Sacramental Faith Formation

The celebration of the seven sacraments is fundamental to our Catholic faith and the opportunity to grow spiritually. We’ve listed the sacraments below, along with a brief description and contact information, in the event you would like to receive them. Also, please don’t hesitate to call these numbers, if you would like to volunteer to work with the preparation teams.

Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament of healing is offered during the liturgies of Advent and Lent or by contacting the parish office to set up an appointment with one of our priests.
Fr. Steve Cook (816) 363-7051, #112,
Fr. Bryan Amthor (816) 363-7051, #129,

Baptism Preparation
This team, which includes volunteer parents, discusses the meaning of Baptism with new parents in the family and community.  Baptism preparation is required for all parents seeking the sacrament for their child(ren). Classes are held every other month.
Fr. Steve Cook (816) 363-7051, #112,

Confirmation Preparation (High School Students)
Candidates entering their freshman year of high school receive Confirmation preparation, which involves opportunities for community service. Students attend Masses together, are each asked to find a sponsor, and have several classes starting in the fall. A weekend off-site retreat is also part of the formation. Students are confirmed by the Bishop in April , usually after Easter, during a weekday evening Mass.
Toni Mitchum (816) 363-7051, #171,

First Holy Communion (2nd Graders-Elementary School)
St. Peter’s School offers preparation for First Holy Communion as part of the religion curriculum. However, if a child in the parish doesn’t attend St. Peter’s, the pastor and associate pastor will work with the parents to provide the needed preparation.
Fr. Steve Cook (816) 363-7051, #112,

Holy Orders
If you or someone you know is contemplating the religious life, we would like the opportunity to help you with your inquiry or discernment. Please contact either Fr. Steve Cook or Fr. Bryan Amthor if you are interested in the religious life. You may also visit the diocesan website for information about vocations. Click here for more information.
Fr. Steve Cook (816) 363-7051, #112,
Fr. Bryan Amthor (816) 363-7051, #129,

Marriage Preparation
Lead couples work with engaged couples to assist in the marriage preparation process. Sessions are held in the lead couple’s homeand each lead couple is assigned approximately twice each year, depending on need. Training is required.
Fr. Steve Cook (816) 7051, #112,
Karl and Marlys Hougland (816) 523-5172,

During Advent and Lent, the parish offers opportunities to take part in Communal Penance services. Confessions are offered every Saturday afternoon in the Main Church between 4:15-4:45 p.m. (right before 5:00 p.m. Mass) or by appointment.
Fr. Steve Cook (816) 363-7051, #112,
Fr. Bryan Amthor (816) 363-7051, #129,

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA-Confirmation for Adults)
This formation process is for adults and families interested in exploring the possibility of becoming Catholic. Candidates and Catechumens meet every Sunday morning to discuss the Gospel and learn about the faith. If they choose to become Catholic they will be brought into the church during the Easter Vigil service. Parishioners may share in the initiation process by sponsoring candidates, serving on the RCIA teaching team, offering hospitality during sessions, or caring for children of RCIA candidates during the sessions.
Fr. Bryan Amthor (816) 363-7051, #129,