Little monastery
Lumen Christi

Kansas City, USA

Little Sisters of the Lamb

Lumen Christi Monastery
36 South Boeke Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
Tel./ Fax (+1) (913) 621-1727

School of the Word
No School of the Word during Holy Week. It will resume April 19th.
School of the Word is every first and third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm.

Young Adult Monday
All young adults are welcome to join us for Mass, dinner and fellowship every Monday night.

Sunday, March 18: 11:00 am
Monday, March 19: 6:30 pm
Tuesday, March 20: No Mass
Wednesday, March 21: 6:30 pm Spanish Mass
Thursday, March 22: 7:30 am
Friday, March 23: 11:00 am
Saturday, March 24: 7:30 am
Sunday, March 25: 6:00 pm

Monday: 9:30am – 11:00am & 12:30pm – 10:30pm
Tuesday: 9:30am – 11:00am & 12:30pm – 9:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 11:30am & 2:30pm – 9:30pm
Thursday: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Friday: 12:30am – 6:30am & 12:30pm – 6:30pm

“Will you not watch…One hour with me?” –Matthew 26:40

We are looking for Adorers to expand the adoration times.
Could you sign up for one hour a week?
Talk with a sister about the available times.


All are welcome to join us for our night vigils. The Vigils on feast-days and solemnities are night prayers that, through the Word of God, texts of the Fathers of the Church, psalms, and hymns, help us to enter more deeply into the mystery of Christ. They are usually followed by the Liturgy of the Eucharist and an hour of adoration.

Daily Liturgical Offices
You are welcome to join us for our daily liturgical offices during the morning, mid-day, and evening. Please call for the schedule.

Holy Week 2018
Friday, March 23
11:00 AM: Mass of the Good Shepherd
7:30 – 9:00 PM: Office of the Anointing at Bethany

Saturday, March 24
7:30 – 9:00 AM: Office and Mass of the Anointing at Bethany
5:00 – 7:15 PM: 1st Office of the Palms with blessing of the Palms (Procession in neighborhood weather permitting)
8:30 -10:45 PM: 2nd Office of Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25
10:30 – 11:45 AM: 3rd Office of Palm Sunday
6:00 – 8:50 PM: 4th Office of Palm Sunday + Mass of the Passion

Monday, March 26
10:00 AM: Mass of the Preparation of the Passover – Luke 22:7-13  

Tuesday, March 27
8:00 – 9:00 AM: 1st Office of the Poor Widow
6:00 – 8:20 PM: 2nd Office and Mass of the Poor Widow

Wednesday, March 28
11:00 AM – 12:45 PM: Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem – 2nd Lamentation and Mass
7:30 – 9:15 PM: The Commandment of Love – Washing of the Feet

Holy Thursday, March 29
7:30 – 8:45 AM: Monastic Office
11:30 AM – 12:45 PM: Feast of the Church
5:30 – 8:00 PM: The Lord’s Supper
10:00 PM – 12:20 AM: Entering Gethsemane
Approx. 1:00 AM – 2:30 AM: The Arrest of Jesus

Good Friday, March 30
10:00 – 11:00 AM: The Trial of Jesus
11:45 AM – 3:00 PM: The Crucifixion (Procession in neighborhood weather permitting)
3:45 – 5:30 PM: Celebration of the Cross
6:30 – 9:00 PM: The Burial of Jesus + Communion

Holy Saturday, March 31
7:00 – 9:30 AM: The Descent of Jesus into Hades
11:00 PM – 3:30 AM: Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday, April 1
4:00 – 5:30 AM: Adoration with proclamation of the Gospel accounts of the Resurrection.
11:00 AM: Easter Mass
5:30 PM: 2nd Vespers

The liturgy of the Holy Week in the Community of the Lamb is conceived as a retreat in which we are invited to follow Jesus step by step in his Passion, Death and Resurrection. Therefore the offices are more numerous and more developed than those celebrated in parishes. Most of the offices are followed by Eucharistic adoration.

Invisible Monastery of the Lamb
To those who live out of town, are homebound, are in prison, are children, or for any other reason cannot physically come for adoration & liturgy at the Little Monastery, we invite you to be in communion with us by signing up for a regular prayer time each week. Call us if you are interested in being part of the Invisible Monastery.

Investiture of 3 postulants
On May 10th, 2014 Archbishop Joseph Naumann celebrated the mass of investiture of 3 postulants in the Little Monastery Lumen Christi. If you were unable to attend, you can view the Mass of investiture:
1st Part
2nd Part
3rd Part