5134 Baltimore
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Phone: 816-531-6200
Fax : 816-531-8045
5141 Main Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
Phone: 816-753-7422
Fax : 816-753-5505
Visitation - a Catholic Community

Social Concerns

Social Concerns

Social Services Mission Statement

To build a community of faith where our Catholic Social Teaching is central, not fringe; where social ministry will be integral, not optional; where social ministry is the work of every believer, not just the mission of a few people or committees.

Social Concerns Ministry at Visitation and St. Francis Xavier

The Social Concerns Ministry Team meets monthly. For the past ten years, we have joined with our neighbors to the east, St. Francis Xavier Parish, working together as one ministry team both to respond to the needs of the poor and to increase our commitment to Catholic Social Teaching.

2015-2016 Visitation/St. Francis Xavier Social Concerns Ministry Team

John Becker

Kate Duffy

Rebecca Hinman McKnight

Mary Becker Marie Dupree-Johnson Doug Newman

Sean Bradley

Peggy Everist

Ed Straley

John Carlson

Barb Glesner Fines

Tom Thirkel

Pauline Dolan

Kevin Fleming

Alexander Von Uckermann

Alison Dudley

Jude Huntz

Pat Wahlstedt


Visitation's Commitment to the Poor

For 40 years, Visitation has committed a percentage of our total parish budget to assist the poor. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, just over $175,000 was allocated to various ministries and programs that support the poor and vulnerable, falling within the scope of our mission as a Catholic Church, including:  emergency assistance, parish-based ministry support, CCO, Habitat for Humanity, our sister parish - Santa Maria Madre de los Pobres in El Salvador, youth justice and grants to organizations whose initiatives involve life, poverty and justice issues based on Catholic Social Teaching.


Want more information?

Contact Jude Huntz at or 753-5155 x308 for more information about Social Services ministry at Visitation Parish.