Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus Council 11917 will host a barbecue contest June 19 - 20 at 34th and Shawnee Dr., Kansas City, Kansas, to benefit Our Lady of Unity Parish and the Wyandotte Pregnancy Clinic. For more information, visit the website at: shkofcbbq.weebly.com or call (816) 673-4342.

Holy Name Parish, 1001 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas, will host an ice cream social on June 20. There will be live music, games, raffles, a silent auction and drinks. The social will run from 4 - 11 p.m.

Catholic Charities of Kansas City - St. Joseph will host “Outpace Poverty” on June 20 beginning at 8 a.m. on the north lawn of the National World War I Museum, 100 W. 26th St., Kansas City, Missouri. Join the Catholic community — walk, stroll or jog — in this show of support for our neighbors in need. There will be a finish line festival that includes music, food and drink, and visits from the Royals’ Sluggerrr and KC Wolf. Free registration is now open. Organize a parish or family team today online at: www.out pacepoverty.org.

A course in the sympto-thermal method of natural family planning begins June 24 at 6:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1234 Kentucky St., Lawrence. A reasonable course fee is charged, and online registration is required at: www.ccli.org. For more information, call Shannon or John Rasmussen at (785) 749-1015 or the Couple to Couple League of Kansas City at (913) 894-3558.

The 20th golf classic to benefit the Sisters, Servants of Mary will be June 26 at Painted Hills Golf Course, 7101 Parallel Pkwy., Kansas City, Kansas. Proceeds go toward renovating the Sisters’ convent. Registration and lunch are from 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. At 12:20 p.m., the Sisters will participate in a putting contest. The four-person scramble will start at 1 p.m. The cost to participate is a registration fee of $125 per individual golfer and includes lunch, green fee, golf cart and refreshments. For more information or a registration form, visit the website at: www.sisterser vantsgolfouting.com; call George Gallup at (913) 342-5018; or send an email to:  ggallup@kc.rr.com.

“Luau with Love: Remembering Robert” will be held June 27 from 6 - 10 p.m. at the St. Patrick Parish center, 94th and State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas. The cost to attend is $25 per person for a buffet meal, lively entertainment and more. For more information, to purchase your luau tickets, donate an auction item or be a sponsor, contact Allison McLain at (913) 328-4667; send an email to: mclain_a@wmhci.org; or visit the website at: paceskidsshelter.org.

Historic St. Joseph Church, 227 S.W. VanBuren St., Topeka, will host an open house and PowerPoint presentation on the plans to restore and preserve this cherished landmark of the capital city and the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.  The dates for the scheduled open house and presentations will be June 28 at 2 p.m. and July 2 at 7 p.m. Both will be held in St. Joseph Church. All are invited to attend.

St. Mary Church, St. Benedict, will host its annual picnic on June 28 on the church grounds. A buffet-style chicken and ham dinner will be served beginning at 5 p.m. Carryout meals and concessions will be available. There will also be games and activities for children of all ages. An auction starts at 8:30 p.m. The quilts to be auctioned off may be viewed online at: www.stmstb.org.



The next “Beginning Experience Weekend” will be July 17 - 19 at Precious Blood Center, 2130 St. Gaspar Way, Liberty, Missouri. It assists the widowed, separated and divorced, who are suffering the loss of a love relationship and may feel left out by their church, uneasy around married friends, unsure of themselves and uncertain about their futures. The weekend helps grieving persons focus on their experience, deal with the natural grief process and get an opportunity to turn the pain of loss into an experience of positive growth. For more information, visit the website at: www.beginningexperience.org; send an email to: register.bekc@gmail.com; or call Jerry at (785) 766-6497.