May 8, 2016 Bulletin - Holy Spirit Catholic Church



May 8, 2016 Bulletin - Holy Spirit Catholic Church
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
11300 West 103rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66214
May 8, 2016
The Ascension of Our Lord
Saturday 7:00 am
Vigil 4:00 pm
Sunday 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 6:30 pm
Weekdays 6:45 am Monday through Friday
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am
Tuesday 6:00 pm
Holy Days 6:45 am, 8:30 am, 12:10 pm, 6:00 pm or
see inside the bulletin
Tuesday 5:15 -5:45 pm
Saturday 2:30 -3:30 pm
Saturday 3:30 pm, Sunday 7:00 am, Daily 7:15 am
MONDAY-FRIDAY 8:00 am-4:00 pm
(913) 492-7318 FAX (913) 492-7370
Our Mission Statement
Holy Spirit is a community of believers that aspires to be formed by
the values of the Gospel and finds its strength in coming together
to celebrate Eucharist and to be transformed into the Body of
Christ. As a Eucharistic People, we who are being nourished must
share the bread we have with others, wash the feet of our brothers
and sisters and welcome all who come, as Christ Himself.
BAPTISM: Baptism Class for parents is the second Tuesday of the
month at 7:00pm. Call the Parish Office to register.
CONFIRMATION: A two year program for Seventh and Eighth
MARRIAGE: Arrangements must be made 6 months in advance to
complete the necessary paperwork/requirements. Please contact
the Parish Office.
SACRAMENT of HOLY ORDERS: Contact Fr. Scott Wallisch,
Vocation Director for the Archdiocese at (913) 647-0303 or e-mail
[email protected]
SACRAMENT of SICK / ANOINTING: Call the Parish Office if
someone is hospitalized or ill at home and would like us to visit
with Holy Communion and/or the Sacrament of the Sick.
Jason Forge, Chairperson
Don Watson, Chairperson
Fr. Ric Halvorson
Fr. Karl Good
Deacon Jim Lavin
Laura Weber
Tim Stewart
Anne Morrissey
& Kathleen Kaufman
Pat Maiorano
Amy Naab
[email protected]
HOLY SPIRIT SCHOOL (913) 492-2582
Michele Watson
Eileen Colling
Kathleen Rodgers
Anita Pauls
SCHOOL of RELIGION (SOR) (913) 492-7382
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Cathy Madrid
Lynn Mayer
Sandy Drake
Denise Slaven
(913) 492-7318
Sr. Mary Ann Bartolac, S.C.L.
(913) 894-1456
David Chaffee
(913) 317-8393
George & Maggie Lents
(913) 492-3239 or
Parish Office between 8 am-4 pm Monday through Friday
(913) 492-7318
The Ascension of Our Lord
Weekly income needed is $41,050.00
Collections, 4 week moving average
Transactions Amount
April 30-May 1
April 23-24
April 16-17
April 9-10
April 10 (268 EFTs)
EFTs (Quarterly) 5
$ 1,600.00
Data for a four week moving average
is provided due to implementation of
Electronic Fund Transfers (EFTs). If
you have any questions, please call
the parish office.
Endowment Funds as of 3/31/2016
Church - $71,955.12
School - $63,847.19
Thank you for your generosity!
Don’t forget to wear red on
Pentecost Sunday, Holy Spirit’s
Feast Day, May 14 & 15.
May 8, 2016
Holy Spirit
fried or
chicken and sides for St. Mary’s Food Kitchen on the second Friday of
the month. Pans are available to bring the Fried or Baked Chicken to
Holy Spirit by 8:00 am on Friday, along with cookies, sides, or
donations of cash. Thank you so much for your help with this ministry.
Spaghetti Sauce
Peanut Butter
Canned Soup Canned Fruit
Canned Peas
Hamburger Helper Flour
Canned Tuna / Meats
Cooking Oil
Shampoo & Conditioner
Dish Soap
Laundry Soap
Feminine Hygiene products
Thank you for your support!
We’d like to welcome those who
may be visiting our parish. If you
are new and would like to register
as a parishioner, please stop by our Welcome Podium in the gathering
space after Mass or stop by the parish office Monday-Thursday, 8:00
am-4:00 pm, Friday 8 am-Noon during the summer.
