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.


March 18, 2018


Sunday                        March 18               7:15-7:45  a.m.       -          Confessions

    7:30 a.m.      -          Parish Rosary

    8:00 a.m.      -          Mass at St. Theresa

                                    Parishioners of St. Theresa & St. Aloysius


Tuesday                       March 20                        8:30 a.m.        -         Mass at St. Aloysius


Wednesday                  March 21                       6:00-7:00 p.m. -          Confessions at St. Theresa – Guest Confessor

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

                                                                                                            Everett James (+)


Thursday                     March 22                       8:30 a.m.          -         Mass at St. Aloysius

                                                                        6:00-7:00 p.m.   -         Confessions at St. Aloysius – Guest Confessor


Friday                          March 23                        7:00 p.m.         -         Vespers at St. Theresa

Refreshments Following

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                        March 25               7:15-7:45 a.m.        -           Confessions

                                                                           7:30 a.m.        -           Parish Rosary

                                                                          8:00 a.m.        -           Mass at St. Theresa

                                                                                                            Steve Allie (+)                                                                                                                          

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


          LITURGICAL MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR MARCH 25                           The Knights of Columbus               

LECTORS:  Lisa Whitehair-Carver, Matt Hirsch, Maria Neeland                 will be serving breakfast     

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Pat Mulvihill, Ruth Ellis, Jill Guilfoyle         in the parish  center this        

SERVERS: Coy DeWilde, Madeline DeWilde, Liam Ellis                               morning  after  Mass.              

GREETERS/GIFT BEARERS:  Janette Adams & Keith Adams                    Everyone Is Welcome!!!          


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


WEEKLY OFFERINGS – 03- 11-18                                      

Parishioner Envelopes   -         $  2213.00           St. Al’s Reimbursement -              969.85                       

Plate Collection            -                91.00           Other Collections          -              230.00           

Children’s Collection                      6.00           TOTALS                     -         $  3509.85


Confessions this Saturday from 3:00-4:00 at St. Theresa and 5:00-6:00 at St. Aloysius.


Please pray for those who are recently ill:  Tom Rottinghaus, Loreen Reif, Ronnie Hamel, Jackie Langlois, Eilene Swanson, Joyce Johanning, George Mathews, Karen Parker, Chris Rohlfing, Maddox Schaben, Dalton VanHouton, Rod Hamm, Marcella Kay Gorden, Michael Piwarski,  Allan Otter, Ron Hurd, Elizabeth Maese, 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.


Church cleaners for the week of March 18-24 are Kyle & Bernadine Brown.  If you need a key to clean, please call Ruth at 597-5663 or the Church office at 597-5558 to make arrangements.                                                             

                                                            March 18-24                Kyle & Bernadine Brown

                                                            April 1-7                      Steve Adams Family

                                                            April 15-21                  Janice Merritt, Irene Malone, Leanne Chapman

                                                            April 29-May 5            Vickie Mulvihill

                                                            May 13-19                    Jim & Betty Grollmes


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!


The Runnin’ Revs, a basketball team comprised of area priests, will be in Topeka Monday, April 23 to play local 8th graders and high school students in a fun-filled and challenging game of basketball.  The game will be held at 7:00 pm at Hayden.  There is no admission but donations will be accepted at half-time with all proceeds benefiting the archdiocese seminarians.  Please show your support for these priests and our youth by attending this game.


Your support is critical to the success of the Archbishop’s Call to Share appeal and its many ministries and services.  Our parish goal this year is $7584.  To date we have raised $4775 toward that total from 26 pledges. 


Protect Adoption Choice – Vulnerable Kansas kids need us to fight to preserve the right for people of faith to collaborate in the legal process of adoption.  Please visit and take action through the Kansas Catholic Conference of Bishops’ website at  Learn about the issue and then click the TAKE ACTION button for who to contact.


There will be an Easter Egg Hunt immediately following Easter Sunday Mass at St. Theresa’s.  Kids from toddlers to 6th grade students should bring their baskets to Mass.


Thank You!! to everyone who helped in any way with the Sixth Annual Fish Fry.  Whether you donated food, donated a basket, worked on Thursday or Friday or that night or came and ate with us, you are all appreciated for your contribution.  A special thank you to parishioner Kresten Spurling and his crew from Standard Tire & Automotive for frying all of that delicious fish.  These guys closed up shop early to come and help!  Some people said that is the best fish we have ever served.  Thank you to our Knights of Columbus for donating the $100 Raffle.  We served 292 adults and 22 kids for a total of 314.  Our proceeds for the evening were: Meals $3261; Donations $155; Bake Sale $520; Buy-It-Now $73; Silent Auction Baskets $946; $100 Raffle $111; Expenses $-328.75.  Total Profit is $4737.25.  We could not have done this without all of you!  


St. Theresa’s will be doing another Brick Order soon for the St. Theresa Patio at the Parish Center.  If there is anyone who would like to purchase a brick, there are order sheets on the table in the back of Church or see Ruth.  Bricks are $100 and includes two lines of printing, fourteen letters each line.  We have a lot of families who have joined us since we began the project and wanted to make sure that you knew about it and also anyone who didn’t get a brick the first time around and wants to purchase one are welcome to do so.  The order will go in the first week of April.


Christ’s Peace House of Prayer will offer a retreat, ‘Walking with Jesus: Prepare for Holy Week,’ on Saturday, March 24 to Sunday, March 25.  Retreat includes 4-5 talks, daily Eucharistic Adoration, private prayer, spiritual direction, walks in the woods, spiritual reading and time for confession before 5 pm Mass Saturday at the local parish.  Cost for overnight guests is $85 per individual or $125 per couple with meals included.  Contact or 913-773-8255.


Hope for the Divorced: Six Keys to Healing – Join acclaimed author, Lisa Duffy, on Friday, April 20 from 7-9 pm for a free seminar discussing many common issues divorced Catholics face, and discover how our faith stands ready to offer support, healing and new life.  The Catholic Center, 20 West Ninth Street, Kansas City MO 64105.  Call 913-647-0329.


Courage is a spiritual support group helping Catholic men and women live chaste lives in accordance with the Catholic Church’s teaching on same-sex attraction and/or behaviors.  Courage meets in the Archdiocese every two weeks.  EnCourage is a separate group for family members and friends of loved ones with same-sex attraction.  If you or a loved one struggles with same-sex attraction and wants confidential Catholic support, call the Courage helpline 913-428-9893.


Camp Kateri Tekakwitha registration is now available for all kids who will be entering the 5th & 6th, 7th & 8th, and High School this Fall 2018.  Interested kids can register online at  There is an opportunity to receive help with registration fees.  Contact Jill Guilfoyle for more information.