Sunday, June 26th

K of C Breakfast
Mass • 8:30am
Meng Small Faith Sharing Group • 9:30am - 10:30am
Adult Ed Class • 9:30am
Mass • 10:30am
Monday, June 27th

Daily Mass • 5:15pm
Gritton Visitation & Vigil • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Knights of Columbus • 6:30pm
Tuesday, June 28th

"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:00am
Women's Book Study • 8:00am
Thom's Moms • 9:15am
Mass @ Via Christi • 9:30am
Gritton Funeral & Lunch • 10:00am - 11:00am
Marian Prayer Group • 6:00pm
STM Card Group • 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 29th

Daily Mass • 7:00am
RCIA planning • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Thursday, June 30th

Daily Mass • 7:00am
"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Furasek Bible Study • 9:30am - 11:30am

More Musings

Last week, 21 high-schoolers and 6 brave adult sponsors from our parish participated in Prayer & Action summer mission in Hays, Kansas. This is the 11th year of Prayer & Action, which was started by Fr. Gale Hammerschmidt while he was in seminary. Following are some of my thoughts (somewhat random, sorry!) looking back on last week.


Closed & Canceled

The Parish Office will be closed on Friday, July 1, for Staff Retreat and Monday, July 4, for the holiday.  There will be NO MASS on July 4.

Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus is a summer catechetical program that teaches youth about their Catholic faith led by seminarians and college students.  Each day includes skits, songs, class sessions, lunch, snacks, Mass, recreation, and prayer.  Totus Tuus is for students in grades 1-12.  Students from all Manhattan parishes are welcome, but space is limited.  Totus Tuus will be held at St. Thomas More.  Grades 1-6 will meet July 18-22 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Cost is $35 per child; please bring a sack lunch each day.  Grades  7-12 will meet on July 17-21  from 7:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.  There is no cost.   pdf Registration Forms (206 KB) and Youth  pdf Volunteer Forms (76 KB) are available.  Registration Deadline is July 6.  For more information or to volunteer with the program, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parish Mission



Providing Spiritual Renewal & Inspiration
So We Can Be A People Who Evangelize With Joy!

October 8/9:  Weekend Masses
October 9-11:  7:00 p.m. Sessions

pdf Click here for more information! (1.25 MB)

Summer Changes

  • Choir will not be meeting during the summer.  They will resume again in the fall.  If you are interested in joining the choir, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Nursery will be closed for the month of July and will resume in August.  Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to volunteer in the nursery.
  • Sunday 5:30 Mass, Children's Liturgy, & Tuesday Basketball will not be held during the summer.  All will resume in September.

Mass Times

Lord's Day Mass
Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. **
Daily Mass
Monday 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 7:00 a.m.

**Summer Schedule: From Memorial Day through Labor Day, there will be NO Sunday 5:30 Mass.

See the bulletin for details



Saturday: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
OR by appointment

Current Reflection

Question of the Week
Adult Question
: To what part of the harvest are you being sent?
Children's Question: How do you let others know about your faith?

 All Creation Is Singing God's Praise

Saint John Paul II stated that “God gave the earth to the whole human race for the sustenance of all its members, without excluding or favoring anyone.” These are strong words. He noted that “a type of development which did not respect and promote human rights—personal and social, economic and political, including the rights of nations and of people—would not be really worthy of man.” (Laudato Si’ of the Holy Father Francis)

How I Can Help...

  • Read a book about all things green this summer. Book Suggestion: Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World by Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”—The review from Amazon says, “Just as World War II called an earlier generation to greatness, so the climate crisis is calling today’s rising youth to action to create a better future. In Unstoppable, Bill Nye crystallizes and expands the message for which he is best known and beloved. That message is that with a combination of optimism and scientific curiosity, all obstacles become opportunities, and the possibilities of our world become limitless. With a scientist’s thirst for knowledge and an engineer’s vision of what can be, Bill Nye sees today’s environmental issues not as insurmountable, depressing problems, but as chances for our society to rise to the challenge and create a cleaner, healthier, smarter world.” (Book can be found at Manhattan Public Library or can be purchased from Amazon.)

How does care for creation relate to our identity as Christians?  Watch this space for ideas and inspiration in the coming weeks.


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2900 Kimball Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 776-5151


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