Do you travel a lot? Do you forget to bring your
offertory envelope to Mass with you? Do you not
even use checks anymore?
Consider signing up for auto withdrawal for your Church
tithing. It’s simple. You sign up, and we do the rest.
Please visit our website at
support-us, stop by the parish office, or fill out the
Auto Withdrawal envelope included in your monthly envelope packet.
Sign ups are still open online:
1. Go to the Holy Spirit Website:
2. Go to "Liturgy" across the top and down that column go to "Perpetual
3. Click on "Sign up for a vacant time."
4. Pick out your own day of the week and Holy Hour Time and then click on
5. Fill in your information!
If you have a question or would like to sign up over the phone, you can
contact the Lents at 913.492.3239 or call the Parish Office 8 am to 4 pm,
Monday through Friday at 913.492.7318, ask for Cathy Madrid or Amy Naab.
Venite Adoremus
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Wednesday, May 25, 8:00-9:00 pm
Youth, young adults, and all, come and experience the peace.
The Ascension of Our Lord
The Ascension of the Lord
May 8, 2016
First Reading, Acts of the Apostles 1:1-11 (58C),
In the first reading, Jesus prepares the apostles for
the work that lies ahead. They will serve a kingdom
that does not belong to this world.
Second Reading, Ephesians 1:17-23, In the
second reading, we hear that our ascended Lord is
perfect Priest and perfect Victim. We can put all our
hope and trust in Him.
Gospel, Luke 24:46-53, In the Gospel, Jesus
takes His disciples to Bethany where He blesses
them. He is then taken up to heaven in the Ascension.
May 8, 2016
Sunday, May 8, Happy Mother’s Day,
Baby Bottle Bonanza
7:30 am
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
7:30 pm
Men of Faith and Spirit
Divine Mercy Chaplet in the Chapel
Youthful Spirits
Youth Group-Bring your Mom!
Pizza and Praise-Youth room
Monday, May 9
6:30 pm Cub Scouts
7:00 pm Women of Spirit
7:00 pm Scout Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 10
6:30 am & 5:45 pm Perpetual Help Devotions
5:15-5:45 pm Confessions
7:00 pm Baptism Class
7:00 pm Stephen Ministry
7:00 pm Ensemble Practice
Wednesday, May 11
Monday, May 9, Easter Weekday
6:45 am Lois De Simple, Sp. Int.
8:30 am † Tom Tierney
Tuesday, May 10, Easter Weekday
6:45 am † Edmund Peters
5:15-5:45 pm Confessions
6:00 pm † Helen Rome
Wednesday, May 11, Easter Weekday
6:45 am † Those souls with no one to pray for
8:30 am † Tom Colwell
Thursday, May 12, Easter Weekday
6:45 am Gabriel Seago, Sp. Int.
8:30 am † Bob Dobbins
Friday, May 13, Easter Weekday
6:45 am The Morgan Family, Sp. Int.
8:30 am † Carolyn Brenon
Saturday, May 14, Pentecost Sunday
7:00 am † Gene Rockers & † Bob Salter
2:30-3:30 pm Confessions
4:00 pm Pat Hartwig, Sp. Int. & † Ruth Olberding
Sunday, May 15, Pentecost Sunday
7:30 am † Helen Deitchman
9:00 am † Stephen F. Grim & † Brian Lambacher
10:30 am † Mao Do & † Thang Vu
6:30 pm † Kent & Jennifer Lundgren
Exercise daily...Walk with the Lord.
7:30 am
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Team Seven Prayer Group
Scout Council
VBS Volunteer Meeting
Knights of Columbus Adoration Chapel
Thursday, May 12
7:30 am
8:30 am
11:00 am
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm
Light of Christ Prayer Group
Graduation Mass
Knights of Columbus Meeting
Choir Practice
Stephen Ministry
Scout Committee Meeting
Friday, May 13, St. Mary’s Food Kitchen
8:00 am Cooked chicken, sides and cookies due
for St. Mary’s Food Kitchen
9:00 am Men of Faith and Spirit
2:30 pm School Rosary
7:00 pm St. Gerard’s Circle/Nativity House
8:00 pm Knights Prayer Hour
Saturday, May 14, Baby Bottle Bonanza,
Catholic Charities Food Drive
1:00 pm Kyle Kuckelman & Monica Vezendan
2:30–3:30 pm Confessions
Sunday, May 15, Baby Bottle Bonanza,
Catholic Charities Food Drive
7:30 am
11:30 am
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Men of Faith and Spirit
Spirit Movers
Divine Mercy Chaplet in the Chapel
Youthful Spirits
The Ascension of Our Lord
Parishioners of All
Ages are invited to
Holy Hour of
Dedicated to the
Sacred Heart of
Jesus for Fostering
Vocations to the
Priestly and
Consecrated Life.
