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Sat 4:00 PM
Sun 7:30 AM
9:30 AM*
11:30 AM
Daily Mass

Morning Rosary

7:55 AM
7:30 AM


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3:00-3:45 PM
12:15-1:00 PM
1st Saturday
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7:15-7:45 AM

Parish Newsletter


Welcome to Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish

Thank you for visiting our parish website! Most Pure Heart of Mary is a vibrant Roman Catholic parish serving the Catholic community of Topeka, Kansas. If you are new to Most Pure Heart of Mary, or the Catholic Church, I would like to extend an invitation to join us as we worship God the Father in the Church His Son, Jesus Christ, founded. I pray that you will find among us the faith and love needed to grow in your relationship with Jesus through the proclamation of the Gospel, the celebration of the sacraments, the faithful teaching of the Church, and the welcome and friendship of our community. If you need information that you can’t find on this web site, don’t hesitate to call or email the parish office.

God Bless,
Fr. Greg Hammes

Wednesday, July 30th

Parish Center Closed for cleaning - NO ADMITANCE
Finance Office Closed
Morning Mass • 7:55am - 8:45am
KCDC Meals • 8:00am - 12:30pm
Women's Fellowship Mtg • 9:00am - 11:00am
Rental (First Christian Childcare) • 9:30am - 11:00am
Confessions • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
AA • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Rental (VanBecelaere) • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Rental (Roush) • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Christ Renew's - Men's Team • 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Thursday, July 31st

Finance Office Closed
Parish Center Closed for cleaning - NO ADMITANCE
Morning Mass • 7:55am - 8:45am
KCDC Meals • 8:00am - 12:30pm
Rental (First Christian Childcare) • 9:30am - 11:00am
Rental (Doel) • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Rental (Roush) • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Music Rehearsal (Deahl) • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glory to God Mass • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glory to God Social • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Glory to God Social • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Men's Bible & Basketball • 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday, August 1st

Last Day of Summer Camp
Finance Office Closed
Parish Center Closed for cleaning - NO ADMITANCE
School office opens
Morning Mass • 7:55am - 8:45am
KCDC Meals • 8:00am - 12:30pm
Rental (First Christian Childcare) • 9:30am - 11:00am
Al Anon • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Saturday, August 2nd

Parish Center Closed for cleaning - NO ADMITANCE
KCDC Closed for Cleaning
Confessions - First Saturday • 7:00am - 7:45am
Morning Mass • 7:55am - 8:45am
Confessions • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Mass • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
KofC Trash Bag Sales • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Baptisms • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, August 3rd

KCDC Closed for Cleaning
Mass • 7:30am - 8:30am
KofC Trash Bag Sales • 8:00am - 1:00pm
Parish Nursery • 9:15am - 1:00pm
Mass • 9:30am - 10:30am
Welcome Sunday • 10:30am - 11:30am
Mass • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Legion of Mary • 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Baptisms • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Glory to God Community Meeting • 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Introducing Fr. Saiki

Praised be Jesus Christ!

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, as your new associate pastor I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself a bit more and to express my gratitude to all of you for your kindness and hospitality to me in these first weeks of my assignment.

I am the eldest of ten children, the son of John and Virginia Saiki. My family has always been very devout and as I was homeschooled, I had many opportunities to attend Daily Mass. My family has lived in Wichita, El Dorado, St. Marys, Topeka, and DeSoto, Kansas. I am very proud of my Kansas roots, and so happy to share a birthday with our state (January 29). While my family lived in Topeka, from 2001 until 2004, we would attend Mass at St. Joseph’s, but I was involved in the Youth Group here at Most Pure Heart of Mary. So in many ways my assignment to this great parish is a return home for me. I had thought of the priesthood since I was in the second grade, and often would imagine what it would be like to be a priest.

As many of you already know, before I entered the seminary, I worked at McDonald’s, from 2002 until 2008. I enjoyed the work and interaction with my coworkers and customers. While I was at McDonald’s I learned a great deal of Spanish, which is something that I am going to be using in my ministry here in Topeka. While I was working at McDonalds, I finished high school and attended Johnson County Community College for a year. During that time I thought less of the priesthood and in fact I was anticipating a career in public service and politics. But the Lord had a different form of service in mind for me. I was invited to visit Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, MO, and upon visiting seminary, I realized that God was indeed calling me to be a priest. I entered Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in August of 2007 and studied there until my graduation and ordination this past May. I am so excited to begin my priestly ministry, and I am blessed that I will begin it here at Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish. I look forward to getting to know you. Please pray for me and know of my prayers for each of you. May God bless you!

Yours in the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Most Pure Heart of Mary,

Father Anthony J. Saiki

New Youth Minister

I am excited to be joining the staff of Most Pure Heart of Mary as the Youth Ministry Coordinator! I have been involved in youth ministry for 10 years and look forward to bringing my passion for youth ministry to the parish.  I have heard that your parish already has the beginnings of a great youth ministry program and I hope that, together, we can help it grow!  I can see many things in the future including regular youth group meetings, retreat programs, service opportunities, trips, and much more. The youth ministry program will strive to help youth grow in faith, deepen their spirituality, connect with the parish, grow in understanding of self, have fun and eat good food. To make this happen, we will need help from many adults and youth. Adults can help by serving on the Core Team, attending events as a chaperone, helping with various activities, or providing behind the scenes support. Youth are invited to participate in the programs, provide input to the programing, let us know how we can help you and serve as a peer minister.

In closing, here are a few tidbits about myself: Last year, I spent 72 days of the year leading retreats. I am an Eagle Scout. My first major was Computer Science, but has since shifted to Theology. Events that I have coordinated are from Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) retreats, Scout Retreats, Six Flags trips, NCYC trips, Catholic Heart Work Camp trips, and much more. My “bucket list” includes playing foot golf, seeing the Northern Lights, and going to the Vatican.

If you see me at church, please come up and say hi!  I look forward to meeting you!

(Joe will be splitting his time between working with the youth at Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish and the St. Matthew youth. He will have an office and regular office hours at both places. His ministry at our parish began June 1st.)

Youth Group Would Like Input

Our new Youth Minister, Joe LaScala would like some input from our youth and adults as he develops the parish youth ministry program. Please click here to go to the Youth Group page and fill out the survey. Thanks for your help!

From the Pastor

From Fr. Saiki

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