Greetings from St. Columban Catholic Church
SPECIAL EVENTS


St. Columban Parish Welcomes New Pastor
07 08 19 CT

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  • PARISH POT LUCK is held in the Knights Hall at 6:30 PM on first Wednesdays Fall-Spring. Bring your favorite dish. A rosary for vocations will be said after the dinner. All parishioners are welcome.
  • THAT MAN IS YOU Sundays after the 8:00 Mass (Fall/Winter)
  • BLUE ARMY - WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA - Every Wednesday after 8:15 am Mass in the church. Note: During the summer months, the Tuesday group does NOT meet at 5:15pm before the 6:00 Mass
  • MARY'S GARDEN - Spring-'til Mid-September - Each Wednesday at 5:15 pm
  • BOY SCOUT TROUP 1857 PANCAKE BREAKFAST - After the 8 & 10 am Mass every second Sunday  of the month (August 11 this month), Bishop Hogan cafeteria
  • ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION - August 15 - Mass 7:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • BOY SCOUT TROUP 1857 - Softball Tournament Saturday, August 17, Danner Park
  • 4th ANNUAL QUINN MEMORIAL FUN RUN/5K RUN WALK - Saturday, September 21, 2019 
  • PILGRIMAGE TO Rome & Assisi with Bishop Johnston - October 6-13 and optional extended tour October 13-17


Photo by Father Kneib, April 12, 2015
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St. Columban email address: kim@stcolumbanonline.org.

PARISH SCOUT TROOP 1857 FUNDRAISERS
For more information or questions, please email Ginger Williams or call 660-707-2860.

  • Pancake Breakfast following 8am & 10 Masses on August 11 and every 2nd Sunday. Serving 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Bishop Hogan Cafeteria. Free will donations.
  • Softball Tournament - Saturday, August 17, at the Simpson Park softball field, selling concessions and conducting a community glass drive for recycling the same day. Teams are registering now for the tournament. To enter your team, contact Justin Mitchell at 660-973-6331.
  • Community Glass Drive will be from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm at the ballpark parking lot. All glass accepted except laminated glass.

Fr. RYAN KOSTER (Photo 2015 Catholic Key)
Bio - Father's Feature June 9 >>

VOTIVE CANDLES
Just a reminder that we ask for a $3.00 donation per votive candle that is lit. That is our cost.

MEMORIAL GIFT
St. Columban's Parish would like to extend their heartfelt thanks for a recent major memorial gift in honor of Janet Haynes Price. The gift by Mr. and Mrs. Art Haynes, in honor of their daughter, was made to assist in funding the replacement of the parking lot at St. Columban's Church and Bishop Hogan School. We are so grateful to the Haynes family for their generous support of our church and school. Their generosity will help provide for a safe and much needed improvement to our facility that will be used by our students, teachers, parents, and parishioners for many, many years to come. Anyone wishing to donate to the parking lot project (total cost estimate $114,000) or other ongoing needs and missions of the church or school are encouraged to contact the rectory or school.

4TH ANNUAL QUINN MEMORIAL FUN RUN 5K SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21
This event is being held in conjunction with St. Columban's Fall Festival in order to fund a scholarship in memory of Bishop Hogan students Abby Quinn Boies and Joshua Quinn to be given to Bishop Hogan alumni to help further their education. Joshua Steven died as a result of a farming accident in August 2003 and Abbigail Faye died of a brain tumor in January 2015. Josh and Abby were the son and daughter of George W. and Marta Quinn and Grover and Mitzi Seaboldt. Last year, the Quinn Memorial Scholarship fund distributed $8,500 in scholarships. All proceeds from this event will go toward the scholarship fund while promoting fitness among youth and offering an event in which families with children of all ages can participate, as well as keeping Josh and Abby's memory alive. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. and the race will begin at 8:00. All runners and walkers are welcome! Registration and sponsor information coming soon!

NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL
We have been deeply saddened by the tragic fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Money is being raised to fund restoration of this historic monument to the Catholic faith. In order to ensure that the funds go to the proper place, please direct interested parties to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, whose Board members serve on the USCCB Administrative Committee. Contributions may be sent to: Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Attn: Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector, 400 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20017. (Note: Notre Dame Cathedral Fund on check memo line.) Checks should be made payable to "Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception."

