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About Holy Family

The history of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Kansas City, Kansas, is a story of faith, hope and love, of exemplary pastoral care and countless blessings from heaven. It is a testimonial to the courage, vision and generosity of the Slovenian immigrants who founded the parish 100+ years ago. 


fr. peter jaramillo, ssa, pastor

Archbishop Naumann named Rev. Peter Jaramillo, a priest of the diocese and a Kansas National Guard chaplain who served in Iraq, pastor of Holy Family Parish since February of 2008.

Congratulations to Father Peter who celebrated 36 years in the Priesthood on May 23, 2017. Hear Father Peter reflect on his time as a Priest and shared how his experiences and travels have enriched his life.


FR. Joseph arsenault, SSA 


FR. john melnick, SSA 

Rev. Heliodore N. Mejak, a priest of the diocese, was appointed pastor August 2, 1944. He was to become a legend; a stellar priest and a beloved pastor for the next 63 years. He appreciated the Slovenian culture, learned the language, encouraged the singing of Slovenian hymns and observed some of the old customs, such as the blessing of the baskets of food at Easter.

Monsignor Mejak never retired, never wanted to. Although he was legally blind and used a walker, he continued to say mass daily, administered the sacraments, published the weekly bulletin, and carried out his responsibilities for the parish he loved and served. He cited often as the oldest active pastor in the United States, Monsignor Mejak died on Christmas Eve, 2007, at the age of 98.

sr. Mary michael macchesney 



Parish Contact Information

Parish Secretary

Cathy Schneider
(913) 371-1561

finance council president

Joe Keller
(913) 371-5063

parish council president

Robert Serra
(913) 621-3500


Holy Family Club President

Julie Schneller
(913) 268-7640

alter society President

 Sandy Sachen Cannon
(913) 396-1564

holy name society president

Robert Serra
(913) 621-3500


social concerns commitee

Wade McCown
(913) 207-3404

st. veronica lodge #115/kskj

Julie Schneller
(913) 268-7640

resurrection catholic school

The Cathedral
(913) 371-8101