Every First Friday
Exposition of the
Blessed Sacrament
11:00 am to Noon in the Church
Concluding with Benediction
Spirit Movers
Next Meeting
May 15, 2016
(Meeting begins
after 10:30 Mass)
Special Reflection
“Come Meet Father Ric”
Presented by our Pastor
Father Ric Halvorson
Don’t miss it!
Bring a friend
Quotes to ponder
From the Saints:
“ Love God, serve God;
everything is in that.”
~ St. Clare of Assissi
Any divorced person, Catholic
or not who seeks possible
remarriage in the Catholic
Church, will need to pursue
the process for annulment.
For information, contact the
Marriage Case Advocate for
Holy Spirit Parish:
Sr. Mary Ann Bartolac,
S.C.L. at 913-894-1456.
May 8, 2016
Upcoming VIRTUS Training Session at Holy Spirit
There will be a VIRTUS training session here at Holy
Spirit on Wednesday, May 18 from 6:00-9:30 pm in
the Martha/Mary Room. This training is mandated by
the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas for anyone
who works with the youth of our parish. This training
is necessary if you are 16 years of age or older and
plan to help with the parish/school children in any capacity - e.g. Teaching Vacation Bible School, helping
at the Garage Sale, helping in a classroom, helping with the parish
teen choir, serving in the school cafeteria, coaching a sports team,
leading a scout troop, teaching a School of Religion class, participating
in a field trip, etc. This would be a great opportunity to get this training
and background check completed so your file is ready whenever you
might be available to help! Please register on-line at as
a Holy Spirit parishioner. If you have any further questions, please
contact Eileen Colling at [email protected] or 492-2582.
We are also looking for talented cantors, accompanists and instrumentalists for our weekend
Masses. If you would like to join our music
ministry, please contact Denise Slaven, Director of
Music and Liturgy at [email protected]
or 913-492-7318 ext. 151 to set up an audition.
We need people to run the computer slides projected on the
screens during 6:30 pm Masses. Training will be provided, and a
schedule made for all interested volunteers. Please contact Denise
Slaven at [email protected] or 913-492-7318 X 151.
If you are an adult who enjoys singing and playing
instruments in the style of music we have at 6:30
pm Masses, please take note! Starting in June,
Youthful Spirits for teens directed by Catherine
Boone will share 6:30 pm Sunday Masses with
Spirits for adults and teens directed by Katie Martin.
Please contact Denise Slaven, Director of Music
and Liturgy at [email protected] for more information.
Please bring your empty
crushed cans to the northwest corner of the parking lot.
Please do not park in the fire lanes (curbing painted yellow)
when attending Mass. There is parking available in the parking lot.
We all want emergency personnel to be able to get here quickly in the
event of an emergency.
Thank you.
Do you have a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative
going through a difficult time?
A Stephen Minister may be able to offer the support he or
she needs. Stephen Ministers are members of our church
trained to provide emotional and spiritual care to people
who are hurting.
To learn how you can help a friend receive care, contact our Holy Spirit
Church Stephen Ministry Leader David Chaffee (913) 317-8393.
Our Stephen Ministers Are There To Care!
The Ascension of Our Lord
May 8, 2016
15th Annual Holy Spirit Parish Garage Sale
Thursday May 26-Saturday June 4
When to Donate: Bring gently used donations during these collection times only – Saturday,
May 28 from 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday, May 29, 11 am to 5 pm, and Monday, May 30 from 8 am to 6
What to Donate: Furniture, kitchen wares, clothing, baby items, toys, games, holiday items,
books, art, home décor, and more. Please sort clothing into categories (children, men, women,
maternity). Appliances must be in working order. We will NOT accept tube televisions or computer
monitors. Hangers are also needed.