SALT Volunteers Needed!
St Columban Parish, along with other area churches, provide meals to the homeless shelter in Chillicothe. Meals are delivered by parish volunteers each Monday. Each volunteer normally delivers a meal about 2 times during a year. The more volunteers, the frequency can be less. We need more volunteers due to a few people discontinuing for health or family reasons. Please volunteer. Help feed the hungry children and adults in our area - your charity is appreciated. To volunteer, contact Diane Bonderer as soon as possible at 660-247-0532.

MASS INTENTIONS 2019
We began accepting Mass Intentions for 2019 on Tuesday, December 4, at 10:00 am. There are many openings on this year's Mass calendar. Call the office, 660-646-0190, to schedule. You must bring your Mass intentions with $10 stipend per Mass in person to the church office.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF KANSAS CITY-ST. JOSEPH

SERVICES/HOUSING SERVICES
A home is more than simply a shelter; it's a foundation that allows you to focus on the future. At Catholic Charities, we believe everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home. Each year we spend between $200,000 and $250,000 helping to pay utility bills. We are also developing quality, affordable housing in a way in which we can hold rent at 30 percent of income for low income families. Neighborhoods of Hope has been developed specifically to build that type of housing. If you know someone in need of emergency housing or can help, contact Jarrod Sanderson, Executive Director of Housing Services at 816-659-8269 or jsanderson@ccharitiees.com.

PILGRIMAGE TO Rome & Assisi with Bishop Johnston
Join Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. and Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph for a first-class pilgrimage with 3 nights in Rome and 3 nights in Assisi from October 6-13 with an optional extended tour to Florence and Venice from October 13-17. This will be the first pilgrimage led by Bishop Johnston since his ordination as a bishop in 2008. As pilgrims, we will receive special privileges at many holy sites with Bishop Johnston as our guide. While in Assisi, we will take a half-day tour to visit the Basiica of St. Rita of Cascia, the patron saint of impossible causes. Daily Mass, rosary and confession available in addition to all the spiritual benefits available for making this pilgrimage. Visit the website www.pilgrimages.com/catholiccharitieskcsj/ to learn more details on this spiritually enriching opportunity. We are limiting the number of pilgrims on this trip, so the earlier you send in your deposit, the better chance you have of reserving your spot.

Renewal of Our Tradition
Purchase These Items and Support Our Parish Restoration Efforts.

Novel of Our Parish History St. Columban Custom Medal
The book, written by parishioner Brenda O'Halloran, is an original historical fiction about the building of our present church building in 1879. Brenda researched church and city records and family histories to make this a very historically accurate account of what it took for our ancestors to take on such a project. The book sells for $20.  We also have the St. Columban medals available for $35. These were struck exclusively for our parish. No other like them exists in the world. The medals are sterling silver.

Email or call the church office at 660-646-0190 to place your order.
All proceeds go to help with the maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful church.

FALL FESTIVAL
2018 Fall Festival News & Prize Winner List >>
The Fall Festival was held on Sunday, September 30, this year (noon to 4:00 pm).
This year was another fun and successful Fall Festival. If success can be measured by the smiles and happiness seen on the faces of the crowd, it was truly that. The total money raised through the sale of raffle tickets, game tickets and booths was $13,225. This is before expenses are paid out.

RAFFLE WINNERS
The list of raffle winners can be found on the table in the back of church or viewed HERE. All winners that were not present to pick up their prize on Sunday were notified this week, and gift certificates were mailed to the address provided on the ticket. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets; and especially to the ones who included an address on the ticket.

THANK YOU
A Big Thank You to all the parishioners - whether you brought a cake or worked in one of the booths. We really appreciated your help. This is the only parish fundraiser of the year. A special thank you to committee members: Pam Brobst, Joe Timmons, Diane Bonderer, Kim Marshall, Amy Supple, David Martin and Joe Resor. Again this year, Julie Resor headed up the committee and kept things organized. Thank you, Julie. You are truly appreciated, too!

