Curé of Ars News
The 177 Project - This Saturday, September 28th!
The 177 Project is a nationwide tour designed to help bring more people into Eucharistic Adoration. In the Fall of 2018, the tour visited 125 different parishes and witnessed 30,000 people attend one of their Adoration evenings. Each night begins with an acoustic concert before moving into a Holy Hour. On September 28 , the 177 Project will be visiting Curé of Ars. The evening begins at 7 pm and confession will be available. No tickets are necessary and the event is free to attend. A love offering will be taken. Aly Aleigha will be the artist traveling for this event. For more information, please visit
October is Respect Life Month
You're invited to join Catholics nationwide in celebrating Respect Life Month this October with the message "Christ our HOPE in every season of Life." Curé of Ars has two events planned to celebrate in October and the Archdiocese has arranged for other opportunities as listed below:

  • Life Chain: Be a link in the Life Chain on Sunday, October 6th from 1:30-2:30! Life Chain is an annual, peaceful, prayerful public witness of thousands of Americans standing in honor of 60 million lives lost to abortion, praying for our nation, for people in crisis, and for an end to abortion.  We will stand with signs on both the north and south sides of 95th street in front of Ranchmart. Signs are provided or you can make your own sign and bring it! Look for yellow balloons to meet for signs and Rosary beginning at 1:15 pm. If you don’t usually take pro-life action throughout the year, this is the one activity in which you can easily participate! 

  • Baby Supplies Drive: Curé of Ars is collecting much-needed baby items to donate to our local pregnancy centers for families in need. Please bring your donations to church anytime October 12th-20th and place them in the baby crib in the vestibule. The items in most need right now are: diapers-especially sizes 4,5,6, new onesies, new sleepers, packs of baby socks, shampoo, lotion, and body wash for babies and moms, wipes, Tylenol for children, new teething toys, pacifiers, and car seats. For a complete list or questions, contact Joanna Rivard at 913.620.1758 or

  • 40 Days for Life: A focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. Curé of Ars has been assigned Friday, November 1st to gather on the sidewalk outside the Center for Women's Health abortion facility at 4840 College Blvd to pray for the end of abortion. This is simply a peaceful and prayerful vigil for the unborn. You can sign up for as many one hour shifts as you like at Signs are provided and will be available at the sidewalk. Simply click on the link above to sign up or contact Joanna at or 913.620.1758. Thank you for being a voice for the voiceless! 

  • Respect Life Sunday Mass: The first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. Please join us for a special celebration with Archbishop Naumann on Sunday, October 6 at 11:30 a.m at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 13615 W. 92nd Street, Lenexa KS. Reception to follow in the Father Quigley Center.

  • “NARAL’s Catholic Strategy” – Terry Beatley, author of What If We’ve Been Wrong? and President of the Hosea Initiative: How Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the man known in the 1970s as “America's Abortion King", helped NARAL launch the national campaign for abortion-on-demand by deceiving the Courts and Americans, and undermining the Church, and after his Saul-to-Paul conversion, became a staunch defender of life. Terry explains what this truth means for us today!           
  • October 15, 7:30 pm: Young Adult “Pints for Life” Event – Transport Brewery, Shawnee KS
  • October 16, 6:30 pm: Sacred Heart, Emporia, KS
  • October 17, 7:00 pm: St. Patrick, Kansas City, KS
  • October 18, 6:30 pm: St. Michael the Archangel, Leawood KS
  • October 19, 10:30 am: St. Matthew, Topeka, KS

