February 22, 2015



February 22, 2015
1st Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015
Liturgy of the
Word This Week
8:15 a.m.
February 23 - St. Polycarp
† James B. Kelly by Moira Healy
8:15 a.m.
February 24
Shawn Nunnick by the Gillbanks Family
8:15 a.m.
February 25
St. Peter’s Parishioners
8:15 a.m.
February 26
St. Peter’s Parishioners
8:15 a.m.
February 27
St. Peter’s Parishioners
5:00 p.m.
February 28
† Cece Adams by Chris Barlow & Megan Behnke
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
March 1 - 2nd Sunday of Lent
St. Peter’s Parishioners
St. Peter’s Parishioners
St. Peter’s Parishioners
Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Mt 25:31-46
Is 55:10-11; Mt 6:7-15
Jon 3:1-10; Lk 11:29-32
Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Mt 7:7-12
Ez 18:21-28; Mt 5:20-26
Dt 26:16-19; Mt 5:43-48
Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Rom 8:31b-34;
Mk 9:2-10
Ministry Schedule
February 28 & March 1
Please remember in prayer those who have died.
Grant them eternal rest and peace, O Lord!
Altar Servers
5:00 p.m.
E Shaw, E Makar, K Mulhern
9:00 a.m.
A Bauer, S Hellings, E Hair, MC Dunagan
11:00 a.m.
J Flores, S Tappan, C Buhrmeister,
D Hammond
5:30 p.m.
K Flynn, S Flynn, C Whitehead
† Denotes Deceased
Please Remember In Your Prayers
5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
Mason Alvarez, Ron Adrian, Michael William Arkell, Angela
Barbosa, Harvey Blackstone, Mary Brashear, Bridget
Campbell, Gary and Barbara Card, Bob Cook, Charles Cook,
Jessica Crane, Diane DeGeorge, Darlene Dickinson, Johnny
Dickinson, Edwina, Sally Euston, Larry Harris, Gary Healy
Family, Karl Hougland, Kay Kohrs, Lisa, Joseph Ludwikoski,
Mary, Marianne McMullen, Michelle Melland, Amy
Montgomery and Family, Morgan, John Nix, Kris Omecene,
Peltier Family, Maxine Pierron, Karl Royce, Edie Selders,
Thomas Schleicher, Jennifer Spaeth, Mike Spaeth, Randy
Stanton, Diane Stiles, Ashton Thomas Stout, Theresa Wylie
and Family, Rita Walburn, Jim Whitehurst, William, the
elderly and infirm, the chronically ill and their caregivers.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
5:00 p.m.
M VandenBoom, S Woollen, J Boeh,
J Bustamante, T Crowley, C Cusumano
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
For Their Safe Return
St. Peter’s Community prays for an end to war and a safe
return for those from our community serving in the military,
including: Jon Connelly, Angelo Castillejo, and Raymond
Alvarez IV.
5:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Prayer requests are printed in the bulletin for two weeks and
can be sent to Dan Needham at [email protected]
5:30 p.m.
St. Peter’s Parish
Dennis Berger, Jim VandenBoom
Mary Hough, Flo Mundy
Bob Healy, Katie Hanson
Gary Kruger, Jackie Malone
B Wirkus, G Wirkus, V Huey, M Jones,
B Murphy, B McCormack, C Newman,
N Reddig
M Gillcrist, C Kuhls, M Leonard, J Lisac,
M Madden, L Madeo, R Madeo,
S McCrae-Robertson
S McGaughey, T Mitchum,
Need Volunteers (3)
D Ryan, A Meyer, B Schneider, P Sollars
M Grimaldi, J Reeb, L Reeb, K Reilly
P Hanson, D Wendling, S Wollard,
B Arensberg
A Roller, E Roller, Need Volunteers (2)
1st Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015
The Catholic Steward
This Week at St. Peter’s
8:15 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:15 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
8:15 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8:15 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:15 a.m.
8:45 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
4:15 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
February 23
Mass - Chapel
Knitting Group
Boy Scouts Troop 118
LC 210
It is no surprise that water literally runs through all the readings
on this First Sunday of Lent — from the flood waters
experienced by Noah in Genesis, to St. Peter comparing Baptism
to this flood, to Jesus venturing into the desert for 40 days
immediately after His Baptism, as reported by St. Mark.
February 24
Mass - Chapel
Eucharistic Adoration—Chapel
LC 220
February 25
Rosary Group
Mass - Chapel
Choir Rehearsal (11)
Men’s CRHP
LC 200
LC 210
There are more than 700 references to water in Holy Scripture,
but as we begin our Lenten journeys, our concentration needs to
be on our own Baptism and our personal Baptismal call.
Stewardship has been defined as our response to that Baptismal
call through discipleship and service. Just as Jesus entered the
desert for 40 days, we are doing the same during Lent.
