Message from Father Storey
Welcome to Curé of Ars' new email communication system. In an effort to connect with over 2,300 families, we will be utilizing this system to send important information as needed as well as a monthly newsletter. Our mission is to reach out and involve all in the various aspects of parish life, and our hope is that this communication system will help in that mission.

Yours in Christ,
Father Storey

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Curé of Ars News
Building Committee Update
The rectory continues to move along on schedule and should be complete mid to late October. The exterior brick is nearly finished and drywall will begin to go up next week.
In May, the Building Committee identified areas of deferred maintenance of critical systems and spaces. This summer progress has been made in the following areas:

  • The failed compressor in the south second floor HVAC unit of the school has been replaced.

  • Work continues on identifying fan coil units throughout the classrooms for repair or replacement and replacing the bad thermostat and cooling tower for the gym and cafeteria.

  • The crushed main sewer line has been replaced.

  • The construction of the new computer classroom is well underway and should be completed before school begins.
Andrew Lynch - Curé of Ars Youth Ministry
To give you some background about me, I've been working for the Church since 2003. I actually began in youth ministry, but also have an extensive background in sacramental preparation along with catechesis for youth, young adults, and adults. I have also directed RCIA programs and taught theology in a Catholic high school. In 2014 I completed a master's degree in theology from Franciscan University. I also launched a non-profit organization for young Catholic men in high school called the Knights of St. Tarcisius. The program, with boys from across Kansas City, challenges our members to be active in their parishes as altar servers through high school and later as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. We also provide them with advanced liturgical education, catechesis, spirituality, retreats, and fraternity. I plan to have the Knights of St. Tarcisius be the primary youth program for high school aged boys of Curé.

I have also been working with Coronation parish of Grandview, Missouri on a sodality - another name for a Catholic girls organization - for the high school girls of Curé. The parish has very generously given us all the documentation needed to launch a St. Maria Goretti Sodality here at Curé of Ars. It is still in the early stages, but like the Knights of St. Tarcisius, members of the St. Maria Goretti Sodality would be challenged to play an active role in the life of the parish in high school. Both organizations are meant to facilitate youth in their transition to Catholic adulthood after Confirmation in 8th grade, and as the new Confirmation Director I would like to make a strong connection between Confirmation and youth activities. In this light I see youth activities in middle school being very connected to Confirmation preparation while youth activities in high school being tied to the meaning of living a fully confirmed and initiated Catholic life.  

I've never met a middle school or high school youth who wanted to be treated like a child - and I've never met youth who didn't like to be treated as adults, challenged to be the strong and faithful young men and women God has made and called them to be. I am every excited about the many great activities we'll be launching soon and I am so thankful for all the prayers and support as the new school year beings.

In Christ,
Register now for Curé of Ars Religious Education
Curé of Ars Religious Education provides Catholic Formation for parish families whose children attend school outside of the Catholic school system. Our goal is to support parents as the primary educators of the faith by encouraging families towards a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and living out this relationship in their daily lives. On Wednesday nights twice a month, students will meet for formation while parents attend a small faith group discussion. A flipped classroom approach is utilized allowing for more time to engage students in activities and discussions. Some additional dates will be required for students during sacramental years. Classes start September 5th. To learn more and to register, please go to .
We are all on this journey together...
You are invited for personal growth and renewal with other members of your own parish in the upcoming Christ Renews His Parish (CHRP) retreat at Curé of Ars. For more information and to register, please go to, or call the church offices at 913.649.1337.
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 include 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 and a Level II/III (ages 6-9 and 9-12) Atrium. Classes begin in October and enrollment is open now. For more information, please go to .
CYO Fall Sports
Cross Country
Registration for CYO Sports is now open. Curé of Ars CYO offers three sports this fall: Boys' Tackle Football (grades 4-8), Girls' Volleyball (grades 3-8), and Cross Country (grades 3-8). For more information, please got to
Upcoming Events
August 4

Feast Day of St. John Vianney
Curé of Ars
August 9

American Heritage Girls
Parent Information Meeting
August 15

Assumption of Mary
Holy Day of Obligation
August 20th

Curé of Ars
First Day of School
August 25-26

Men's Retreat
Christ Renews His Parish
"Lead all to the Church through the Word, the Sacraments, and the Mass."
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