Message from Father Storey
Curé of Ars News
Faith, Hope and Charity Campaign
Our Faith, Hope and Charity Campaign is making great progress and we are grateful to have reached over $7.782 million in pledges. We appreciate all of the responses we have received and hope to hear from all parishioners as to their intent, even if they are unable to give at this time, so that we can fulfill our goal of 100% participation.

The Design Build Team and Building Committee continues to make progress toward the February 10th construction start date. Sub-contractor bids for the construction packages will be due next week and Groundbreaking is scheduled for February 14th. There will be more details to follow about the agenda for the Groundbreaking.

Thank you to all of those who have already made a pledge commitment to the campaign. Please visit our website at to keep current on the progress of the project with construction updates and pledge totals, complete your letter of intent, or set up payment processing for your pledge.
Thank you for your prayers and support.
2019 Charitable Contributions
2019 charitable contribution statements have been mailed to all Curé of Ars donors. If you have not received your statement by Monday, February 3rd, please contact the Parish Office at 913.649.1337.                   
Volunteer to be an Usher

What is needed?

We are in desperate need of ushers for 7:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

How can I volunteer?

Call Ann and Mark Miller at 913.908.5300. Or email

It’s easy and a great way to meet your church community
and be involved in a ministry at Curé.
We will have an Usher training on February 18th or February 20th at 7:00pm in the Church. Join us one of these dates.

Ushering is a great service to Curé and it is easy!
Current Ushers Meeting
We are asking all ushers to attend a mandatory usher meeting on either February 18 or February 20 at 7pm in the church. Please attend one session of your choice. Thank you.

The Curé Soirée is selling Golden Tickets, and will draw two Golden Tickets! In the order of Golden Ticket selection, winners will have a choice of ONE live auction item at the start of the event. This year’s event will feature some amazing packages!  Golden Tickets will be on sale until Thursday, February 6 for everyone including those not attending the auction. The auction committee will contact you to receive your first and second choice live auction selections in case your name is drawn. Tickets may be purchased online at .  

*Those who purchase a ticket but do not plan to attend the auction must send in the Live auction selections by Friday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. otherwise your ticket purchase will be considered a donation to the auction.  Thank you for your support.

The Curé Soirée cash raffle is back and the winner will receive $5,000 in cash. Tickets may be purchased online at . The winning raffle ticket will be drawn during the Curé Soirée on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Need not be present to win. Tickets are $25 each. Thank you for your support.
Young Adult Service Project
Our new Curé Young Adults Group, for parishioners between the ages of 21 and 35, invites young adults to join us with our first service project: providing a meal for the Freedom Hoops program. Freedom Hoops is a faith-based basketball ministry that works with urban youth in Kansas City. Many of the underprivileged youth involved in Freedom Hoops are depending on the meal that we will provide. We will be serving tacos on Tuesday, February 11 . There are several opportunities for you to help: you can help cook on February 9 after the 6pm Mass, help serve on the evening of Tuesday, February 11, or help by donating food for the meal. Maybe you're even thinking that you'd like to help in all three of these areas! You can sign up to help at . If you have questions, please contact Renee Fietsam at  or 618.520.2962.
Food Truck Volunteers Needed
What time commitment is involved?

Passing out Sacks after Mass, at least one person at each entrance for 10 minutes. We pass out sacks the first full weekend of each month.

Collections , one to two person, gathering sacks and putting in truck, 10-15 minutes before Mass, 10-15 minutes after Mass for a total of 30 minutes. Collections are on the second full weekend of each month (April will on the 3rd).

Volunteers can sign up to help once, once a month, or several times a year. It is up to you!

How can I Volunteer?

Contact Ann and Mark Miller at 913.908.5300 or .

It’s easy and fun, a great family work of mercy, and works for service hours!
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 February 17th.

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 go to

For more information, please call Jacqueline at 816.520.3620 and leave a message or email
Eucharistic Ministers Training and Sign ups
Current Eucharistic Ministers
We are making a few changes to the way we will be distributing the Eucharist and so we will be holding a mandatory meeting for all current Eucharistic Ministers. We will offer two sessions but you only need to attend one. The sessions are Monday, February 17 or Wednesday, March 11. Both will be at 7:00 pm in the church. 

New Eucharistic Ministers
If you would like to become a Eucharistic minister, we will have sign ups in the vestibule February 8/9 and March 7/9. Or you can email Carol at to sign up. New minister training will be on Monday, February 17 or Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm in the church.
Sister Servants of Mary Fundraiser

St. Patrick Parish Center
9400 State Ave., Kansas City, KS
February 2 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join the Sisters, Servants of Mary for their annual homemade pasta dinner and fundraiser to benefit their ministry. The cost for meals are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under. Dinner includes pasta, Italian sausage, meatballs, sauce, salad, drink and dessert. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 913-371-3423. For large carryout orders, call by 1/30 to 913-334-2330. No order is too large. All orders are warm and ready to serve.
Upcoming Events
February 18/20

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