Resources for Pastors & Parish Staff
For online information about Marriage Preparation programs, please visit our marriage prep page. If you need additional copies of our brochure outlining the "7 Steps" of marriage preparation, please contact us with your request.
Online registration forms are accesible for participants for both THRIVE! and God's Plan for a Joy-Filled Marriage; please encourage your couples to visit our website to complete their registration. Our contact information is printed on the "7 Steps" brochure that should be given to each couple. It contains the necessary information for all required marriage prep programs.
Please visit our Marriage Prep Materials page to order instruction manuals, brochures, etc.
Family Medicine/ Obstetrics and Gynecology
For all emergency circumstances call 911.
If you know of a service provider who should be added to this list, please contact us at 816-714-2373.
All of these medical professionals are members of the local chapter of the Catholic Medical Association and or are trained Fertility Care/NaPro Technology providers. No further certification or endorsement by the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph should be assumed.
- Angelique Pritchett MD, FCMC 913-890-2555 (giannafamilycare.com)
- Teresa Bauer MD 913-890-2555 (giannafamilycare.com)
- Lisa Grasing DO, CFCP, FCMC 913-495-2000
- Bruce Snider MD, NFPMC 913-764-6262
- Patrick Herrick MD, NFPMCI 913-782-7515
- Kevin Punswick DO 913-856-5577
- Ann Smith MD, NFPMC 913-586-0045
- Laurie Heap MD, NFPMC 816-858-0198 (women’s health, consultation only)
- Leslie A. Chorun MD, CFCMC, FCP 816-858-0198 (women’s health, consultation only)
- Loretta Heinen PA 913-837-4299 (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics)
Find a Catholic doctor: catholicmedkc.org
Area NaPro physicians: fertilitycarekc.com
Separated, Divorced, Widowed
The following programs and ministries are approved and supported by the Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph. If you have a need that is not served here we invited you to contact us to discuss your need. Please visit our page Support for the Separated, Divorced, and Widowed for information about these programs:
- Beginning Experience
- Coping With Life Alone
- R.A.D.I.C.A.L. - mid-life divorce support for women
- Catholic's Divorce Survival Guide
Services: Emergency Assistance, Health programs, Housing, Job Readiness, Veterans Services, Turn Around Re-Entry After Prison, Adoptions, Senior Care, Deaf & Disability
Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-7233 (24 hour hotline) www.thehotline.org
Courage and Encourage Apostolates*
(for those with same-sex attraction who wish to find support from the Church and support for family members of those with same sex attraction)
913-428-9893 (24 hour helpline) www.couragerc.org (international)
(help with pornography use)
816-808-6544 (24-hour confidential hotline)
Services: Support Groups, Clinical Therapy, Prayer and Education
816-471-7229 (24 hour hotline)
provides information and answers for people fighting addiction, including national resources for rehab centers.
The Prevention Coalition
a site designed to educate parents, teachers and concerned community members about teen drug use and ways to prevent it.
Kansas City Gamblers Anonymous
*Denotes apostolates directly supported and supervised by the diocesan Office of Family Life. All other service providers are independent. This list is provided to assist in the pastoral care of the faithful, however no certification or endorsement by the Diocese of Kansas City-St.Joseph should be assumed.