In 2015 we paid $61,163.01 on our Worship Space debt. After Fr. Bob challenged us to pay off the debt by our feast day, September 8th or 2017, many parishioners increased their giving or made one time donations. With this added support in 2016 we paid $173,628.15 on the debt. January 1st our Worship Space balance was $162,250.32.

UPDATE:  Aug. 2017   Our Worship Space debt is down to              


 Sept -  $58,313.38

​Oct 1 -  $29,905.76

​Nov 1 - $24,365.00​​

Dec 1 - $17,879.00

Anyone who has an alarm code or code to the key pad for the church and/or ministry center is asked to please call the office. As of August 31st all codes will be changed and your current ones will no longer work.

Theology on Tap -  the second Wednesday of the month in the Ministry Center basement. Theology on Tap is a relaxed meeting of adults to discuss issues regarding the church. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. Beer, wine and cheese are served. For more information contact Debbie Page at the Ministry Center office.


The ombudsman receives and investigates all reports of inappropriate behavior or sexual misconduct by clergy, employees or volunteers in the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph.

To make a confidential report, please contact:

Jenifer Valenti
Public Liaison Officer Ombudsman

Kathleen Chastain  

Victim Service Coordinator​


​​​Nativity of Mary Church

Nativity of Mary Catholic Church and School


Each year the Middle School students prepare 165 containers for the needy residents of inner-city nursing homes.  This is the only Christmas gift these residents receive.  Please help us fill the containers.  We need the following travel/trial size items:
lotion     pocket size Kleenex       wrapped hard candy         cheese/peanut butter crackers     conditioner  shampoo  soap        

deodorant  powder

toothpaste  toothbrush

5-stick pack of gum           chocolate peppermint patties
sugar free gum                  

bite-size chocolate candy       

We are very fortunate to have all the scarves we need donated.  Cash contributions would be greatly appreciated in order to purchase some of these items and craft supplies.  We will accept your donations now through Dec. 7.  Thank you for your help and kindness.

2017-2018 Bread & Bun - Dates

Aug 20 - Buns

Sept 10 - Buns
October 15 - Buns
Nov 5 - Buns
November 18 - Bread
Dec 3 - Cinnamon Buns
February 4 - Buns
March 4 - Buns

March 24 - Bread
April 15 -  Buns

Mass Schedule

Saturday      4:00 p.m.
Sunday        8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Daily Mass - Monday - Friday - 8:30 a.m.

Holy Days    6:30 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation -  
Saturday     3:00 p.m. 
or by appointment​

Parish Office Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday - 9:00 a.m. to Noon


Did you know?

We have been making Cinnamon Bread for over 35 years?

We’ve made well over 55,000 loaves of bread.

We also make cinnamon buns once a month - September through April (except January).

Money from these two projects fund groundskeeping - including maintenance of trees, shrubs and new planting, candle, flowers, vestments, altar cloths, other miscellaneous things in and around the church. 

We always need your physical as well as financial support (buying the breads).