• Welcome

    We strive to imitate the heart of our patroness,
    the Blessed Virgin Mary, by:
         Loving God with all our hearts,
         Loving our neighbor as ourselves,
         Bringing Christ to others.


  • Mass Times

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

    Daily Mass
    Mon-Sat 8:00 AM
    Rosary before Mass

    *Signed for deaf/hard of hearing
    See the bulletin for details

  • Confessions

    2:45-3:45 PM

    Noon-1:00 PM

    1st Saturday
    of the Month
    7:00-7:45 AM

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Adoption Protection Act

The Protect Adoption Choice Act guarantees that faith-based adoption providers remain free to serve children and families as they have in Kansas for over 60 years. Religiously motivated adoption agencies specialize in hard-to-place cases.  The children they serve would be punished if these organizations were ever forced to close as has happened in other states. This flyer (see link) illustrates the importance of gathering as much support as possible for the hearings.

It is difficult to overstate the importance and influence of having as many supporters of our faith-based adoption agencies present at these hearings. Those who oppose the legislation will be well represented and it is crucial that our Legislators know their courageous defense of our Religious Freedom and charitable organizations is well supported by their constituents.

We are asking that any parishioners who feel strongly about this issue, especially those who have experienced the blessing and miracle of adoption in their own lives, attend the hearings on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

Hearings for the Protect Adoption Choice Act on TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018, at the Kansas Capitol Building. Children are very welcome.

Fed and State (bill no. 2687)

Time: 9:00 am
Room 346-South

Fed and State (bill no. 401)

Time: 10:30 am
Room 144-South


To view a short video and for the tools to contact your local legislators please click the link below.


Lenten Season 2018


Mondays: 5:00-5:25 pm February 19-March 26
Wednesdays: 12:00-1:00 pm not on Ash Wednesday
Wednesdays: 5:30-7:00 pm February 21-March 28
Saturdays: 2:45-3:45 pm not on Holy Saturday
Saturday: 7:00-7:45 am March 3rd


Sunday, March 11th: 7:00 pm Mother Teresa's
Monday, March 12th: 7:00 pm Our Lady of Guadalupe
    & St. Joseph
Tuesday, March 13th: 7:00 pm Christ the King
Wednesday, March 14th: 7:00 pm St. Matthew's
Thursday, March 15th: 7:00 pm Mater Dei- Holy Name site
Saturday, March 17th: 9:30 am Most Pure Heart of Mary

5:00 pm Fridays of Lent (not on Good Friday)

5:30 pm Mondays & Fridays (not during Holy Week)
     (Christ the King has 5:30 pm Mass on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays)


Wednesday, March 28th
Seven Last Words of Jesus 7:00 pm in Church
Thursday, March 29th
Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 pm in Church
Friday, March 30th
Good Friday Services 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm in Church
Saturday, March 31st
Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 1st Easter Morning 7:30 am
    9:30 am
    11:30 am

There will be morning prayers, not morning Mass on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Holy Week.

The Christian faithful, during Lent, are clearly conscious of the need to turn the mind towards those realities which really count, which require Gospel commitment and integrity of life which, through self denial of those things which are superfluous, are translated into good works and solidarity with the poor and needy. (Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy, #125)

In addition to choosing their own penitential practices, Catholics are also asked to observe the practices of fast and abstinence during the 40 days of Lent. The Lenten Fast and Abstinence Regulations are as follows:

  • Everyone 14 years of age or over is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
  • Everyone 18 years of age and under 59 years of age is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. (The obligation of fasting ceases with the celebration of one's 59th birthday)
  • On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other smaller meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one's needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted on those two days, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
  • Catholics should not lightly excuse themselves from these prescribed minimal penitential practices.

Dynamic Catholic Speaker - Jonathan Fanning


  "Find Your Greatness" with Jonathan Fanning,
Catholic author and speaker,
is coming to Topeka, KS on
Saturday, April 14, 2018!

Come join Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church for
a great day of listening, learning, scripture and prayer.
Find Your Greatness is based on Matthew Kelly's best-seller
The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic.

Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church
3601 SW 17th St.
Topeka, KS 66604
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
doors open at 8:30 am (following 8:00 am Mass)


These 4 simple habits will help you become the person God created you to be.

It's easier than you think to apply the 4 habits to your everyday life.
Everything you desire will flow from a dynamic relationship with God.


Click the link below or call us at 859-980-7900 to reserve your tickets!

Weekly Lenten Fish Fry 2018

Master Planning News

MPHM has asked HTK Architects to help guide us through a Master Planning Process. We will be evaluating all of our facilities and the parish grounds as well as asking parishioners and parish employees for input. We have had one town hall meeting and are in the process of talking to parishioners through already scheduled meetings and events. A survey is being developed that we will get out to parishioners through the bulletin and FlockNote.

Master Planning Frequently Asked Questions Jan. 2018
Town Hall Meeting - HTK Architects slide show presentation

New Parish Rectory


Catholic Family Challenge

Fr. Greg and the Family & Youth Ministry developed this Catholic Family Challenge. Please print it out and use it to help strengthen your family.


Thanks to a kind sponsor, we are able to offer
 our parishioners and guests (please feel free to share this link with family and friends)
a subscription to the online Catholic resource “FORMED”.

Encounter the Lord like never before…

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Novena: Mary, Undoer of Knots

As the parish concentrates on the financial matters of the parish, Fr. Greg would like all parishioners to pray the novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots. As we take these matters to prayer, we firmly believe that we will be guided to the solutions needed to keep Most Pure Heart of Mary financially viable for many generations. 

Please click here to find the novena.