JOIN CUB SCOUTS
St. Columban Catholic Church now has a youth ministry in the form of Scouting! Troop 1857 is for boys ages 11-18 (6th- 12 grade) and Cub Scout Pack for boys and girls ages 5-10 (k-5th grade). The goal of Scouting is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. For younger members, the Scout method is part of the program to instill typical Scouting values such as trustworthiness, good citizenship, and outdoor skills, through a variety of activities such as camping, aquatics, and hiking. For further information on Cub Scouts or to join Boy Scouts, please contact Ginger Williams at 660-707-2860 or email at gingerscouting@gmail.com.

MARY'S GARDEN VOLUNTEERS (Spring until Mid-September)
Thank you to the volunteers who helped work in the Mary Garden and mowed just that portion of the garden. If you would like to help next year for a short amount of time each week maintaining the garden and making it beautiful, please leave your name and phone number on the church voice mail. During the summer, we have many visitors to our church and they always appreciate our Mary Garden. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.


Photo: BK Web Works

STATUE & WINDOW GUIDE - Learn more about the St. Columban Church statues and stained glass windows through the new brochure Father Knieb put together. If you have ever wondered which saints we have represented in our church or what they may be the patrons of... Download Here.

HAMILTON/GALLATIN MASSES - Beginning June 12, 2018, one of our former pastors, Fr. Tom Hermes, will become the new pastor at Sacred Heart in Hamilton and Mary Immaculate in Gallatin. Fr. Phil Luebbert will be leaving these parishes for another assignment. Fr. Jack Zupez SJ will again take up residence at our parish as he continues his primary ministry in the area prisons.

FR. PHIL'S NEW ADDRESS - Father Philip Luebbert. Little Sisters of the Poor, 8300 East 88th Terr., Apt. #3006. Kansas City, MO 64138

MASS INTENTION POLICY - In keeping with Canon Law: 1) an intention requested for a Mass, must be fulfilled in a year's time of accepting the stipend; 2) the customary stipend amount is $10 per Mass; 3) only one request may be accepted per Mass.

PLEASE USE THE OFFERING ENVELOPES PROVIDED TO YOU
While we are very, very thankful for ALL donations, the envelopes mailed to your homes serve a very important purpose. ACCURACY in recording your gift for your charitable donations deduction provided on your year end statement of charitable giving's. When loose checks are placed in the collection basket, we cannot guarantee that these are recorded accurately. The offering envelopes provide a voucher for the bookkeeper after the checks have been taken to the bank for the night deposit. Thank you for this consideration.

COMMUNION RAIL NEWS

March 18, 2018 - The Communion rail was installed earlier this week. The majority of this rail was carved around 100 years ago, perhaps by the Gier family. Up until the church restoration, it sat as a decorative piece up against the wall on either side of the sanctuary. The restored rail has been stained, gilded, and had a newly constructed section matched and added on to each end in order to lengthen it. Our thanks to Custom CNC Routing in Cowgill, T & G Millworks in St. Joseph, and Orland Oesch for their hard work in helping us restore this beautiful rail to use once again.

May 5-6, 2018 - We began to use the restored altar rail beginning this weekend. We have had the option to kneel when we receive Communion for a few years now and so the use of the rail will not be much of a change in that regard. You are encouraged to prayerfully consider adopting this posture for Communion for many reasons, including the following: 1) It causes our body and our belief to be in greater harmony. Our belief says the Eucharist is God. Our body recognizes that by kneeling in honor. 2) We kneel as a posture of prayer and in recognition of the sacred. This reasoning is consistent with the posture already in place at Mass, especially when we kneel during the consecration. 3) It reminds us that the Eucharist we are receiving is not usual, ordinary, common place but supernatural. Kneeling at the rail or standing at the rail are both options that the faithful may choose. No one will be forced or pressured to do one over the other. It is also worth admitting that some because of health may not be able to kneel.

STORY LINK PRISON PROGRAM BOOKS
Father Zupez picked up an overflowing box of books for the prison program that allows offenders to read and record books to send to their children. Thank you so much for your donations of books.

