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5th annual Quinn Memorial Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk Saturday, September 26, 2020.


LIVE STREAM - Last Updated May 3, 2020 - See Father's complete video here... 

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  • BLUE ARMY - WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA - Every Wednesday after 8:15 am Mass in the church.
  • CONFIRMATION CLASS 2020 - following the 10:00 am Mass on Sunday and ending at 12:30 pm.
  • RCIA CLASSES - September, 2020
  • QUINN MEMORIAL FUN RUN & 5K RUN/WALK - Saturday, September 26
  • FALL FESTIVAL - Sunday, September 27 - Noon-4:00pm
  • ST. ANN'S ALTAR SOCIETY - Thursday, October 8 - 10:00 am - Knights of Columbus Hall
  • ROSARY RALLY - Saturday, October 10 - 12:00 Noon
  • CONFIRMATION MASS - 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 18

St. Columban Church, April 12, 2015
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Starting Tuesday, August 11, we began having adoration beginning at 5 PM with benediction 10 minutes before the 6 PM mass. This will be in addition to our monthly first Friday adoration.

Save the date... The 5th annual Quinn Memorial Fun Run and 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020. This event is held 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 Mitzi Martens Seaboldt. The Quinn Memorial Scholarship fund has distributed $22,500 in scholarships. All proceeds from this event 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 memories alive. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and the race begins at 8:00. All runners and walkers are welcome!
All runners and walkers are welcome!

Go to or and get registered!

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Save the date... Sunday, September 27 - Noon-4:00pm
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering a limited version of our annual event. This year, we will offer the Food booth, Cake & Ice Cream, Entertainment, Country Store, Second Hand Treasures booth and the Cake Walk. We will need the following donations. The Second Hand Treasures booth accepts gently used items. No clothes will be accepted. All items should be marked and brought to the church the day of the festival. The Cake Walk as well as the Cake & Ice Cream booth will need any type of cake or pie that does not need refrigeration. We also will be holding the Raffle. Volunteers are needed for the Cake & Ice Cream booth. Please contact Julie Resor if you can give two hours to your church. Call her at 660-247-5299. We will also offer Drive-Thru at the Food Booth this year! We will need help setting up after the 8:00 Mass and tearing down after 4:00 pm. Please come if you are able!

ST. ANN'S ALTAR SOCIETY will meet on Thursday, October 8, at 10:00 am in the Knights of Columbus Hall. All ladies of the parish are invited to attend. Hostesses are Janet Schreiner and Becky Garrison.

In 1917, the Blessed Virgin appeared to three young children at Fatima, Portugal, and asked for the daily praying of the rosary for the reparation of sins and to stop offending God who was already too much offended. In 2019, there were over 15,000 Rosary Rallies held worldwide to fulfill the request of the Blessed Virgin. Do you think you can find the time to say yes to the Blessed Virgin and join our Rosary Rally to be held on Saturday, October 10, beginning at 12:00 noon at the Livingston County courthouse here in Chillicothe? The Rosary Rally will not last an hour. Just imagine, your effort just might be what it takes to tip the scale in favor for God by your participation!

Confirmation Mass - 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 18. All Confirmation candidates and their sponsors need to be in the church ready to go by 12:30 p.m. for practice. Please be on time. The Bishop has provided all requirements for health and safety as well as the dress code to the Confirmation families through instructors Maggie & Dorion Moore for the event. Any questions or comments should be sent to Father Koster at 660-646-0190 or by email at
Important Dates:
Sept 27 - No class due to Fall Festival
Oct 4 - Regular Class 11 am to 12:30 pm (in the church)
Oct 11 - Regular Class 11 am to 12:30 pm
October 18 - Confirmation

RCIA classes will begin in September. If you or anyone you know is interested in becoming Catholic, please contact Fr. Koster at A preliminary meeting with Fr. Koster is needed before starting the classes.

We are running low on Mass Intentions. If you have a relative you would like to have a Mass said for their special intention (living) or for the repose of their soul (deceased), please contact the rectory, 660-646-0190. Suggested stipend is $10/Mass. NOTE: Be aware of the Mass Intentions Policy.

Please contact Kim at the rectory office via phone msg or email and let her know if you do NOT wish to be scheduled to assist at Mass.


