Ancient worship. Affirming Faith. Genuine love.
Feast of St. Francis with Pet Blessings
Saturday, October 3, 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 4, 10:00 am

We welcome all cats, dogs, birds, and other members of the Animal Kingdom (along with their humans) to join us this weekend to celebrate the Patron Saint of Animals and receive a special blessing.

Please invite your friends and their pets!

We can safely seat 65 people under the social distancing guidelines, but we are further restricting attendance to 50 for our weekend liturgies. Attendance has ranged from 15-35 since we've reopened.

Click on the button below if you'd like to sign up to come in-person. Please bring a mask with you and plan to pass the peace from a safe distance!
Sung Mass begins at 10:00 a.m. Join in-person, via Facebook by clicking here, or via YouTube by clicking here. The livestream begins at 9:45, with the prelude beginning at ten minutes before the hour. Click here for this Sunday's leaflet.
Annul Conference of
The Society of Catholic Priests
Dear St. Mary's Family,

I am privileged to serve as the Provincial Convener (essentially the grand poobah) of the Society of Catholic Priests, a devotional society for clergy in the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Church of Canada. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, our annual conference is being hosted virtually via Zoom, and the Masses will be celebrated at St. Mary's. This means that our daily Mass schedule will be adjusted this week.

The Masses are at 12:00 p.m. as usual on Monday, Thursday, and Friday, and of course next weekend's services are at the normal times. For Tuesday and Wednesday, here are the details:

  • Tuesday, October 6th. Sung Mass at 11:00 a.m. Celebrant: Fr. Sean Kim. Preacher: Archbishop Melissa Skelton.
  • Wednesday, October 7th. Sung Mass at 12:30 p.m. Celebrant and Preacher: Fr. Charles Everson.

Like all daily Masses, these services are limited to 10 people including the altar party. Feel free to sign up here (but know that Eventbrite still shows the incorrect time for those two days).

If I owe you a non-urgent email or phone call, please be patient with me and expect me to reach out on Thursday. If there is something important, send me an email or text, or call me, and I'll be in touch promptly!

Peace,
Fr. Charles
Daily Mass
The 12:00 Mass Monday-Friday is open for in-person worship. Attendance is limited to 10 people (including the altar party) at any one service. Unlike the weekend liturgies, preregistration is required so that we can ensure that we do not exceed 10 people.

Click here to preregister to attend in-person!
Sunday Morning Virtual Coffee Hour
We invite you to join in our virtual coffee hour via Zoom immediately following this Sunday's worship service. This will be a time set aside to check in with one another and share as we would on any normal Sunday. Grab a cup of coffee and hop on your computer or phone to join in the conversation. Click here (password is STM2020) and someone will be there to welcome you into this virtual gathering.
Rosary of the
Seven Sorrows of Mary
Join us in praying the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary every Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

You can come in-person (masks required, social distancing, etc.), or virtually.

If you'd like to purchase one of these unique rosaries, The I'Donnelly Co. at 66th and Troost has several that you can choose from. You can also order one from Amazon (click here; be sure it's a rosary with seven sets of seven beads).

The service leaflet can be downloaded here.
Artist's Inspiration Hour | Tuesday's @ 6:30 p.m.
Do you have an artistic goal? Do you find it rather hard to stay focused during the very stressful time. Won’t you consider joining the St. Mary’s Artists’ working group, via Zoom. We will meet weekly on Tuesday’s at 7 PM CST. Come to discuss an ongoing project or proposed project for which you want feed back or encouragement. Please also join us if you are looking for ideas or inspiration. 
For questions, or more information, contact Sylvia Augustus at augustusimages@gmail.com. Click here to join.
Liturgy Nerds | Wednesday's @ 6:30 p.m.
This group traditionally meets at Bistro 303 each Wednesday after Evening Prayer for drinks and discussion. There is no official topic or agenda, but the group is known for liturgy geeks and theological chatter -- expect to hear about maniples, monstrances, and papal liturgical straws. During the lockdown we are meeting weekly via Zoom....BYOB.
For questions or more information, contact Chris McQueeny at cmcqueeny@gmail.com.
Click here to join.
Grief Support | Thursday's @ 6:30 p.m.
If you find yourself in any stage of grief and would like some support from others who are also grieving, join us! 
For questions, or more information contact Sharon Hunter-Putsch: shunterkc@gmail.com.
Click here to join.
Service Schedule

High Mass
Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Low Mass
Weekdays at 12:00 p.m.

Rosary
Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

Small Groups (all virtual)
Artistic Inspiration: Tuesday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Liturgy Nerds: Wednesday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Grief Support: Thursday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Find out how to join us virtually by clicking here, and click here to preregister for in-person worship.
This Week in the Church Calendar



Sat, Oct 3 | John Raleigh Mott, Ecumenist and Missionary, 1955


Tue, Oct 6 | William Tyndale, Priest, 1536

Wed, Oct 7 | Birgitta of Sweden, Mystic and Prophetic Witness, 1373

Fri, Oct 9 | Robert Grosseteste, Bishop of Lincoln, 1253



Click here to pray the Daily Office!
Click here for information about the lesser feasts, including Mass readings and short biographies of the saints.
Clergy and Staff

Rector

Assistant Priest for Formation
 
Rector Emeritus

Priest Associate

Parish Administrator

Director of Music/Choirmaster
 
Choral Assistant

Organist
 
Sexton
Ms. Rosalyn Powell
Vestry

Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch, Senior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark, Junior Warden
Mrs. Sylvia Rose Augustus
Bonnie Haupt
Mrs. Betty Iorg,
Mr. Chris McQueeny, Treasurer
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. Chris Steinauer
                                               
Postulants for Holy Orders

Mr. Richard Liantonio
Mrs. Lynda Hurt
Mr. Isaac Petty
Mr. David Wilcox
To the Glory of God and in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Mary's Episcopal Church

1307 Holmes Street
​Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Telephone

(816) 842-0975