ST. JOSEPH'S PRESS is a family printing business operated out of their home in Belton , MO. They are dedicated to spreading the Joy of Catholicism through their many original materials. Please visit their website for books, cards, stickers, holy cards, children's books, coloring books, and more. www.saintjosephspress.net.

LECTOR WORKBOOKS
If you are a Lector at Mass, we have a workbook available to help you prepare. Contact the rectory if you would like a copy of this workbook. The new cycle began December 3, 2017.

ADOPTION RECORDS LAW
ATTENTION: Missouri Birth Parents and Adoptees:
Missouri adoption law is changing!
On January 1, 2018, adult adoptees (ages 18 and older) will be granted access to their original birth certificate. Birth parents have the right to protect their confidentiality under the new law, but they must act before January 1st. For more information, contact the Missouri bureau of Vital Records by phone at 573-751-6387 or by email at vitalrecordsinfo@health.mo.gov. Visit the bureau's website at www.health.mo.gov/data/vitalrecords/adopteerightsact.php for more detailed information about the new law.

ST. COLUMBAN BOOKS & MEDALS
Be sure to get your original, made especially for our parish, St. Columban medal and the excellent story of our parish founding by parishioner Brenda O'Halloran. On sale now.

COURAGE is a spiritual support group helping Catholic men and women live in accordance with the Catholic Church's teaching on same-sex attraction and/or behavior. Courage members strive to develop lives of interior chastity in union with Christ through participation in the Sacraments, prayer, fellowship and moral support. Courage meets in the Kansas City area weekly (monthly, our diocese and the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, each hold 2 coordinated meetings providing 4 meetings each month). Encourage is a separate spiritual support group for family members and loved ones with the same-sex attraction. For information about meetings for either of these groups, call the Courage helpline (913) 428-9893. All contacts are confidential.

SEMINARIANS
This summer, we were joined by one of our diocesan seminarians Garrett King (pictured) who returned to seminary after our celebration Mass August 5-6. Garrett is a graduate of St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Nebraska and currently just completed his first year of major seminary studies at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis where Father Kneib also attended. He will be ordained a transitional deacon in 2019 and a priest in 2020. His home parish is the Cathedral of St. Joseph in St. Joseph.

Our parish seminarian Ben Armentrout has been assigned to Coronation of Our Lady parish in Grandview for the summer. This fall, he also will be attending Kenrick-Glennon in St. Louis. If you would like to communicate with Ben during the summer you can reach him at 13000 Bennington Ave., Grandview, MO 64030.

Please pray for these men and that more men and women from our parish will respond to God's call to the priesthood or religious life.

50-YEAR CLASS REUNION - Although there were small numbers this year (40), through the generosity of the St. Joseph Academy alumni, $500 will be given to the Bishop Hogan Scholarship Fund. A big thank you to Mary Catherine Damm (class of '40) and Larry Brockhaus ('67) for making many phone calls with short notice. Mark your calendar: The next tentative gathering will be the first weekend in August 2019 when the final graduating class of 1969 will celebrate their 50th Reunion. All Academy students and friends are encouraged to attend. Again, help will be needed for planning activities and making contacts. --David Martin '61

NEW ST. COLUMBAN HISTORY - "A Duty Sanctioned"
We are pleased to present a novel written by Brenda O'Halloran entitled A Duty Sanctioned. This book tells the story of our ancestors' efforts to build our current church and what they had to do to accomplish it. Fr. Kneib has said the story of their resolve, faith, and commitment is applicable to the efforts we undertook in 2017 in preserving what they handed on to us.

Click image to read the first chapter of this informative book...

Released for the first time on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the St. Columban Fall Festival, the author donated the first 100 copies at $20 each with all proceeds from those copies donated to the church's original Restoration Fund. Future sales' proceeds go toward the maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful church. TO ORDER: Contact Kim at the church office (email subject: Book Order). We prefer that you pick your order up at the church office, but mailing options are available (applicable shipping costs apply).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The Grand River Multi-Purpose Center (Senior Center) is in need of volunteer delivery drivers for our Homebound Meals Program. One day a week for approximately one hour beginning at 10:30 am daily. To sign up or for more information, contact Cindy Ireland, Administrator, at 660-646-1555. This program is not the same as Mobile Meals sponsored by Church Women United.

