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 St. Paul Parish as we approach the greatest celebration of the Christian liturgical year: Holy Week. This is the best time to be a Catholic-Christian. During this time, we are in a sense “outside of time.” Through the rites of the Church, we transition from Lent to Easter, from purple vestments to white, from death to resurrection, and from human frailty to the fervent hope of eternal salvation in Christ, who “is our salvation, life and resurrection, through whom we are saved and delivered.”
The liturgy of the Sacred Paschal Triduum is the most beautiful communal prayer of the year. Many people think that Christmas is the central celebration of the year for a Christian when, in fact, it is the Sacred Paschal Triduum: Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday.
Please, if at all possible, set aside the time to come to Holy Thursday for the Washing of the Feet and the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. This is the Mass when we bring our CRS Rice Bowls as an offering of solidarity and love to our brothers and sisters in another part of our world.
On Good Friday, we hear proclaimed the Passion of Jesus Christ according to St. John. It is very powerful and moving. Then we have the Adoration of the Holy Cross. “Lord, by your Cross and Resurrection, you have set us free!”
On Saturday night at the Easter Vigil, we will gather around the new fire, we will listen to the stories of God’s covenant, and experience the return of the “Alleluia!” to our Masses. We will also celebrate the Easter Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion and Confirmation with 12 adults from our community
For Easter Sunday morning, we have scheduled extra Masses to accommodate all of our parishioners, friends and neighbors who want to come to St. Paul to celebrate the Easter Resurrection, when we proclaim loud and clear: “He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said” (Mt. 28:6).
This truly is the best time to be a Catholic-Christian. Please do your best to participate in as many Holy Week liturgies as possible for your own spiritual renewal and for the benefit of your family and community.
Fr. Nathan, Deacon Mike and I look forward to celebrating these beautiful holy days with you and your family.
God bless you!
Pastor – St. Paul Parish
Friday, March 23rd - 7:00 p.m. (Bilingual)
Palm Sunday - March 24th and 25th
Regular Weekend Mass Schedule
Holy Thursday - March 29th
6:00 p.m. (English) and 8:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Bilingual Prayer Vigil until 11:59 p.m. in the Church
Good Friday - March 30th
3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (English), 8:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Easter Vigil - March 31st
8:00 p.m. (English, Spanish, ASL) at St. Paul
Easter Sunday - April 1st
8:00 a.m. (English) in the Church and Gym
10:00 a.m. (English) in the Church and Gym
12:30 p.m. (Spanish) in the Church
Regular Daily Mass Schedule
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.
The Parish Office will be closed on March 30th in observance of Good Friday.
- Father Michael Hermes, Pastor
- Father Nathan Miller, Parochial Vicar
- Karla Leibham, School Principal
- Michelle Cabrera, Parish Secretary
- Joe Heron, Director of Music and Liturgy
- Gladys Maldonado, Accountant
- Karla Melgar, Director of Religious Education
- Stacey Rains, Youth Ministry Coordinator
- Claudia Ramirez, Pastoral Assistant