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! Christ has risen, Alleluia!
My favorite Easter account is called the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-25).
Two of the disciples, disappointed at the death of Jesus on Good Friday, were walking home from Jerusalem to Emmaus when Jesus appeared and started walking with them. They didn’t recognize him in his glorified body. Jesus asked why there were so sad. And they shared the story of how Jesus died on Friday.
Then Jesus explained to them the Scriptures and all the passages in the Bible that referenced that this was exactly how it had to happen. They convinced Jesus to stay for dinner and when Jesus took the bread, said the blessing and broke it, they recognized that it was him. At that moment he vanished from their sight.
At once, the two disciples got up and ran back to join the others in Jerusalem to tell them the Good News, that Jesus has risen from the dead.
This story tells us what we should always do as Christians. Instead of walking away in dejection, we need to rejoin the others (as the disciples did when they went back to Jerusalem). We ought to check the Scriptures (which we do during the first half of every Mass). And we should open our hearts to see the presence of Jesus in our midst . . . in the church, in the Sacred Scriptures, and most surely in the Breaking of the Bread (the Eucharist).
Jesus has risen from the dead and we can best encounter him when we get together as Church, in the proclamation of his Word, and during the Breaking of the Bread.
We now are looking forward to celebrating the First Holy Communion of our young people with five special Masses scheduled over the next couple of weeks. We have many weddings and quinceañeras on the calendar for April-May-June. And, we will perform a Work of Mercy by collecting men’s underwear and socks for the Casa del Migrante in Tijuana, Mexico (the collection will be on May 20th-21st after all the Masses).
Remember, we celebrate the Easter Resurrection all the way to Pentecost Sunday, June 4th. Happy Easter!
Fr. Michael Hermes
Pastor - St. Paul
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. - 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