Invitation to Conversations at St. Patrick – June 22-26

The time for St. Patrick Parish to walk together into our future as the life-giving community we are is now.  Participation in these important conversations are valuable as we all have something to contribute by way of our perspectives and understandings.  All registered, active parishioners and school families are invited to participate in facilitated conversations to advance our mission and ability to serve God’s Will.  These conversations are an early step in the process to heal St. Patrick as promised by Father Robert and the St. Patrick Parish staff with the support of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.  This will be an opportunity for you to voice your thoughts in a structured environment and contribute to the priorities that will be established for us to work together on making St. Patrick the place where we all want to worship and send our kids to school.  We acknowledge the past, and we want to move forward with healing.  Sign up to participate in one of the conversation times in June.  Read more specifics below and please feel free to contact Father Robert or Deacon Mike in the Parish Office with questions.

Who will attend the Conversations? All registered, active parishioners and school families. Parish staff will not be present. An independent pair of professional facilitators will conduct the conversations.

Where? St. Patrick Gathering Space

When? June 22 – 26. Each session will begin and end promptly as stated on the schedule.  Light refreshments will be available 15 minutes before each session is scheduled to begin.

Thursday, June 22:  6:30-7:30 PM

Saturday, June 24:  11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Saturday, June 24:  12:30-1:30 PM

Sunday, June 25:  12:30-1:30 PM

Monday, June 26:  6:30-7:30 PM

What will happen at the Conversations?  The professional facilitators will use a structured process and set of questions to gather the perspectives of participants on the Parish and school.  Every effort will be made to dignify everyone’s voice in the process and the confidentiality of the process will be maintained by way of expectations that will be shared.

What will happen after the Conversations?   The information will be compiled by the professional facilitators and a report will be shared with the entire Parish and all school families.  There will be information that can be used to determine the next steps and priorities for St. Patrick on its quest to advance our mission as a life-giving community serving God in the best way possible.

How do I register to attend a Conversation time?  Call the Parish Office at 816-453-5510 x210, or email, copy or click the following link: and save your spot today.