Altar Servers: Altar servers exercise an important role in helping the priest to lead God’s people in prayer. The care and attention that altar servers give their ministry allows the mass to take place with reverence and beauty. Altar server training begins in fifth grade, and servers are then scheduled quarterly in the parish ministry schedule. Servers assist the priest with weekly Masses as well as weddings, funerals, and specially designated prayer celebrations. Our servers perform their roles with commitment and respect. Contact: Denise Godinez at the Religious Education Office 913-722-2206
Arts and Environment: Members of this ministry plan for, prepare and decorate the inside of the church for various Liturgical Seasons and Holy Days.
Eucharistic Ministers: Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to the congregation during the Sunday and Holy Day Masses and distribute the Body of Christ at weekday Communion Services when a priest is not available.
Greeters: Greeters welcome all who enter the doors of Queen of the Holy Rosary Church for Mass and other special occasions.
Lectors: Lectors proclaim the Word of God during liturgies and communal penance services. Lectors lead the assembly in Lenten services. They also read the Responsorial Psalm at any Mass where there is no cantor, read the Prayers of the Faithful, and read the announcements after Mass.
Music Ministry: This ministry consists of cantors, various choirs, and musicians who lead the singing at Mass with voice and instruments. Contact: Michael Kim 913-432-4616
Sacristans: Sacristans manage the many details of setting the altar, unlocking and locking the church, and turning on lights and microphones.
Ushers: Ushers help with seating at Mass, take up the collection and secure it after Mass, provide assistance to those with special needs, and pass out bulletins after Mass.
Adoration Chapel: Twenty-four hour vigil of the Blessed Sacrament. Contact: Judy Dowd, 913-362-7893
Divine Mercy Prayer Group: 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Contact: Contact: Judy Dowd, 913-362-7893
Novena/Benediction: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 7:00 p.m. every Tuesday. Contact: Martin Perez, 913-722-1932
Our Lady of Guadalupe Ministry: Members celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12th. Contact: Hope Hernandez or Abe Ramos, 913-722-6036
Prayer Chain: Members take care of prayer requests from parishioners. Contact: Doris Kapsch, 913-642-0410 or Carolyn Pate, 913-492-7612
Vocations: Prayer for Vocations: Heavenly Father, with a deep trust in the love that flows from the heart of your Son, and by the gifts of your Holy spirit, give to the seminarians, novices and all young people of the Archdiocese the courage to respond generously when you call them to the priesthood and religious life. Give them strong examples of holy priests and religious. Through the intercession of the saints and by our prayers, help them pattern their lives after Mary, who was not afraid to let it be done to her according to your Word (Lk 1:38). We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
If you think Jesus may be calling to you the priesthood or religious life, talk to your Pastor, or contact the Vocation Director at (913) 647-0303 To learn more about discerning your vocation, visit www.kckvocations.com. You will find Vocation Forms at the Information Station if you are interested in being contacted by our Archdiocese’s Vocation Director. Please fill the form out and hand it to Father Pete after Mass. If you know of someone with an interest in a Vocation to the Priesthood , please take the form to them so that they can fill it out and either hand it to Father Pete or mail it to the Parish offices.
Coffee and Doughnuts: Parishioners provide fellowship with coffee and doughnuts in the parish hall after the Sunday morning Masses. Contact: Parish Office at 913-432-4616
Food Pantry: Parishioners stock and maintain a pantry and distribute food to the needy.
Funeral Luncheons: Parishioners provide nourishment and a period of relaxation, sociability and comfort following the funeral service.
Information Station: A member of the Welcome Ministry is at the Information Station after all Sunday Masses to help with the registration process and to provide other assistance as needed. Contact: Margi Kettner, 913-432-4616
St. Mary’s Food Kitchen: QHR parishioners prepare and serve food to the needy on the second Thursday of every month. Contact: Maureen Kies at 816-547-2250