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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2203 Parallel Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, is planning a parish fiesta from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The fiesta features Mexican food, music, entertainment and games.

Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kansas, will hold a Community Blood Center blood drive from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Davern Hall in the church basement. For more information or to schedule a donation, visit The Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake breakfast after the 9:30 a.m. Mass Sunday, Sept. 15, at Christ the King.

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.

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

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

Open Door Baptist Church, 3033 N. 103rd Terrace, Kansas City, Kansas, will meet for Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 15. 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.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1086 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas, plans an ice cream social from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, on the church grounds. Mass will be at 4 p.m. The social will include food, hamburgers, hot dogs, a Mexican dinner, a Burmese Chin dinner, music, dancing, bingo and games for children.

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.

St. Peter’s Fall Festival is planned from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Cathedral of St. Peter, 422 N. 14th St., Kansas City, Kansas.

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 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. 15 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.

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