The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combatting sexual abuse in the Church.  If you are a victim of sexual abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse:   
1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1.800.392.3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and

2.  Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and 
3.  After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Joe Crayon, at 816.812.2500 or crayon@ombudsmankcsj.org, if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families.  Please contact the Victim Advocate, Kathleen Chastain, at 816.392.0011 or chastain@diocesekcsj.org for more information. 

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The Sacrament of Confirmation
El Sacramento de Confirmación 

Come Holy Spirit!  ~ ¡Ven, Espíritu Santo!

For "by the sacrament of Confirmation, [the baptized] are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. Hence they are, as true witnesses of Christ, more strictly obliged to spread and defend the faith by word and deed."

 

En efecto, a los bautizados "el sacramento de la Confirmación los une más íntimamente a la Iglesia y los enriquece con una fortaleza especial del Espíritu Santo. De esta forma quedan obligados aún más, como auténticos testigos de Cristo, a extender y defender la fe con sus palabras y sus obras" (LG 11; cf Ritual de la Confirmación, Prenotandos 2)

Registration for Confirmation classes begins in October for the youth. Contact the office for adult classes.

Las inscripciónes para las clases de confirmación comienzan en octubre para los jovenes. Llamen a la oficina por clases para los adultos.