Parish Life

The organizations at Nativity offer the opportunity to enjoy fellowship by becoming involved with groups that share your interests. There are organizations of every sort to become involved with. They engage in social activities and service projects and are always looking to welcome new members.

Visit the Time, Talent, Treasure page for more ways to get involved.

Boy Scouts/ Leaders

Scouting provides programs that build character, foster mental and physical fitness, teach good citizenship and foster spiritual growth. Scouting offers a variety of programs designed to meet the needs of boys through 21 years of age. Scouting is about spending quality time with friends, family, and other caring adults in a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor activities. Please consider helping with our troops here at Nativity. Virtus compliance required. Contact: Boy Scouts - Tom Fowler at [email protected] or [email protected]; Cub Scouts - Marty Erwin at [email protected]

Couples Adult Bridge

A great way to meet other couples. We meet to play bridge October through April in host couples homes; ends in May with a potluck dinner.

Contact: Charlene & John Maguire
[email protected]

Knights of Nativity

The Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their church. From running Lenten Fish Frys to selling tootsie rolls to support special needs children to raising funds to support our seminarians, the Knights are always busy with activities for all interests. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, usually in the Parish Hall. Please visit us at  for more details on meeting dates and events.

Contact: Craig Smith 
[email protected]  

Men of Nativity

The Men of Nativity, MON, provides a spiritual forum for all men of the parish. Each week as we meet following the 6:45 a.m. Wednesday Mass, we discuss piety, study our faith and actions we have taken during the recent week/month to better know Christ and His mystical body.

“God has personally touched me numerous times in this ministry as I have witnessed many men save or improve their marriages, find a deeper faith, perform works of mercy for others, all the while doing the same for myself.” - Bill Oades

I personally invite every man of the parish to come join us on Wednesday mornings; after all they are already members and our dues structure cannot be beat!
Contact: Bill Oades
[email protected]

Mothers of Young Children

MOYC is a parish ministry group for women with at least one child in first grade or younger. MOYC provides fellowship through monthly meetings, spiritual enrichment, philanthropic work, and a variety of social functions for moms, children, couples, and families. It is our goal to provide a network of friendship and spiritual support to Nativity mothers with small children, while offering opportunities to participate in an array of fun and meaningful activities with other families in our parish. Popular yearly events include Breakfast with Santa (co-hosted with the Knights of Columbus), an Easter egg hunt, the Leawood fire station tour, the Couples Kick-Off party and the MOYC Ornament Exchange. MOYC has something for each and every mom out there. Don’t hesitate to contact a board member and join us for our next event. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet, laugh, and share with other parish moms.

Click HERE for a calendar of events. 

Register HERE for MOYC.

Courtney Raupp at [email protected]

Membership: Sarah Carpenter at [email protected] or Courtney Raupp at [email protected]


The nursery is open during the 9 and 11 a.m. Masses on Sunday. Volunteers are welcome and encouraged. Great opportunity for students in need of service hours. Contact the Parish Office at 913.491.5017 to volunteer.

Women of Nativity

Make new friends and re-connect with past friends while enjoying social activities, spiritual events and community work; for ALL women of the parish.


Amy Lovelace, [email protected]

Rosalynn Redmond, [email protected]


Youth Groups

The Nativity youth program is one that fosters youth involvement in parish life. Opportunities include social activities, service projects, and catechesis. All activities are developed to nurture a love for the Catholic faith.

Volunteers are needed in leadership roles for several sub-committees of the youth program. They are: service projects, Mass leadership, social event planning, fundraising, communications, music ministry, and leadership in both junior high and high school groups. Volunteers are appreciated that organize food and drink for events too!

“God loves His children, and blesses those who know the joy of a child. I have been blessed over and over through this opportunity to work with the youth.” - Liz Hagen

Youth, age 13, through mature adults are invited to serve in youth ministry at Nativity. It is an opportunity to experience true energy in the life of the church, and support a cornerstone of God’s kingdom on earth. Those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. - Romans 8:14

Please visit our youth page to get involved.

Contact: Liz Hagen
[email protected]