Enrollment is Open at Sacred Heart School - Ottawa

Open Enrollment has begun at Sacred Heart School in Ottawa, KS. Enrollment for the 2019- 2020 school year is underway (PreK - 5th grade). Don't let the price of a Catholic Education stop you from making an inquiry. We are blessed to have tuition assistance options and want to help as we believe every child is a masterpiece of God, created with precision for a specific purpose. For more information call the school office directly and ask for Lisa Blaes, Principal, 785-242-4292.

June 30 - Religious Freedom Rally

Religious Freedom Rally will be held on Sunday, June 30, at Ascension Catholic Church in Overland Park. This event will conclude the U.S. Church’s Religious Freedom Week promoted by the US bishops to bring people together to “pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad”. Archbishop will celebrate Mass at 11:45am with lunch to follow and the rally to begin at 1:30pm.

July 5 - Pitching for Priests Softball Game

Mark your calendars NOW!!

The 5th Annual Pitching for Priests Softball Game will be held on Friday, July 5 at 7pm at the Community America Ballpark – Tbones Stadium. Tail gate begins at 4pm. Come watch the Priests from the Kansas City - St. Joseph, Missouri Diocese VS. Priests from the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Purchase tickets at: PitchingforPriests.com All ticket sales from this fun night will go to support Vocations! Concession stands will be open that evening – hope you can join us!

July 12 -14 = World Wide Marriage Encounter Weekend

World Wide Marriage Encounter - God designed marriage to be an “other-centered” union in a “me-centered” world. This retreat Weekend will give you an unparalleled opportunity to focus on each other and discover God’s unique plan for your marriage. The next weekend in Kansas City will be July 12-14. For more information or to register, visit: www.wwme4youandme.org, or call Tony & Barb Zimmerman at 816-741-4066

Aug 2 - 4 = Midwest Catholic Family Conference

20th Annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference will be held August 2 – 4 at the Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS. There will be Daily Speakers, Adoration & Mass, Confession, Music & Youth Programs For more information or to register, go to: www.catholicfamilyconference.org Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to enrich the Faith of your family!

Aug 10 - 11 = Living In Love Retreat

“Living in Love” Retreat for All Married Couples - Come see why over 700 couples in the Archdiocese have experienced the “Living in Love” retreat. You can sign up now for the retreat at Christ the King Parish in Topeka, KS, August 10-11, 2019. Register online at www.archkck.org/LivingInLove or contact Mary Anne Kierl at the Archdiocese at 913-647-0345 for information.

2019 Engaged Encounter Dates

2019 Engaged Encounter Dates have been set. If you are planning to be married next year please contact Father at least six (6) months prior to your wedding date. This is a mandatory retreat for all those preparing for the sacrament of marriage. Weekends fill quickly. Contact Father or the office for more information. Dates include: Jan 18- 20, Feb 15-17, Mar 22-24, Apr 26-28, June 21-23, July 26-28, Sept 13-15, Oct 18-20.

SonFlower Catechesis Opportunity

The SonFlower Region of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is excited to announce the 2019-2020 CGS Formation Courses for our region! • Does your parish offer CGS in your parish preschool, school or Religious Education program? • Would you like to get CGS started in your parish? • Would you like to offer CGS to more children in your parish, but are lacking trained catechists? • Would you like to grow in your own faith while learning how to share the faith with children? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we have good news for you! There are SEVERAL formation courses being offered for the 2019-2020 year and some of them even have babysitting available!! If you (or anyone you know) has ever thought about attending CGS formation, there's no better time than the present to look at the offerings and sign up for one!! You can even sign up online!!! Please visit the SonFlower Region of CGS website for the full list of courses https://cgsksmo.org/ If you have any questions, please contact the Archdiocese: Pam Riordan Consultant for Children’s Catechesis (913) 647-3055 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Archdiocesan Facebook & Instagram pages

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas now has many Facebook Pages you can go to for more information and events. Feel free to follow us at the following Facebook Pages:

• Pro-Life Office Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

• The Gabriel Project

• Project Rachel KCKS

• Special Needs Ministry for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

• ArchKCK Deaf Catholics Social Justice Ministry – Archdiocese KCKS

• Prayer and Action KCKS

Instagram Pages: @prolifeKCKS

Archdiocesan Notification

NOTIFICATION: The Archdiocese remains committed to investigating any allegation of abuse of a minor made against any member of the clergy or any church employee or volunteer — no matter the age of the incident or the current age of the victim. Individuals are encouraged to call the confidential report line at (913) 647-3051 (or visit archkck.org/reportabuse) to make a report to Jan Saylor, archdiocesan report investigator, and to call law enforcement directly. If a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, call 911.