November 5, 2020
32nd week of Ordinary Time
"Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour."
Weekly message from Fr. Mike
We continue Pope Francis encyclical letter entitled Fratelli Tutti, on fraternity and social friendship. This week is a summary of Chapter 2 by Brendan Gottschall, SJ.

Chapter 2 – A Stranger on the Road
After the lament of the first chapter, Pope Francis offers an extended reflection on Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan as a “ray of light in the midst of what we are experiencing” (56). The Holy Father sees in the parable a reminder that the natural love we experience for family members should be consciously extended to those who are strangers to us. This call to care for strangers in need has its roots in Judaism, and Pope Francis highlights that this care must be expressed both personally, case by case, and communally, united as a family. Each new day should be seen as an opportunity to “include, integrate, and lift up the fallen” rather than “an arena for [our] own power plays” (77).

Last call for Brick orders
If you are interested in ordering a memorial or family brick for a loved one, please click here. We will take orders through November 13.

Ladies Auxiliary Chiefs Raffle
Thanks to all who have bought tickets for the Ladies Auxiliary raffle. It helps them to continue the good work they do for our parish and other charities. The drawing for the winners of the baskets will happen Nov. 21st so you still have time to buy tickets.

You can find this week's Prayers of the Faithful here.

Fr. Mike
Mass Intentions
Monday, November 9: Ester Enneking

Saturday, November 14: Hugh Ostrander
Chiefs raffle
The Holy Spirit Ladies Auxiliary will be raffling 9 Super Bowl LIV Champions Kansas City Chiefs Baskets. Donations for each chance are $1.00 each ticket, or $5.00 for 6 tickets. The 9 baskets are filled with one of a kind Chiefs Super Bowl items which are valued in total over $700!
Don’t miss your opportunity to take these items home! Most items can’t be bought anywhere. And they make great gifts!

The drawing will be November 21, 2020 after 5 PM Mass.  Please return your raffle tickets & money to the parish office no later than noon on Thursday, November 19th, or in person prior to 5 PM mass on November 21st, the day of the drawing. Beginning this weekend, there will be baskets to turn in your tickets and money, and you can also get extra tickets to buy or sell.
Join the Knights!
Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus Council 8334 is looking for new members. First year membership is free until 12-31-20. Use code: MCGIVNEY2020.  
Questions? Call Don Spencer 
at 913-406-8004 or email
Christmas adopt-a-family
Spirit of Giving is celebrating its 14th anniversary this year! This program partners with the Great Beginnings Early Education Center to provide assistance for families in need at Christmas. Great Beginnings is a preschool in the Lee’s Summit School District that provides early education for children ages 3-5 with special needs, or from families with financial challenges. 

If you would like to help by adopting a family or for more information, please contact Anna Vahrenberg at
This week's featured advertiser is Darryl Covinsky, Shelter Insurance. Remember, our advertisers pay the cost for our parish app, a large portion of our website, and 100% of our Sunday bulletin costs. Please patronize them!