Where to donate: Drop off donations in front of St. Elizabeth’s Hall – lower level of the church.
Please do not park in the loading zone. We will have volunteers unload your car. Donors are
invited back to shop at the Preview Sale on Wednesday, May 27.
Large item pick up: To schedule a pickup of furniture or big items, please contact Amy Naab at
913-492-7382 ext. 133.
Why Donate: Net proceeds from the sale will benefit Holy Spirit Catholic School and Holy Spirit
Youth Ministry’s conference trip to Steubenville.
Sale is open to the Public on Thursday, June 2 through Saturday, June 4. Thursday and
Friday hours are 8 am to 6 pm and Saturday hours are 8 am to noon – all items are 50% off
on Saturday. Preview Sale is open to volunteers and donors on Wednesday, June 1 from 5
pm to 8 pm.
How to Volunteer: Please note all volunteers must be VIRTUS trained
Set up Thursday, May 26 – 1 pm – 4 pm. Set up racks.
Set up Friday, May 27 – 5 pm - 7 pm. Set up tables and signs.
Big Item pick-up Saturday, May 28 - 8 am until completion. Load and unload items.
Organize and sort items Saturday, May 28 to Wednesday, June 1 – 8 am to 6 pm
Cashier and helpers Wednesday, June 1 (preview sale) – 4 pm to 8 pm.
Evening stockers Wednesday, June 1 (after Preview Sale) – 7 pm to 9 pm.
Cashier and helpers Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4 – 8 am to 6 pm Thursday –
Friday, 8 am to noon Saturday.
Evening stockers Thursday, June 2 to Friday, June 3 – 5 pm to 8 pm daily.
Clean up Saturday, June 4 – Noon until completion. Everyone is welcome to help!
Adult Volunteers - you can go sign up at or
contact Elizabeth McLenon at [email protected] or 913-633-4039
Youth Volunteers – you can go to or you can contact Lynn Mayer at [email protected] or 913-492-7382. Youth
not signed up through Lynn MUST be with Parent!!
We appreciate your help in making the Garage Sale a success!
Saint Gerard’s Circle invites you to attend a fundraising event to support Nativity House of Kansas
City, May 13, 7-9 pm in the Martha Mary Room. Nativity House KC’s mission is “to provide help, hope,
healing, shelter and love for young unwed mothers in a faith based environment, based on the Roman
Catholic Tradition.” Come learn more about this amazing organization, the plans they have for growth, and
how you can contribute to the good they are doing on a daily basis. Enjoy fellowship with the women of our
parish as we come together to raise much needed funds for a very worthy cause. The website for Nativity
House KC is: The website to donate directly is:
Thank you for your clothing contributions to the new Catholic Charities bin at the northwest corner
of the parking lot. Catholic Charities has requested that clothing be bagged and not put in the bin
loosely. Thank you!
The Ascension of Our Lord
Cathy Madrid
RCIA & Adult
Rite of
Initiation for
Come and see.
Are you searching for a Church to
call your own? Do you struggle
with questions about life, death,
suffering, hope, forgiveness, love,
God? Sessions exploring these
and other issues in relation to our
Catholic faith will be held in the
fall. Ask about RCIA by contacting Cathy Madrid at (913) 4927382 or [email protected]
Who is RCIA for?
2. Persons baptized in another
Christian tradition who
desire to become Catholic.
3. Persons baptized Catholic in
need of First Communion and/
or Confirmation.
May 8, 2016
School of Religion
Reflection on Mothers
From Pope Francis
Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero said that mothers experience a
“maternal martyrdom.” In the homily for the funeral of a priest assassinated by
death squads, he said, recalling the Second Vatican Council: “We must be
ready to die for our faith, even if the Lord does not grant us this honor.... Giving one’s life does not only mean being killed; giving one’s life, having the
spirit of a martyr, it is in giving in duty, in silence, in prayer, in honest fulfilment
of his duty; in that silence of daily life; giving one’s life little by little. Yes, like it
is given by a mother, who without fear and with the simplicity of the maternal
martyrdom, conceives a child in her womb, gives birth to him, nurses him,
helps him grow and cares for him with affection. She gives her life. That’s
martyrdom.” End quote. Yes, being a mother doesn’t only mean bringing a
child to the world, but it is also a life choice. What does a mother choose, what
is the life choice of a mother? The life choice of a mother is the choice to give
life. And this is great; this is beautiful.
