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Calendar of Events


Religious Events

White Mass for healthcare workers, 10:30 a.m., Feb. 12, Cathedral of St. Peter, 409 N. 15th Street, Kansas City, Kan Guest homilist Most Rev. Robert F. Vasa, D.D., coadjutor bishop of Santa Rosa, Calif. Luncheon follows, open to the public. RSVP (913) 945-2090. Sponsored by the Saints Cosmos and Damian Guild.

Fatima Rosary Rally, 3 p.m., Feb. 13, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 11311 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, Kan. Fifteen decades of the rosary, Benediction and enrollment in the Brown Scapular. All are welcome.

World Marriage Day Mass , 2 p.m., Feb. 13, Cathedral of St. Peter, 409 N. 15th Street, Kansas City, Kan. Married couples are invited to come celebrate their sacrament of marriage at Mass celebrated by Archbishop Joseph Naumann, followed by a reception with a short presentation. Sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter, the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan and the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph.

Mass with prayers for healing, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17, Cure of Ars, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, Kan. Sponsored by area Charismatic prayer groups. For more information call (913) 649-2026.

Memorial liturgy for deceased loved ones, 8 a.m., Feb. 19, Cure of Ars Church, 9401 Mission Road, Leawood, Kan. For more information call (913) 649-2026.

The Friends of St. Dymphna (Patron Saint of the Mentally Ill), monthly gathering Feb. 20, Redemptorist Church, 3333 Broadway, Kansas City. Mass at 11:30 and social will begin immediately after Mass until 2 p.m., in the Senior Center. For more information, please call (816) 941-7275.

Lenten Guided Prayer Program, beginning March 5. Pray daily with selected Scripture, meet weekly and talk about your prayer with someone as interested in God’s love as you are. Space is limited, application deadline is Feb. 18. Cost/$30, scholarships are available. Go to www.ignatiancenterkc.org for application details, call (816) 523-5115 ext 214 or emailjblumeyer@sfx-kc.org. Offered by Ignatian Spirituality center of Kansas City.

Meetings

Free Bible study on the four Gospels. Holy Trinity Parish, 407 Cherry Street, Weston, beginning Feb. 10 and lasting 7 weeks. Thursday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. Open to anyone! To register, call Bishop Helmsing Institute (816) 756-1850. Holy Trinity will be providing childcare. If needed please call in advance to arrange (816) 640-2206.

Secular Franciscans Order of the Holy Eucharist (SFO) will meet 12:30 p.m., Feb. 13, Franciscan Prayer Center, 2100 N. Noland Road, Independence. Any questions, call Sister Josephine (816) 252-1673.

Second Sundays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.,breakfast St. Joseph hall, St. Anthony Church, 318 Benton, Kansas City. Scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and more. $5/adults, $3/children 8-12. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus.

Beginning Sign Language Classes, Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 16 - March 30 (No Class 3/9 - Ash Wednesday) St. Bernadette Parish, 9020 E 51st Terr., Kansas City. To get to the classroom you must be able to climb the stairs. Free.

Advanced Sign Language Classes 7-9 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 21 - March 28, Nativity of Mary Parish,10017 E 36th Terrace, Independence, no charge. To register for either class, contact: Maryann Barlett (816) 217-8284, or mbarlett@ccharities.com.

Mom’s NFP Support/Play Group, 9:30-11:30 a.m., 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month, Social Hall, St. James Catholic Church, Liberty. We are a group of moms who come together to value, support and encourage the practice of Natural Family Planning. For more information contact Theresa Gerling (816) 805-5485 or tmgerling@yahoo.com.

The Gospel of Matthew Scripture series with Jeff Cavins on DVD, St. Francis Xavier Parish, 2618 Seneca Street, St. Joseph. It is being offered on 5:30 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.m. Mondays; 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, and 8:45 a.m. Saturdays through April 16. Will resume again in the fall for 10 weeks. For more information, contact the Parish Office at (816) 232-8449.

Special Events

The life of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, A Wife, Mother and Physician, 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, 3601 SW 17th Street, Topeka, Kan., Reception to follow; 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Feb. 13, St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 14201 Nall, Leawood, Kan. Reception to follow with an opportunity to view the St. Gianna statue. St. Gianna was referred to as “The Mother of a Family” by Pope John Paul II on the occasion of her beatification. She serves as a special intercessor for married and engaged couples. Learn about the heroic life of St. Gianna Molla who gave the ultimate witness to the truth of the dignity of every human life when she offered her own life in sacrifice to save the life of the child in her womb. Thomas McKenna, founder and president of St. Gianna Physician’s Guild, is a personal friend of St. Gianna’s family. He will share pictures and inspiring stories about her virtuous life and will have several relics of St. Gianna for public veneration. Open to the public. For more information contact the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kan, Pro-Life Office at (913) 647-0350

Metamorphosis: “Transformation of the Heart,” 15th Annual 3M Concert, Feb. 13, 2-3p.m., Chapel, Sanctuary of Hope, 2601 Ridge, Kansas City, Kan. Featuring The Charity Notes & The Ebony Chorale. Free admission. For more information, call (913) 321-HOPE (321-4673) or visit www.sanctuaryofhope.org.

Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Feb. 18, St. Jude the Apostle Church, 2001 S. Broadway, Oak Grove. For more information, please call Leo Boehm (816) 690-3159.

Soup with the Sisters in Jesus the Lord, 6-8:30 p.m., First Friday: March 4, Our Lady of Lourdes Convent, 7049 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown. Women are welcome to come for Vespers and supper. Please call (816) 353-2177 or email info@cjd.cc.

Second Sunday Breakfast, following 8:30 a.m. Mass until 11 a.m., Feb. 13, Holy Family Catholic Church, 919 NE 96 Street, Kansas City. Full service breakfast, good-will cash donations accepted. Hosted by the Holy Family parish Knights of Columbus Council #14266. For more information, contact Chris Teel (816) 734-2118.

Valentine’s Day Dance, 7-10 p.m., Feb. 12, Holy Family Parish Hall, 919 NE 96th Street, Kansas City. Come enjoy the music and dance to Don Orlando and Paul Newland. Beer and wine available for purchase, snacks provided. Door prizes. Adults only. $8/person, $15/couple.

Good Shepherd Catholic Youth are hosting a Taco Dinner/Bingo fundraiser, 6 p.m., Feb. 19, Parish Ministry Center, 1103 S. Commercial Ave., Smithville. This is a family event. Taco Dinner 6 p.m., and Bingo starts 7 p.m. Dinner prices/$5-6. Bingo tickets are $10 and you receive 9 one-time use cards. One youth 16 or under may play free with paying adult. Fundraiser is to help decrease the expenses for youth attending retreats or conferences. For further information, contact Chris Koile, Youth Minister (816) 532-8499.

EMPOWER Kidney Disease Classes – Available 5-7 p.m., Feb. 22, March 1, 8, 15 and 22 at four Kansas City area locations. Learn how to take control of kidney disease and make healthy choices. Call (816) 842-0076 for location sites and to register for the classes. Free.

Chili Supper, 4-8 p.m., Feb. 26, Nativity of Mary Parish Hall, 10021 E. 36th Terrace, Independence. $20/family; $6/adult; $4/ children 10 and under. Tickets available at the door or in advance from Michael Linville-Grenovich (816) 737-2951. Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 1178. Thank you for supporting Boy Scouts and thanks to Bernard “Bud” Vitt, for his many years of “silent service” to Troop 1178.

Vatican International exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles, walk-through exhibit of 126 authenticated miracles , 2-7 p.m., Feb. 12, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 13, Sacred Heart School gym, 421 W. Third Street, Sedalia. Questions, contact Cathy Kelsey (660) 827-1248, or The Body of Christ Outreach, boc.outreach@sbcglobal.net.

Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information or to register for the Feb. 18 - 20 weekend call (800) 470-2230 or register online at www.retrouvaille.org.

“Parts to a Whole,” an exhibition of collages and other artwork by Kansas City artist Caleb Taylor. Presented by the University of St. Mary, the show runs Feb. 4 through March 5, USM’s Goppert Gallery on the Leavenworth campus, 4100 South 4 Street. An artist’s reception for Taylor will be held from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 4, in Goppert Gallery. During the show, gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission to the exhibit or reception is free.

“An Evening with Mrs. Lincoln,” 7 p.m., Presidents’ Day, Feb. 21, Xavier Theatre on the main USM Leavenworth Campus, 4100 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, Kan. Springfield, Ill., actress Pam Brown will portray first lady Mary Todd Lincoln.Free admission For more information, contact (913) 758-6165 or visit www.stmary.edu/lincoln.

Mardi Gras fundraiser, 5-9 p.m., Feb. 26, St. Monica Church’s Ferguson Hall, 1616 Paseo, Kansas City. $20/person includes music, dancing, Louisiana gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya. Proceeds benefit parish kitchen needs and elevator for older parishioners. For more information, contact Shannon Troy Fields or Kim Urenda-Fields (913) 766-3735.

An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan For Your Life, an adult faith formation program, DVD and workbook study will be held at St. Matthew Apostle Church 8001 Longview Road, Kansas City Tuesdays March 1st - April 19th, 7-8:30 p.m. $15 includes all course materials and refreshments. For more information and to register, contact Katy Christy (816) 210-4654 or Katy.Christy@att.net.

Celebrate the Anglican Ordinariate in the Catholic Church, Feb. 25-26, St. Therese Little Flower Church, 5814 Euclid, Kansas City. Meet Anglicans coming home to the Catholic Church. Experience Solemn Evensong and the Anglican Use Mass. Register at www.diocese-kcsj.org/Becoming One: Ordinariate Conference.

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Items for the February 18, 2011 issue must be received by Thursday, February 10.

Items for the calendar of events must be submitted in writing by sending e-mail to denzer@diocesekcsj.org; by fax at (816) 753-6205, attention Marty Denzer; by mail to Calendar of Events, The Catholic Key, P.O. Box 419037, Kansas City, Mo. 64141, or in person at the Catholic Chancery, 300 E. 36th St., Kansas City. Please include the name of a contact person and a daytime telephone number, with an area code. Photos submitted for this page must be e-mailed in .jpg or .tiff format, or actual prints from film cameras may be mailed. We cannot use prints of photos made on home photo printers.

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