Holy Family Annual Appeal

Letter from Fr. Phil

September 28, 2019

I am reaching out to Holy Family parishioners to say, “We need you.”

Today, more than ever before, Jesus is calling each of us to say, “yes!” to the needs of our families, our community, and our world. As we follow our own hearts, the pathway to your parish and your relationship with God is one of abundance, if we just have the courage to follow it! It is a pathway to friendship and community, spiritual growth, and the courage to seek God with all your heart.

But how do we seek God? What does that mean in the context of everyday living? As a member of our parish family, it means being a part of something bigger than ourselves. It’s leaving room in our hearts for the opportunities God often puts before us, but perhaps we’re too busy or too distracted to see. It’s taking a risk – a step of faith – to move beyond our comfort zone.

As your pastor, I want to personally invite you to think about ways you can seek God with all your heart: to have the courage to give Him your cares and concerns; to share in your time, talent, and treasure; and to fully live with a spirit of gratitude for all of His blessings.

Holy Family is a growing, faith-filled community, and we are flourishing with the wonderful people God has placed on our path. Our newly expanded worship space, education center and parish hall are evidence of just that – a generous, dedicated, and joy-filled community!

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

                                                                                                                                       —Jeremiah 29:13

Yes, the Holy Spirit shines through each of us as we share time, talent, and treasure to bring Holy Family to life. Gifts of all sizes make possible our vibrant liturgies, parish school of religion (PSR) and youth activities, adult faith enrichment and 70+ ministries. I am hopeful as you discern over your decision to share a gift, you know of my sincerest gratitude for all you do to support our parish ministries, operations, and our recent capital improvements.

Many thanks for your continued prayers and support.

Come on Holy Spirit!
-Fr. Phil Egan

Holy Family 2018-19 Financial Year-End Report

Scroll down to access the online form for the 2019 Annual Appeal and Ministry form.

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Annual Appeal  and Ministry Form

Thank you for your prayerful consideration in sharing a financial pledge/gift with Holy Family Parish. Together, our time, talent, and treasure make possible:
• more than 70 parish and community ministries
• vibrant educational programs for youth and adults
• year-round parish presence and support to individuals and families in administering the blessed sacraments such as baptism, marriage, anointing of the sick, and funerals; and emergency assistance
• maintaining our parish campus , staffing, and general operations
• our recent capital improvements to our worship space, education wing, and parish hall.

All gifts – no matter the size – are important and accepted with gratitude.

Please complete so that we may verify your contact information is current. If you have any questions about anything on this form, contact Patty Rose at 816-436-9200, ext 303, or Patty@holyfamily.com

Family Name Date

Address City State Zip

Individual Family Member Information:

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You may contribute using your parish-provided envelope or with convenient ACH deduction accessible via the parish website. Your commitment allows the parish to adequately budget for the coming year. If yours or your family’s financial situation changes, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your prayers and support!

In gratitude for God’s abundant blessings, please accept my/our commitments as indicated below:

I/we commit to the ministry and general operating budget a contribution of $ per

Week2x MonthMonthQuarterOne-Time, beginning on this date.

I/we commit to the Together We Grow capital campaign fund to support our parish's recent expansion and renovations a contribution of $ per

Week2x MonthMonthQuarterOne-Time, beginning on this date .

*Name *Date *Time
*This is my electronic signature. *Required Fields

Holy Family Ministry and Stewardship Commitment

As God's children, we are each uniquely gifted. We are called by baptism to nurture and share these gifts. Our response to this call is achieved by embracing a life of stewardship.

We envision Holy Family as a vibrant parish whose commitment to stewardship call us to involvement in our local community, the universal church and all of God's creation.

Following is a list of ministries, activities and organizations offered at Holy Family. To learn more about these, please refer to the Parish Guide Book. Please check all ministries in which you would like to be involved.

Parish Advisory Bodies
Parish CouncilFinance CommitteeFacilities CommitteeStewardship Committee

Worship Ministries
Altar ServerArt & Environment TeamChildren's Liturgy LeaderExtraordinary MinisterGreeterLectorLiturgy CommitteeSacristanUsher

Other Sunday Ministries
Coffee and DoughnutsMoney Counter

Music Ministries
Adult ChoirCantorHandbell ChoirInstrumental Musician

Prayer Ministries
AdorationRosaryPrayer ChainPrayer Group

Religious Education - Children and Youth Ministries
PSR CatechistPSR AideChildren's Liturgy of the WordSenior High CatechistPeer Ministry Team (10-12 grade)Confirmation SponsorScouting/Religious MedalsVBS VolunteerRCIA for Children Team

Religious Education- Adult Education Ministries
Bible Study/Adult EducationFinancial Peace UniversityJordan Program FacilitatorsJourney Forward Together (grief ministry)Marriage Preparation Lead CoupleMen of FaithRCIA TeamRCIA SponsorSt. Catherine of Sienna Women's Bible Study

Activities and Organizations
Dinner for EightKnights of ColumbusLadies AuxiliaryMen's ClubSt. Joseph Women's GroupAfternoon Bridge (beginners welcome)Thursday Evening BridgeSerra Club of Kansas City, NorthYoung Adults Ministry (YAM)Parish PicnicCoed SoftballCooking Like GrandmaDivorce Care

Service Outreach
Service Outreach CommitteeLongfellow House (food donation)Longfellow House (worker)Bishop Sullivan Center Food CollectionBishop Sullivan Center One City Cafe (worker)Funeral DinnersGiving Tree CommitteeSt. Brigid Needle Work GroupHelping HandsMinistry to Sick and HouseboundNursing Home MinistryHospital MinistryLove INC of Clay CountyBenton House

Parish Service Ministries
Bulletin Stuffing and MailingCommunicationsHospitality CommitteeOffice/Clerical AssistanceParish Clean-Up DaysSewing and CuttingChurch Cleaning Crew

My Gifts
Do you have any gifts or talents you would like to share with Holy Family? Write them here with your name beside them.

When we spend time with God in prayer, we are spiritually prepared to offer ourselves in service to others. Please consider the following:

Attend Mass every Sunday and Holy Days, attend a weekday Mass when possible, spend one hour in Eucharistic adoration, pray with family, read the Bible, spend time in personal prayer, go to reconciliation as needed each year, discuss the Catholic faith with family, spend quality time with spouse/family, support parish service outreach ministries.

What can we do for you?

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