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 Advent Season!
This is a beautiful time of the year with many special church events and liturgical celebrations.
We start with the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Dec. 8th) and our belief that Mary, by a singular grace, was kept safe from the stain of Original Sin in order to be ready and worthy to be the mother of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mary, under this title, is considered the Patroness of the United States. We ask her to pray for our country.
Our Lady of Guadalupe is celebrated here at St. Paul on Dec. 11th, the vigil of the feast day. We begin at 6 p.m. by making a holy pilgrimage from Santa Barbara Estates near 119th and Ridgeview all the way to the parish campus. We plan to arrive in time for the 9 p.m. Mass which will be celebrated by Archbishop Naumann.
After Mass we will have the Matachines Dance with readings from the sacred scripture. Then we will sing the Mañanitas, the serenade to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will conclude the celebration with hot chocolate and tamales in the church basement.
Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is the patroness of all of the Americas. We ask for her prayers for our parish.
Something interesting to know about Advent this year... the Fourth Week of Advent this year is only 3 hours long! Here’s why. The Fourth Sunday of Advent falls on Sunday, Dec. 24th. We will celebrate this Advent Sunday at the 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and the 12:30 p.m. Masses. But we are going to cancel the regular Sunday 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Masses in the afternoon.
The reason why is because we will celebrate Christmas Eve that evening beginning at 5 p.m. at St. James Academy. That means that the Fourth Week of Advent is really only about 3 hours long. A very rare occurrence! So I want to wish all of you a Happy Fourth Week of Advent, even though it is only about 3 hours long.
Please go ahead and pick your Christmas Mass. Here is the schedule:
Dec. 24th at 5 p.m. (at St. James Academy); 8 p.m. and 12 midnight (bilingual)
Dec. 25 at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
“O Come, O Come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel.
That mourns in lonely exile here, until the Son of God appear.”
God bless you,
Fr. Michael Hermes
Pastor - St. Paul
5:00 p.m. (at St. James Academy), 8:00 p.m.,
12:00 Midnight (Bilingual)
Christmas Day - Monday, Dec. 25th
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish)
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), 4:00 p.m.
Masses in Spanish: 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 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
Map to St. James Academy
Parish Office Hours
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 25th, and Tuesday, Dec. 26th.
- Father Michael Hermes, Pastor
- Father Nathan Miller, Part-Time 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