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
St. Paul School has begun the new school year. We are so pleased to have everyone back for another year. Our Religious Education program is just about ready to begin the new year as well.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin on Thursday, Sept. 15th at 7 p.m. in the Great Room. This is the program for adults who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith. This is the most common way for an adult to join the Catholic Church. Also, it is the perfect way for those who were baptized Catholic to receive the other sacraments of initiation: First Communion and Confirmation. And, it is a great way for Catholics who desire an update on our faith to grow deeper in knowledge and understanding of our beliefs and tradition. Please contact me if you are interested in the RCIA.
The September Work of Mercy is to "Shelter the Homeless." We are going to collect toiletry items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, etc.) for the Salvation Army shelter in Olathe and also for Catholic Charities Refugee Assistance in KCK. These items are very important for everyday life and are not easy to obtain for people who are just getting their feet on the ground. Please bring your items to any of the weekend Masses on Sept. 17/18.
Please plan to participate in our Ministry Fair: Seek, Find and Serve the weekend of Sept. 24/25. We are asking everyone (you!) to sign up and participate in one thing above and beyond the Sunday Mass. We have so many excellent opportunities from which to choose to help you grow in your faith, build up the parish community, perform a Work of Mercy, that it could make a big difference in your life and in our parish. Please be a ready to get more involved!
Finally, the Capital Campaign is moving forward. We will have the quarterly update to share with the entire community the first part of October. Thank you to all who have pledged and to all those who are being faithful with their pledge payments.
May God bless you, your family and St. Paul Parish!
Fr. Michael Hermes
Pastor – St. Paul
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 a.m.*
First Saturday 8:00 a.m.
*No Daily Mass on 9/27, 9/28, & 9/29
Weekend Mass Schedule
Sat. 5:00 p.m. at St. James Academy
Sun. 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. (Signed)
12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:00 p.m. at St. Paul
Weekly Confession Schedule
Sat. 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at St. James Academy
Wed. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul*
*No Confession on 9/28
Map to St. James Academy
Parish Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Father Michael Hermes, Pastor
- Father Nathan Miller, Part-Time Parochial Vicar
- Tonia Helm, School Principal
- Gladys Maldonado, Accountant
- Karla Melgar, Director of Religious Education
- Mary Mashek, Liturgy Coordinator
- Michelle Cabrera, Parish Secretary
- Claudia Ramirez, Pastoral Assistant
- Stacey Rains, Youth Ministry Coordinator