The Parish Council is seeking applicants to fill three openings on its board, commencing January 2018. The term of service is three years. The Parish Council is an advisory board to the pastor in forming policy, strategic planning, and directing and coordinating efforts to realize the parish mission. If you feel called to serve, please submit this application by November 1. Place your application in a sealed envelope to the attention of Fr. Cook/Parish Council and drop it off at the parish office or in the collection basket at Mass.
Meyer Fest 2017 is coming soon! Order your tickets to the 4th Annual Meyer Fest, scheduled for Saturday, October 7, at meyerfest.com. The carnival will be from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and the adults-only Block Party, featuring the bands Perpetual Change and The Zeros, will be from 6 p.m.-11 p.m., all at St. Peter’s main campus.
Our neighbors at Second Presbyterian Church (318 E. 55th St) have invited St. Peter’s parishioners to hear author Brian McLaren speak at 2 events this weekend.
Saturday, Sept. 16, 4-5:30 pm–“The Great Spiritual Migration: How to be a Better Christian””
Sunday, Sept. 17, 1-2 pm–“The Christian Place in Interfaith Conversations”
For more information about these events, go to http://secondpres.org/mclaren/
Our parishioners and students made the most of our recent Total Solar Eclipse. Here’s a little slide show of how St. Peter’s enjoyed the eclipse of 2017.
(Thanks to Peter LaFond!)
Local blood supplies are extremely low–please consider donating at our next Blood Drive, Monday, September 11, 2 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Church Basement. You can book your appointment online at esavealifenow.org using the sponsor code stpeterskc or contact Dan Needham at email@example.com or 816.877.0300 to do it.
The cub scouts will be selling popcorn after Masses this weekend, Sept. 9-10, and next weekend, Sept. 16-17. Get a yummy treat and support our scouts!
It’s been a busy summer in the food pantry! Our back-to-school food drive is this week, so when you’re making your shopping list, please consider adding a few of these items. Grade level suggestions are listed below for school families:
ECLC–bar soap; Kindergarten–Peanut Butter; 1st grade–crackers; 2nd Grade–Jelly; 3rd Grade–Pasta or Sauce; 4th Grade–Canned Meat; 5th Grade–Cereal; 6th Grade–Canned Fruit; 7th Grade–One-Can Meals; 8th Grade–Shampoo.
We need adult and high-school aged volunteers to assist with our Children’s Liturgy of the Word ministry, which is offered throughout the school year during the Sunday 9 a.m. Mass. Children ages 4 – 2nd grade are invited after opening prayer to accompany the weekly teacher and helper to the church basement where they learn about the readings and gospel in ways they can understand. To get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All adult volunteers must complete Protecting God’s Children.
Classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) are available for anyone who wants to learn more about the Catholic faith. The first class is Monday, September 11, at 7 p.m. in St. Peter’s church basement (Romero Room). If you plan to attend or have questions, please contact Fr. Bryan Amthor, at email@example.com or 816.800.0106.