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
May Work of Mercy: Bury the Dead
Our parish Work of Mercy this month at St. Paul is to Bury the Dead. We’ve decided to pray for all of our deceased family members, friends and fellow parishioners who are buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, S. US Hwy 169, Olathe, KS, was originally the parish cemetery for St. Paul’s Parish. Established in the late 1800’s, Mt. Calvary was placed under the care and maintenance of Catholic Cemeteries of Northeast Kansas, Inc. in 1996.
We will conclude this month of praying for the deceased with a Memorial Day Mass celebrated at Mt. Calvary Cemetery on Monday, May 30th at 8 a.m. (In case of rain the Mass will be held at St. Paul Church.)
We are passing out names of all the deceased at Mt. Calvary Cemetery and I picked the name of Msgr. Bernard Kelly, who was born on Dec. 24, 1867 and died on Feb. 21, 1934. Msgr. Kelly’s parents emigrated from Ireland and settled in Olathe.
Msgr. Bernard Kelly grew up in St. Paul Parish and was the first religious vocation to the priesthood from St. Paul. Our parish history reports that St. Paul families assembled in 1901 for his first Mass. They must have been very proud of him!
Every person at Mt. Calvary has their own story of faith, vocation, family and work. Many of them were active members of St. Paul Parish. We now remember them in our prayers as we pray for their souls and for all of the souls of the faithful departed.
“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them. Requiesce in pace. Amen.”
Tuesday - Friday 8:00 a.m.
First Saturday 8:00 a.m.
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
Map to St. James Academy
Parish Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Father Michael Hermes, Pastor
- Father Gary Pennings, Priest In-Residence
- Tonia Helm, School Principal
- Gladys Maldonado, Accountant
- Karla Melgar, Director of Religious Education
- Mary Mashek, Liturgy Coordinator
- Henny Parre, Parish Secretary
- Claudia Ramirez, Pastoral Assistant
- Stacey Rains, Youth Ministry Coordinator & Assistant Confirmation Coordinator