Curé of Ars News
Parking Lot Resealing
Weather permitting, the Church and School Parking lot will be resurfaced on Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30.

  • On Monday, the north exit will be closed and both incoming and outgoing traffic will use the south entrance.

  • On Tuesday, the south entrance will be closed and both incoming and outgoing traffic will use the north exit.

Please be aware of the traffic flow on these days and use extra caution.
VIRTUS Training
Are you thinking about working or volunteering with children in the Parish or Diocese? Do you want to be “ready to go” if there is a call for volunteers? As required by U.S. Catholic dioceses, all volunteers who have contact with children and/or youth are required to submit to background checks; and all volunteers whose roles put them in contact with children and/or youth, all employees, and all clergy are required to attend a child safety awareness program designed for adults called Virtus®. Following the initial 3-hour child safety awareness training, the attendees will maintain their child safety awareness through bi-monthly online bulletins via their VIRTUS account. To register, please click on “First-time Registrant” at .
Upcoming & nearby LIVE Virtus® sessions (Protecting God’s Children for Adults)

  • 8/05/19 6:00 PM  Corpus Christi, Lawrence

  • 8/06/19 1:00 PM  Savior Pastoral, Kansas City

  • 8/10/19 9:00 AM St. Agnes, Roeland Park

  • 8/19/19 6:00 PM  Holy Spirit, Overland Park

  • 8/21/19 6:00 PM  Sacred Heart, Shawnee

  • 8/27/19 6:00 PM  St. Michael the Archangel, Leawood

  • 8/29/19 6:00 PM  Divine Mercy, Gardner

  • 8/29/19 9:00 AM Catholic Charities

  • 9/04/19 6:00 PM  St. Ann, Prairie Village

Additional dates/locations will be made available through out the year.
Faith: The Next Generation - Pass it on!
This fall over 170 children, in 1st thru 8th grade, will sign up for School of Religion classes to learn more about Jesus and our Catholic faith. At this time, several classes are in need of catechists and aides to lead these children.

Curé of Ars uses a Flipped Classroom approach to teaching:

  • textbooks-learning is done at home with the parents

  • twice-monthly classes highlight 2 to 3 topics from the textbook chapters reviewed at home

  • children are offered opportunities to personally know and love Jesus

You certainly do not need to be an expert on teaching or the Catholic faith to be a wonderful guide to these children. Curé provides training, materials, and support through out the year to each catechist.

For more information and to view the calendar go to If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please contact Bernadette Myers at 913.649.1337 or

Classes will begin on September 11th!
Looking for a way to nurture your child's faith?
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a self-directed Montessori-based approach to children’s religious formation. It is rooted in the Bible and the Liturgy of the Church and based on the understanding that children, already in a relationship with the Holy Spirit, can grow in spirituality and faith given the opportunity to express that relationship within a structured environment. Classes are held in a simple setting called an “atrium”, a quiet place to hear God speak to their hearts and work with child-sized materials to encourage exploration. These items are many including a small replica of the altar, the sacred vessels, and vestments used in the Mass. CGS is divided into three Levels based on the development of the child. Curé of Ars offers a Level I (ages 3-6) Atrium, a Level II (ages 6-9) Atrium and  NEW THIS YEAR a Level 3 (ages 9-12) Atrium. Our Level 3 sessions involve Bible study and instruction in the Old Testament. Classes begin in October on Thursdays and enrollment is open now. For more information, please go to               
School of Religion Registration
Are you interested in enrolling your children in Catholic faith formation classes this academic year or do you know someone who is? Curé of Ars School of Religion (SOR) program exists to serve the parish community of families whose children attend a school outside of the Catholic school system. Our goal is to support parents as the primary educators of the Catholic faith by encouraging families toward a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and living out this relationship in their daily lives. 

* Registration for the School of Religion (SOR) is open! All fees will remain the same as last year until August 24th: $50/student, maximum of $150/family. There are additional sacramental preparation fees for students who are in 2nd and 8th grades. Scholarships available upon request. To register and pay for your child's SOR and sacramental fees, please visit   

* For more information about our program and/or to view the calendars, please visit our website:   or contact Bernadette Myers at 913.649.1337 or
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. Curé of Ars serves approximately 350+ people every third Monday of each month. We need your help. Our next day to serve is August 19th.

Volunteers leave the church at 8:30 am to prepare and 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. To commit to bringing a donation or volunteering to serve, please sign up on our Time to Sign up sheet at

For more information, please call Jacqueline at 816.520.3620 and leave a message or email at
Called and Gifted Workshop
Discover God’s Call for Your Life! God is calling you to a unique purpose in life, a work of love that only you can do. Discern your spiritual gifts and begin to discern God’s call. You have received gifts in Baptism and Confirmation through which God intends His love to reach others. Come and discover these gifts in you!

Saturday, September 14th, 2019
8:30 am – 4:00 pm | Fr. Burak Room
Curé Parishioners: $25
Non-parishioners: $45
Fee includes lunch and a booklet
Please register early as space is limited.
This workshop is designed for adults at least 21 years old.

For any questions, contact Bernadette Myers at or 913.649.1337. For more information or to register, visit  
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