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A program on Scripture Study and Reflection will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Heather Neds. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church, 8th and Quindaro, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its annual block party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

Volunteers are needed for Samaritan’s Purse’s project, Operation Christmas Child. In this program, led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, volunteers fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The shoeboxes are given to needy children. Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries since 1993. This year, the local Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team hopes to collect 15,782 shoebox gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching more than 11 million children in need. Shannon Zaring leads the local Kansas City, Kansas, West Area Team for Operation Christmas Child. To learn more about joining the Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team Area Team or to apply for leadership opportunities, visit samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kan., will observe the ninth Sunday in the season of Pentecost at 10 a.m. July 22.

Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at the Wyandotte County Christian Church, 13700 Leavenworth Road. VBS is for ages 4 to 12. The theme is “Created for a Purpose.” Registration is at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfEiNzZs_qYlPhCub2mPehd0i8417Ya9LwYceQWDmeHiRgZA/viewform?usp=sf_link. For more information, visit http://wyandotteccc.org/ or call the church office at 913-721-2983.

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Faith news

To send in items for the Faith News, email information to news@wyandottedaily.com. Please include your name and contact information. In the event of inclement weather, contact the church or organization to see if the event is still being held.

A program on Scripture Study and Reflection will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Heather Neds. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. For more information or registration, call 913-906-8990.

Metropolitan Avenue United Methodist Church, 3730 Metropolitan Ave., will offer a joint Vacation Bible School with Bristol Hill United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. July 8-12. There will be crafts, music, Bible stories, science projects and snacks. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/455923891516838/.

Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church, 8th and Quindaro, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold its annual block party from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.

Volunteers are needed for Samaritan’s Purse’s project, Operation Christmas Child. In this program, led by the Rev. Franklin Graham, volunteers fill shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The shoeboxes are given to needy children. Operation Christmas Child has delivered more than 157 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 160 countries since 1993. This year, the local Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team hopes to collect 15,782 shoebox gifts to contribute to the 2018 global goal of reaching more than 11 million children in need. Shannon Zaring leads the local Kansas City, Kansas, West Area Team for Operation Christmas Child. To learn more about joining the Kansas City, Kansas West Area Team Area Team or to apply for leadership opportunities, visit samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will observe the eighth Sunday in the season of Pentecost at 10 a.m. July 15.

Vacation Bible School will be from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at the Wyandotte County Christian Church, 13700 Leavenworth Road. VBS is for ages 4 to 12. The theme is “Created for a Purpose.” Registration is at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfEiNzZs_qYlPhCub2mPehd0i8417Ya9LwYceQWDmeHiRgZA/viewform?usp=sf_link. For more information, visit http://wyandotteccc.org/ or call the church office at 913-721-2983.

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Pitching Priests at T-Bones Stadium

Father Anthony Ouellette watched as his hit sailed into the left field corner. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)

by Brian Turrel

Nearly 3,000 members of the Kansas City  Catholic community from both sides of the state line turned out for the Pitching Priests charity softball game, played Friday night at T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas.

The Missouri team, from the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, won the game in extra innings, coming from behind to defeat the Kansas team from the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. Father Adam Johnson hit a sacrifice fly to pull the Missouri team ahead 16-15 in the bottom of the seventh.

The priests were the stars of the show, with fans waving homemade signs and kids lined up along the dugout walls for autographs.

The annual event, nicknamed the I-435 Series, raises money for Catholic seminary students training for the priesthood.

Father Sean McCaffery signed a copy of his baseball card for a young fan. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Monsignor Michael Mullen, pastor at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas, made solid contact. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Seminarian Will Sutherland pinch ran for Monsignor Mullen. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Lucius Hre Kung, bishop of the Diocese of Hakha, Burma, was warmly received by the crowd. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Monsignor Mullen acknowledged the crowd after an at bat. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Seminarian Sebastian Scholl crossed home plate just ahead of the tag. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Father Anthony Ouellette, pastor of Holy Name Church and chaplain at Bishop Ward High School, rounded third base. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Father Etienne Huard crossed home plate with the winning run, setting off a mad celebration on the field and in the stands. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
Father Paul Sheller, left, held on to the ball for the out, despite a collision from Father Barry Clayton. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
As the crowd prepared to depart, Archbishop Joseph Naumann offered a blessing. (Photo copyright 2018 by Brian Turrel)
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