ONLINE GIVING IS HERE!
As you contemplate making donations, please keep the church in mind. Your contributions are needed for everything from special projects to basic operating expenses, so please be as generous as you can with your support this holiday season and the year ahead. For your convenience, we offer online giving through the church website. Find the link to our online giving page and follow the simple instructions or visit the church office and complete a paper authorization form.

To reach the online giving page through your smart phone, scan the QR code to sign up and start giving.

If you have signed up for online giving, the merchant listed on your bank or credit card statement will be Vanco, not St. Columban Church. Vanco Payment Solutions securely manages our electronic payment transactions.

Thank you for all you do to support our mission throughout the year.

WHY GIVE? Stewardship is not so much about giving to needs. It is more about a divine call to give. When we generously return a portion of our God-given treasure, we are reminded that our true treasure rests in Heaven. We ask that you prayerfully discern God's will in your commitment of treasure. As a faithful steward, seek Him in order to honor Him in your giving, whether tithe, offering or generous giving. Your tithes and offering help support St. Columban's missions, ministries, and needs.

HOW TO GIVE?

  • Online Giving - Our Online giving option is secure. It allows for a specific dollar amount to be deducted automatically from a checking, savings or credit card account. You can set up online giving either as a one-time donation or a recurring gift. Online giving is not only easy, it's also safe and secure. This option helps individuals and families remain faithful in their giving even when they are out of town or unable to attend a weekend Mass. Click on the "Online Giving" button and create your online profile so you can get a year end statement for tax purposes. Click here to find out how to give.
  • Church Envelopes - Envelopes give you a way to regularly contribute to several causes in addition to Sunday Offering.
  • Collection Plate - We gladly accept cash donations, however, if you want us to record your contribution and include it on your end-of-year statement for income tax purposes, we can only do so if you use envelopes or contribute by check.

We are not discontinuing the Offering Envelopes. The Online Giving is only an added option for those people who prefer this type of electronic payments. Thank you so much for your faithfulness in serving, first the Lord, as a faithful servant and second by blessing us to corporately serve the Lord as He leads. May He bless you abundantly for your faithfulness.

PRAYER CHAIN
St. Columban's Prayer Chain is a ministry to pray for those in need. Alice VanDyke heads the calling tree for the members who want to be notified by telephone when a request for prayers is made. Brenda O'Halloran contacts the members who prefer to be emailed with the requests. If you would like to join the prayer chain, please call Alice at 660-646-1487 or email Brenda at prayers@stcolumbanonline.org. We welcome members of our church who are interested in joining this important ministry.

PARISH CONNECTION TO OUR LOCAL HOSPITAL
While looking at the existing $41 million medical center complex in north Chillicothe, it may be difficult to imagine that Chillicothe's first hospital began in a small house a few blocks northeast of St. Columban's Catholic Church. St. Mary's Hospital, believed to be Chillicothe's first hospital, was completed in the late 1800s and was started by the Sisters of St. Mary. Livingston County History, published by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program in 1981, stated that Sisters of St. Mary had visited Chillicothe previously requesting donations for a hospital in St. Louis and Father Hugo, pastor of St. Columban's Catholic Church, had convinced them there was a need for a hospital in this city. They purchased a lot at Eleventh and Broadway for $2,334. The first patient was admitted on May 17, 1889. Read more of the interesting history of our Hedrick Medical Center. > > Here


St Columban Catholic Church (9-27-2015) compliments of Dorney Hecker

BHMS SCHOOL NEWS  >> Visit the BH Website for more information.