February 26
All-School Mass
Bible Study
Choir Rehearsal (9)
LC 220
Defining our Baptismal call is part of what we should be striving
to do at this time. Baptism calls us to a sense of mission.
Another key word in today’s scripture is “covenant.” The
reading from Genesis speaks to God’s covenant with us, His
people. A covenant, nevertheless, is a two-way street. God has
blessed us with the Holy Spirit and the Lord has promised us
everlasting life if we fulfill His desires. It is time for us to
discover how we are going to live out our covenant with God.
February 27
Stations of the Cross
School Auction Set-up
Copyright © 2014 Catholic Stewardship Consultants, www.CatholicSteward.com
February 28
St. Joseph Table Baking Day
Sacrament of Reconciliation
School Auction
Stewardship: Time, Talent and Treasure
“After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee
proclaiming the gospel of God….”
– Mark 1:14
February 29
Children’s Liturgy
Legacy Center
LC 200 Board Room
LC 210 Green Room
LC 220 Youth Room
LC 102 Legacy Basement
CH Sanctuary
MR Church Basement
RR Romero Room
RCT Rectory
GR Garden Room
(School Cafeteria)
MC McKay Center (Gym)
OFF Off Site
St. Peter’s Parish
Gn 9: 8-15; Ps 25: 4-9; 1 PTt3: 18-22; Mk 1: 12-15
Do you ever think about how difficult it must have been for
Jesus to come into Galilee, knowing that John had just been
arrested for teaching the same message that Jesus was
proclaiming. It must have taken great love and trust for Jesus to
do what the Father had sent Him here on earth to do. In the same
way, following a life of stewardship takes great love and trust
from us. We must be willing to surrender completely to God,
trusting that God will always give us all that we need to fulfill
His plan for us.
1st Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015
Welcome all to St. Peter’s 3rd Annual St. Joseph Table!
Last Week’s Collection
Online Donations/Checks
Altar Cleaning Schedule
March 1:
Martha Linscott & Elizabeth Ong
March 8:
Maria Pelto & Judy Burlette
March 15:
Peggy Allin, Rosie Super, Joan Miller
March 29:
Mary Buren, Elisa Trozzolo, Norma Spear
March Purificator
Jean Schmidtlein
of the
after the
8:15 a.m.
in the
March Luncheon
Mark your calendars as we celebrate St.
Patrick on Thursday, March 12th!
There will be a prize for the most
ridiculous Irish attire!
Do you know someone who would like
to come? Bring them, the more the
St. Peter’s Parish
St. Peter’s 3rd Annual St. Joseph Table is a parish-wide event,
open to the public. It will be held on Sunday, March 8, noon5 p.m., in the Garden Room (school cafeteria) and Lobby.
Please plan to attend and bring your neighbors, family and
friends. All proceeds from this festive event will go to St.
Peter’s Social Services. You can access our Facebook page
at St. Joseph Table at St. Peter’s in Kansas City, Mo. We
also have a web page, http://stjoetable.weebly.com. Both
contain opportunities to volunteer. An additional opportunity
is to access our Sign Up Genius at http://tiny.cc/gzagtx. We
especially need volunteers to help with clean-up and bakers
to prepare cookies, breads and cakes.
The St. Joseph Table tradition, commemorates the relief
St. Joseph provided during a famine in Sicily, in the late 1800’s.
Handmade cannoli, boxes of cookies, beautifully decorated cakes
and breads will be sold. This centuries old tradition is one you
should plan to attend. No reservations required. Please come!
Knitting For Neighbors
The knitters, crocheters, and stitchers continue to meet every Monday,
1-3 p.m. Come to the Legacy Center, Room #210. All are welcome
including beginners! If you have questions, please contact J oan
Miller at 816.523.0693, or [email protected] Knitted hats and
other articles support our Christmas program, the St. James Bus Stop
Ministry and Operation Break-Through.
St. James Food Kitchen
Our next shift, Wednesday, March 4th is full! Committed to
serving then are Pat Morrissey, Rosie Super, Judy Whalen,
Carolyn Biritz, Patti Owsley, Noreen Zahner, Pat & Martha
Gude, Michael Jones, Richard Hair & Arden Weis and Bill &
Claire Blanck. We still have room for 2-3 more on the
following shift, April 8th. St. Peter’s sends volunteers on the 1st
and 5th Wednesdays of every month.
Simple Supper and Lenten Presentation
St. Therese Little Flower
Enter into your Lenten journey by joining the St. Therese parish family on
Wednesday, February 25th for the kick-off of our “Finding God” series. We begin
with a special presentation, Finding God in the Poor, with Tom Turner and Maria
Antonia of Bishop Sullivan Center as our spiritual guides, sharing their daily
experiences with their outreach and Gospel Mission. We will start with a Simple
Supper before the presentation. In order to prepare for the meal, please contact Estelle
Tunley at [email protected] or 816-444-5406 no later than Monday, February
23rd if you plan to attend. Plan to arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. for the meal, and the
presentation will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.
