Serve in the Community

At Holy Family, we follow in the example of Christ by serving those around us in our community, shining his light through our love.


Service Outreach Committee

This committee identifies ideas and coordinates projects to expand the parish's reach to those in need throughout our parish and community. You must have a willingness to serve. The group meets one to two hours per month and leads various projects, as settled upon in meetings.

  • Contact: Patty Rose (816-436-9200),

Helping Hands

This ministry reaches out to families and individuals who need assistance, from providing transportation and preparing meals, to minor repairs and handy work. The time and service depends upon the request. A willingness to help others is needed and if you are handy, please let us know. Additionally, if you are in need of assistance, please contact for help.

Bishop Sullivan Center's One City Café

Holy Family serves the evening meal at Bishop Sullivan on the first Tuesday of the month. Those signed up will serve approximately two and a half hours from 4:00-6:45pm. 

Bishop Sullivan Center Food Collection

Holy Family collects non-perishable food items for Bishop Sullivan Center's food pantry on an ongoing basis. Donors purchase and donate items for Holy Family to deliver. It requires one or two hours per month. 

Bishop Sullivan Center Truman Rd. Location

The Bishop Sullivan Center food pantry located at 6435 Truman Rd. is in need of volunteers to help bag groceries, one day each week, for 3-4 hours. Morning hours are 9:00am-Noon and afternoon hours are Noon-4:00pm. 

  • Contact: Patty Rose (816-436-9200),

Ronald McDonald Longfellow House

Holy Family prepares and serves dinner at the Longfellow House in downtown Kansas City. We accept food donations during the third weekend of the month (brought to Holy Family for transport to Longfellow House) and 5-7 volunteers to prepare and serve a meal to about 40 people. Food donations to Holy Family by 3:00pm and volunteers to meet at 5:00pm at Longfellow House. 

Love, In the Name of Christ (INC)

Holy Family is a church partner to Love INC. We provice financial assistance, and infant care needs for this ministry, as well as occasionally request volunteers to represent Holy Family.

  • Contact: Patty Rose (816-436-9200),

Giving Tree Committee

The Giving Tree adopts needy Northland, Bishop Sullivan Center, and Shining Star families during the holiday season. You must be willing to contact families and document needs, and sort and deliver gifts. The committee meets 10-15 hours from Semptember through December. 

  • Contact: Karen Bruning (816-929-5002),


Benton House of Staley Hills

Members of theis ministry share Eucharist with Catholic residents on a weekly basis, Thursdays at 11:00am, in a Communion service. You must be a trained Extraordinary Minister or attend the diocesan trianing for the sick and homebound. 

  • Contact: Christen Cota (816-436-9200),

Hospital Ministry

Share Eucharist with Catholic patients at NKC Hospital. You must be a trainded Extraordinary Minister or attend dicesan training for sick and homebound. We distribute Eucharist Thursday mornings at NKC Hostpital. Ministries are scheduled two to three times per quarter, two to three hours per visit.

  • Contact: Christen Cota (816-436-9200),

Homebound Ministry

Share Eucharist with homebound parishioners. You must be a trainded Extraordinary Minister or attend dicesan training for sick and homebound. We spend one hour per visit.

  • Contact: Christen Cota (816-436-9200),


College Care Packages

This ministry provides comfort to all of our college-bound parishioners through three or four care packages per school year. Students must be signed up to receive packages.

  • Contact: Rob Lickteig (816-436-9200),

Funeral Dinner Preparation

This ministry provides post-funeral meals for family and friends of deceased parisioners with side dishes and desserts. You must have a willingness to serve.

  • Contact: JoAnn Borchelt (816-429-6623), Christen Cota (816-436-9200),

St. Brigid Needlework Group

This ministry group makes prayer shawls for various parishioners, friends, and family. Shawls have been given to those dealing with illness or loss of a loved one, as well as those going through the Becoming Catholic program. Needlework lessons can be provided. This group meets two Sundays per month at 9:30am.

  • Contact: Mary Linda Hughes (816-453-7709), Christen Cota (816-436-9200),