2018-2019 School Year - Major Gift to Fund Endowment at Bishop Hogan Memorial School (Bulletin 06/02/19)

Bishop Hogan Memorial School and St. Columban's Parish is giving thanks for a major financial gift from the Jolene Anderson Trust. The gift of $680,000 is the largest in school history and will be placed in the Catholic Community Foundation Fund to help ensure the future of Catholic education in the Chillicothe community. Edwin and Jolene Anderson were faithful to the Catholic Church and wanted to ensure that Bishop Hogan students would have up-to-date textbooks, access to current technology, and that families needing assistance with tuition would have access to a Catholic education. With this gift, these and many other opportunities will be provided for generations to come. "We are so grateful to the Anderson family for their generous support of our mission by making Bishop Hogan a charitable priority in their lives. Their generosity will provide a lasting legacy for generations of families and students in our community." added Pam Brobst, Principal, Bishop Hogan Elementary School. "It is always very re-affirming to know that someone believed so much in the spiritual, academic, and character goals we are trying to instill in our students at Bishop Hogan that they would leave us this generous legacy to help us continue and to grow. Jolene and Ed were always trying to help the people in this community to be better and through this gift, their mission continues." stated Father Benjamin Kneib, Pastor of St. Columban's Parish.

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Bishop Hogan Staff 2018-2019:
Preschool 3 & 4-Sami Lauhoff, 4 & 5 Pre-Kindergarten-
Sami Lauhoff, Preschool Aide Nenia Lowe; Kindergarten-Chasity Thomas, First Grade-Melissa Renfro, Second Grade-Heidi Leach, Third Grade-Jenny Buttman, Fourth Grade-Donna Haffecke, Fifth/Sixth Grade-Joyce Blattner, Seventh/Eighth-Betsy Garcia, Middle School Science and Social Studies-Jane Gyhra; PE-John Locker, Music/Band/Computers-Mary Garr, Religion-Brenda O'Halloran, Administrative Assistant-Stephanie Shockey, Cook/Custodian-Belinda Bower, Classroom Paraprofessionals-Mary Kate Taylor, Ginger Williams, Spiritual Leader/Religion Teacher-Father Kneib, Volunteer Librarian-Mary Pauley, Office Volunteers-Alice VanDyke, Mary Bonderer, Maintenance Volunteers-Dorney Hecker, Dave May

BULLETIN BOARDS
We are very fortunate to have Mary Triplett who has volunteered for many years to make sure the bulletin boards in church are kept up to date and always attractively arranged. If you have something that needs to be posted, PLEASE contact the parish office, and she will place your item on the bulletin boards in lieu of hanging papers on the doors and walls.

BLUE ARMY - WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA
A Blue Army cell meets every Wednesday in the sacristy after the 8:15 a.m. Mass.
All are invited. The World Apostolate of Fatima is an international Public Association of the Faithful under the Pontifical Council of the Laity. Members strive to live the Fatima Message. How to live the Fatima Message: Offer up your daily sacrifices for the conversion of sinners (Morning Offering). Pray the Rosary every day. Consecrate yourself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Wear the Brown Scapular as a sign of your consecration. Practice the Five First Saturday Communion of Reparation.

BIRTHRIGHT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
If you have ever considered ways you could help this organization that helps mothers and their babies in need or if you have any questions, call Joe Timmons at 660-646-6136 or Jeanne Hinkebein at 660-646-6227. Also, if anyone has any baby boy clothes 6 mo thru 18 mo that they don't need, call and leave a message at the above number.

SAFE HAVEN CENTER is a local community based shelter which services residential and non-residential victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. ENTHUSIASTIC, MOTIVATED VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! Ways in which you can make a difference in a person's life: Help cover the shelter to fit your schedule, answer hotline calls, help with transportation to where the client may need to go, pick up donations, sort donations, provide a listening ear for clients, send thank you cards, and/or help with office duties. Any amount of time donated helps the victims and their families. Please call today for further information and/or to volunteer, 660-646-1753.

GRAND RIVER MULTIPURPOSE CENTER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers to work in Kitchen packaging home delivered meals;
Volunteer dishwasher;
Volunteer delivery drivers;
Contact the Center at 660-646-1555 to help.

CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHING ON HOMOSEXUALITY
If you would like to know more about the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality or want to look for a way to share that teaching with others, please consider watching the documentary The Third Way by Blackstone Films. This powerful documentary presents the topic through testimonials of those who have lived the gay lifestyle but have found the happiness and fulfillment they sought through an authentic integration of their humanity with faith. Go to youtube.com and type in "The Third Way."

