St Joseph-St Lawrence Parish
St Joseph-St Lawrence Parish


SUMMERFEST 2022 is scheduled for August 6th. We look forward to a great event where our parish can socialize and share a delicious chicken dinner from 4-7 pm.  Mass will be celebrated at 5 pm at St. Lawrence on Aug. 6th(Note:  there will be NO 5 pm Mass at St. Joseph of the Valley, that weekend only).  Activities will begin at 5 pm, to include children’s games, bingo and country store!

SETUP will start Friday night, Aug. 5th at 6:00 pm. If you could donate a few hours – it would be greatly appreciated!

VOLUNTEERS – WE NEED YOU! – please sign up for your choice of work and times of shifts – we need kitchen help – setup, meal prep, serving, picking up/washing, serving cakes/pies, drinks, Beer Garden, Selling Tickets, Country Store, Bingo. There is a signup sheet on the parish website and facebook page. There is NOW an on-line signup sheet!  You can also go to this website: Please consider volunteering a small amount of time to the success of SummerFest. You can also email Sharon Wagner ( or call (913-683-4495) with the desired time and area you would like to help.

Raffle Tickets: Raffle tickets will be available at the back of each church. We are asking each family to sell a minimum of 30 tickets.  Get a chance for some great prizes – only $1 for each chance!  Prizes are:  Hand Pieced Quilt, $250 cash, $150 cash, and $50 cash.

Bingo Prizes:  Please help make Summerfest a success!  Please donate one child’s prize and one adult prize for Bingo ($10-$20 value), can be toys, games.  Gift cards and cash are welcome too!  Prizes will be collected at the 5 pm and 9 am masses starting on July 23rd.  POC-Linda Heim at 913-306-8881.

KIDS GAMES: We ask that each CCD family donate two 2-liter bottles of soda for the Pop Toss. These can be left at the back of each church. We are currently looking for individual(s) who are willing to work the children’s games.

CAKES/PIES: We need those wonderful home-made desserts our Parish is well-known for! Please bring them either FRI night or the day of the event.

Letter to Parishioners - SummerFest 2022
Summerfest letter.pdf
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SummerFest 2022 Volunteer Worker Sign-Up
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Archdiocesan-Wide Capital Campaign:  One Faith, One Family, One Future in Christ.


Our parish had it's opening information reception this weekend, Nov. 3/4th, to provide our parishioners with information to make an informed decision on supporting the campaign.  


In case you missed it, the Archdiocsese has provided a video and additional information. You can reach the main page of their website by clicking here.


We have also been provided a few other documents on how it can help our local parish, as well as Frequently Asked Questions.  Those documents may be reviewed by clicking here.


If you have additional questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact Kevin Heim at 913-271-1900 or Jason Nichols at 913-683-2661.


Your generosity is greatly appreciated! We would appreciate all pledge cards being returned, whether you are able to contribute or not.  Regardless, please keep this in your prayers for its success.  Thanks!







The STL Step Reconstruction Project cost the parish $30,000.   The Bell Tower Repair Project at St. Joseph of the Valley Church cost the parish $18,000. Due to urgency of repairs, we withdrew funds from savings, drastically reducing our emergency funds well below recommended levels. Please prayerfully consider a donation to either or both projects to help defray the cost.  Annotate the payment in the memo section as "STL Step Repair" OR "SJV Bell Tower Repair".  We gratefully appreciate your prayers and generosity.  Thanks so much!


STL Step Reconstruction Project Pictures


SJV Bell Tower Repair Pictures



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