Parish Mental Health Ministry

Bringing Christ to families and those experiencing mental health challenges.

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that one in five Americans has a mental, behavioral or emotional disorder. That means roughly 20% of parishioners struggle with a mental illness.

It is our mission to ensure no one feels alone in their struggle with mental illness or their role as a caregiver.

This is not group therapy, but a ministry in which members support others during their time of need and to grow spiritually in their relationship with God. One does not need to be Catholic to participate, but Catholic prayers and devotions will be used.

What you will gain:

  • Spiritual Companionship -Mental health ministry team members lead small groups that offer spiritual support to those with lived experience of mental health struggles and their families or caregivers. 
  • Practical Support – Ministry members are familiar with the many public and private support services available to families in their local communities and will share a list of resources that may help those who are needing additional support. They stay in touch with those families using community services to see if they are receiving the help they need.
  • Education – The ministry team provides mental health educational opportunities for the larger parish community on a regular basis.

For questions or to find a ministry nearest you view listing below.

If interested in starting a Parish Mental Health Ministry, please email us at 

The following parishes currently have a Mental Health Ministry. Please reach out to them directly to get involved.

If you would like to start a Mental Health Ministry at your parish, email us at

St. Sabina – Belton

700 Trevis Ave
Belton, MO 64012

St. John La Lande – Blue Springs

805 NW R D Mize Rd
Blue Springs, MO 64015

St. Robert Bellarmine – Blue Springs

4313 MO-7
Blue Springs, MO 64014

St. Mark’s Catholic Church – Independence

3736 S Lee’s Summit Rd
Independence, MO 64055

Holy Family – Kansas City

919 NE 96th St
Kansas City, MO 64155

St. Charles Borromeo – Kansas City

900 NE Shady Ln Dr
Kansas City, MO 64118

St. Elizabeth – Kansas City

2 E 75th St
Kansas City, MO 64114

St. Gabriel Archangel – Kansas City

4737 N Cleveland Ave
Kansas City, MO 64117

St. Regis – Kansas City

8941 James A Reed Rd
Kansas City, MO 64138

St. Therese, North – Kansas City

7207 MO-9
Kansas City, MO 64152

St. James – Liberty

309 S Stewart Rd
Liberty, MO 64068

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