Volunteers Needed for Round for Brian Golf Tournament

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for the 7th annual “Round for Brian” golf tournament held in memory of Brian Euston, STP class of 2001, scheduled for Saturday, July 22, at Hillcrest Golf Club.A Round for Brian III logo Proceeds each year are donated to St. Peter’s School and Rockhurst High School. The tournament has given more than $240,000 since its inception. To volunteer or learn more about the tournament check the website http://aroundforbrian.org/#home-section.

We’re Right On Track

Building demolition continued throughout the month of June, and the changes are remarkable. The interior stairway near the art room has been removed, as have most of the walls that defined Mrs. Kovac’s office, the art room and Ms. Guthrie’s classroom. Looking through the art room area, one can see the posts from the old gym that previously occupied that space. In the resource room, the large opening in the floor looks down to what was the computer lab in the library. That area was once a stage at the far end of the old gym. The crew is almost done with exterior stone tuckpointing and have begun excavation of large trenches in the yard along Meyer Blvd. These are necessary for installation of new water service and drainage systems. The changes to the exterior are surprising at first but the beauty of the old buildings is emerging in new ways.

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School Office Closed for July

The school office will be closed for the month of July. However, the administrative staff will still continue to monitor messages. Please direct emails to Angie Meyer or Mary Omecene. School parents will begin receiving information about the school year in the coming weeks. School parents will begin receiving information about the school year in the coming weeks.

Holiday Schedule for Next Week

Happy 4th of July! Next Tuesday is Independence Day. Morning Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.; there will be no Adoration.The parish office will be closed Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4.

The school office will be closed for the month of July. However, the administrative staff will still continue to monitor messages. Please direct emails to Angie Meyer or Mary Omecene. School parents will begin receiving information about the school year in the coming weeks.

Donations Needed for Food Pantry

We are running low on these items: dry pasta, pasta sauce, canned meals, toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant. If you can help, please leave donations in the back of church  or drop them off in the Legacy Center.

Big Changes on Campus

What a difference a few weeks can make! Thanks to everyone who helped with Phase One of the big school move. Everything we need for the move to Southwest High School is stored in the gym, and everything being left behind is packed away in the south building. Workers have been on site since right after Memorial Day: taking down walls, removing windows, floors and stairs, and tuckpointing the stone on the exterior of the school building. We are right on schedule! Demolition will continue through June.

View from Legacy lot

View from Legacy lot

3rd floor looking west

3rd floor looking west

Looking north from courtyard

Looking north from courtyard

Resource room

Resource room

Parish Picnic 2017 – Sunday, June 25

Parish Picnic 2017 – Sunday, June 25

Our annual parish picnic is coming! Please join us on Sunday, June 25th at the beautiful Swope Park bandstand pavilion. Our event will be extra-special this year as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fr. Steve Cook’s ordination. We will begin with 11:00 Mass in pavilion, followed by the picnic (12:15-ish).

This is a family-friendly gathering for all parishioners. Hamburgers and hot dogs provided for all, grilled by our Knights of Columbus. Please bring a dish to share. We always need help for set up and clean up. Please consider volunteering!

The link for both volunteering and food sign up is HERE. Thanks! See you on the 25th.

Upon This Rock – Accelerated Giving before June 30

We want to remind you that you can significantly increase the impact of your pledge to Upon this Rock, our capital campaign, by accelerating some or all of your payments prior to the end of the current fiscal year on June 30. Every $1 you pay before June 30 is worth almost 10% more to us than it will be on July 1 (when we begin our new fiscal year).

Why? As you probably know, we pay the diocese a “tax” on all our parish income, called a Cathedraticum. The Cathedraticum helps pay for important diocesan support, plus insurance for our priests and staff. It is paid by all parishes in all dioceses. The formula can be complicated, but begins as a tax of 9.25% on all income received in a year. This percent is sometimes later reduced by other parish expenses.

BUT the rules state that the Cathedraticum cannot grow more than 25% in any one year, regardless of our income. Because we have already received over $2 million in campaign cash this year, we have passed this 25% threshold. All cash we receive before June 30 will be exempt from the 9.25% tax.

Thanks to all who have already made additional payments. If your situation allows, please consider increasing the impact of your gift by accelerating your remaining commitment. We appreciate everything you have done – and will do – to make our campaign a success.

To make a gift of appreciated stock or mutual fund shares, download THIS document.

Contact Karen Conley in the parish office if you have questions.