Mr. Benjamin Armentrout, Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph
As a seminarian discerning the Holy Priesthood for the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. He spent three ( 3) years (2014-2017) preparing for the Priesthood at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, Nebraska. The first time Ben had the desire to be a priest placed on his heart occurred when he was in second grade. He went to the first Mass of a newly ordained priest. On the car ride home he asked his mother, "when will I be a priest?" The love for the priesthood continued to grow throughout the years. This occurred primarily through serving, spiritual direction, Eucharistic adoration, and the support of friends and family. He recently graduated from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis with a degree in Philosophy and the Liberal Arts. He was ordained on Saturday, May 23, 2020. The next step... A seminarian is ordained a "transitional" deacon one year before being ordained a priest.

Deacon Ben Armentrout 05/23/2020

Mr. Garrett King, Diocese of Kansas City- Saint Joseph
Garrett is a graduate of St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Nebraska and completed his first year of major seminary studies at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis. He was ordained a transitional deacon in 2019 and a priest in 2020. His home parish is the Cathedral of St. Joseph in St. Joseph.

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.

Hometown Pharmacy is excited to introduce our new donation program, which gives your school an easy way to earn cash! The KAP$ 4 KIDS program helps local schools raise money by collecting tokens at Hometown Pharmacy and redeeming them for cash. When you fill or refill a Rx at Hometown, ask for the KAP$ 4 KIDS token cap to be placed on your medication bottle which can be turned in to the school for redemption. Each token cap redeemed by the school is worth 25 cents.

CONFIRMATION CLASSES will resume at the end of summer following the 10:00 am Mass and end at 12:30 pm. Confirmation is open to all 8th grade students and older who have not been confirmed. Contact Dorion & Maggie Moore with questions.

Suspended: HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP - Every Wednesday, 7:00-8:15 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall

The World Apostolate of Fatima (Blue Army) resumes meeting following the Wednesday morning Mass to pray the rosary as Our Lady requested during her apparitions at Fatima. All are welcome.

For more information or questions, please email Ginger Williams or call 660-707-2860.

  • Pancake Breakfast following 8am & 10 Masses every 2nd Sunday. Serving 9:00 am - 12:30 pm. Bishop Hogan Cafeteria. Free will donations. (Suspended until further notice.)

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

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

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.


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

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 Visit the bureau's website at for more detailed information about the new law.

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.

ST. COLUMBAN HISTORY - "A Duty Sanctioned"
A novel written by Brenda O'Halloran entitled A Duty Sanctioned tells the story of our ancestors' efforts to build our current church and what they had to do to accomplish it. 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).

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.

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.


  • 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.

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 We welcome members of our church who are interested in joining this important ministry.

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.

2020-2021 School Year - Last Friday, September 18, was the midterm of the first quarter. Reports went home this past Friday. It's hard to believe that we are halfway through the first quarter. It has gone very quickly!

Basketball practice for our Middle School students began last Monday. Ryan Cranmer and Kevin Goad are coaching the boys, and Lendy Donoho is coaching the girls. We appreciate the time these coaches give voluntarily to teach our young people not only basketball skills but lifelong character traits. There are seven 7th and 8th grade girls participating and ten boys. Our first game will be at Laredo on Monday, October 12.

One of the safety protocols we have implemented to mitigate the spread of COVID is to limit outside people coming into our building, which includes parents at lunchtime. Luckily, PTO purchased an outside table that we can use for a parent who would like to have lunch with their child. Dan Buttman and Heather and Jack Finley spent time last Friday assembling the blue metal table with connecting benches. PTO also purchased some other playground equipment, including a volleyball net and volleyballs. Andrew Clark set up the net on Tuesday, and students were immediately playing a game at the next recess! We appreciate the PTO purchases and the help of our kind volunteers!

This past week, we were fortunate to have been awarded an additional $10,000 from CARES ACT money from the County Commissioners to purchase cleaning supplies in response to COVID. With the sanitizing we are doing throughout the day, we have been depleting our previous supply rather quickly. This money was a blessing!

