Altar and Rosary Society
Our Altar & Rosary Society is a women’s group that provides a place for prayer, spiritual enrichment and fellowship. Our group helps blend prayer life and service to others with opportunities of outreach within our own parish and the greater community. We do this through monthly meetings that are either spiritual or social in nature. We raise funds through bake sales throughout the year. We also coordinate the funeral lunches that the parish offers their members. We cordially invite you to attend our meetings and to become active in our group. If as a parish member you would be able to help serve or donate food for the funeral lunches, please call the Parish Office.
Mens Catholic Book Club
The purpose of the book club is to learn more about the Catholic Faith and to fellowship with other Catholic men. The accountability of meeting together helps men to accomplish spiritual reading they might otherwise not accomplish. In over three years, the group has read and discussed nearly fifty books. If you would like more information on the club, or would like to be placed on their email list, contact Nathan Lewis at 716-9189 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Meets at 7 PM on Sunday evenings, once a month in the Sullivan Room.
Knights of Columbus Council #7064
If you desire to improve your community…..If you want to support your parish and grow in your faith….If you believe in family values….If you have an interest in the welfare of young people….If you want to associate with men who share these desires and beliefs…COME JOIN THE KNIGHTS!
Our membership welcomes Catholic gentlemen 18 years of age and older. Meetings are scheduled monthly. For more information, please call the Knights Hall at 816-452-2221.
Parish Finance Council
The responsibility of the Parish Finance Council is to advise the pastor regarding financial matters of the parish. After analyzing ministries’ needs, debt service, plant maintenance and capital improvements, a fiscal budget proposal is prepared. Financial statements are reviewed at quarterly meetings. At the end of the fiscal year, the parish financial report is reviewed and approved by the members.
Scripture Study Groups
The purpose of the St. Patrick Scripture Study Groups is to share faith in small group settings, focusing on a particular book or theme from the Bible. We offer a variety of different days and times for your convenience. We use the “Little Rock Scripture Study” video tapes, study guides and commentaries as the basis for the weekly discussions. We believe this is a dynamic method using study, prayer and sharing that can help you make the real connection between your faith and everyday living, transforming mere believers into “doers of the Word”.
This study is an interesting, informative, down-to-earth approach to the Bible. All are welcome….from other parishes, as well as other faith communities. If you are interested in finding out more about our Scripture Study Program, please contact the Parish Office at 816-453-5510 x210.
Small Christian Communities
Experiencing scripture and prayer in small groups strengthens our relationship with God and with others. Our communities gather twice a month either in homes or here in the parish. By praying and reflecting on the Sunday scripture our faith is deepened and we are prepared to receive the word of God more freely. For more information about these faith communities or to start one of your own, please call the the Parish Office.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Take time away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life and re-commit yourselves to each other with emphasis on communication. The weekend away is geared strictly to each individual married couple Catholic in orientation, but open to all faith expressions. Marriage Encounter also provides support and encouragement to priests and religious who have dedicated their lives to their vocation. For more information call 1-800-795-5683 or visit their website: www.wwme.org.
Cub Scouting is open to all boys in the 1st through 5th grades. The Cub Scouting program is designed to help parents and community organizations help boys grow. Among the many goals, Cub Scouting strives to positively influence character development and to foster a sense of personal achievement. Contact Robin & Frank Comer at 816-436-2086 for more information.
Tiger Cubs introduces 1st grade boys and their families to the scouting program. Cub Scouts is designed for 2nd and 3rd grade boys and finally, Webelos Scouts for 4th and 5th graders prepare boys to become Boy Scouts. Dens are formed for each grade and meet 2 – 3 times a month. Once a month, all dens come together for a Pack meeting where boys are recognized for their achievements. Parental participation is strongly encouraged and necessary for the boys and the success of the program. Call St. Patrick School for more information.