1st Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015
Gospel Choirs
STP Reward$
SCRIP will be on sale after the 5 p.m., 9 a.m. and 11
a.m. Masses the weekend of February 21-22.
Planning for Spring Break? Lots of options available for
travel and restaurants. Place an order for delivery by the
end of February. Questions, please contact
Jennifer Lombardi, at [email protected]
Welcome to the newest members of the
St. Peter Parish Family!
Baptized on Saturday, February 21:
 Annie Catherine Baker, child of Matthew and Claire (Mallot) Baker
Baptized on Sunday, February 22:
 Siobhan Rocio Perez, child of Sergio and Julia (Knight) Perez
Baptism Preparation Class
The next St. Peter’s Baptism Preparation Class will be March
7, 2015 at 9 a.m. in the Legacy Center, Room 210. This class
is a requirement for only the first child in your family and is
to be attended before a scheduled Baptism occurs. For more
information, or to register for the next class, please contact
Mary Pfeifer, at 816.363-2320 or [email protected]
K of C Youth Program News
The Knights of Columbus District Free Throw Challenge took place Saturday, January
31st at Visitation School. Congratulations to our five St Peter's School Champions!
Girls: Marykate Roder (9); Mia Matthews-Beaven (10 ); Jenna Thiemann (12); Boys:
Luke Lewellen (9); Charlie Roder (12). The District Champions will compete in the
Knights of Columbus Regional Free Throw Challenge Sunday, February 22, 1 p.m.at
St Thomas More. Good luck!
The Gospel Choirs
from Saint Monica’s
and Saint Therese
Little Flower will join
Saint Peter’s newly
formed Acoustic Group for a combined
choirs service at St. Peter’s on Saturday,
February 28th for the 5 p.m. Mass.
Melvin Kerr (Saint Monica’s music
minister) will lead the combined choir.
Music selections for the Mass will
observe the 2nd Sunday of Lent, and will
also reflect and honor “Black History
Month 2015.” You are invited to a
fellowship gathering at 4: p.m. Prelude
music will start at 4:45 p.m. Light
refreshments will follow Mass in the
Church Basement.
Engaged Couples
The next class will be
offered Saturday, March 21 from 9 - 10
a.m. at St. Peter’s Legacy Center, Room
210. This is a requirement for all couples
wishing to be married in the Catholic
Church. During this time, engaged
couples are introduced to the Marriage
Preparation Program and find out about
required documents needed, timeline for
completing the program and other
important details. If you are interested in
attending please call Mary Pfeifer at
Faith Formation Team Bookshelf
Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Meditation and Prayer, Peter Frick, ed. (Collegeville, MN, Liturgical Press, 2010)
Lent, once again, has arrived. Only two and one-half months after making our new years’ resolutions the
Church gives us another chance (we are a people who believe in redemption and second chances). This
small (60 page) book from Liturgical Press at St. John’s Abbey is a collection of excerpts from the writings
of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He was executed by the Nazis 60 years ago this Spring (4 days after this coming
Easter) for his preaching and writing against that murderous regime.
At one excerpt per page, this book is ideal for daily reflection and, since it is Bonhoeffer’s own words, it is credible, serious and
focused on what it means to be a true disciple of Christ. An apt point of view for the days leading up to our commemoration of the
death and resurrection of Jesus. For, as Bonhoeffer has said,
“If our Christianity has ceased to be serious about discipleship, if we have watered down the gospel into emotional uplift which makes no costly demands and which fails to distinguish between natural and Christian existence,
then we cannot help regarding the cross as an every day calamity, as one of the trials and tribulations of life.”
St. Peter’s Parish
1st Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015
New Campus Sign
Did you know that the beautiful new limestone stone sign being built on the corner of
Rockhill Road and Meyer Boulevard was made possible by a bequest? Longtime
parishioner Jean Steinbacher Spengler made a generous provision for St. Peter’s in her
will. Her family members worked with us to choose a project that fit Jean’s wishes.
This marquee sign is one of the campus master plan elements designed to unify our
campus and provide better overall signing. We are grateful to Jean and her family, and
all who remember St. Peter’s with a planned gift.
St. Peter’s Auction
Make a planned gift to St. Peter’s and leave a legacy.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
Saturday, February 28th. It's the 'SUPER'
event of the year! Keep your X-Ray
vision turned on. Details coming soon!
You have the power. . .so make those
donations through school headquarters!
We are counting on YOU!
Men’s Weekend Retreat—March 7-8, 2015
Enrich your spiritual life and your relationship to Christ by
experiencing a Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) retreat. Contact
Dick McTygue at 816.333-8979 or [email protected] You may
also register online at www.stpkc.org.
