Ancient worship. Affirming Faith. Genuine love.
Private Confession Today
There will be an opportunity for private confession from 5:00 pm. to 7:00 p.m. today , December 19th in St. George's Chapel.

You may also schedule time with the clergy by appointment. Click here to send an email to a member of the clergy.
Christmas Flower Donations

You are invited to contribute to assist with the Christmas flowers! We do not budget for these funds, but rely on individual contributions. You may give your contribution in thanksgiving for, or in memory of, someone you love. All names will be listed in the service leaflet. Click  here   to learn more!
Monday, December 23rd

Green­ing of the Church is a long-time Anglican tradition. Since the Episcopal Church honors the sea­son of Advent we wait to decorate the church for Christmas until the end of Advent, just before Christmas Eve. This year, the greening will be coordinated by Justin Smith, and will be held Monday, December 23 from 12:30-7:00 . It is not necessary to volunteer for the entire shift, but if you can come for an hour or two to help, it would be a great help and much appreciated. Many hands make light work! Thank you so much.
Ordo Calendar Fundraiser
Beautiful 2020 St. Mary's Ordo Calendars are now available. Please help make this fundraiser a huge success. Suggested donation is $10.00. If paying by check, please make the check payable to St. Mary's and put 2020 calendar on the memo line.

You can pick up a copy in the back of the church after Mass on Sunday.

St. Mary's 2019 Advent/Christmas Outreach

 Did you know that more than 650 Kansas City children come to Operation Breakthrough – each weekday for nutritious food, lively learning, health and dental care, therapy and TLC – while their parents work or attend school.  This average family lives on an income of less than $12,000 a year. The parents often struggle to provide the basics. 

This year for Christmas, St. Mary’s will be collecting donations for Operation Breakthrough from now through the end of Christmastide.   You can bring your donations to the church and place them under the Social Justice Christmas tree in the Parish Hall.  The items we collect will be blessed before being delivered to Operation Breakthrough in January.  

They are in need of non-perishable food, health-related items and items for the classroom. For suggestions, please click on the donation button below for more specific ideas. Click here to learn more about Operation Breakthrough.

Please consider donating as part of your giving this Advent season. Your gift will make a real difference!
sponsored by the St. Mary's Social Justice Committee
After talking with some parishioners about things St. Mary's has done in the past during Advent and the Christmas seasons regarding outreach for our community, one really struck at my soul.  A Giving Tree. This tree would be decorated with New or gently used items such as Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks and Mittens. Some for men, woman and children.

The idea is we place the items on the tree and as our guest pass by the tree in the parish hall they simply take what they need.

At the end of the season, I will simply donate unused items to a local shelter. I hope you take a minute by bring in a item or two.  

Blessings to you and yours and I look forward to celebrating the arrival of our Lord and Savior this Christmastide season.

This Week in the Church Calendar
Sat, Dec 21

Sun, Dec 22

Wed, Dec 25

Thu, Dec 26

Fri, Dec 27

Click  here  for more information about the lesser feasts, including Mass readings and short biographies of the saints.

Click  here  to pray the Daily Office!
We post sermons preached on Sundays and major feasts on our website. You can find them here !
Pastoral Care
If you experience a pastoral emergency and need to speak to a member of the St. Mary's clergy, please call 816-974-8082. This is a phone service that forwards the call to the clergyperson-on-call.

If you are scheduled for surgery or a serious medical procedure, or if there is a death in your family, please let us know via phone (816-842-0975) or email .
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Weekly Service Schedule

Low Mass: 8 a.m.  
Solemn High Mass: 10 a.m.
Sung Compline: 7 p.m. (2nd Sunday of the month)

Weekdays (except Wednesday)
12:00 p.m.: Low Mass

6:00 p.m.: Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

11:00 a.m.: Low Mass
Clergy and Staff


Assistant Priest for Formation
Rector Emeritus

Priest Associate
Deacon Administrator

Ms. Rosalyn Powell

Mrs. Sharon Hunter-Putsch, Senior Warden
Mr. Donald E. Clark, Junior Warden
Bonnie Haupt
Mrs. Betty Iorg,
Mr. Chris McQueeny, Treasurer
Mr. Raja Reed
Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Canon John L. Schaefer
Mr. David S. Wilcox II
Mr. Isaac Petty, Clerk

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

(816) 842-0975