A society without mothers would be a dehumanized society, for mothers are always, even in the worst moments, witnesses of tenderness, dedication and moral strength. Mothers often pass on the deepest sense of religious
practice: in a human being’s life, the value of faith is inscribed in the first prayers, the first acts of devotion that a child learns. It is a message that believing
mothers are able to pass on without much explanation: these come later, but
the seed of faith is those early precious moments. Without mothers, not only
would there be no new faithful, but the faith would lose a good part of its simple and profound warmth.
Pope Francis January 7, 2015
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Holy Spirit Youth Ministry
High School
Youth Ministry
2nd & 4th Sunday 7:30 pm
1st & 3rd Wednesday
from 6:30– 7:45 pm
Summer Trip sign-ups LYNN MAYER Starting again in September!
This summer we will be
Summer Stretch
taking our annual trip to the Steuben‐
A service week for our middle school
ville youth conference July 6‐10. This
students has filled up.
trip is open to all incoming freshmen If more opportunities arise check the
– graduated seniors. For more info
check out the website.
Please remember in your
prayers Ed Keele of our parish.
If you are interested in helping with youth ministry or you are a parent with
questions about youth ministry please contact
Lynn Mayer [email protected] or call the SOR office 913-492-7382.
The Ascension of Our Lord
May 8, 2016
Congratulations to the Second Graders
on their First Eucharist
Prior to Sunday, May 1st there were many activities to prepare for
receiving the Sacrament. You may be a part of the celebration
through your prayers for these young people – and through your
own personal thanksgiving for
the gift of the Eucharist.
Enjoying and learning about all
kinds of bread.
Understanding and
Michele Watson, Principal
[email protected]
creating the Last Supper
Be Merciful as Your Father is
Merciful. Luke 6:36
Learning about our Church
and Mass
Scrip-If you prefer to order electronically, it’s easy! Just go to pages 23
through 26 of your Holy Spirit Parish Guide Book & Directory and make a list
of your selections. Then simply send an email to [email protected] noting
merchants, denominations, and quantities. If your email is sent by 7:00 pm on
Sunday, your order will be ready for pickup after noon on the following
Tuesday. Cash and checks accepted. (We can no longer accept credit cards.)
THANK YOU for the extra time it may take you to use Scrip to support
Holy Spirit! That’s using two of the BIG T’s … Time and Treasure!
Scrip is gift cards/certificates from national and local retailers.
Purchase Scrip during the week from 8 am-4 pm (when staff is available) in
the School of Religion Office. Scrip will continue to be sold after all Saturday
evening and Sunday morning Masses and before Sunday evening Mass.
Please visit to see the hundreds of gift cards available.
Ways You Can Help Holy Spirit School- Box Tops for Education: Clip
and save Box Tops from various products. Each Box Top earns the school 10
cents. For a list visit
Labels for Education: Clip and save Labels from Campbell’s food and other
products. Each Label earns points for the school, which can then be used to
purchase materials for the school. In the hallway outside the Parish Office are
containers for the Labels and the Box Tops.
Cell Phone Collection: Holy Spirit Student Council needs your help in
collecting cell phones to help raise funds. We ask that you donate any
inactive cell phones. If you know of any businesses that provide cell phones
to employees, please ask if they have cell phones to donate. 100% of the
proceeds will benefit Holy Spirit School. All phones will be recycled. Just bring
your cell phones to the drop box located next to the Box Tops for Education
The Mission of Holy Spirit
Catholic School is to
develop independent,
life-long learners, who can and
will live for Christ.
Holy Spirit Preschool
Now Enrolling
Ages 3, 4 and Pre-K
11300 West 103rd Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66214
[email protected]
Call to schedule a visit.
Trash Bags For Sale!
