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Youth Ministry

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Grade School

Serving children in Grades 1 - 5, St. Margaret's Parish School of Religion serves as supplemental religious education for the Christian formation of children. 

Middle School

Serving children in Grades 6-8, our goal is to show middle school youth how faith can assist them in their everyday lives. Middle school students have the opportunity to attend classes and/or our youth group, CHAOS - Catholics Hyped About Our Savior.

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High School

Our High School programs bring teens and adults together to study and explore how growth in the Spirit is a life-long journey.  High School students are invited to prepare for and participate in the Sacrament of Confirmation and our High School Youth Group, LIFT - Living in Faith as Teens. 

Director of the Diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection, Carrie Cooper | Tel: 816 -714-2380

Diocesan Office Website

Independent Ombudsman, Joe Crayon | Tel: 816-812-2500

Protecting God’s Children

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 or 816.812.2500, 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 at 816.392.0011 or for more information.

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