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
October at St. Paul is off to a great start.
We are offering an All-Parish Book Club this month for parish groups and anyone else who wants to do a community read: “Faithful Citizenship” by the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (USSCB). This is a teaching and pastoral guide, primarily on how to make moral decisions and also on the breadth of Catholic social teaching. More specifically, there are three paragraphs that address how to apply our Catholic-Christian values on election day.
The bishops are encouraging all of us to be faithful citizens as we exercise the great privilege to vote. A copy of the document may be viewed on the USCCB website: usccb.org.
Moving Day to our new campus on Lone Elm Rd. will soon be upon us. We will be sure to get the word out to all St. Paul Parishioners in November so everyone will know the details about the move north.
Just a couple of items we can announce now in advance:
The new St. Paul Rectory has been purchased. It will be located in one of the villas to the west side of the new campus. There are three bedrooms in the villa. The good news is the rectory is being paid for by the sale of the current rectory, the Fr. Hubbard Center, and one acre of land west of Goddard School. I will plan to move into the new rectory in November and sell the current rectory as soon as possible.
We will be having a “moving sale” in the gymnasium of items that we will not be taking with us to the new campus on Sunday, Nov. 4th, after the 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Masses. There will be a nice selection of religious art, some furniture, and other odds and ends that might be of interest to you. All proceeds from the “moving sale” will go towards the Capital Campaign.
Remember, November 1st is All Saints Day, a holy day for the Catholic Church. Check the special Mass schedule and please make the effort to attend one of the Masses. We will give thanks for all of God’s grace and mercy which make certain ordinary people live extraordinary lives of holiness and service. We too can become saints with the exact same divine assistance, along with our own desire to accomplish God’s will in our lives.
Thank you for being a faithful member of St. Paul Parish!
God bless you.
Fr. Michael Hermes
Pastor, St. Paul
Thursday, Nov. 22nd 9:00 a.m.
Regular Daily Mass Schedule
Tuesday - 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
We invite all those who are new to the area or have not yet registered to register online by selecting the box below. You may also stop by the Parish Office to complete a registration form. New families are invited to our New Member Welcome and Information Reception held on the second Sunday of each month. Please contact the Parish Office with questions at 913.764.0323 and welcome to St. Paul Parish!
Parish Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Parish Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 22nd and Friday, Nov. 23rd. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!