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
Welcome to the month of June at St. Paul Parish!
School is out for the summer, families are planning their vacations, it’s time to relax and enjoy the warm weather. But it is still a very busy time at St. Paul Parish. I will highlight a few of the major events of the month in just a moment.
But first... a big THANK YOU to Mrs. Karla Leibham, St. Paul School Principal for this past school year. Karla came in on short notice last August and proceeded to help all of the students, faculty and staff have an excellent year. Everyone who knows Karla knows what a great Catholic educator she is and what a wonderful person she is. We were so blessed to have her with us this past school year. Thank you, Karla!
We now welcome Dr. Ann Connor, the new principal of St. Paul Catholic School. Ann started her teaching career here at St. Paul a number of years ago. She taught for many years at St. Patrick’s School in KCK, became principal of Xavier School in Leavenworth and Resurrection School in KCK. Most recently, she has served as the Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of KCK. We are blessed to have her at St. Paul School. Welcome, Ann!
We started the month of June with the celebration of the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi). This is one of the main reasons and best parts for being a Catholic-Christian, our belief in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. By receiving the Body and Blood of Christ in faith, with a firm and faith-filled AMEN, Christ enters our hearts and lives and shares with us his forgiveness, his love and his divinity. What greater gift can there be? Please read John 6 to see where we get our understanding of the Holy Eucharist.
We will end the month of June with the celebration of the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul with an All-Parish Mass at 6 p.m. (English-Spanish-ASL) and a parish picnic after Mass in the church parking lot (sponsored by the Knights of Columbus). This is one of the greatest moments of the year at St. Paul when we celebrate our diversity and our unity, in the Holy Mass and with a picnic. We are many cultures, one faith. We are proud of the unity we have here at St. Paul. Please plan to attend on Friday, June 29th!
Finally, we have adopted a Bhutanese refugee family sponsored by Catholic Charities. This family has a garden and they are selling their fresh vegetables after the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses every Sunday during the summer. They have a tent set out on the north sidewalk of the church. Please stop by after Mass and buy some fresh spinach, cilantro and onions and support this beautiful family.
God bless all St. Paul families during the month of June!
Fr. Michael Hermes
Pastor – St. Paul Parish
Monday - 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
Parish Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Father Michael Hermes, Pastor
- Father Nathan Miller, Parochial Vicar
- Karla Leibham, School Principal
- Michelle Cabrera, Parish Secretary
- Joe Heron, Director of Music and Liturgy
- Karla Melgar, Director of Religious Education
- Amy Moritz, Accountant
- Stacey Rains, Youth Ministry Coordinator
- Claudia Ramirez, Pastoral Assistant