Prayer Ministries

“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.”

—Philippians 4:6

Arts & Environment

art and environment

What We Do: Enhance the worship environment with seasonally and liturgically appropriate decorations. The Arts and Environment ministry helps visually enhance the parish during the various liturgical seasons.

Whom We Serve: Parish

Training: N/A

Time Commitment: Significant at Easter and Christmas, variable at other times.

Contact: Mary Gillespie at gillespie@kc.rr.com, 913.908.8027

Eucharistic Adoration

eucharistic adoration

What We Do: Gift ourselves with a holy hour of reflection to quietly listen and pray in the glorious presence of our dear Lord in the Holy Eucharist. We are striving to host perpetual adoration in our Adoration Chapel. Our Sacred Heart Adoration Chapel is open 7 days a week for 24 hours each day for anyone to adore the Blessed Sacrament. However, we have available weekly Holy Hour commitments if one feels called to participate weekly. Contact our Ministry Lead for the current schedule.

Whom We Serve: All Parishioners

Training: N/A

Time Commitment: One regular hour each week or share a committed hour with others.

Contact: Clara George and Paula Hoelting at adoration@shoj.org

Marian Mantle Prayer Group

marian mantle

What We Do: Pray weekly using a variety of Marian prayers for the return of our prodigals to Holy Mother Church.

Whom We Serve: Parishioners with loved ones that are not currently practicing the faith.

Training: N/A

Time Commitment: Weekly meetings (1 hour each).

Contact: Marietta Wendler at mawendler2@yahoo.com, 620.664.6959

Prayer Line

prayer line

What We Do: Pray for the intentions of those who request prayers.

Whom We Serve: Anyone who requests our prayers.

Training: N/A

Time Commitment: A few minutes daily to pray for request.

Contact: Sue Collins / Clara George at prayer.chair@shoj.org

Teams of Our Lady

teams of our lady

What We Do: Teams of Our Lady was founded by Father Henri Caffarel in France in 1947 and has spread to over 10,000 Teams world-wide. Teams came to the United States in 1958 where there are currently over 700 Teams. Teams of Our Lady is an international Catholic movement to enrich marriage spirituality. The aim of the movement is to help couples discover the full richness of the sacrament of marriage through small groups of five to seven couples and a spiritual advisor. Couples use a time-tested format to meet their needs and desire to grow closer in love and faith through Teams of Our Lady, and in the process they discover support for one another and for their marriage.

Whom We Serve: Parish Married Couples.

Training: N/A

Time Commitment: 1 session a month in alternating couple’s home.

Contact: Kathleen Whalen at kathleen.whalen@shoj.org, 913.422.5700 ext. 252

Vocations Ministry

vocations

What We Do: In addition to praying for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and consecrated religious life, we foster an environment in which we can help parishioners be open to God’s guidance while discerning their baptismal call to holiness as lived out through the vocation of priesthood, diaconate, sisterhood, brotherhood, Christian marriage or single life.

Whom We Serve: Parish

Training: N/A

Time Commitment: Monthly meeting.

Contact: Kathleen Whalen at kathleen.whalen@shoj.org, 913.422.5700 ext. 252