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 Month of March. Welcome to Lent 2017.
We start the month of March with Ash Wednesday Masses: 8 a.m., 12 noon, 6 p.m. in English. Plus a Mass at 8 p.m. in Spanish. Stations of the Cross will take place every Friday at 6 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish. Please plan to come to the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry on Fridays during Lent. It is really good!
March is “Mission Month” for St. Paul Parish. We are going to host a parish mission with Greg Wasinski on March 20th, 21st and 22nd (Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday) at 7 p.m. each night in the church. The themes are: Our Call, Our Relationship, Finding Jesus in the Eucharist. Greg is from Cleveland, OH and is a lay evangelist. He can be found on Sirius/XM Radio The Catholic Channel. I hope you will plan to come and bring your family.
We are also going to host Gela on Thursday, March 23rd in Spanish with a 6 p.m. Mass and 7 p.m. testimony and songs. Gela is a very famous lay evangelist from Los Angeles, CA. She is known to give a beautiful witness to the power of God’s grace.
Please pray for our catechumens and candidates in the RCIA/RICA program as they make final preparations to approach the Easter Sacraments at the Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 15th. I am very proud of our catechetical teams who are helping these adults to be in full communion with the Catholic Church.
The Capital Campaign is moving forward. We are almost to the point where we can begin the conversation to get permission to have groundbreaking. If you have not already done so, please consider making your pledge now so that we can get started on the construction of Phase 1. Please see me with any questions or comments.
Finally, I’ll be heading out to Garden City, KS on Amtrak to participate in the Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Retreat. I’m really excited about this, not only for my own personal spiritual growth, but also for St. Paul Parish. The pastor must first experience the retreat in order to bring it to his parish. It is good news that we will be offering the CRHP Retreat to all St. Paul parishioners this fall. Stay tuned for more details and on how you can benefit from CRHP.
Have a holy and happy Lenten Season as we make our way towards Holy Week.
Fr. Michael Hermes
Pastor - St. Paul
Fridays - 6:00 p.m. (English), 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. - 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