Ancient worship. Affirming Faith. Genuine love.
Allhallowtide
Monday, November 2
12:00pm
Graveside Vigil

We will meet at St. Mary's, and say prayers for the dead at the columbarium at both Annunciation Chapel and St. Margaret's Chapel. Then, we will proceed to the Forest Hill Cemetery at 69th and Troost to pray for our beloved dead who are buried there, including Fr. James Stewart-Smith, Fr. Edwin Merrill, and Bishop Robert Spencer.

6:00 p.m.
Solemn Requiem Mass
(in-person or virtually)

Join us in praying for the faithful departed from all ages - those whom we love, and those whom we hurt. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace! Click here to register to attend in-person.

Please click here to let us know of the names of the departed loved ones you would like us to pray for in the service. 
Vestry Nominations
If you would like to suggest yourself or another parishioner for a three-year-term on the governing body of St. Mary's, please submit your suggestion by clicking here.

In order to serve on the Vestry, a person must be an adult communicant member and a financial contributor. Other important qualities in a Vestry member include a history of active participation in parish life and ministry and a pattern of personal prayer. Familiarity with business and/or financial processes is often helpful as well.

Suggestions are not nominations, so it is not necessary to get the person’s permission or verify their qualifications. The Nominating Committee will reach out to qualified individuals and finalize a slate of candidates to be presented to the parish at the Annual Meeting to be held at the beginning of next year. This year's Nominating Committee includes Fr. Charles Everson, Sylvia Rose Augustus, Sharon Hunter-Putsch, and Betty Iorg.

Please prayerfully consider suggesting yourself or someone else for these important positions in the life of the parish. Nominations must be received by Friday, December 4, 2020.
Daily Mass
The 12:00 Mass Monday-Friday is open for in-person worship. Attendance is limited to 10 people (including the altar party) at any one service. Unlike the weekend liturgies, preregistration is required so that we can ensure that we do not exceed 10 people.

Click here to preregister to attend in-person!
Dear St. Mary's Family,

Election Day is coming up quickly. Our nation is more polarized than I've ever known it to be, and in addition to getting out there to vote, we need to pray! I invite you to join the St. Mary's family in praying for our country in the following ways:

  • In your own private prayers, pray the Collect for the Nation from the Book of Common Prayer daily. Corporately, we will pray this prayer at each Mass between now and the election: Lord God Almighty, who hast made all peoples of the earth for thy glory, to serve thee in freedom and peace: Grant to the people of our country a zeal for justice and the strength of forbearance, that we may use our liberty in accordance with thy gracious will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

  • Join us for Mass on Election Day and the following day at 12:00 p.m. (Tuesday, November 3rd and Wednesday, November 4th) either in-person or virtually. As opposed to the normal cap of 10 people, attendance will be limited to 20 people each day. Keep in mind that we can safely have 65 people in the building per CDC guidance. Pre-registration is required - sign up here.

  • The church will be open 7:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. on both Election Day and the following day for private prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.  You are invited to pop in for a few minutes before or after you vote, or whenever you like. Please bring a mask and stay at least six feet away from others.

  • We will conclude with Evensong and Benediction on Wednesday, November 4th at 5:00 p.m, in-person or virtually, with an in-person attendance cap of 20 people. Sign up here.

Thank you in advance for voting, and for praying for our country!

Peace,
Fr. Charles
Private Confession
A priest will be available to offer spiritual guidance and sacramental confession each Saturday from 3:00-3:45 in St. George's Chapel.

Enter the church under the green awning off of the parking lot, and wait for the priest in the new living room area on the far side of the parish hall. Please bring your mask!
Artist's Inspiration Hour | Tuesday's @ 6:30 p.m.
Do you have an artistic goal? Do you find it rather hard to stay focused during the very stressful time. Won’t you consider joining the St. Mary’s Artists’ working group, via Zoom. We will meet weekly on Tuesday’s at 7 PM CST. Come to discuss an ongoing project or proposed project for which you want feed back or encouragement. Please also join us if you are looking for ideas or inspiration. 
For questions, or more information, contact Sylvia Augustus at augustusimages@gmail.com. Click here to join.
Liturgy Nerds | Wednesday's @ 6:30 p.m.
This group traditionally meets at Bistro 303 each Wednesday after Evening Prayer for drinks and discussion. There is no official topic or agenda, but the group is known for liturgy geeks and theological chatter -- expect to hear about maniples, monstrances, and papal liturgical straws. During the lockdown we are meeting weekly via Zoom....BYOB.
For questions or more information, contact Chris McQueeny at cmcqueeny@gmail.com.
Click here to join.
Grief Support | Thursday's @ 6:30 p.m.
If you find yourself in any stage of grief and would like some support from others who are also grieving, join us! 
For questions, or more information contact Sharon Hunter-Putsch: shunterkc@gmail.com.
Click here to join.
Service Schedule

High Mass
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Preceded by Private Confession from 3:00-3:45
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Sung Mass begins at 10:00 a.m. Join in-person, via Facebook by clicking here, or via YouTube by clicking here. The livestream begins at 9:45, with the prelude beginning at ten minutes before the hour. The leaflet will be provided in the comments of the Facebook and YouTube posts.

Low Mass
Weekdays at 12:00 p.m.

Rosary
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Confession
Saturdays from 3:00-3:45

Small Groups (all virtual)
Artistic Inspiration: Tuesday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Liturgy Nerds: Wednesday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Grief Support: Thursday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Find out how to join us virtually by clicking here, and click here to preregister for in-person worship.
This Week in the Church Calendar


Sat, Oct 31 | All Hallows Eve

Sun, Nov 1 | All Saint’s Day

Mon, Nov 2 | All Soul’s Day

Tue, Nov 3 | Richard Hooker, Priest and Theologian, 1600

Wed, Nov 4 | Charles Borromeo, Bishop

Fri, Nov 6 | William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1944

Click here to pray the Daily Office!
Click here for information about the lesser feasts, including Mass readings and short biographies of the saints.
Clergy and Staff

Rector

Assistant Priest for Formation
 
Rector Emeritus

Priest Associate

Parish Administrator

Director of Music/Choirmaster
 
Choral Assistant

Organist
 
Sexton
Ms. Rosalyn Powell
Vestry

Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch, Senior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark, Junior Warden
Mrs. Sylvia Rose Augustus
Bonnie Haupt
Mrs. Betty Iorg,
Mr. Chris McQueeny, Treasurer
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. Chris Steinauer

Aaron Wheeler, Clerk
                                               
Postulants for Holy Orders

Mr. Richard Liantonio
Mrs. Lynda Hurt
Mr. Isaac Petty
Mr. David Wilcox
To the Glory of God and in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church

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​Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Telephone

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