One-minute read. Congratulations to the newest local chapter of the Society of Catholic Priests, the Bishop Jackson Kemper chapter.
St. Mary’s – Kansas City
When: Sunday, September 11, 6 p.m. (Pre-recital lecture 5:30 p.m.)
Where: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 1307 Holmes Street, Kansas City MO 64106
Who: Organ and music lovers everywhere!
Join us for a joyful musical celebration as we celebrate the successful completion of a three-year restoration project of our pipe organ by The Reuter Organ Co. Artists include Ann Marie Rigler, Geoff Wilcken, Ron Krebs, Joshua Hearn, Paul Meier, Jan Kraybill, the William Jewell College Concert Choir, Songflower Chorale, and the St. George’s Choristers.
Three-minute read. On the evening of Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Fr. Charles Everson was installed as Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Missouri. The installation was performed by the Very Rev. Charles Marks, Dean of the Northwest-Metro Deanery. Also among those participating was the Rt. Rev. Cathleen Bascom, 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas.
One-minute read. On Saturday, April 24, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Kansas City hosted the second Area Confirmation Service of 2021. Presenting candidates were: Alban’s, Bolivar; St. Andrew’s, Kansas City; St. Christ Church, Saint Joseph; Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Kansas City; Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City; Grace Episcopal Church, Liberty St. Mary’s, Kansas City, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Kansas City.
Four-minute read. The Kansas City, Missouri Police Department used unconstitutional violence against non-violent persons protesting the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The non-violent protesters were engaging in acts of civil disobedience that are protected by the First Amendment. Laws that allow persons to be arrested for constitutional acts of civil disobedience that do not damage property, injure, or kill persons must be repealed.
Four-minute read. The Kansas City Missouri Police Department has failed to control violent crime in Kansas City, and it has has unconscionably discriminated against Black American citizens of the City. Fundamental change (not defunding) is required to eliminate systemic racism and failed policies. Some of the requirements for change are listed in the article.
Two-minute read. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church has announced that it has received a $264,000 matching grant award from the William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee in support of its initiative to refurbish and enhance its pipe organ and upgrade the HVAC system in its historic neo-Gothic building.