Ministries

of

Spirituality

Sacraments

Baptism

   Infant Baptism, To request Baptism for your child, click here

      Contact: Scott McKellar, 741.2800, ext. 213

   Adult Baptism

       Contact Doug Warrens, 741.2800, ext. 212

Reconciliation / Confessions

    Saturday, 3:00-4:15

    Wednesdays, 8:00-8:20am

     Anytime by request

Confirmation

    Adult Confirmation  Contact Doug Warrens, 741.2800, ext. 212

   

    Youth Confirmation grades 9-12   Contact, Tim Volk, 741.2800, ext 119

Marriages

    A 9-month preparation period is required (diocesan policy). One person  should be a registered, attending parishioner of St. Therese 

    Contact Scott McKellar, 741.2800, ext. 213

    Wedding Preparation Guide click here

Funeral Planning or Arrangements

     Planning and Preparation, click here

    Contact, Deacon Doug Warrens, 741.2800, ext 212

                     Karen Engebretson, 741.2800, ext. 258

 

Liturgy

Altar Servers

    Assist the priest in celebrating Mass. Open to teens and youth in 6th grade and older who are currently practicing their faith are eligible.

    Training required: Yes

    Time Commitment: Assigned

    Contact: Deacon Doug Warrens, 741.2800, ext. 212

 

Art & Environment

    Assist in decorating the worship space at the beginning of each liturgical season.

Contact: Scott McKellar, 741.2800, ext. 213

 

Greeters/Ushers

Welcome visitors and parishioners before all Masses, helping in seating attendees, assistance as needed during Mass, assist with distributing bulletins.

   Training required: Yes

   Time Commitment: Mass assignments

   Contact:Jonathan Rhodes, 741.2800, ext. 217

Lectors

Proclaim the Word of God at Sunday Masses and special celebrations. Must be actively practicing your faith at Church.

Training required: Yes

   Time Commitment: Mass assignments

   Contact: Deacon Doug Warrens, 741-2800, ext. 212

 

Adoration Chapel

Eucharistic Adoration in the Adoration Chapel for silent prayer.  Sign up for a weekly Holy Hour or to be a substitute. ALL are welcome during daytime hours.  M/F 9am-10pm; T/W/Th 9am-11pm; Sat 9am-1:00pm

  Time Commitment: Your choice

  Contact: EucharisticAdoration@StThereseNorth.org;  Monica, 816.718.8176; John, 816.379.5399, Carolyn, 816.587.9223

First Sunday Adoration

  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on the First Sunday of the Month after 5:00pm Mass (approx. 6:30-7:30pm) with the youth group every other month.

  Time Commitment: 1 hour on the first Sunday of the Month unless that is a holiday and then we move to the second Sunday

  Contact: Deacon Doug Warrens, 741.2800, ext. 212

Wedding Coordinators

Assist engaged couples and coordinate use of the parish facilities for preparation for Nuptial Mass.

Training Required: Yes

   Time Commitment: Assignments

   Contact: Scott McKellar, 741.2800, ext. 213

 

Baptismal Preparation Classes

    Teach Baptismal Prep class to new parents having their children baptized.

    Training required: Yes

    Time Commitment: Classes are the second Monday of

            every month except December-you would be

            assigned a class

    Contact: Scott McKellar, 741.2800, ext. 213

Music

 Adult Choir - Come and Sing with Us!

  Sing with the choir for the 10:00am Sunday Mass and some special Masses or celebrations. Choir rehearsals are weekly on Wednesdays during the school year from 7:00-8:30pm

   Time Commitment: average 4 hours per week

   Contact: Karen Engebretson, 741.2800, ext. 258

Cantor Ministry - Come, Share Your Voice!

  Lead the congregation at Mass and special celebrations. This is a solo voice ministry. Audition required. Must be able to read music.

   Time Commitment: Assigned Masses

   Contact; Karen Engebretson, 741.2800, ext. 258

Instrumentalists/Organists/Pianists - Come, Share Your Skill!

  Provide music at Sunday Masses and other special celebrations. Audition required.

   Time Commitment: Assigned Masses

   Contact: Karen Engebretson, 741.2800, ext. 258

BellChoir - Come and Ring with Us!

  Provide music at certain Masses, celebrations, or performances. Rehearsals are weekly for upcoming performances.Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm in the Church.

   Time Commitment: Inroduction to the bells

   Contact: Karen Engebretson, 741.2800, ext. 258

Children's Youth Choir- Students in 3rd grade & beyond

  Provide music at certain Masses (school and parish) and some special celebrations both within and outside our community. Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesdays during the school year. 

  Training required: Desire to Sing

  Time Commitment: 1 hour weekly rehearsal

  Contact: Karen Engebretson, 741.2800, ext. 258

 

Divine Mercy Chaplet in Song

We sing the Chaplet of divine mercy every Friday evening at 7:00pm in the Church. Come sing with us, harmonize, if you wish, or just pray it along with us in your heart.

Ministries

of

Care

Food Pantry of St. Vincent de Paul

Various volunteer opportunities are available to help serve those in need in Platte County—office and administration, reception, telephone, stocking of food, serving clients with grocery items, home visits, bagging,etc.

    Time Commitment: Your choice

    Contact: Pat Cummings, 741.8661

 

Hillcrest Apartment

Sponsored apartment for a homeless family which involves rigorous screening and an education component. Various opportunities might include restocking the apartment when a family graduates, cleanup, painting, etc.

Click here to view the apartment.

      Time Commitment: Your choice

      Contact:: Amanda Bentley, Altar & Rosary Society, 816.641.4955

 

Meatloaf Sunday

Provide meatloafs for St. Mary’s Kitchen or help deliver.

Time Commitment: Your choice

Contact: Mary Pat & John DeStefano  email marypatdestefano@yahoo.com

 

Soup Kitchen

Help serve at the St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen in Kansas City, KS one Sunday a month.

Time Commitment: Your choice

Contact:Mary Pat & John DeStefano  email marypatdestefano@yahoo.com

 

Respect Life

Assist with various projects and activities such as the Baby Bottle Drive, the Spiritual Adoption program, the Advent Angel Tree, or Mothers Day Baby Shower.

Time Commitment: Your choice

Contact: Mayr Pat Destefano

Mary Pat & John DeStefano  email marypatdestefano@yahoo.com

Adopt a Family

     Adopt a family for Christmas as assigned to you by St. Vincent de Paul. You are given a list of what the family needs and wants. Purchase gifts and bring them to St. Vincent de Paul at the assigned time and place.

    Time Commitment: Your choice

    Contact: Joan Andeberg, 741.8661

 

Funeral Luncheons

Altar & Rosary coordinates funeral luncheons and needs volunteers to prepare a dish as directed or to help serve and clean up.

Time Commitment: 3-4 hours for luncheon

Contact: Joann Dunham, joanndunham@hotmail.com

Grief Support Group

A Fall and Spring 5-week series helping those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Training Required: No, but an interview with program director is necessary

Contact: Mary Beth Fisher, 816.838.1313

 

Divorce & Separated Support Group

Fall and Spring 5-week series in support of those who are separated or divorced.

Training Required: No but an interview with the program director is necessary

Contact: John Henke

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