Curé of Ars News
Lenten Schedule 2021
Daily Mass6:30 am / 8:15 am / Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
(No daily Mass on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday; no Tuesday evening Mass on March 30)

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

Mass and Lenten SeriesTuesdays of Lent, 6:30 pm
We will begin with Mass at 6:30 pm followed by a speaker in the church. The four sessions will be held on March 2, March 9, March 16, and March 23. See below for more information on speakers.

Fast and Abstinence
Lent is a season of prayer, fasting, and service in preparation for Easter.

Fast—All Catholics ages 18 through 59 are bound by the Law of Fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday: one full meal with 2 smaller meals not to equal one full meal. 

Abstinence—All Catholics who are 14 years of age and older are bound by the Law of Abstinence: abstaining from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays during Lent, and Good Friday.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Parish Penance Service—Sunday, March 21, 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.

Weekly Confession Schedule
Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 pm  (No confessions on Holy Saturday, April 3)
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm (During Lent from March 3 to March 31)

Additional times in Johnson County (7:00 pm, unless noted)
  • Monday, March 22 - St. Michael, Holy Cross (bi-lingual), Holy Spirit
  • Tuesday, March 23 - Good Shepherd, Prince of Peace
  • Thursday, March 25 - Ascension, St. Pius X, Sacred Heart (Shawnee)
  • Sunday, March 28 - St. Ann (3:00 pm), Nativity

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
Friday, February 26, March 5, 12, and 19 from 5:00-7:00 pm
The Curé Knights will be offering a Drive-Thru Fish Dinner during Lent. We will be offering 3 dinner options and a non-fish child's meal. To place your order and pay electronically, go to See menu options below.

Seven Last Words of ChristTuesday, March 30, 7:00 pm(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. 

Operation Rice Bowl
Operation Rice Bowl is an opportunity for you to participate in the giving of alms during Lent. This program benefits tens of thousands of lives around the world, aiding those in poverty and hunger through Catholic Relief Services. “Bowls” are available in the vestibule of the church.
Collection times:
Palm Sunday — Parish collection of rice bowls at all Masses
Holy Thursday morning — School collection at morning prayer service
Holy Week Schedule
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion ~ March 28, Regular weekend Mass schedule
Holy week begins as we commemorate Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem followed by his Passion on the Cross.

Holy Thursday ~ April 1, 7:00 pm (Livestream)
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 chapel until 11:00 p.m.

Good Friday ~ April 2, Noon and 7:00 pm (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 3, 7:00 pm (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 4 7:30am / 9:00am (Livestream)/ 11:00am / 1:00pm
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. 
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
Friday, February 26, March 5, 12, and 19 from 5:00-7:00 pm

The Knights will be offering a Drive-Thru Fish Dinner on the first 5 Fridays in Lent. We will be offering 3 dinner options and a non-fish child's meal. Fish meals are $11, child’s option is free, and a family plan is available for $30. To place your order and pay electronically, go to Walk in carry out orders are also available. Meals will be handed out in the parking lot behind the school.

Sign up with pick up time preference and buy your Fish Fry tickets online at

We will be serving from 5-7PM each Friday in Lent through March 19th. 
Option 1 - $11
Fried Cod (2 Pieces)
Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Dessert - Cookie or Brownie
Option 2 - $11
Fried Cod (1 Piece)
Baked Tilapia (1 Piece)
Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Dessert - Cookie or Brownie
Option 3 - $11
Baked Tilapia (2 Pieces)
Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Dessert - Cookie or Brownie
Child’s Option - free
(No Fish)
Cheese Pizza
Dessert - Cookie or Brownie
Lenten Faith Series
Curé of Ars invites you to join us in the church or at home via the parish’s Livestream at following the 6:30 pm Mass on Tuesdays for the following presentations:

  • March 2:  St. John Paul II, presented by Sandra Scheuler

  • March 9:  St. Joseph, presented by Sr. Rosie Kolich, SCL

  • March 16: Blessed Carlo Acutis, presented by Maureen McGrath

  • March 23: Mary, Queen of All Saints, presented by Fr. Storey 
Online Mass Updates
The dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass remains in place. Those with higher vulnerability to the virus are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this dispensation and refrain from attending Mass. 

  • We will continue to offer Mass online to those who are unable to come to Mass. Online Masses will be Monday - Friday at 8:15 am and Saturday at 4 pm

  • Holy Communion will be distributed to those who watch our Saturday Mass at 4 pm after the Mass ends in the Curé parking lot. Please arrive by 5 pm and line up in your cars outside of the main church entrance

  • To watch Mass, go to:

Gabriel Project KC and Curé Respect Life Committee
The Curé Respect Life Committee along with the Gabriel Project KC will host guest presenter, Dr. Matthew Loehr, who will speak on the future of the Gabriel Project and what has been accomplished at this time. Deacon Cummings will also go over how Curé is taking steps in becoming a GABRIEL PARISH! All are invited from the last meeting, the volunteers and Angels, and all who might be interested in addressing Pro-Life issues are welcome! The meeting will be on Monday, March 1st, at 7:00 pm in the Fr. Burak Room at Curé of Ars.
St. Joseph Adoration Novena
Leading up to the Solemnity of St. Joseph on March 19, join us in praying the St. Joseph Adoption Novena. Invoking the intercession of St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, we will pray the Lord blesses all who travel upon the path of adoption. Visit for the novena, which begins Sunday, March 10.
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St. Mary's Food Kitchen
Every third Monday of each month, Curé of Ars provides lunch at St. Mary’s Food Kitchen. Prior to March 17, 2020, Curé of Ars parishioners would prepare and serve a hot meal that was enjoyed in the dining room; averaging between 350-400 meals served. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, St. Mary’s had to switch from hot lunches to sack lunches. The number of lunches Curé of Ars now provides is approximately 750-875.

How can you help? We will be collecting donations again on March 13. Please go online, to sign up to donate your food, water, time (help put together the lunch sacks), and/or give a monetary donation. We are also collecting reusable bags to help with distributing lunches.

For more information or questions contact Jacqueline Elbert at 816.520.3620 or
Upcoming Events
March 2
Holy Hour and Benediction

Curé of Ars Church
6 pm
March 13 and 14
Food Drive

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