There is currently a shortage of substitute teachers everywhere. We are looking for adults who would like to be on our substitute list! The requirements are either 60 college credit hours OR a high school diploma and successfully completing a minimum of 20 clocks hours of online training. Even if you don't want to be a regular substitute but would consider being added to an emergency list, we would appreciate that! If you are able and interested in getting on the substitute list for Bishop Hogan School, please give us a call at 660-646-0705. We pay $80 per day for substitute teachers. Please consider joining our team!

Student Council class representatives:
Third Grade: Charlotte Brobst
Fourth Grade: Burke Beetsma
Fifth Grade: Nick Radcliff
Sixth Grade: Howie Donoho
Seventh Grade: Jaydin Kohl
Eighth Grade: Anna Pfaff, Remington Isaacs

Basketball: We are looking for a volunteer to coach our girls' 7th/8th grade basketball team.

Thanks to Mark Walter, John Gatson, and Dave May for building our new storage shelves in the cafeteria closet and in the locker room. It was really appreciated!! We are also grateful to Steve Crawford for welding our chair rack so new wheels would fit and for all the things Dorney Hecker does around school. Alice VanDyke and Mary Bonderer have returned this year as volunteers to help us in the office. They are both incredible! We are blessed at Bishop Hogan with wonderful people around us!

May God bless you! Pam Brobst, Principal

Our 2020-2021 staff!

Preschool: Nenia Lowe (Preschool aide: Kim Walter)
Kindergarten: Courtnie Cranmer 
Paraprofessional: Ginger Williams
First Grade: Jamee Greener
Second Grade: Julie Chastain
Third Grade Shontel Cross
Fourth Grade: Carol McCloud
5-8th grade English Language Arts: Betsy Garcia
Science/ Religion: Jane Gyhra
Math: Joyce Blattner
Social Studies/Religion: Mark McLaughlin
Music: Yuli Maria
Band: Chad Hind
Physical Education: Les Jackson
Art/Computers: Bekah Anderson
Laurie Fairchild: Title I

Keep us in your prayers for a safe and successful school year!

Our Business Buddies 2020-2021: TBA

Kindergarten: Ed Douglas, County Commissioner and Woody's Outdoor Power
First Grade: Botts and Tye
Second Grade: McCoy, Samples, Mattingly Dental
Third Grade: Sheriff's Department, Dustin Woelfie
Fourth, Fifth Grade: Morningside Nursing Home
Sixth Grade: Livingston County Health Center
Seventh Grade: Lauhoff Jewelry
Eighth Grade: Cultural Corner

SOAR GIFT CARDS - It's not too early to start thinking about Christmas! Many of our parishioners start buying SOAR gift cards now on a weekly basis to places they know they will be shopping at Christmas time. When it's time to start shopping, they use those SOAR cards they've been collecting. Plus, you earn money for BHS and tuition credit!

Grace and blessings on your path, Pam Brobst, Principal


Father Ryan Koster, Pastor
Pam Brobst, Principal
Stephanie Shockey, Administrative Assistant
Preschool: Nenia Lowe (Preschool aide: Kim Walter)
Kindergarten: Courtnie Cranmer
Paraprofessional: Ginger Williams
First Grade: Jamee Greener
Second Grade: Julie Chastain
Third Grade Shontel Cross
Fourth Grade: Carol McCloud
5-8th grade English Language Arts: Betsy Garcia
Science/ Religion: Jane Gyhra
Math: Joyce Blattner
Social Studies/Religion: Mark McLaughlin
Music: Yuli Maria
Band: Chad Hind
Physical Education: Les Jackson
Art/Computers: Bekah Anderson

Pam Brobst, Director
Nenia Rose Lowe, Pre-School Teacher 3-and 4-year-olds
Preschool Aide: Kim Walter


Children are seen enjoying the new playground equipment that was purchased using proceeds from the 2019 Bishop Hogan Dinner Auction fundraiser. The equipment was made possible because of the hard work from volunteers, community members, and the PTO.


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."

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.

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.

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.

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

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 and type in "The Third Way."

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 or contact Homer Radford, Serra Club SEKC, V.P. Vocations at 816-560-2992 or

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 If you are called to this work, please contact the Office of Family Life director, Dino Durando 816.714.2371,

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 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)

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

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 Their music is also available on iTunes.

For more information call 816-714-2308.

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.

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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Phone: 660-646-0190

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