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
As we are in the Year of Mercy in the Catholic Church, we are focusing in on the Corporal Works of Mercy:
- Feeding the hungry
- Drink for the thirsty
- Welcome the stranger
- Clothes for the naked
- Visiting the sick and lonely
- Visiting and praying for prisoners
- Burying the dead
Almost every month we will promote a Work of Mercy that we can do together as a Catholic parish. The first one was the weekend of January 30th/31st when we asked everyone to bring a sack of groceries to donate to the Catholic Charities Olathe Food Pantry. The Catholic Charities truck was parked in the parking lot at all the weekend Masses. The food drive was a huge success and we filled up the truck with donations. Thank you!
February’s Work of Mercy will be more challenging. We are asking for volunteers to take the 4-liter Challenge, and to try to manage on just 4-liters of water on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd. It will be difficult but also an eye-opener about how much water we all use in our daily lives and about how much water we waste that goes “down the drain.” We are also going to suggest a donation to the Navaho Water Project to help bring running water into the homes on the Navaho Indian Reservation near Four Corners. See NavahoWaterProject.org for more details.
Finally, during the Year of Mercy we want to practice the Sacrament of Mercy, Confession, during the Lenten Season. Remember we celebrate God’s mercy every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at St. James Academy, every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at St. Paul, and at the Lenten Communal Service on Sunday, March 13th, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul.
God bless you all this Lenten Season.
Fr. Michael Hermes
Fridays During Lent (Feb 12 - Mar 18)
6:00 p.m. (English) and 7:00 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)
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. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Father Michael Hermes, Pastor
- Father Gary Pennings, Priest In-Residence
- Tonia Helm, School Principal
- Gladys Maldonado, Accountant
- Karla Melgar, Director of Religious Education
- Mary Mashek, Liturgy Coordinator
- Henny Parre, Parish Secretary
- Claudia Ramirez, Pastoral Assistant
- Stacey Rains, Youth Ministry Coordinator & Assistant Confirmation Coordinator