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
The secret to having the best Christmas ever is probably having a really good Advent Season: daily prayer, a Work of Mercy or two, a good Confession, and a personal reflection on this: “In this way the love of God was revealed to us: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might have life through him” (1 John 4:9).
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated on Dec. 8th with a special Mass schedule. Mary, under this title, is the patroness of the United States. We can ask for her intercession during this time of presidential transition in Washington DC.
Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated on Sunday night, Dec. 11th, beginning with a procession from the Santa Barbara Trailer Park on Ridgeview all the way to St. Paul Church. Mass begins at 9 p.m., followed by the Matachines native dancing and the singing of Las Mañanitas. We thank the Olathe Police Department for providing the official escort for the procession.
Advent Confessions are scheduled to take place on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 7 p.m. with 15 visiting priests. Although not a rule, a good Confession during Advent is highly recommended as an excellent spiritual exercise in preparation for celebrating Christmas.
The Christmas Mass Schedule is posted on this website. Please pick your Mass and come early as these Masses are more crowded than normal. The parish will be giving out a special Christmas present at the end of all Masses.
Finally, looking ahead to January 2017, we will offer an all-parish Bible Study of St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. We note that St. Paul referred to Christmas in his letter where he wrote: “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption” (Gal. 4:4-5).
Merry Christmas to all of you!
Fr. Michael Hermes
Pastor – St. Paul
Vigil Mass - Wednesday, Dec. 7th 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul
Thursday, Dec. 8th 8:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
Sunday, Dec. 11th 9:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Christmas Eve Mass - Saturday, Dec. 24th
5:00 p.m. at St. James Academy
8:00 p.m., 12 midnight at St. Paul
Christmas Day Mass - Sunday, Dec. 25th
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
New Year's Eve Mass - Saturday, Dec. 31st
5:00 p.m. at St. James Academy
New Year's Day Mass - Sunday, Jan. 1st
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:00 p.m.
Daily Mass Schedule
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. St. James Academy
Wed. 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul
Advent Communal Reconciliation Service
Thursday, Dec. 15th 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul
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