Ancient worship. Affirming Faith. Genuine love.
From the Rector
Dear friends,

We've only been apart a little over a week, and I already miss you! And I miss our rugged, old gem of a building!

In the safety of my home, I am celebrating Mass on your behalf each day. Receiving communion has become a sad time for me as I'm reminded that I can't give you the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation in a time of intense global crisis. Please participate online as you can, and know either way that I'm praying for you!

Please call one another! Please shoot a text to your friend from our parish you haven't heard from in a few weeks. Take a stab at FaceTime or Zoom or some other videoconferencing system so that you can see each others faces! Join us for an All Parish Check-in online tomorrow, and for Virtual Coffee Hour on Sunday. Stay connected with one another.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you would like to talk. Click here so that we can get something on the calendar.

Peace,
Fr. Charles
The Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25 at 12:00pm please join us on Facebook Live for a Sung Mass celebrating the Feast of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will livestream a service that will include a priest celebrating Mass, a cantor, a pianist, and a preacher, all joining from the safety of their own home using video conferencing technology.


The Annunciation (from Latin annuntiatio), also referred to as the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Annunciation of Our Lady, or the Annunciation of the Lord, is the celebration of the announcement by the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Messiah and Son of God. Gabriel told Mary to name her son Jesus, meaning "YHWH is salvation.”

According to Luke 1:26, the Annunciation occurred "in the sixth month" of Elizabeth's pregnancy with John the Baptist. Christians observe this event on March 25, nine full months before Christmas,
the celebration of the birth of Jesus.
All Parish 'Check-in'
Do you miss the Immaculate Reception at St. Mary's on Sundays?

We invite you to our All Parish 'Check-in' tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. It's easy! Just click on the link below and it will take you to the platform where you'll be able to see and visit with others that have connected. Just pop in to say hi, or hang out for a bit. It will give us a chance to see some faces we've been missing. There will be a moderator to help guide you through steps once you're in. See you on Zoom! Click here to connect.
Sunday Morning Virtual Coffee Hour
We invite you to join in our virtual coffee hour via Zoom immediately following this Sunday's worship service. This will be a time set aside to check in with one another and share as we would on any normal Sunday. Grab a cup of coffee and hop on your computer or phone to join in the conversation. Click here and someone will be there to welcome you into this virtual gathering.
Blessings to all of our St. Mary's family,

First, let me start by saying that I very much miss seeing, hugging, laughing and especially worshiping with all of you. I pray daily for a speedy end to this pandemic and that you are all safe and healthy. I look forward to the time when we can gather together in this most beautiful space to sing and hear the Word of God and share in the Sacraments together. 

Since we are separated by space only, I am offering the following:  

If you so need or want, I will light a candle for you here in our beautiful Nave. I will say a prayer or you can text me a prayer to say on your behalf. I would be happy to take a picture and send it to you if you wish. I thought this is one way that you can stay connected to our Parish.

So the offer stands.....just let me know. You can send me an email by clicking here . I love you all very much.

Yours In Christ,
Raja 🙏🏼
This Week in the Church Calendar
Wed, Mar 25

Fri, Mar 27
  • Charles Henry Brent, Bishop of the Philippines, and of Western New York, 1929 

Sun, Mar 29

Tue, Mar 31
  • John Donne, Priest, 1631 

Wed, Apr 1
  • Frederick Denison Maurice, Priest, 1872 


Click  here  for more information about the lesser feasts, including Mass readings and short biographies of the saints.

Click  here  to pray the Daily Office!
Weekly Service Schedule

St. Mary's building is closed to the public, and we are offering services online and via video/phone conference. Find out how to join us virtually by clicking here .

Sunday
Morning Prayer: 8 a.m.  
Sung Mass: 10 a.m.
Evening Prayer: 6 p.m.

Weekdays and Saturdays
Morning Prayer: 7:30 a.m.  
Low Mass: 12 p.m.
Evening Prayer: 6 p.m.

Clergy and Staff

Rector

Assistant Priest for Formation
 
Rector Emeritus

Priest Associate
  
Deacon

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
                                                  
Mr. Isaac Petty, 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

1307 Holmes Street
​Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Telephone

(816) 842-0975