April 2022
Holy Week Schedule
All listed times will be in person in the church. Times followed by "Livestream" will be available in person and online at www.youtube.com/c/cureofars.

Stations of the Cross—Fridays of Lent, 5:30 pm, Good Friday, following the 12:10 pm veneration
Follow in the footsteps of Christ as we pray this traditional devotion of Lent and Good Friday.

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion ~ April 10
Regular weekend Mass schedule
Holy week begins as we commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem followed by his Passion on the Cross.

Seven Last Words of Christ—Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 pm (In person and Livestream) 
This Curé of Ars tradition will be presented on the Tuesday of Holy Week. The evening is a powerful presentation of scripture, reflection, and beautiful music that places you in the presence of Jesus on the cross. This is a not-to-be-missed presentation for your family and friends.

Holy Thursday ~ April 14, 7:00 pm (In person and Livestream)
On this day we celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper. We remember how the Eucharist began and recall Christ’s command of service through the washing of the feet. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament follows in the church until 11:00 pm.

Good Friday ~ April 15, 12:10 pm and 7:00 pm (In person and Livestream)
On this day we remember the death of Christ and the power of the cross. We hear the story of the Passion according to St. John, venerate the wood of the cross, and partake in Holy Communion. Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. Stations of the Cross will follow the noon liturgy.

The Great Vigil of Easter ~ April 16, 7:00 pm (In person and Livestream)
The Easter Vigil is the first Mass of Easter and the most glorious Mass of the church year. This is the night of great rejoicing as we light the new Easter candle and listen and respond to the great stories of our faith - the Scriptures; Our catechumens and candidates are welcomed into full communion with the Church; We renew our own baptismal vows, and come to the Eucharistic table, as renewed members of the Body of Christ.

Easter Sunday ~ April 17
7:30 am / 9:00 am(In person and Livestream) / 11:00 am / 1:00 pm
Easter morning begins the 50-day period of celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, the hope of our resurrection, the Ascension of Jesus into heaven, and the joyful conclusion of the season of Easter on Pentecost.
Communal Lenten Penance Service
Curé Parish Penance Service—Sunday, April 3, 3:00 pm
  • This is a great opportunity to make reconciliation a priority in your Lenten journey to Easter. Whether you haven’t received this sacrament in several weeks or 25 years, you will be welcomed with compassion as you receive the grace of forgiveness.

Additional times in Johnson County (7:00 pm, unless noted)
  • Monday, April 4 - St. Michael, Holy Cross (bi-lingual), Holy Spirit
  • Tuesday, April 5 - Good Shepherd, Prince of Peace, Ascension
  • Thursday, April 7 - St. Pius X, Sacred Heart (Shawnee)
  • Sunday, April 10 - St. Ann (3:00pm), Nativity
Curé of Ars Vacation Bible School
is BACK!
Registration Opens on April 1st.
Volunteers are needed, too.
Uplift Clothing and Blanket Drive
Curé of Ars Parish is hosting a Clothing and Blanket Drive to help provide support for UPLIFT on Sunday, April 10. UPLIFT is an all-volunteer homeless outreach program. They are not funded by federal, state, or local government grants or sponsored by other organizations and/or agencies. Uplift survives by donations and your personal commitment to feed and clothe the area’s homeless. You can help by donating gently used items in good condition, for example, blankets, sleeping bags, clothing, hats, gloves, etc. Thank you for responding to this opportunity to serve. The UPLIFT truck will be accepting Tax Deductible donations before & after the 10:30 am and Noon Masses on Sunday, April 10.
Value Them Both

Learn more about why you should support Value Them Both by attending a presentation sponsored by the Knights of Columbus at Curé of Ars. Please RSVP below for April 29 at 12 pm or May 1 at 6:30 pm.

To learn more about ways to support the amendment,

School of Religion Blessing Bags
April 2-3
SOR is collecting for the Homeless!

Items Requested
(Boxes will be set up in the Church Vestibule)

· New socks (black or white)

· Band-aids

· Single-packaged (not multi-packs):

· Travel-sized
Body wash

· Snacks:
Granola bars
Peanut butter or cheese crackers (packaged)
Easy pull-off Lid: Tuna or Fruit cup
Magnificat Subscription Order
MAGNIFICAT is a monthly, easy-to-read pocket-sized worship aide for daily Mass, Sunday Mass, personal prayer, and meditation. We offer you the opportunity to save on your 12-month subscription through a parish bulk order. The order is shipped to Curé and your copy will be available for pick up at the church each month beginning July 1st.

Sign-up for your new or your renewal subscription during April and May.  Registration will be available after all Masses on April 23/24, April 30/May 1, and May 7/8. Renewal forms will also be available in the parish office during this sign-up period. Please complete one form for each subscription and make your check for $30 per subscription payable to Curé of Ars and note Magnificat in the subject line. Please leave the completed form and payment at the parish office. Orders must be placed no later than May 8th. 

