Father Pat Sullivan

Fr. Pat Sullivan
Father Pat Sullivan

Growing up in Kansas City, Fr. Pat never envisioned being a Catholic Priest; granted he grew up in a solid Catholic family. He started his professional career in law enforcement, working as an Evidence Technician for the Kansas City Missouri Police Department for just under four years. The corporate world was next, working in Information Technology for American Century Mutual Funds for almost a decade. Through all this, Fr. Pat always thought he would be married and have a family, even being engaged twice. But that’s not what God had in store for him.

He actually fell away from the Catholic faith in his mid-teens through his late twenties. In 1998, at the age of 28, he had a life changing experience and reversion back to the Church. This came after attending a Cursillo retreat. From that point on his Catholic faith evolved. Soon after the retreat he began volunteering in different parish ministries. It wasn’t long before he began asking himself “If all these “Church” things bring so much peace, happiness and contentment, why not make it my life’s work?” So, at the age of 34, he decided to sell his home, quit his job, and enter the seminary.

Entering his eighth year of Priestly ministry, Fr. Pat exclaims “I can honestly say that I have never experienced such joy and happiness in my life. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.”

Fr. Pat graduated from Archbishop O’Hara high school in Kansas City, MO in 1988. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Park University in Parkville, MO. He did his graduate work and formation for priestly ministry at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago.

Fr. Pat enjoys volunteer firefighting, watching sports, and playing PS4 sports games with our Associate Pastor Fr. Dan Morris. He also enjoys many facets of technology and computers. Most of all, he enjoys simply hanging out with “good company” or watching a good movie or television program with friends.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Click the “Vocation Talk” button to hear the full extended version of Fr. Pat’s Vocation Story presented at a “Vocations Week” workshop: Vocation Talk



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Liturgy Schedule for Lent & Easter

Ash Wednesday

Mass Times - 6:30am, 8:15am, 7:00pm

Stations of the Cross every Friday through March 23rd starting at 7:00pm

Palm Sunday Mass Schedule:

Saturday March 24th 4:30pm

Sunday March 25th 7:30am, 9:30am 11:30am

Holy Week Schedule:

Holy Thursday, March 29th

No Morning Masses

Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00pm

Good Friday, March 30th

No Morning Masses

Stations of the Cross 3:00pm

The Lord’s Passion & Veneration of the Cross 7:00pm

Holy Saturday, March 31st

The Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter 7:30pm

Easter Sunday, April 1st

Mass Times – 7:30am, 9:30am, 11:30am

Divine Mercy Sunday, May 8th

Divine Mercy Devotions:

Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins

while Chaplet of Divine Mercy is sung at 12:15pm...

Confessions heard from 12:15pm to 1:15pm during Chaplet & Adoration

Benediction & Closing Song at 1:15pm

Weekday Mass

  • (Mon-Fri) 6:30 a.m, 8:15 a.m.
  • (Sat) 8:15 a.m.

  • In the event that school is cancelled due to weather, we will not have Daily Mass.

    Weekend Mass

    Vigil Mass:

  • Sat. 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday Mass:

  • 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

  • Weekly Reconciliation:

  • Tues: 7:00 — 8:00 a.m.
  • Wed: 6:00— 7:00 p.m.
  • Sat: 3:00 — 4:00 p.m.
  • Other times by arrangement with Priest.

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