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A farewell celebration for the Rev. Mark Mertes, pastor, and the Rev. John Reynolds, priest in residence, will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Blessed Sacrament Family Center gym and cafeteria, 2203 Parallel, Kansas City, Kansas.

A benefit for the Police Athletic League will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 29 at Holy Family Hall, 513 Ohio Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. Tickets are $15 and include a wine tasting, sausage sandwich and live music by the Brian McCarty Band.

The Keeler Women’s Center will be closed June 24-28 and will reopen July 1 at a new location, 759 Vermont Ave., Suite 100-B, Kansas City, Kansas. The Keeler Women’s Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters. For more information, visit

A pancake breakfast and reception will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, June 23, in the St. Patrick Catholic Church Parish Center, 94th and State Avenue. Parishioners will say thanks to the Rev. John Riley and the Rev. Agustin Martinez for their ministry.

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1300 N. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas, will observe the third Sunday after Pentecost at 10 a.m. June 30.

Stony Point Christian Church, 149 S. 78th, Kansas City, Kansas, will hold Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. to noon July 11 and 12 for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration information is at

Wyandotte United Methodist Church, 7901 Oakland Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, is planning a potluck dinner after the 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30, worship service.

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