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Volunteers from Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, are preparing for the annual Slovenefest, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Monsignor Mejak Hall and Holy Family School grounds, 513 Ohio. The event will include a traditional Slovenian dinner, music and family entertainment. The funds raised will support Holy Family Church. The festival begins after the 4 p.m. Mass on Sept. 28 at Holy Family Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 includes children’s and adult games, cultural booth, souvenirs, a silent auction, authentic Slovenian food including sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), poljene paprika (stuffed peppers), krvavica (a specialty sausage), Slovenian potato salad and green beans. Tamburitza music from Hravatski Obicaj is featured from 5 to 6 p.m., and Slovenian polkas by the Brian McCarty Band are planned from 6 to 9 p.m.


A taco dinner will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1007 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the dinner is $7. The event includes music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by Stranded in the City. The Holy Name Divas are sponsoring the event, which will benefit scholarships and projects.


The Keeler Women’s Center reopened July 1 at a new location, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas.
The Gospel Non-Violence Study Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy.
Scripture Study and Reflection facilitated by Heather Neds will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas. To register for classes, call 913-906-8990. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. For more information, visit www.keelerwomenscenter.org.


Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, will have a fundraiser for the Oak Ridge Youth Development School from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas. Tickets are $15 per person. The event will feature poetry, music, spoken word and dance. There will be light refreshments. Tickets can purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9301-mix-tickets-71735389481.


Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas, will meet for Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.


Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church, 2300 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold the 13th annual Gospel Choir Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

St. Mary-St. Anthony Catholic Church, 615 N. 7th St., downtown Kansas City, Kansas, will celebrate Fiesta Latina on the church grounds from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, and will begin with a special Spanish Mass at 11:30 a.m. Fiesta Latina is about preserving the Latino culture and living out faith. Festivities include home made traditional Mexican food: tacos, tamales, menudo and pastries. Enjoy Folkloric dancers, traditional Mariachi Mexican music, children and adult games. All money raised supports Catholic education for children at St. Mary-St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will celebrate a blessing of the animals as they recognize St. Francis of Assisi at 10 a.m. Oct. 6. St. Francis was the patron saint of animals.


Stony Point Christian Church
, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will participate in Operation Christmas Child, in which individuals may fill up shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for children.


Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will meet for worship services on Sept. 29 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and the youth group at 1:30 p.m. A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Fellowship Hall, Wyandotte United Methodist Church.

Send Faith News items to news@wyandottedaily.com. Please include your contact information. If there is inclement weather, check with the sponsoring organization to see if the event will still be held. These events are listed by alphabetical order of the faith group.

Slovenefest on Saturday celebrates heritage, culture

Volunteers with the Holy Family Altar Society were preparing for Slovenefest on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kansas. (File photo by Kathy Hanis)
Father Peter Jaramillo of Holy Family Catholic Church was preparing for the annual Slovenefest, to be held Saturday. (File photo from Kathy Hanis)

by Kathy Hanis

Holy Family Catholic Church will celebrate Slovenefest 2019 on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Monsignor Mejak Hall and Holy Family School Grounds, 513 Ohio, Kansas City, Kansas, in the Strawberry Hill neighborhood.

All of the money raised supports Holy Family Catholic Church.

“Slovenefest is all about church and family, and preserving the Slovenian heritage and culture for the many members of Holy Family Catholic Church for over 100 years,” stated the Rev. Peter M. Jaramillo, Holy Family Catholic Church.

Slovenefest 2019 is a celebration of the Slovenian culture and will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, with a Holy Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kansas.

The festivities will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and include children and adult games, a cultural booth, souvenirs, and a silent auction, and an authentic Slovenian dinner, serving one’s choice of Sarma (stuffed cabbage roll), Poljene Paprika (stuffed pepper), Krvavica (a specialty sausage), Slovenian potato salad and green beans.

Enjoy Tamburitza music from Hrvatski Obicaj from 5 to 6 p.m., and Slovenian polkas with The Brian McCarty Band from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The festival will be held rain or shine. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/holyfamilychurchkck/.

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To send in items for the Faith News, email information to news@wyandottedaily.com. Please include your name and contact information.

Volunteers from Holy Family Catholic Church, Kansas City, Kansas, are preparing for the annual Slovenefest, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Monsignor Mejak Hall and Holy Family School grounds, 513 Ohio. The event will include a traditional Slovenian dinner, music and family entertainment. The funds raised will support Holy Family Church. The festival begins after the 4 p.m. Mass on Sept. 28 at Holy Family Church, 274 Orchard St., Kansas City, Kansas. The festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 28 includes children’s and adult games, cultural booth, souvenirs, a silent auction, authentic Slovenian food including sarma (stuffed cabbage rolls), poljene paprika (stuffed peppers), krvavica (a specialty sausage), Slovenian potato salad and green beans. Tamburitza music from Hravatski Obicaj is featured from 5 to 6 p.m., and Slovenian polkas by the Brian McCarty Band are planned from 6 to 9 p.m.

A taco dinner will be served from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, 1007 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas. The cost of the dinner is $7. The event includes music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. by Stranded in the City. The Holy Name Divas are sponsoring the event, which will benefit scholarships and projects.

The Keeler Women’s Center reopened July 1 at a new location, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas.
The Gospel Non-Violence Study Group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas. The group is facilitated by Peg Burns Kerbawy.
Scripture Study and Reflection facilitated by Heather Neds will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Keeler Women’s Center, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas. To register for classes, call 913-906-8990. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. For more information, visit www.keelerwomenscenter.org.

Oak Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 9301 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kansas, will have a fundraiser for the Oak Ridge Youth Development School from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Kansas. Tickets are $15 per person. The event will feature poetry, music, spoken word and dance. There will be light refreshments. Tickets can purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/9301-mix-tickets-71735389481.

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas, will meet for Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.

Our Lady and St. Rose Catholic Church, 2300 N. 8th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold the 13th annual Gospel Choir Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29.

St. Mary-St. Anthony Catholic Church, 615 N. 7th St., downtown Kansas City, Kansas, will celebrate Fiesta Latina on the church grounds from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, and will begin with a special Spanish Mass at 11:30 a.m. Fiesta Latina is about preserving the Latino culture and living out faith. Festivities include home made traditional Mexican food: tacos, tamales, menudo and pastries. Enjoy Folkloric dancers, traditional Mariachi Mexican music, children and adult games. All money raised supports Catholic education for children at St. Mary-St. Anthony Catholic Church.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N.18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will observe the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost at 10 a.m. Sept. 22.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will participate in Operation Christmas Child, in which individuals may fill up shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for children.

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, will have an all-church breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. A freewill donation will be accepted. The church will meet for worship services on Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and the youth group at 1:30 p.m. A Community Blood Center blood drive will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Fellowship Hall, Wyandotte United Methodist Church.


Send Faith News items to news@wyandottedaily.com. Please include your contact information. If there is inclement weather, check with the sponsoring organization to see if the event will still be held. These events are listed by alphabetical order of the faith group.