Churches

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Holy FamilyThe New Holy Family Catholic Church located at 8th and Birch St. (Photo courtesy Kim Neis)

On Sunday December 6, Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora officially opened the doors to the new church they built at 8th and Birch St.  Archbishop Joseph Naumann, head of the Kansas City Kansas Archdiocese, presided over the church dedication ceremony in front of a packed house.

The church has been under construction since September of 2015 and is expected to serve the Catholic community in Eudora, De Soto and Linwood for many years to come.

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Archbishop Naumann at the Holy Family Church Dedication on Dec. 6 (photo courtesy Julie Stewart)

The new church features works done by artisans both locally and around the world. Much of the artwork was done by local artist Jeannie Pflumm and carpenter Randy Eaton made the alter base and many other tables and altar pieces. The Stations of the Cross came from Spain while the crucifix hanging above the altar was crafted in Italy.

In every Catholic Church, a relic of a saint is placed in the altar. The new altar at Holy Family features a relic of St. Philippine Rose Duchesne, a Catholic nun who ministered to the Potawatomi tribe in eastern Kansas in the 1840’s. Duchesne was canonized a saint by Pope John Paul II in 1988.

For all those that want to see the inside of the church, an open house will be held on Sunday, December 27 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to look around the new worship center and the newly christened Rev. Pat Riley Religious Education Center to be located in the lower portion of the new building.

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Christmas Carolers

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The annual Community Christmas Caroling sing along is set for Sunday Dec. 20th at the original Holy Family Catholic Church located at 9th and Church Streets in Eudora.  The evenings festivities will begin at 5:00 PM.

The sing along is sponsored by the Eudora Ministerial Alliance which helps provide assistance to those in need throughout the year.  All faiths are welcome to this event which has become a long standing tradition during the Christmas season in Eudora.  Donations to Ministerial Alliance will be greatly accepted at this event.

The ladies of Holy Family will be providing cookies and snacks along with hot chocolate and other goodies.  This is a wonderful event every year that the entire family can enjoy.

The Ministerial Alliance helps those in need throughout the year who need a hand up.  Please consider donating to the Ministerial Alliance to continue their works of charity for those less fortunate.

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The Eudora Ministerial Alliance will hold their annual Thanksgiving Community Worship service at 5:00 P.M. on Sunday November 22. The service will be held at the Eudora United Methodist Church.  This service is a non denominational service for those of and and all faiths.

An offering will be collected during the service which will go to  to the Emergency Assistance Fund. This fund was established for those who seek help from the area churches with food, rent, utilities and other needed assistance.  Along with a Good Friday service,  this service is the main fund raising effort so that the churches can continue to give back to the community they serve.

Refreshments will be served following the service.

Eudora United Methodist Church is located at 2084 N. 1300 Road, just south of K-10 and slightly west of Winchester Road.  THe entire community is encouraged to attend and help support the Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Blood Drive

 

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The Eudora Lions Club will be sponsoring a blood drive on Monday, July 13 from 2:30 p.m.until 6:00 PM.  The blood drive will be held at Eudora Baptist Church, 525 W. 20th Street.

Those who donate will receive one buy one get one free Schlitterbahn ticket valued at $43 while supplies last.

You can schedule an appointment by going to savealifenow.org. Walk-ins will also be welcomed that afternoon.

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Garage Sales

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The annual city wide garage sale is set for Saturday, June 20.  as has been the tradition for the last several years, the city wide sale takes place on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend.

There will be some differences in how this years event will be run.  This year, the event is under the banner of the city of Eudora.  There will be no registration or maps of garage sales taking place.  In the past, the sale was organized by St. Paul United Church of Christ as a fundraiser for the Ministerial Alliance run food pantry located at St. Paul.

Pastor Shan, head of St. Paul UCC, told us recently that the Ministerial Alliance and the Church were looking to doing different things.

“We just felt that since the city was doing the garage sales periodically that it was a logical time for transition,” Pastor Shan said. “We also want to look at taking on some new mission related projects.”

Most garage sales start that day between 7:00 and 8:00 AM,, though it is completely up to the homeowner as to the hours of operation.

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