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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

7:00 a.m. Low Mass and Imposition of Ashes
12:00 p.m. Low Mass and Imposition of Ashes
7:00 p.m. Solemn High Mass and Imposition of Ashes with Choir

Click here to read more about the history and meaning of Ash Wednesday!
Wednesdays During Lent
You are invited to make Wednesdays at St. Mary's part of your Lenten devotion! Because of the layout of the calendar this year, we only have three Wednesday evenings for Stations of the Cross , Dinner, and a discussion. We will use a daily devotional book to help guide our discussions.

"A Spring in the Desert" by Frank and Victoria Logue includes a simple daily devotion for each day during Lent. We ordered 15 copies. If you'd like to reserve one of these copies, click here and fill out the form. If you'd like to purchase the book on your own, click here .

To sign up to help with one of the three Soup Dinners, please click here .


**Please note that the Wednesday evening service times will vary throughout Lent.

February 26
7:00 p.m. Ash Wednesday Mass

March 4
6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:20-7:00 Soup Dinner and Discussion

March 11
6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:20-7:00 Soup Dinner and Discussion

March 18
6:30 p.m. Celebration of New Ministry and Installation of the Rector, Eve of the Feast of St. Joseph

March 25
6:00 p.m. High Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

April 1
6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
6:20-7:00 Soup Dinner and Discussion
The New South Festival Singers  from Atlanta, Georgia, will be singing at the 10:00 High Mass at St. Mary's on Sunday, February 23. The 35-member a cappella ensemble will present a choral prelude beginning at 9:50 and will sing anthems during the liturgy. Now under the direction of Andrew Schmidt, the choir was founded in 1985 by St. Mary's member William Baker. Tours have taken New South Festival Singers across the Southeast and Midwest and to performances in Canterbury Cathedral and St. Margaret's Westminster. They have produced numerous recordings and have been featured on NPR's  Performance Today , in addition to annual performances to capacity audiences at Charleston's Piccolo Spoleto Festival since 1989. Following Mass, New South Festival Singers will join us for our lunch reception.
Historic Dedication
Sunday, February 23rd
during the 10:00 Mass

The  National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century  will mark St. Mary's Church with a dedication plaque. You are invited!

To learn more about the National Society Colonial Dames, click here .
Urban Necessities Project
The  Urban Necessities Project , a ministry of St. Mary's, St. Augustine's, and Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, is a collaborative effort to serve the City Center community in Kansas City. Members of The Project seek to fulfill a need within the community to provide  basic non-food items  for individuals and families such as toiletries and household necessities. Through grants from the Deanery, we provide a sustainable service that seeks to engage  all members of our parish communities  as we come together on behalf of the individuals in our city who need our help. St. Mary's volunteers distribute the items once-per-month in conjunction with Downtown Outreach. Contact Project Manager,  Jen Dean,  for more information, or if you are interested in volunteering.

We are collecting these items through March . Please adhere to the guidelines. It is important that items are easily transported and accommodate as many needs as possible. All items should be new and unused.

  • Body wash - standard size (18 oz), unscented or gender neutral
  • Body lotion - standard size (12-18 oz), unscented or gender neutral 
  • Shampoo - standard size (13 oz), unscented or gender neutral
  • Toothpaste - travel size 
  • Feminine hygiene products (pads or tampons) - small packages that are easily transported by the community we serve
  • Men’s deodorant - standard size (approx. 3 oz)
  • Men’s and women’s socks

Thank you so much!
Don't miss the opportunity to meet and engage with other area Episcopal Youngish Adults for our first ever Jeffersonian Dinner.

About Jeffersonian Dinners:
The concept of the Jeffersonian Dinner gets its name from the third U.S. President and Founding Father, who, among his many accolades, is known to have been quite the host. Starting in the late 18th century, Thomas Jefferson invited colleagues and thought leaders from across the region to gather in his home for dinner and discussion of important topics of the day.

Jeffersonian Dinners create meaningful conversation by tapping into the wisdom of the room through a simple format based on empowering everyone present to share their perspectives and personal stories. The hope is to generate connections that last well beyond the shared meal, and a conversation that lives on.

This Week in the Church Calendar
Sat, Feb 22
  • Margaret of Cortona, Monastic, 1297

Sun, Feb 23

Mon, Feb 24

Wed, Feb 26

Thu, Feb 27
  • George Herbert, Priest and Poet, 1633

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!
We post sermons preached on Sundays and major feasts on our website. You can find them here !
Pastoral Care
If you experience a pastoral emergency and need to speak to a member of the St. Mary's clergy, please call 816-974-8082. This is a phone service that forwards the call to the clergyperson-on-call.

If you are scheduled for surgery or a serious medical procedure, or if there is a death in your family, please let us know via phone (816-842-0975) or email .
Donate to St. Mary's Online
Weekly Service Schedule

Low Mass: 8 a.m.  
Solemn High Mass: 10 a.m.
Sung Compline: 7 p.m. (2nd Sunday of the month)

Weekdays (except Wednesday)
12:00 p.m.: Low Mass

6:00 p.m.: Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

11:00 a.m.: Low Mass
Clergy and Staff


Assistant Priest for Formation
Rector Emeritus

Priest Associate

Parish Administrator

Director of Music/Choirmaster
Choral Assistant

Ms. Rosalyn Powell

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

(816) 842-0975