New Members, Visitors & Guests

Welcome! We invite those who are not members to consider us for their worship home. Take time to browse through the site so you can learn more about Holy Family.

Our Mission

Holy Family Catholic Church is a vibrant, spirit-filled faith community.
Following the example of the Holy Family, we seek God by celebrating, growing and living our faith.   -Adopted April 14, 2010

Holy Family Prayer

Living as Jesus taught us, we are a community of believers dedicated to finding Christ in our Sacraments and our neighbors.
God of faith, help us embrace change, yet still hold dear our family values that make our community unique.
We answer the call to serve others.
God of hope, allow us to work in harmony, united in appreciating the efforts of all. Help us to be generous with our time, treasure and talent.
God of love, You challenge us to believe in You and ourselves. Give us the faith we need to build a house on rock and not on sand.
Lord, lead us as we are to go today.   -Adopted Spring 2008

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Visiting a new church can be intimidating: What should I wear? Where do I park? Where do my kids go?
We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Holy Family truly is a church where all are welcome. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or visit the Welcome Desk in the family room when you visit.

Do I have to wear a mask in church?

Based off of guidance from the CDC, parishioners who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear masks at Holy Family. Those  looking for vaccination opportunities can find helpful resources here. If you have not yet been fully vaccinated, we ask that you continue to wear a mask the entire time you are inside the building for the safety of everyone.

When is reconciliation available?
Reconciliation is available by appointment only at this time. Please call Fr. Phil (816-436-9200 ext.307) to schedule. 

How do I get to Holy Family Catholic Church?
Please see the map for the best way to arrive at our church.

Where should I park?
Holy Family has an upper lot and a lower lot available for parking. The lower lot has an entrance into our parish hall, with an elevator near the parish hall 
entrance to assist getting to the church for Mass.

Where do my children go?
Holy Family welcomes all "wiggly worshippers" at Mass. During the school year, Holy Family offers a Children's Liturgy of the Word, typically on the second Sunday of the month, during Mass. This is for all kids, pre-K through 2nd grade. Check out our calendar for the next Mass time.

*At this time, Children's Liturgy of the Word is not occurring. Please check back for when it will return.

How do I register as a member at Holy Family?
Holy Family welcomes all new members. You may register online through this link, or registration forms are available at the parish office or welcome desk. Please fill it out to the best of your ability.

Registración en Español 
Para llenar esta forma electrónicamente; guarde la forma en su computadora, recuerde donde la guardo, ábrala y llénela, guárdela otra vez, adjúntela en un correo electrónico y envíela a [email protected]. Si no tiene toda la información, por favor deje los espacios en blanco. Registración en Español

How do I become Catholic?
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a program of instruction, prayer and ritual celebrations for persons interested in the Catholic Church. The program is designed primarily for unbaptized persons and baptized non-Catholics; however, adult Catholics who have not yet received first Eucharist or confirmation are also welcome.

If interested in the RCIA program at Holy Family, please contact Christen Cota, pastoral associate, at 816-436-9200, ext 304, or [email protected] Find out more about the RCIA program here. 

I’m not Catholic ... so, how do I know when to sit, stand and kneel?
The flow of our worship time together, called the Mass, is located in the hymnal at #227.  It is common for Catholics to change postures during the Mass.  If in doubt, watch for the changes in those around you at Mass.

I’m not Catholic ... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
Participating in the Mass through praying and singing together are ways to be actively involved in the Mass. If you would like to participate in communion, but are not Catholic, that is great; simply cross your hands over your upper body which signals to the Communion Ministers that you wish to receive a blessing only. Unfortunately, if you are not Catholic, our official Catholic Church teaching on receiving Communion is for Catholics only. 

If you find yourself attending Holy Family regularly, and are interested in joining the Catholic way of life, we encourage you to investigate the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process, which prepares you for becoming a Catholic.

Am I expected to put money in the offering?
Catholics and many other Christians value giving to their local church community in order to accomplish God's work in a communal way. Holy Family believes the offering comes from a desire to give thanks to God for the many gifts and blessings God has given each of us. By contributing to the life of our local parish, hospitality and essential needs are also extended beyond our own members and into the community through helping others less fortunate than ourselves.  Any offering given is used with care and in the spirit of a good use of resources.

I have a hearing problem. Is there any special assistance?
Holy Family has special wireless devices that one of our musicians can give those who need assistance, should they request it.

This small power pack provides you with a direct audio feed from our sound system.  Most people who already have a hearing device are able to find a volume level on their own hearing aid that best suits them, sitting in a particular location within the church that works best for their hearing aid to function effectively.

Holy Family Ministry Guide
ecce7i94h2wugv5tdcu15w32u6l.jpgHoly Family has many different ministries to meet each of our parishioners where they currently are in life. Check out how Holy Family can enrich your faith through one of the many ministries, groups, bible studies and activities in our Holy Family Guide Book. If you have a ministry you would like to start at Holy Family, please contact Patty Rose, stewardship and development director,  at [email protected] 

Please fill out our Appeal and Stewardship Form here and let us know how we can help you become involved at Holy Family. We are glad you are here!