  • “Fostering Our Foster Families” – Discover how to help vulnerable children and the families who foster them, THRIVE!
  • October 23, 7:00 pm: Church of the Ascension, Overland Park KS
Learning about the RCIA process
The first step in the Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the Precatechumate, or Inquiry, stage. You will be led to deepen your relationship with God and discover the Catholic faith. We encourage you to ask questions, hear the Gospel, and share your faith with Catholics who are members of the Curé of Ars parish community and with other men and women who are also exploring the Catholic faith. This Inquiry stage will help you discern if you are ready to move onto the next step, the Catechumenate Stage. At Curé, the Inquiry Stage will run October 7th through November 18th and meet on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 pm in the Father Burak room. To learn more about RCIA or to join, please go to , or contact Sister Rosie at 913.521.9380 or       
Stephen Ministry
Lonely? Sad? Discouraged? Going through a tough time emotionally or spiritually? Struggling with a crisis in life?  Consider letting a Stephen Minister help. A Stephen Minister is a member of our parish who is trained to listen, care, encourage, pray, and walk alongside you during difficult times. Its confidential and its free and very helpful. Contact Tom Bryon at 816.863.3027 or David Chaffee at 913.317.8393 for more information.
10th Annual Curé of Ars 5K
Please join us for the Tenth Annual Curé of Ars 5K on Saturday November 2, 2019 at 9 am!

Registration is OPEN for the 2019 Curé of Ars 5K and 1-Mile Walk/Run. This is a fun family
event that benefits Curé of Ars Parish and School. Early bird pricing goes through October 18. Sign up today to take advantage of the lower prices! Register at The course is a USATF Certified race, winding through the beautiful streets of Old Leawood. We will conclude with a post-race pancake breakfast open to all participants and volunteers. Everyone can participate regardless of running experience. Let’s all go out and have some fun for the soul! Can’t make the date but still want to participate? Become a “Friend of the 5K” or Sponsor the event financially. Your support means so much! Donate at For any questions, please contact Lauren Cody at or 913.481.1364.
Clothing Drive to Support Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is hosting a clothing drive to raise money to support our growing program at the school and parish. Please drop off all your unwanted shoes, clothes, towels, sheets, and blankets to the Clothing Fund trailer in the Curé parking lot from October 5th to October 13th. Please remember to place shoes in a separate bag from fabrics as we receive a higher proceed for each pair donated. For any questions, please contact Joni Rundle at
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 October 21st.

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
School of Love Events
  • Date Night: Hundreds of couples, of all ages, from both KC dioceses have joined us (and now re-join us) for Date Night! We want you to do the same! We kick off your date with a happy (half) hour, appetizers, & a brief talk on faith+marriage+family… then you go finish your date together alone. It’s a great & meaningful (& fun) way to kick-start your date. Join us on the Plaza at Classic Cup (Cellar) on Thursday, October 3rd, 6:30-7:30 pm to kick-off your Date Night! Date Night is a School of Love event. Check it out online at

  • Family Adoration & Food Truck "Face to Face" - presented by School of Love: We start your night with family adoration, silence (relative silence!), Scripture, brief talk, live praise music, & the one thing every Catholic parents wants: the whole family together... with Christ! Then afterwards we bring in a food truck! You finish your night with a family dinner, hang out, and conversation together! (Adoration is free. Dinner is up to you; our food truck is DELICIOUS!!) All ages & parishes welcome! Join us on Thursday, October 10th, 2019 at 6-7 pm at The Stone Chapel at Holy Trinity in Lenexa and every 2nd Thursday!

  • KC Catholic Family Golf Classic: School of Love has had a great tournament these last couple years… but we wanted to make the tourney fit our mission better. And better we’ve made it! We’re happy to introduce to you… The Kansas City Catholic Family Golf Classic. Friday, October 11th at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. All proceeds go toward the mission of School of Love – where our mission is to build up your faith, marriage, & family! Let’s get together all the golfers in your family and extended-family for what will become the most fun round of the year. Find your Thanksgiving email list and shoot an invite to every golfer (spouse, kids, folks, siblings, grandparents, cousins, nieces & nephews, aunts & uncles…) high school age and older in your entire clan. We want your family there! YES, you can sign up as an individual player, request to play with another player, or sign up as a non-family team. (We’ll combine family-clans for the day, where we need to.) Catholic Family Golf Classic is a School of Love event. Check it out online:
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