Ancient worship. Affirming Faith. Genuine love.
Health Care Worker Appreciation
Mother Susan Roberts, Director of Spiritual Wellness for St. Luke’s Health System, and Bishop Marty Field are reaching out to the West Missouri Diocesan community for help with a worthy cause regarding mask wearing. To learn more about what you can do to support St. Luke's health care workers, click here.
Christmas at St. Mary's
Attend virtually or in-person
30 people at most per service
65-75 capacity with social distancing
Masks, social distancing, and preregistration required
Click here to read through our detailed safety precautions
Christmas Eve
4:00 p.m. - Sung Mass
8:00 p.m. - Sung Mass
11:00 p.m. - Solemn Mass

Christmas Day
8:00 a.m. - Low Mass
10:00 a.m. - Sung Mass
Third Sunday of Advent
Gaudete Sunday
Sung Mass begins at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

Join in-person (reservations are required - click here to register), or join the Sunday service online via Facebook by clicking here, or via YouTube by clicking here. The Saturday service is not livestreamed.
Virtual Sunday Morning Coffee Hour
We are all really missing the Immaculate Reception in the Parish Hall after Sunday worship and look forward to a time when we are all together again in person. In the meantime, let's stay connected with a Virtual Coffee Hour immediately following the 10:00am service via Zoom.

For the holidays we will be sharing simple recipes of cookies and coffee to make beforehand to bring to the coffee hour. This week's recipe is Baby Elephant Ears. If you would like to try your hand at making some, click here for the recipe. Grab a cup of coffee and hop on your computer or phone as we break bread together.

Click here (password is STM2020) and someone will be there to welcome you into this virtual gathering.
Advent Book Study
C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is a classic of children’s literature, but it is also meaningful for Christians of all ages because of the powerful themes in the novel that resonate with our faith – despair and hope, sin and redemption. Heidi Haverkamp’s Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season weaves together aspects of the book with passages from Scripture to provide meditations on the Season of Advent. 
 
Our last two sessions are Monday December 14th and 21st at 6:30pm.

Click here to order the book.

To join online, click here.
Click here to access recent sermons preached at St. Mary's!
Daily Mass
Daily Mass is open for in-person worship (6pm Wednesdays; 12:00 M, T, Th, F). Attendance is limited to 10 people at any one service. Click here to preregister to attend.
Private Confession
A priest will be available to offer spiritual guidance and sacramental confession each Saturday from 3:00-3:45 in St. George's Chapel.

Enter the church under the green awning off of the parking lot, and wait for the priest in the new living room area on the far side of the parish hall. Please bring your mask!
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 6:30 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.
303 in Exile | 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.
Preceded by Private Confession from 3:00-3:45
Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

Low Mass
12:00 p.m. Weekdays (except Wednesday)
6:00 p.m. Wednesdays

Confession
Saturdays from 3:00-3:45

Morning Prayer (virtual only)
Sundays at 8:00 a.m.
Monday - Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

Compline (virtual only)
Monday-Thursday at 8:00 p.m.

Small Groups (virtual only)
Artistic Inspiration: Tuesday's 6:30-7:30 p.m.
303 in Exile: 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, Dec 12 | Francis de Sales, Bishop, and Jane de Chantel, Workers of Charity, 1622, 1641

Sun, Dec 13 | Third Sunday in Advent

Mon, Dec 14 | John of the Cross, Mystic and Monastic Reformer, 1591

Tue, Dec 15 | Nino of Georgia, Missionary, c. 332

Thu, Dec 17 | Dorothy L Sayers, Apologist and Spiritual Writer, 1957

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

Deacon
The Reverend Lynda Hurt
 
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

Aaron Wheeler, Clerk
                                               
Postulants for Holy Orders

Mr. Richard Liantonio
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