life office at (913) 319-2416 or send an email to:

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