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Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2203 Parallel, is planning a fundraising breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 1 in the Family Center cafeteria. Funds will go toward roof repairs. There is a Mass in Spanish at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. After Sunday Mass, between 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Nov. 1 in the gymnasium, there will be a display of altars for the Day of the Dead.

A wide variety of crafts will be available on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the annual Crafts Fair at Father Quinlan Hall, Holy Angels Parish, 154th and Leavenworth Road, Basehor, Kan. The event is open to the public and will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-five booths will feature items ranging from dried flower arrangements to woodworking and wreaths to jewelry and Christmas crafts. Refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by the Catholic Women’s Organization of the parish and is planned to coincide with the annual Crafts Fair at Basehor High School. There is no admission fee for the Holy Angels Crafts Fair; free parking is also available. For more information, contact Annie Clark, 913-724-2212. (Information from Therese Horvat)

A weekly Scripture Group with Bible Sharing and Reflection, Lectio and Journaling, is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Keeler Women’s Center, 2220 Central Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Heather Neds is a pastoral minister and leads the group at Keeler Women’s Center. Call 913-906-8990 to register.

The Wyandotte County mayors, in cooperation with the Wyandotte County Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast Committee, are holding the 41st annual Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6. The guest speaker will be Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James. Seating begins at 7:45 a.m. The breakfast buffet and program will be held at the Reardon Convention Center at 500 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. Tickets are $22 per person. All ticket reservations must be paid in advance. To purchase tickets, reserve a table of eight, or to inquire about a company sponsorship, call 913-634-6019 or email

Risen Lamb International Church of the Nazarene, located in the Turner area of Kansas City, Kan., has announced the opening of the Risen Lamb Prayer Room and Retreat Center. On location at their church at 5301 Metropolitan Avenue, the prayer room and retreat center is open to the public for daytime retreats. All individuals or small groups seeking a quiet, sacred space to gather, pray, meditate, journal or read resources about prayer are welcome. The prayer room provides a peaceful space for solitude or can be scheduled in advance for groups of up to eight people. Guests seeking spiritual guidance may schedule a time of spiritual direction with one of the pastoral staff, and groups may inquire about scheduling a member of the pastoral team to lead or speak at a retreat. Donations accepted but not required. For more information, or to plan a visit, contact the Rev. Philip Friday at or call 913-287-9418.

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