August 13, 2020
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
"Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David!"
Weekly message from Fr. Mike
Diocesan Life & Justice collection
“Observe what is right, do what is just…” Isaiah 56:1
This weekend we have a second collection for “Life and Justice.” This collection is taken up to support efforts our diocese makes for Respect Life and other Justice issues. There will be baskets by the table as you enter church.
 
RCIA
“…my house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.” Isaiah 56:7
If you know someone who is interested in becoming a Catholic, please let Deacon Rich Akins know and he will follow up with them. We will be starting the RCIA process in September.

Golf Tournament
Our golf tournament is next Sunday, August 23 at Shamrock Hills. We still have some slots available. If you would like to sign up, please click here.

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

Fr. Mike
Summer Lunch program enters final week for the year
August 17 will be final week for this year's Summer Lunch Program. Many volunteers are unavailable, so we are in desperate need of help. If you would like to volunteer, please click here or call Kathy Wittman at 816-522-6029.
Food Pantry needs
Lee's Summit Social Services is requesting the following donations for their food pantry: Dish soap, Syrup, Jello, Jiffy muffin mix, Hamburger Helper, canned mixed vegetables.

Donations may be left in the red grocery cart near the restrooms in the narthex.
Book Study
Wanting to learn more about Catholic Social Teaching and racial justice in America? What are our responsibilities to equality of all God’s children in light of the Gospel of Jesus? Holy Spirit will be offering an opportunity to study the book “Racial Justice and the Catholic Church” by Fr. Bryan Massengale. Sessions will be held via Zoom. 

If you are interested, please contact Deacon Rich at the Parish Office,
816-537-6990, X305 or via email at rich.akins@holyspiritmo.org.
Children's Faith Formation
Please click here for a letter from Kathy McKernan on our plan for Children’s Faith Formation for Fall 2020.

To enroll in CFP classes, please click here.

To enroll in Confirmation, please click here.
Backpack collection
If you would like to contribute, please choose backpacks that are large enough to accommodate a standard sized notebook and that have no wheels. The backpacks are for children ages 3-5 years old, so they love the backpacks with cartoon characters. 

The collection bin will be located in the narthex through this Sunday, August 16.