Lent at STM 2024

Lent at STM 2024

Worship & Sacraments

Ash Wednesday Masses
6:15am & 8:15am, 6pm.


Daily Masses during Lent
…will return to both 6:15am & 8:15am, Monday-Friday. 8:15am Mass will be offered every Saturday.


Confession times during Lent
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-6pm (Not Thu., March 21)
Saturdays, 7:15-8am and 3-3:45pm


Lenten Art Participation Project
The Art & Environment Committee invites people to bring twigs, no longer than six inches, to add to a display on the round table in the narthex. People are invited to add the twigs themselves, to unite their own slivers of crosses to those of Jesus. Begins Ash Wednesday (NOT before!) and runs through Lent.


Fresh Fire (Fridays)
February 23 and March 22.


Stations of the Cross
5pm on Fridays, led by:
2/16 – STM Knights of Columbus
2/23 – Monday Rosary Group
3/1 – Kathy Thomas’ 4th Grade Class
3/8 – Mary Roach & friends of former Saint Catherine
3/15 – Women of STM
3/22 – SPRED

Outreach & Fellowship


$20 for Lent: DONATE  HERE

Each household is invited to contribute $20 to this year’s recipient is Little Sisters of the Poor. They are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious, with a local center in KCMO. They were founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan to serve the elderly poor. The last time STM took up a collection for the Little Sisters was 2018. For more information on this mission, please visit littlesistersofthepoorkansascity.org/.Envelopes will be available in the pews.


Baby Shower
The Respect Life Committee will collect baby items and monetary contributions to support the moms and babies at Saint Mary’s Home for Unwed Mothers in Liberty, MO. A wish list will be available next week and items will be collected Ash Wednesday through Sunday, February 25.


Fish Fry Fridays
will be held every Friday of Lent, 5-7pm, except on March 15. These are sponsored by the Scouts to help pay for summer camp. Dine in or get to-go! Menu: Baked and fried fish, potatoes, corn, green beans, rolls. Cheese pizza available for the kids. Cost: $10/senior, $12/adult, $35/family. Desserts: $1-2, provided by Girl Scouts.


Serve Breakfast at Morning Glory

Ten volunteers are needed on each of the Mondays in March, 6:30-8:30am at The Catholic Center. Contact Father Justin to sign up: frjhoye@stmkc.com.
Collections – Three second collections take place during Lent:
Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Fund (February 18),
Catholic Relief Services (March 10)
For the Holy Land (Good Friday, March 29)

Formation Offerings


Bible Study: Discover the Story of Salvation

Mondays, 6-7:30pm, in More Hall; a video/discussion series facilitated by Hayley Shaver, Coordinator of Evangelization & Discipleship


Overview of the Minor Prophets

First four Sundays of Lent, 10:05-10:50am, in More Hall; presentation by Father Justin


Saint Teresa: No Greater Love  movie showing

Sunday, March 10, 2pm, in More Hall. Sponsored by STM Knights of Columbus (Movie is almost two hours long.)


World Apostolate of Fatima presentation

Sunday, March 17, 2pm, in More Hall; presentation by David Carollo, CEO of World Apostolate of Fatima


Lenten-themed Care Notes

found on the north side of the narthex, including:
• A Lenten Journey Through Grief
• Longing for God – The Grace of Lent
• 40 Ways to Enrich Your Lenten Prayer
• The Season of Lent: From Ashes to Easter
• Lent – A Time to Pray for Others
• Praying the Bible During Lent


Lenten-themed Lighthouse CD’s and books

also found on the north side of the narthex, including:
• The Woman at the Foot of the Cross (CD)
• Family & Prayer Life During Lent (CD)
• The Imitation of Christ (Book)

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