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“If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy.”
~St. John Vianney
Growing in Understanding and Appreciation for Mass

While attending Mass "virtually" is less than ideal, it is a great opportunity for all of us to grow in our understanding and appreciation for what is truly happening, so that when we are finally able to return to our parishes, we can enter more fully into the celebration that is the source and summit of our Catholic faith.

One good thing about "going to Mass" online, it has sparked peoples' curiosity about what is actually happening during Mass. Many churches have great camera angles and zoom lenses which allow the congregation at home to actually see things up close. Things they might not see from the parish pew. This new vantage point has caused many people (adults and children) to wonder about everything from what the priest's vestments are called and why he wears them to what the articles on the altar are called and used for. In an effort to answer these questions, Fr. Jonathan Meyer, a priest for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, has created two very short videos where he addresses these very questions. Great for children and adults, check them out:

Do you have more questions about why we do what we do at Mass? Do you have a friend or family member that has asked you about the Mass? School of Faith and Fr. Bill Bruning from Queen of the Holy Rosary, Overland Park have teamed up and recorded a "teaching" Mass. During this one hour Mass, Dr. Michael Scherschligt will explain all the parts of the Mass to help you grow in your appreciation and understanding of the Mass.

The ENTIRE month of May is dedicated to Mary
The entire month of May is dedicated to Mary. She is Jesus' mother, and our spiritual mother. One great way to honor Mary is with a family Rosary. Pope Francis has asked us to pray the Rosary every day in May for an end to this pandemic. If your family is not ready for a full Rosary, start with just one decade and build up to the full Rosary.

Since we honor Mary for the whole month, if you didn't get to crowing her on the 1st, there is still plenty of time. Even just moving Mary to the middle of your kitchen table and putting a flower by her can serve as great reminder to pray to her and ask for her intersession.

We want to see your prayer spaces and May Crownings - send us your pictures.

FREE Virtual Conference
Theology of the Body (TOB) Institute invites you to join the TOB Virtual Conference M ay 8-10 . The conference will feature over 60 prominent speakers and artists who will share their "ache" and joy with you — showing how Theology of the Body applies to everyday life, how it will transform your prayer life, how it can bring healing of the deepest wounds in yourself and with others, and how it will bring your Catholic faith alive in new and brilliant ways. 
All presentations will be open for FREE throughout the weekend, so you can watch in the order and at the pace you want. 
Join us for TONIGHT'S Digital Prayer Night...From the Four Corners, 7:00pm on both

Can't make it at 7pm? These events are recorded and posted, so you can always view later.
Our Sunday Supplication
During these unprecedented times when Mass is unavailable to the public, we have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. However we have not been dispensed from the obligation to keep Sunday, the Lord's Day, holy.
Our Sunday Supplication offers families a way to participate in the celebration of the word of God.
Free meals available for children ages 1-18 at locations all across KS.
The KS Department of Education’s Child Nutrition and Wellness team and school districts across the state are teaming up to keep Kansas children fed while schools are closed. If you or someone you know could use help with food, please click here. Type in your zip code and it will locate the food site closest to you. Menus and serving times vary by location.
Message about summer youth programs

Friday, May 1st, Totus Tuus National (Wichita) announced the cancellation of all their Totus Tuus programming for summer 2020. In light of this decision, the Archdiocese of KCK has also canceled Totus Tuus for 2020.

Decisions about Camp Tekawitha & Prayer and Action are still pending. Please check website for updates.