Empty Nester New Parishioners
If you have joined the parish in the last
couple of years, and your children have
flown from the nest, we’d like to get to
know you! This Sunday, February 22,
from 3-5 p.m., we’re having a gathering
at the home of Joan and John Miller. If
you are interested in joining us, please
call Joan at 816.523.0693 or e-mail her
at [email protected]
High School Youth Group
Middle School Youth Group
Sunday, February 22
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Legacy Center Youth Room
Sunday, February 22
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Legacy Center Youth Room
Lenten Meals Sponsored by Troop & Pack 118
The next Lenten meal sponsored by Pack and Troop 118 will
be Friday March 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Garden Room.
Menu for Friday, March 6th:
Fish stew, Vegetable Soup, Goat Cheese, Apricot and Walnut
grilled cheese sandwiches on Sourdough, American cheese
on White bread for the youth and young at heart. and as always baked fish, coleslaw,
green beans and desserts provided by the scouts. Come and share a Lenten meal with
your St. Peters family and leave the cooking to The Scouts of 118. All the bread is
from Farm to Market, and adult libations are being provided by Boulevard Brewing
and Mike's Liquors.
Liturgy Team News
The St. Peter’s Liturgy Team meets monthly and consists of parish clergy and lay ministers and is led by our Director of Liturgy/
Music. The purpose of the Liturgy Team is to evaluate the efficacy of our ongoing liturgies and to create a dialogue between
members of the team and the members of the congregation. We seek to better serve our parish through cohesive and prayerful
services that lead us to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. In an effort to be more available and open to feedback from the
members of the parish, the names of the Liturgy Team members are listed below. Please feel free to contact us with comments,
ideas, or concerns pertaining to liturgies at St. Peter’s:
Mary Jo Saviano:
John Miller:
Patty Feuerborn:
St. Peter’s Parish
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Mark Ungashick:
Julie Martucci:
James Wagner:
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
1st Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015
Reporting Abuse
Gaelic Mass
Help celebrate the 25th Annual Gaelic Mass at Redemptorist Church (33 rd
& Broadway) on Saturday, March 7th at 5 p.m., sponsored by the Kansas
City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. A musical concert prior to Mass
starts at 3:30 pm. For more information please contact Kerry Browne at
[email protected] or Sharon Bundy at [email protected]
DCCW Shoebox Shower
The women of St Peter's will join the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women this Lent
in collecting essentials for the Women's Shelters for women and children: shampoo,
lotions, soap, toothpaste/brushes, hair brushes, deodorant, socks, etc. Items should be
in large re-closable plastic bags, such as baggies rather than wrapped in shoe boxes. If
you do use a shoe box, secure the lids but don’t wrap. For information, call Michelle
Diller at 816.809.9950 or Mary Kay VandenBoom 816.333.5709.
Pilgrimage to Philadelphia, PA to see Pope Francis!
Join others from the diocese on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Philadelphia. We will
attend the Papal Audience and Papal Mass as well as visit Catholic sites around the
city. For more details on the trip from September 23-28, 2015, visit
www.diocesekcsj.org, email [email protected], or call 816.714.2373. Deadline
to register and pay initial deposit is March 13th. Brochures in back of church.
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is
committed to combatting sexual abuse in
the Church. If you are the victim of sexual
abuse or if you suspect sexual abuse:
1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse
Hotline at 1.800.392.3738 (if the victim
is currently under the age of 18)
2. Contact your local law enforcement
agency or 911.
3. After reporting to civil authorities,
report suspected sexual abuse of a
minor or vulnerable adult to the
Diocesan Ombudsman, Jenifer Valenti,
at 816.812.2500 or e-mail at Jenifer
[email protected], if the abuse involves a
priest or deacon, employee or volunteer
of the Diocese of Kansas City-St.
The Diocese has a sincere commitment to
providing care and healing resources to
victims of sexual abuse and their families.
For more information, please contact
Victim advocate Mary Bultmann,
[email protected]
or 816.714.2387
Family Reflection
During Lent, we are invited to strengthen and to renew the promises that we made at our Baptism,
to reject Satan and sin so as to live as children of God. Through the grace of God that we received
at Baptism, we follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit and know that with Jesus' help, we will be
victorious over sin. As you gather as a family, talk about the importance of Baptism. At our
Baptism, our sins were forgiven, and we promised to live as children of God. As part of the Rite of
Baptism, we rejected sin and Satan. Read today's Gospel, Mark 1:12-15. During Lent, we renew the promises of our Baptism,
turning again from sin and promising to follow God. Light a candle, perhaps a candle used at one of your family member's Baptisms,
and pray together the Act of Contrition.
St. Peter’s Parish