209 Third ~ P.O. Box 42 ~ Perry, Kansas 66073

Fr. Jim Moster, Pastor

Website @

Parish Center Phone: 785.597.5558

Ruth Ellis, Secretary –

Emergencies call 785.597.5663 or 785.840.8006


 “We are a pilgrim church, a community of believers, the living Body of Christ.  Our mission is to make God’s presence visible, to proclaim God’s presence in our world.  We witness that presence by living the Gospel images of Christ as shepherd, teacher, priest, and servant.  The seed of faith was sown in our community many years ago.  Today, like the yeast that works in bread, that faith continues to enliven us as we share our faith with our neighbors, region, archdiocese, and universal church.


May 13, 2018


Sunday                        May 13                  9:45-10:15  a.m.      -          Confessions

  10:00 a.m.      -          Parish Rosary

  10:30 a.m.      -          Mass at St. Theresa

                                    All Our Mothers


Tuesday                       May 15                             8:30 a.m.        -         Mass at St. Aloysius


Wednesday                  May 16                     6:00-6:45 p.m.      -          Confessions at St. Theresa  

   7:05 p.m.       -          Mass at St. Theresa

                                    Steve Allie (+)


Thursday                     May 17                             8:30 a.m.        -          Mass at St. Aloysius

                                                                            6:00 p.m.      -          Pastoral Council Meeting          

To schedule a Mass for a special intention, special occasion or in remembrance of a loved one, contact the office at 785-597-5558.  The usual offering is a $10 Mass stipend that goes to the general fund but no amount is required.



Sunday                        May 20                         8:00 a.m.          -           Mass at St. Aloysius

                                                                9:45-10:15 a.m.        -           Confessions

                                                                        10:00 a.m.        -           Parish Rosary

                                                                        10:30 a.m.        -           Mass at St. Theresa

                                    Parishioners of St. Theresa & St. Aloysius 


          LITURGICAL MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR MAY 20                                  

            LECTORS:  Steve Leonard, Lisa Whitehair-Carver, Maria Neeland                            

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Rhonda Robbins, Torrie Ellis, Ruth Ellis        


GREETERS/GIFT BEARERS:  John & Pat Butler   


Please pray for those who are recently ill: Lawrence Maruska, Joe Heston, Mallory Mitchell, Myrtle Pfeffer, Ronnie Hamel, Jackie Langlois, Eilene Swanson, Joyce Johanning, George Mathews, Karen Parker, Chris Rohlfing, Maddox Schaben, Dalton VanHouton, Marcella Kay Gorden, Michael Piwarski,  Allan Otter, Fred Gantz, Arloene Simmons, Alan Adams, Jerry Stadler,  Simon Urie, Kage Ralstin, and Theo Ridenour.  Pray also for their caregivers.   *Please phone the office if you are homebound and desire a visit from Fr. Jim.  Homebound ministers are Jim & Betty Grollmes and Cody Moore.


Our condolences to Yvonne and Mel Lang on the death of Yvonne’s brother, Don Reif, who passed away on April 28th.  His funeral was at St. John Evangelist Church in Hoisington, Kansas on Wednesday, May 2nd and to the families of Rod Hamm, who passed away on Sunday, May 6th.  Rod’s funeral Mass was Friday at Corpus Christi in Lawrence.

   “May the souls of Don and Rod and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.”


WEEKLY OFFERINGS – 05-06-18                                       

Parishioner Envelopes   -         $  1335.00                       Children’s Collection                    29.00                           

Plate Collection            -              138.00                       TOTALS                     -         $  1502.00


Church cleaners for the week of May 13-19 are Jim & Betty Grollmes.  If you need a key to clean, please call Ruth at 597-5663 or the Church office at 597-5558 to make arrangements.                                                                                   

                                                            May 13-19                    Jim & Betty Grollmes

                                                            May 27-June 2             Laura Hirsch

                                                            June 10-16                   Lisa Whitehair-Carver

                                                            June 24-30                   Tina Bartlett Family


Continue to keep in your prayers those who serve our country at home and abroad and their family members:

SFC David Wichman, U.S. Army; PFC Joseph Matthews, Jr, U.S. Army; SS E6 Brian Kabus, 101st Airborne, U.S. Army; Drill Sergeant Brian Buttram, Jr, U.S. Army; Gunner Sgt Travis D. Madden, U.S.M.C.;

MSG. Jerry Rogers, U.S. Army; Private Eric Amack, U.S. Army; SSG Katie Manfred, U.S.A.F.;

2LT Scott Hammel, U.S. Army; GM3 Adam Spurling, U.S. Coast Guard; E4 Emily Schmidt, U.S. Navy;

SA Shawn Spurling, U.S. Coast Guard; Specialist Jacob Bond, Army National Guard


Thank you for doing what you do so that we may live the way we do!


In the days after Jesus’ Death and Resurrection, the Apostles moved to make their community whole.  They knew that to effectively witness to Jesus’ rising, unity was required.  *Christians and Muslims address one God.  Ramadan, a Muslim holy period, begins this year after sunset on May 15. Say a prayer to God for the wellbeing of our Muslim brothers and sisters.  *Help create wholeness in our parish bit by bit.  Reach out to our fellow parishioners whenever you can.


Come and See!  A Photojournalist’s “Journey into the World of Mother Teresa” will be presented on Monday, May 14th at Mother Teresa Church, 2014 NW 46th Street, Topeka, in the parish hall.  There will be a Taco Bar meal at 5:30 with the presentation at 7:00 pm.  There is no cost for this event, but a free-will offering will be accepted.


*Items for the bulletin, please email Ruth Ellis at or phone 597-5558 – deadline noon Thursday


Religion Teachers Needed - We are needing more teachers and substitute teachers for our Religious Education program.  Let Jill Guilfoyle know if you would be interested at 785-217-5511 or or see her at Mass.


Archbishop Naumann has invited everyone to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Catholic Community of Northeast Kansas.  Please take the prayer card handed to you this morning and pray this novena to the Holy Spirit leading up to Pentecost 2018.  The novena will take place May 11-May 20. 


Fr. Jim will present an explanation of the Anointing of the Sick after Mass on May 16th.  You are invited to stay and learn the purpose of the Sacrament and who can receive the Sacrament as stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.


 Our Next-To-New Sale will be JUNE 1st and 2nd!!!  Please bring your donations to the Church basement or Parish Center anytime.  If you are donating anything electronic please put a note with it about working condition so that we can get a fair value for it.  Children’s clothing only.  We will begin organizing items on tables and marking them throughout the week of the sale and would appreciate your help with this task.  We are asking each family to donate two items for the Bake Sale.  Please have your Bake Sale items to the Parish Center on Thursday evening or early Friday morning.  We WILL have the lunch stand this year because it is in connection with the City-Wide Garage Sales.  Any questions please call Rhonda 785-863-2184 or email


The Knights of Columbus want to once again give a special thanks to our St. Theresa Church community for helping with our charitable projects.  $450 in cash and baby and young mother supplies were donated to Mary’s Choices in Topeka.  AND $123 from our recent breakfast in December will be used for the support of our parish.


Catholic Heart Work Camp – Do you know anyone who might need assistance with minor home repairs such as house cleaning, scraping and painting a home, yard work, etc.?  If so Catholic Heart Work Camp is coming to the Kansas City area the week of July 9th-12th and would love to help out.   402-306-9043 (leave a message) or email


*Next-to-New Sale is June 1st and 2nd.  Bring donations to parish center anytime.  Donate two or more items

for the Bake Sale either day and there will be a Lunch Stand on Saturday beginning at 10:00 am.