School Office, Parish Office, and
SOR Office. $10.00 per roll
Blue–Extra Large Bags,
55 gallon (22”x16”x58”x2mil.),
Yellow - Heavy Duty Bags,
39 gallon (32”x45”x2mil.), 25/roll
White - Kitchen Bags, 15 gallon
(24”x33”x1.3mil.), 65/roll
Yard Waste Bags
$3.00 per 5 bag bundle-Brown Paper
Yard Waste Bags
(16”x12”x35”/ 2 ply- Wet strength)
The Ascension of Our Lord
May 8, 2016
The Knights of Columbus and
Holy Spirit Respect Life Committee
Be a part of Baby Bottle Bonanza. On Mother’s Day the baby
bottles will be passed out. Each family is encouraged to take
one. We ask they be filled with coins, dollars or checks. The
bottles are to be returned on Father’s Day. All proceeds are in
support of the work of Pro Life Organizations, which provide
help to women experiencing crisis pregnancies.
May 7
May 12
Congratulations to the following families whose children
were baptized here:
Cecilia Marie Ressler, child of
Zachary & Katherine Ressler,
and Stella Rose-Marie
Robbins, child of Joseph
Robbins and Lindsay Starr.
The 10th Annual BLISTERS FOR
SISTERS walk is coming up on
Saturday, May 7 at St. Thomas
More Parish, 11822 Holmes, Kansas City, Mo. Registration is
from 9:00-10:00 am at the Church
and the Walk starts at 10:00 am.
Mass honoring the Sisters is at 11:00
am and lunch is served from 12:001:30. The suggested donation is only
$50 for a family ($25 for adult; $10 for
walkers under 22) and everyone gets
a T-shirt and lunch. In conjunction
with the Walk-A-Thon the Serra
Clubs are sponsoring a Clothing
Fund Drive.
Throughout the weekend of May 68 gently used clothing, shoes, hats,
belts and purses will be accepted at
the Clothing Fund Trailer on the parking lot at St. Thomas More. Funds
from the walk and the clothing drive
are divided among the sisters attending as a way of honoring them for all
they do in their ministries. Please
mark your calendars and clean out
your closets now! For more information Google: Blisters for Sisters.
Registration Forms are available
at www.kansascityblistersforsister Walk is sponsored by the
Serra Clubs of Kansas and Missouri.
Pro-Life Baby Bottle Campaign Begins
Guys Knight Out and Council Meeting, 6:00 pm in the Martha &
Mary Room
May 14 Second & Third Degree Offered at Ascension Parish
May 26 Officers Meeting in the M/M Room at 7:00 pm
May 29 Communion Breakfast @ 95th St. Hy Vee following 9:00 am
Mass—Bring a Friend!
Every Wednesday at 7:00 - 8:00 pm in the Adoration Chapel with Rosary
at 7:30 pm.
And now we have a spot on Friday Evenings 8:00 - 9:00 pm.
Suggestion for the Knights? Call Greg Davis at 913-800-0581
Saint Gerard’s Circle, SGC, is a ministry for mothers and moms-to-be. Our
goal is to provide friendship and support within our parish, to provide a
Catholic foundation for our children, to continue spiritual guidance for
ourselves and our families, and to encourage community involvement. New
members are always welcome! Questions? Contact Erin Fuhrman,
[email protected]
Saint Gerard’s Circle invites you to attend a fundraising event to support
Nativity House of Kansas City on May 13 from 7-9pm in the Martha Mary
Room. Nativity House KC’s mission is “to provide help, hope, healing, shelter and love for young unwed mothers in a faith based environment, based on
the Roman Catholic Tradition.” Come learn more about this amazing organization, the plans they have for growth, and how you can contribute to the
good they are doing on a daily basis. Enjoy fellowship with the women of our
parish as we come together to raise much needed funds for a very worthy
cause. The website for Nativity House KC is:
The website to donate directly is:
May Meeting: Thursday, May 19 7-9 pm in the Martha Mary Room.
Please join us for a night of fellowship and our "My Favorite Things
The ministry of the Women of Spirit is to reach all women of our parish
community with an expression of friendship and spiritual growth. Contact
Terri Kilgore at [email protected] or 913-206-6994 with any
questions or if you need a ride to any of our events. For more information on
our organization and our activities, please view our newsletter (located on the
Organizations tab) on the Holy Spirit Church website:
Coffee Club – Saturday, May 21 @ 8:30 am, Panera, Oak Park Mall
Craft Club – Monday, May 23 @ 6 pm, Usher room of the church. Bring your
supplies and work on your individual project.