KEEPING GRADUATING SENIORS CONNECTED TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Newman Connection's High School Outreach Program keeps incoming college students connected to Catholic campus ministry. When students sign up with Newman Connection, their information will be automatically sent to the Campus minister at the colleges of their choice. The Campus Minister can then reach out to the student prior to his or her arrival on campus. This effort has shown great success. We are keeping students connected to the Catholic Church using technology and social media. To find out more, please go to newmanconnection.com or contact Homer Radford, Serra Club SEKC, V.P. Vocations at 816-560-2992 or hradford2@comcast.net.

ENGAGED ENCOUNTER SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
Catholic Engaged Encounter for the greater Kansas City area is looking for additional married couples and priests to help them serve the engaged as they prepare for Holy Matrimony. For more information on this ministry, please visit www.engagedencounter.org. If you are called to this work, please contact the Office of Family Life director, Dino Durando 816.714.2371, durando@diocesekcsj.org.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEND HALF AN HOUR ONCE A MONTH QUIETLY WITH JESUS?
We are looking for volunteers to sign up for a half hour of Adoration. The following times need additional adorers: 9:00-9:30, 9:30-10:00, 11:30-12:00, 12:00-12:30, 12:30-1:00, 1:30-2:00, 4:00-4:30. At this time, we only have one person attending at the above times, and it is beneficial to have at least two in case one is sick or out of town. We have no one signed up for the 3:00-3:30 time slot, so it is important to have a new volunteer cover this time.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held on the First Friday of every month from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call the parish office, 660-646-0190 and leave your name and the time you can be available.

THE BENEFITS OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
  • The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead, but for an Hour of companionship. (Archbishop Fulton Sheen)
  • Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it is recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity! (Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
  • The spiritual lives of our families are strengthened through our Holy Hour. (St. John Paul II)
  • Each time you approach the Blessed Sacrament remember that Jesus has been waiting for you for twenty centuries for this personal visit from you. (St. Josemaria Escriva)
  • By being faithful to a Holy Hour of Adoration you can teach by example. "The young should be taught the value of Eucharistic Adoration." (St. John Paul II )
  • Do you want the Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit Him rarely. Do you want the devil to attack you? Visit Jesus rarely in the Blessed Sacrament. Do you want him to flee from you? Visit Jesus often! (St. John Bosco)

ADULT EDUCATION FROM THE BISHOP HELMSING INSTITUTE
The Bishop Helmsing Institute offers adult education courses throughout the diocese. They are registering for Fall classes. Two new courses are Bible Connections and Our Life in Christ. For time, dates, places and cost go to http://mybhi.org.

THE BENEDICTINES OF MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES are a young, contemplative order of religious nuns that established themselves in this diocese in 2006. Living in the quiet countryside near Gower, MO (an hour SW of Chillicothe) they primarily support themselves off the produce of the land as well as by making beautiful Mass vestments for priests. Recently, they have also made recordings of various religious hymns and songs which have been critically acclaimed and garnered national media attention. Their previous album Angels and Saints at Ephesus was atop the Billboard Music charts in its respective category for many weeks. Their latest recording Lent at Ephesus is now available. If you would like to purchase one of their albums or listen to samples of their work, please visit www.benedictinesofmary.org. Their music is also available on iTunes.

FROM THE DIOCESAN OFFICE OF EVANGELIZATION AND CATECHESIS
For more information call 816-714-2308.

CATHOLIC CONFERENCE SPEAKERS HERE!!
Yes! Some of the most sought-after, well-known Catholic speakers of our time are available now - not visibly, but audibly. The Lighthouse Catholic Media stand has talks by Dr Scott Hahn, Steve Ray, Fr Robert Barron, Matthew Kelly, Patrick Madrid, Jeff Cavins, and many more. You can take their talks with you and enjoy forever... or share them so someone else can also be uplifted.

LIGHTHOUSE CATHOLIC MEDIA
A kiosk is maintained in the church vestibule with a variety of up to date CDs dealing with our Catholic faith. Recently, several copies of the Confession CD by Father Larry Richards were added. Please offer a donation of $3.00 per CD and leave in the box on the kiosk.


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