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Lent 2017


Lent Resources

Lent resources for adults and children are available in the Tower entry to assist you with your observance of a holy Lent. Additional resources are available for purchase in the Bookstore.


Lent Worship

Sundays: Holy Eucharist at 8 & 10:15 a.m., 5 p.m.

Weekdays: Holy Eucharist at 12:05 p.m.

Wednesdays: Contemplative Eucharist at  5:30 p.m.


Ash Wednesday

March 1: 7 a.m. + 12:05 p.m. + 7 p.m.
As enter this season of preparation, self-reflection and amendment of life we offer several opportunities to mark the day. Children are welcome in all liturgies.

7 a.m. Liturgy
Designed for persons on their way to of from work, this briefer service includes the essential elements of the Ash Wednesday liturgy.

12:05 p.m. Liturgy
This service is shaped to include both the downtown business community and persons who are free during the day.

7 p.m. Liturgy
This traditional service features open space for those present to visit various stations around the nave. Following the open space, the liturgy continues with the Litany of Penitence and Holy Communion.

Labyrinth Walk
Walking a labyrinth is a spiritual exercise to quiet, center and allow contemplation and prayer. A labyrinth will be available all day in Founders’ Hall, beginning at 7 a.m.


Adult Formation

Wednesdays in Lent

March 8-April 5
5:30 p.m. • Contemplative Eucharist in the Nave
6:00 p.m. • Simple Supper in Founders’ Hall
6:30-8:00 p.m. • Formation Opportunities

Childcare is available for Wednesday evening & Sunday afternoon Lenten programs. To make a reservation, contact or 816-474-8260 ext. 112.

Living Out Our Baptismal Covenant: The Person and Work of Christ
Join us for this class, which endeavors to confront the question Jesus asked about his identity: “Who do you say that I am?” The class will be led by Dr. Bill Stancil, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Rockhurst University.

The Way: Preparing for Baptism and Affirmation of Faith
Persons participating in The Way are preparing for affirmation of faith (confirmation, reception, reaffirmation).  Community, sharing, learning, small group Bible study and discussion are at the center of The Way. Links are made between daily life and work and the worship and practice of the church.

Dean’s Book for Lent: The Great Spiritual Migration

Discussion will be held during the Easter season. Copies are available in the Cathedral Bookstore or digital versions can be found on Amazon.

Children’s Formation

Prepare for Lent as a family by attending the Lent Workshop event on March 5. Pick up Lent in Bag materials, add to our Lenten mural and paint crosses to be used during Holy Week. Supplies will be provided and coffee hour refreshments will be available.

The Lenten theme for Children’s Chapel will be prayer. We will talk about using all of our senses to pray, including using movement, drawing, and song to spend time with God. Children in Godly Play sessions will hear stories about Jesus’s life and will get ready for the Mystery of Easter.

Youth Formation

Our Wednesday evening program during Lent is focused on exploring the details of the events leading up to and through the Passion. Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to the youth room from 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening for dinner, fellowship, meaningful discussion and worship.

Words Becoming Actions

Provide for Pantries
Place non-perishable food for St. Mary’s Pantry in the big baskets in the Tower and Founders’ Hall entrances.

Week of 3/5: Peanut Butter
Week of 3/12: Canned Tuna, Salmon
Week of 3/19: Mac & Cheese/Boxed Potatoes (scalloped or mashed)
Week of 3/26: Canned Vegetables & Canned Fruit
Week of 4/2: Cake & Cookie Mixes
Week of 4/9: Breakfast Items: Cereals, Granola Bars, Pop-Tarts, Oatmeal
Easter 4/16: Canned Chicken

Pack BackSnack Family Bags for Spring Break
Help pack 320 family bags for BackSnack recipients to provide food over spring break Sunday, March 5, between services in Haden Hall.

Pack Bags with BackSnacks
Every week we send 320 bags with food to five area schools for children who may not have food to eat over the weekend.
You are invited to help fill bags with food. During Lent, we will fill the bags Wednesday mornings, March 8 & 22, April 5 & 19 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the back hallway of Haden Hall in the Outreach Room.

Volunteer At KCCK
Volunteers in this position will be setting up the dining room to prepare for our diners, Saturday, March 18, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tasks will involve rolling silverware, setting up tables and chairs, putting out tablecloths, etc. This team will also set up the beverage station and pack to-go snack bags. Volunteers under 14 should have proper adult supervision (one adult for every 2 kids) and no volunteers will be permitted under 10 years old. Contact Terri Curran,

Help Sort Diapers for Happy Bottoms
Help pack diapers at Happy Bottoms’ warehouse in Lenexa (14820 W. 107th Street Lenexa, Kansas) for distribution to nonprofit agencies on Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m-12 p.m. Contact the Cathedral Office, 816-474-8260.

Help Fix and Serve Lunch at St. Mary’s Pantry
Come help fix and serve lunch at St. Mary’s Pantry, Saturday, March 25, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Contact Jerry Grabher to sign up,

Assemble Hygiene Kits
Help the homeless guests at St. Mary’s Pantry by assembling hygiene kits, Sunday, April 2, 9 a.m., Founders’ Hall.

Easter Baskets for Foster Children
Help assemble 200 Easter Baskets for residential children housed at Crittenton and KAW Valley Children’s Centers on Palm Sunday, April 9, between services in Founders’ Hall.

Pray for Ministries
Kansas City Community Kitchen
Episcopal Relief & Development
Maison de Naissance Maternity Center in Haiti
Habitat for Humanity
Local Food Pantries
Local Domestic Violence Shelters
Crittenton Children’s Center at St. Luke’s Hospital
BackSnack Partners & Recipients