Curé of Ars News
Sister Julie's Jubilee
Summit Youth Retreat
The Summit is a three-day Catholic youth conference hosted in Overland Park, KS. We will encounter the Lord together in the Sacraments and Adoration, through dynamic speakers, praise and worship, small group conversation, and downright fun.

  • WHO: The Summit is open to all incoming high school freshmen (those entering 9th grade) through graduating high school seniors (those exiting 12th grade).

  • WHEN: June 14-16th, 2021 from 9:00am - 9:00pm each day

  • CONTENT: There will be keynote addresses, time for small groups, praise and worship, daily Mass, confessions, and Eucharistic adoration as well as plenty of time for games so be prepared for full days! For more information, you can visit our FAQ’s page on our website at

School of Religion
In this most unusual year, we would like to thank our priests, deacons, Sr. Julie, administrators, teachers, volunteers, and last but not least... all the parents who have contributed to ensuring that the children of our parish continued to learn and grow in their Catholic faith and receive the sacraments! THANK YOU for all you have done!

  • 10 volunteer catechists adapted to the pandemic and created online interactive lessons for the School of Religion using Flipgrid or Zoom 

  • Several dedicated volunteers worked behind the scenes with many projects  

  • 75 families with 114 students participated in remote faith learning online classes every other week

  • 91 students were Confirmed and 92 students received First Reconciliation and First Communion in both the school and School of Religion  

  • School of Religion's Works of Mercy continued with the generosity of the parish

  • 365 underserved families received bags filled with Thanksgiving side dishes and a card from the SOR students

  • 306 people received Blessing Bags during Lent with personal care items and a card from SOR students sharing the Good News of the risen Jesus Christ
Bereavement Group
Those experiencing the loss of a loved one through death are welcome to attend a time of fellowship and support in the Father Burak room Saturday, May 1 following the 8:00 am Mass. The topic will be "Ten Commandments of Grief". For more information, please call 913.649.2026.
Catholic Single Parents Group
Are you a Catholic Single Parent looking to connect, and find a deeper connection in our community? You’re not alone! The last Saturday of each month, fellow Catholic Single Parents meet for a night of joyful camaraderie. Children welcome. 6-8 PM. Potluck outdoors (weather permitting), maintaining social distancing. For more information, call, text, or email Audra McMahon at 816-507-6941 or This event is open to all Catholic Single Parents in the Diocese.
Evening Book Club
Curé is looking for parishioners who would like to attend a monthly book club that meets in the evenings. The evening book club would start in September and run through May. We would read books from all genres. If you would be interested in learning more about this book club, please call the parish office at 913.649.1337 to be added to the list of possible participants.
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Magnificat Orders Due
The 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 May 1st/2nd. Renewal forms will also be available in the parish office from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am to Noon from through May 8th. 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 Stoerman at 913.649.2211 or to request a form by e-mail or if you have questions about this opportunity. 
50th Wedding Anniversary Mass
Attention, Couples celebrating your 50th Wedding Anniversary in 2021! The Archdiocesan 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration is June 13, 2021, 2:00 pm, at Church of the Nativity/Leawood. To receive your invitation from Archbishop Naumann, please call the parish office at 913.649.1337 and give us your name, address, phone number, and date of your wedding. For more information, contact Mary Anne Kierl at the Archdiocese at 913.647.0345.
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 May 15. 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
May 4
Holy Hour and Benediction

Curé of Ars Church
6 pm
May 8 and 9
Food Drive

Curé of Ars Parking Lot
After Masses and
from 1-3 pm on Sunday
May 9

Happy Mother's Day!
May 16
Sister Julie's
75th Jubilee

Curé of Ars Church
10:30 am Mass
May 31
Memorial Day

Curé of Ars Mass
9 am only

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