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Father Andrew Mattingly

Fr. Andrew Mattingly is a priest for the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph. Currently, he is associate pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Kansas City, Missouri while also serving as diocesan director for young adults and campus ministry. Although a lifelong Catholic, Fr. Mattingly went through a period of personal conversion during his last couple years of high school, particularly due to two things: the personal witness of a teacher on fire for love of God and the Church, as well as truly discovering the reality of the Holy Eucharist for the first time. After a semester at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, Fr. Mattingly transferred to Conception Seminary College, graduating in 2011.  Afterward, he was sent for theology studies in Rome, was ordained a priest in the summer of 2015, and returned for one final year of studies in Rome before coming back to Kansas City permanently in the summer of 2016. In his free time, Fr. Mattingly enjoys playing disc golf, reading about Church history,  and listening to sacred music.

Location for direction: Our Lady of Good Counsel Church: 3934 Washington St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Email to book appointment: / Only accepting men at this time.

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Father Adam Johnson

Fr. Adam Johnson serves as the Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish and as the Vocation Director for the Diocese of Kansas City- St. Joseph.  Fr. Johnson grew up in the Kansas City area attending St. Therese Parish in Parkville.  During his junior year at the University of Missouri, he felt that God might be calling him to the priesthood and he entered the seminary.  He studied at Conception while finishing his college degree and then was sent by Bishop Finn for theology studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.  He was ordained a priest in 2012 and has served as the associate pastor of St. John LaLande Parish in Blue Springs and then as pastor of St. Matthew Apostle parish in Kansas City before becoming the Director of Young Adult & Campus Ministry for the Diocese while also serving as administrator for Sacred Heart parish in Hamilton and Mary Immaculate parish in Gallatin. 

Location:  Our Lady of Good Counsel Church: 3934 Washington St, Kansas City, MO 64111 or The Catholic Center, 2nd Floor: 20 West Ninth Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Email to book appointment:

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While working in corporate America, Sr. Mary Clare was drawn by a request she could not refuse.  Accepting that call, she entered the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist in 1997 and professed Vows in 2001.  “I often think my life began when I entered religious life, for it was then that I came to realize the depths of our Lord’s love for each of us and His desire to be a part of our lives.  It has been in embracing that Life He has chosen for me that I came to find ‘who I was created to be.’  There lies my peace…there lies my Joy.”

Sister has served the Community through various ministries such as, the sisters’ retreat office, vocation and formation work, spiritual mentorship, and various youth ministries.  Ever a Franciscan, whenever time allows, Sister loves to head outside and inhale the beauty of all God’s creation, or curl up with a good book from one of our great spiritual writers …the older, the better. 

Location: Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist: 2100 N. Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64050 or The Catholic Center, 2nd Floor: 20 West Ninth Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105


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