Fall Food Drive, October 4-10

It’s time to restock the food pantry for fall! Below is a list of items most needed, with grade level suggestions. Donations can be left in the back of Church or dropped off at the Social Services entry at the Legacy Center beginning Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 to 2:00. (This timeframe avoids school traffic.) For school families, there will be collection bins in the school lobby. Thank you!
ECLC – Cake, Brownie or Cookie Mixes and Icing
KINDERGARTEN – Breakfast Cereals or Breakfast Bars
1st Grade: – Corn Bread or Muffin Mixes
2nd Grade – Canned Fruits (Mixed, Pineapple, Pears, Oranges, Peaches) or Applesauce
3rd Grade – Peanut Butter and Jelly
4th Grade – Pasta (Shells, Macaroni, Bowties, and Penne etc.) or Rice 1 lbs pound bags (White or Brown)
5th Grade – Crackers (Saltine/Graham or Snack)
6th Grade – Pasta Sauces or Diced Tomatoes
7th Grade – One Can Meals (Chili, Stew, Chunky Soups)
8th Grade – Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Ham/Spam, Salmon)

Caution! Handrails Under Repair

You may have noticed some orange cones and caution tape on the Church front steps. The elements have taken a toll and caused some rust damage to the handrails. We will get them repaired and back in use as soon as possible.

Next Blood Drive Sunday Sept. 26

Local blood supplies are critically low, and the Community Blood Center has announced that the local blood shortage has reached emergency levels. The next St. Peter’s Blood Drive will be Sunday, September 26 In the McKay Center, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Please schedule your appointment here.

Interested in the Catholic Faith?

RCIA classes begin on Thursday, Sept. 30. The first stage is an inquiry period, open to all interested in learning more about Catholicism–no pressure, no long-term commitment. We are also looking for RCIA sponsors and volunteers to help with hospitality. To register, volunteer, or get more info., please contact Lee Volmer, 816.800.0108 or lvolmer@stpeterskc.org.

Parish School of Religion Begins Oct. 3

The Parish School of Religion provides religious education for children, Grades 1-8, who do not attend St. Peter’s School, and includes First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation. Classes begin Sunday, Oct. 3. If you are interested in enrolling your child, or if you are interested in being part of the instruction team, please contact Lee Volmer at 816.800.0108 or lvolmer@stpeterskc.org.

Virtus Workshop at STP Aug. 26

There is a session of Protecting God’s Children scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 26, 6-9 p.m. at STP. All parish & school staff & volunteers (18 and over) working with minors and/or vulnerable adults are required by the diocese to attend the Protecting God’s Children workshop. This includes coaches & volunteers in the school, church nursery, See all available sessions and register here.

Help for the People of Haiti

The people of Haiti have recently undergone terrible tribulations—political upheaval, a severe earthquake, and a tropical storm. Catholic Relief Services is actively assisting our suffering brothers and sisters in Haiti. To donate to their work, please go to their website at crs.org.