All-Parish Outdoor Mass & Picnic

 

 

PARKING & SHUTTLE

The parking lots on the parish and school campus will be used for Mass. Some parking spaces are reserved for those with physical limitations (see event map). All other parking will be at the Shawnee Mission School District Center for Academic Achievement at 8200 W. 71st Street. A shuttle bus will run from the CAA to Queen of the Holy Rosary every 15 minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. 

REGISTRATION

In the spirit of getting to know the members of our community, we would like everyone to wear a name tag while attending the Outdoor Mass. Name tags will be available on the shuttle bus as well as at the Registration/Information Tables.

Please help us plan for our seating and picnic needs by registering your attendance here.

OUTDOOR MASS

10:00 a.m. in the East Parking Lot

Confession and Saturday 4:00 p.m. Mass will take place as scheduled on September 10. In case of inclement weather on Sunday, we will resume our regular Mass schedule (7:00, 9:00, and 11:00 a.m.). Cancellations will be announced via the website and Parish App.

PICNIC SCHEDULE & ACTIVITIES

Lunch: After Mass (around 11:00) until 1:00 p.m.

The Knights of Columbus will be grilling hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers, and we will provide side dishes. Please see the RSVP sign up to volunteer to provide cookies for dessert and/or bottled water.

Beer Garden

The Men of Queen will have a tent set up in the parking lot south of the school.

Bingo: 12:00-2:00 p.m.

The iCare community will be on hand to lead everyone's favorite letters-and-numbers game! Look for the tent on the south side of the church.

Inflatables and Dunk Tank: 11:30-3:00 p.m.

The kids can run, bounce, and play to their hearts' content on the playground and inflatable obstacle course. Take your shot to plunge our plucky volunteers into the Dunk Tank south of the school.

Gaga Ball, Cornhole, and Free Throw Tournaments: 11:30-3:00 p.m.

We are excited to offer these games for all ages. Prizes for the winners! Register on the RSVP page by clicking the button below.

DONATIONS

Bring your donations to the driveway on the east side of John Paul II School (see event map).

Catholic Charities Food Truck

The food pantry is specifically requesting the following items:

Tuna/Canned Meat Pancake Mix
Tomatoes Condiments
Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce Pinto Beans/Pork & Beans
Miscellaneous Veggies Baking Items
Oatmeal/Grits Ramen

As always, we request no glass jars.  We also request standard size food items only.  No industrial size food items.

Financial Donations

If you would like to donate financially towards the food drive you can do it online at: https://catholiccharitiesks.org/parish-food-drive-donation.  In the Parish Name drop-down, please select the name of our parish.  Folks can also donate by sending in a check or cash; please make sure to write Food Drive – Queen of the Holy Rosary in the memo line and mail to: Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, 9720 West 87th Street, Overland Park, KS 66212. Please do not put the money in with the food/in a food bin.  We will not see it.  The best way to get it to Catholic Charities (other than online or by mail) is to drop it off at our main administrative office – located at 9720 West 87th Street – or if you are going to send it back with the truck to put it in an envelope, label it Food Drive – Queen of the Holy Rosary and leave it in the cab of the truck.