Welcome to St. Paul Parish in Olathe!
Our Parish purpose is to use our diversity and compassion to inspire, teach, and nurture all to grow in their respect for God and one another as we follow Christ who willingly laid down his life for us.
~ St. Paul Mission Statement
900 S. Honeysuckle Drive, Olathe, KS 66061 Phone: (913) 764-0323
Message From the Pastor
Happy Easter Season! Alleluia!
Thanks to all who came to St. Paul Church in Olathe to celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection from death to life. On Easter Sunday, we joined 2.2 billion Christians throughout the world to celebrate the Easter Resurrection. Please remember that the Easter Season is 50 days plus Pentecost Sunday. We do not celebrate Easter for just one day, nor for just 12 days (like Christmas), but for 50 days! Let’s be filled with joy and grateful to God for the Resurrection of Jesus throughout the entire 50 days of the Easter Season.
In addition to joining the 2.2 billion Christians celebrating the Easter Resurrection, I joined the 9.4 million Americans who on Easter night watched the performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar” broadcast live on NBC. I grew up on JCS and know every word to every song by heart. One of the most powerful moments for me was the haunting song by Judas, after realizing his mistake in betraying Jesus, when he asks the question, “Does he love me too? Does he care for me?”
Being one of 6 billion people on earth, and one of 325 million of people in the US, and one of tens of thousands of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, one might wonder if Jesus knows who we each of us even are and if he cares for us and loves us, too. I recommend reading the Easter account in John 20:14-16 when Mary Magdalene goes to anoint the body of Jesus but found the tomb empty. “Mary turned around and saw Jesus there, but did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?’ She thought it was the gardener and said to him, ‘Sir, if you carried him away, tell me where you laid him, and I will take him.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Mary!’”
Scripture tells us that Jesus knows us each by name. Even though we might not recognize him at first, Jesus recognizes us, he knows us, he cares for us, he loves us, and he died and rose for all of us (including Judas) on Easter morning. That is the beauty of the Easter Resurrection. He did it all for you... and for me... and for each one of us!
Don’t you think that deserves 50 days of celebration and thanksgiving to God?
Happy Easter Season!
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor – St. Paul Parish
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.
First Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Regular Weekend Mass Schedule
Sat. 5:00 p.m. at St. James Academy
Sun. 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (Signed), 4:00 p.m.
Masses in Spanish: 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Monthly Deaf Mass: Second Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Weekly Confession Schedule
Sat. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at St. James Academy
Wed. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul
Parish Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Father Michael Hermes, Pastor
- Father Nathan Miller, Parochial Vicar
- Karla Leibham, School Principal
- Michelle Cabrera, Parish Secretary
- Joe Heron, Director of Music and Liturgy
- Karla Melgar, Director of Religious Education
- Amy Moritz, Accountant
- Stacey Rains, Youth Ministry Coordinator
- Claudia Ramirez, Pastoral Assistant