Faith

Tonganoxie Christian Church celebrating sesquicentennial this weekend
June 23, 2022
Tonganoxie Christian Church is celebrating 150 years this weekend. The church’s sesquicentennial starts Friday with historical night. Visitors can explore TCC’s history from 5-7 p.m. at 304 Fourth St.
Spiced shrimp part of this week’s fish fry offerings at Tonganoxie’s Sacred Heart
March 18, 2022
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will offer spiced shrimp as an added offering at its fish fry this week. Meals are available 4-6:30 p.m. Friday.
Their cups runneth over: Grounded Coffeehouse, steeped in faith with multiple plans to give back, opens this week
March 16, 2022
A little hustle and bustle filled Grounded Coffeehouse on Tuesday morning. The new Tonganoxie coffee shop opened its doors at 7 a.m. and behind the counter were the store’s new manager and four baristas. A fifth would be coming in for a shift in a few hours. It was still dark outside when the coffeehouse opened, but the creators of the new space hope it will be a beacon of light for the community — and perhaps a nice way to kick-start the day.
Grounded Coffeehouse to open this month in Tonganoxie
March 11, 2022
Local residents will be able to sit down for a cozy cup of joe starting this month. Grounded Coffeehouse will open soon and will have a grand opening March 26, per the shop’s Facebook page.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie to celebrate longtime priest’s 40th anniversary of ordination
July 10, 2021
Tonganoxie’s Sacred Heart Catholic Church will be celebrating major milestones with its longtime priest Sunday at the church. Rev. Mark Goldasich is celebrating his 40th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood and 30th anniversary at Sacred Heart.
Knights of Columbus fish fry meals start Friday, to be carry-out this year at Sacred Heart
February 17, 2021
Knights of Columbus fish fry meals to be carry-out this year at Sacred Heart Lenten fish fry meals will be available again this year at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with all dinners being carry-out only this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tonganoxie United Methodist Church to have ‘drive-through’ farewell for minister Sunday
June 11, 2020
Tonganoxie United Methodist Church is encouraging cards, letters and emails be sent to Rev. Changsu Kim, as the pastor prepares to head to his next church. People also can bid farewell with “Drive-Through Goodbye” for him from noon-1 p.m. Sunday at the church, 328 E. Fourth St.
Knights of Columbus fish fry Fridays start this week at Sacred Heart in Tonganoxie
February 26, 2020
The Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus fish fry Fridays return this week for the Lenten season. The all-you-care-to-eat meals will be served 4-6:30 p.m. on Fridays starting this Friday and ending April 3 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1100 West St. in Tonganoxie.
Turkey dinner and bazzar Sunday at Sacred Heart
October 9, 2019
Sacred Heart Catholic Church will have its annual turkey and dinner bazaar this month. The event will run 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1100 West St. Meal carryout will be available until 2:30 p.m. by calling 913-369-2851. There also will be a country store, raffles, silent auction, bingo and children’s games. The meal costs $10 for adults and $5 for youths ages 6-12. Children 5 and younger eat for free.
Just what the ‘doctor’ ordered in Tonganoxie: Resident who favors a certain soft drink turns 101 Friday
April 10, 2019
Maybe we should rethink the experts telling us to eat our vegetables and steer clear of soft drinks. Just ask Angeline Goldasich, resident at Legend Healthcare in Tonganoxie. Her son, the Rev. Mark Goldasich, hands her a cup of Dr. Pepper during an interview Monday with The Mirror. Angeline eagerly drinks a little by straw.
Souper Bowl Challenge between Tonganoxie and McLouth Methodist churches wraps up this weekend
February 1, 2019
Souper Bowl drive continuing until Saturday The annual Souper Bowl Community Soup Drive has started. The drive is a friendly competition featuring McLouth and Tonganoxie United Methodist churches to see who can collect the most cans to help those in need.
Trunk or Treat happening Halloween night at Tonganoxie Christian Church
October 24, 2018
Tonganoxie Christian Church’s annual Trunk or Treat will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the church. Open to youths from birth to eighth grade, the annual event offers candy, games, food and prizes in a safe and family friendly environment.
Raucous Reverend: Tonganoxie priest cheers on homeland in World Cup
July 20, 2018
The Rev. Mark Goldasich had a mighty schedule conflict Sunday. While many of his friends and relatives of Croatian decent in the Strawberry Hill district of Kansas City, Kan., had surely attended Mass on Saturday night and thus were able to watch the big World Cup match Sunday morning, Goldasich had a job requirement.
Divine cheers for Croatia from Tonganoxie
July 14, 2018
The Rev. Mark Goldasich said he might need an iPad at the altar for his Mass at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie. After all, Croatia — the Goldasich family’s homeland — plays at 10 a.m. Sunday for the World Cup soccer championship.
A place to call home in Tonganoxie at Cornerstone Family Worship
January 24, 2018
Cornerstone Family Worship had services for 329 Sundays at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus. Some church members would be there, sometimes before dawn, getting the space ready for services. To break down that number down even more, that’s a bit more than six years of the church’s congregation meeting there Sunday after Sunday. But who’s counting?

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