The Ascension of Our Lord
Marriage Minute— May 8
In this Sunday’s Gospel, we hear the prayer of Jesus that the
Father’s love may be in us. Jesus clearly desires that His disciples
experience the love of the Father. How do we do this? In the first
reading, St. Stephen tells us when he prays, “Lord, do not hold this sin
against them,” as he was being martyred. St Stephen is showing us
the way to experience the heart of the Father, which is mercy and
The choice of mercy is not an easy one. That is why we need
grace active in our life because grace makes forgiveness in the family
not just an idealistic goal, but truly a lived reality. Whether it is
forgiveness between spouses, between parent and child, between
siblings, or forgiveness of a person outside the family, forgiveness is
the key that unlocks the door to experience healed relationships and
the Father’s love.
Please join us to wish our Blessed Mother a happy Mother’s Day at the
May Holy Rosary Rally in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima—which will be held
on Sunday May 8 (Mother’s Day) from 3 pm to 4:15 pm at Church of the
Ascension, 9510 W. 127th St. Overland Park, KS 66213. We will pray
the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries of the Holy Rosary followed by
Benediction and the opportunity for attendees to enroll in the Brown Scapular.
For driving instructions or future dates for the Kansas City monthly Holy
Rosary rallies, visit
THE LEAVEN is the Archdiocesan newspaper. The subscription
cost is $21.00. The parish has to pay the cost for all parishioners.
Please help the parish by using the Leaven envelope in your
packet to defray that cost. It is greatly appreciated.
This year’s procession, hosted by the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, is
scheduled for Sunday, May 29. Exposition of the Eucharist will take place
from 1-2 pm at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Redemptorist Church), 3333
Broadway, Kansas City, MO. At 2 pm, following Benediction, the procession
will begin, and will travel to Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 3934 Washington, where Benediction will again be given. All are invited to attend this
annual devotion and public witness in honor of Jesus in the Most Blessed
Have you remembered Holy Spirit in your will?
CATHOLIC HOST FAMILIES NEEDED-I am looking for Catholic host families
to commit to hosting a deserving Catholic teen for the 2016-2017 school year.
Cristina (Italy) and Alberto (Mexico) are two wonderful teens who are looking
for a good, Catholic host family for the 2016-2017 school year. Read their
brief bios below and contact me if you are interested in hosting either student
or just want to find out more.
CRISTINA has a passion for music. All in her family play a musical instrument and her specialty is the clarinet. She is very friendly, a good student and
loves animals, especially horses. Her activities/hobbies include: horseback
riding, swimming, VB, singing, cooking and the outdoors.
ALBERTO is active in his church youth group. He helps out at food pantries
and orphanages and has strong moral values. He loves animals, soccer, VB
and watching sports. He is described as obedient, respectful, hard working,
intelligent and tolerant.
Jim Andra--member of Holy Spirit Parish in OP (I will donate $50 to the host
family’s parish for each student placed) You can reach me at
[email protected] or 913-492-6459.
May 8, 2016
Meets on Tuesday mornings at
6:30 am and evenings at
5:45 pm in the church. All are
If you have a need or concern,
please call the Parish Office,
492-7318. After office hours you
may call 495-9802.
Project Rachel is a ministry of
the Catholic Church that offers
forgiveness, hope and healing to
those who have taken part in an
abortion. For information contact
Patricia at:
[email protected]
or or
call 913-621-2199.
Recited Monday through Friday
after the 6:45 am Mass, Thursdays at 2:50 pm, Saturdays at
3:30 pm and Sundays at 7:00
am. Also, please join us each
Friday morning at 7:45 am to
pray the Rosary for our parish,
our school and your intentions at
10100 Barton Street. Children are
welcome. Call Denise Slaven @
913-963-5633 for details.