Contact Annette at 913.649.2211 or jastoerman@gmail.com to request a form by e-mail or if you have questions.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
The Knights of Columbus will be offering Dine-In Fish Dinner
in the Curé of Ars School Cafeteria during Lent.

  • Dates: Fridays—April 1st and April 8th

  • Time:  5:00 pm until 7:00 pm

  • Place:  Curé of Ars School Cafeteria

  • Price: Adults $11.00 
  • Children (under 10) Free 
  • Family $30.00

  • Dine-in Menu: 2 Pieces of Fish (Fried Cod or Baked Tilapia), Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Green Beans, Roll, Dessert, Beverage, and Cheese Pizza

  • Carry-out/To Go Menu:
  • Adults - Fish, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Roll, Dessert. 
  • Children - Cheese Pizza, Roll, Apple Sauce, Dessert

Carry-Out orders will be available on the website: https://fish.kofccureofars.org
Lenten Series: Christian Art
Curé of Ars invites you to join us in the church, or at home via the parish’s Livestream, following the 6:30 pm Mass on Tuesdays for our Lenten Series, "Christian Art: 2000 Years of Inspiration" by Donna Houtteman. Her final presentation is on April 5: Christian Art: To Be or Not To Be.

A little about our speaker: Donna Houtteman created ART BLOCKS as the culmination of a lifelong passion: creating, exploring, embracing, engaging, and finally sharing her love of art. Donna's background includes:

  • ​The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 22+ years of experience as a docent
  • The Kansas City Art Institute, Instructor & creator, Art Sofa & Conversational Art History, 8+ years
  • The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, Graduate of Fashion Design
  • The Art Museum of Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX, guest presenter
  • The Canadian Craft Council, Toronto, Ontario, guest presenter     
  • OLLI at Cal State San Bernardino, Instructor 
BSA Troop 395 Trash Bag Sales
Curé of Ars BSA Troop 395 will be selling trash bags throughout the year. Bags are $13 per roll. Sizes available: white: 15-gal (65/roll); yellow: 39-gal (25/roll); blue: 55-gal (16/roll). We also have paper yard waste bags at $5 per pack of 5 bags or 3 packs of 5 bags for $12. Please support this fundraiser to support this parish youth leadership program. In addition, you may contact Connie Martin at 913.548.5327 or martinc1961@aol.com to make multiple roll purchases. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Free delivery within Curé of Ars Church boundaries. Pick up can also be arranged. 
Fairways to Heaven Sponsorship Opportunities 
The 2nd Annual Curé of Ars Fairways to Heaven Golf Tournament - presented by O’Neill’s - will be held Friday, April 22, 2022, at Swope Memorial Golf Course. This SOLD OUT event is an opportunity to support Curé while promoting your company or business to the community. There are currently a few opportunities to help:

  • A limited number of Hole Sponsorships are available to purchase. In return for your $250 gift to the school, your company name and/or logo will be assigned to a hole on the golf course.

  • We are in need of prizes for games on the course and winning teams. Ideas include speakers, AirPods, range finders, sports memorabilia, golf accessories, gift cards, etc.

Your support will be seen and appreciated by 144 golfers as well as volunteers, all from the Curé community. Please contact Maggie Collins at maggie@howestreetgroup.com if you have prizes to donate or would like to become a Hole Sponsor. The limited Hole Sponsorships will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Please note the golf tournament is sold out at this time. We are able to add your name to a waitlist should existing registrants cancel for any reason. Please contact Colleen Schorgl at mcevoy.colleen@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist. 

Thank you for your continued support!
The Leaven Subscriptions
Our Parish is required to pay for a subscription for each registered family, please prayerfully consider donating the $23 to cover the cost of your family's subscription.
Holy Name Fundraiser
Advertise in the Curé Bulletin
Have you ever considered advertising in the Bulletin? If you’re a business owner and would like to advertise your business to the Curé community while at the same time supporting the church, please contact James Bradley at 913.596.0118 or jbradley@4lpi.com

If you are a bulletin advertiser or have advertised in the past, we thank you. Your support ensures that the Bulletin is published weekly at no cost to Curé of Ars.
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St. Mary's Food Kitchen
Curé of Ars has served a meal every month to the hungry at St. Mary's Food Kitchen for over 30 years. This ministry is a great service to those in need and a great opportunity for Curé parishioners to come together as a community. Cure of Ars serves approximately 350+ people every third Monday of each month. We need your help.

Volunteers leave the church at 7:30 am on the third Monday of each month to serve lunch to the hungry in Kansas City, Kansas. Volunteers are also needed to provide food items such as taco meat, shredded cheese, baked goods, and fresh fruit.

How can you help? Please go online at https://cureofars.com/st-marys-food-kitchen to sign up to donate your food, water, time, and/or give a monetary donation.

For more information or questions contact Jacqueline Elbert at 816.520.3620 or smfoodkitchen@cureofars.com
Upcoming Events
April 5

6 pm

Holy Hour, Benediction, and Novena
April 9-10
Food Drive

Curé of Ars
Parking Lot

After Masses and
from 1-3 pm on Sunday
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