The Gabriel Project is
an Archdiocesan
program that provides,
through a mentor-like
relationship, emotional, spiritual,
and material help to women in
unplanned pregnancies. For
more information please call 913602-0306 or [email protected]
The Ascension of Our Lord
May 8, 2016
May 14 & 15, 2016
4:00 pm Jimmy Cahill
Sean Maddock
7:30 am Hannah Homburg
Connor Morrissey
9:00 am Blake Arciga
Anna Quinlan
10:30 am Anna Bartkowski
Nathan McCanna
6:30 pm Philip Costello
Gretta Hauk
Mary Grace Cahill
Reagan Ponzer
Gabrielle Keating
Elizabeth Morrissey
Peter Lee
Emma Quinlan
Joey McCanna
Nickolas Coulter-Ramirez
Gabriel Seago
May 14 & 15, 2016
Welcome Ministers
4:00 pm
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
6:30 pm
Volunteers Needed
Jan Petelin
Mary Jacobs
Julie McGrath
Mary Campbell
Volunteers Needed
4:00 pm
9:00 am
10:30 am
6:30 pm
Youthful Spirits
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
4:00 pm Bob Bridgham
Bernadette Maddock
Michelle Maddock
Rosemarie Maddock
Renee McGhee-Lenart Esther Okere
Pat Seib
Janet South
Erin Sturd
Bill / Kay Wietharn
7:30 am Anette Growney
AnnMarie Growney
Greg Miller
Jack Morrissey
Jason Morrissey
9:00 am Glenda Adame
Felix / Mary Ann Baz-Dresch
Mary Ann Bixler
Lisa Boddicker
Stephanie Cook
Maureen McAnarney
Cindy Miles
Kristie Swearngin
John / Rosemary Weber
10:30 am Mary Campbell
Jennie Chambon
Clarita Halling
Marcus Kain
Bonnie Mendoza
Stacia Mendoza
Vi Rossman
Joseph Rost
Eva Skahan
Rick Trudell
Christopher Wheeler
Sarah WIlson
6:30 pm Peg Hiles
Thomas Killilea
Robbi Leno
Morgan Magee
Emma Morrissey
4:00 pm
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
6:30 pm
Joyce Boone
Howard Hunter
Kathy Koenig
Paul Scharnhorst
Kathy Wilson
4:00 pm Steve DiGiacinto
LeRoy Schmidtberger
7:30 am Cheryl Highley
Trinidad Molina
9:00 am Ed Balzano
Dennis Maher
10:30 am Moyer Bunting
David Roth-Sub?
6:30 pm Julie Micek
Brian Wagner
4:00 pm
7:30 am
9:00 am
10:30 am
6:30 pm
John Henn
Barry Sullivan
Vern Koeppen
David Roth
Russ Denning
Kevin Murphy
Alan Rose
Art Ruby
JD / Lisa Miller
Nathan Wagner
Lector 1 / Lector 2
Peter Piscitello
Jim Chladek
Dutch tenBroek
Laura Logan
Ralph Leno
Joan Carney
Karen Chladek
Kathleen tenBroek
Dave Newman
John Williams
May 14, 2016
May 15, 2016
May 15, 2016
May 10, 2016
May 11, 2016
Music Ministers
Rosary Leaders
Tom Maillard
Bruce McFarland
Delmar Gardens
Jane Grant
David Boone
Overland Park Regional
Jo Long
Mary Ann Baz-Dresch
St. James Academy Youth and High School Summer
Sports Camps are now open for registration! Visit for a listing of all
camps and registration information.
Saint Thomas Aquinas Grade School Summer
Camps: During June and July, Saint Thomas Aquinas
provides a variety of summer camps for students entering
grades K through 8 to explore. Our summer camps give
students the chance to discover their potential in both
sports and other activities. Registration and further information is available online, through our website, We look forward to
providing a positive camp experience not only for your
son or daughter but for their friends and family as well.
Christ's Peace House of Prayer is celebrating
St. Isidore's feast day for the farming communities of
the Archdiocese on Monday, May 16, 2016. We will
begin with Mass at noon, followed by a procession to the
outdoor shrine of Sts. Isidore and Maria and enjoy a meal
together with time for visiting each other and Christ's
Peace. Please let us know the names of your families,
farms and businesses so we can pray for them during the
Mass. Bring a small bag of dirt from your place to be
blessed at Mass for you to take home with you. Questions: email [email protected] or call 913-7738255. Thank you for helping us let people know about this
celebration honoring the Feast of St. Isidore.
Holy Spirit Church #003274
11300 W. 103rd Street
Overland Park, KS 66214
913 492-7382
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