• Third Week of Advent
    Third Week of Advent Incline Thine ear to our prayers, O Lord, we beseech Thee; and make bright the darkness of our minds by the grace of Thy visitation. Who livest and reignest, with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen.
  • Bishop Carl A. Kemme
    Bishop Carl A. Kemme Bishop Carl A. Kemme was ordained the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Wichita on May 1, 2014. Read more about Bishop Kemme:
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  • Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita
    Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita Today the Wichita diocese covers 20,021 square miles in the southeast corner of the state. It is home to 114,195 Catholics in 90 parishes.
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  • Kansas Bishop's Statement on Marriage Kansas’ four Catholic bishops on Supreme Court ruling on Kansas’ Marriage Amendment.
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  • Daily Reflections Daily readings and reflections from priests of our diocese on audio

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About Us

The Catholic Diocese of Wichita was erected in 1887 from the Diocese of Leavenworth. The document establishing the Wichita diocese was issued by Pope Leo XIII. At that time there were 16 priests in charge of churches, and 23 churches attended as missions and nine parochial schools.

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Excellence in our Catholic Schools

As the second largest school system in Sedgwick County and the ninth largest in Kansas, the 39 Catholic schools of the Diocese of Wichita serve nearly 11,000 students in both urban and rural areas. What distinguishes Catholic schools is our mission to form disciples of Jesus Christ. This formation is fostered daily by teachers, prayer, worship, infusion of religious values into curriculum and activities, and apostolic service.

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Training and Formation, Resources, Events and Retreats...

The mission of the Office of Faith Formation is to provide resources, training, policy guidance and oversight for catechetical, missionary and youth ministries for children, youth and young adults ages preschool through college in parishes and institutions throughout the diocese in a non-school setting.

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Responding to Christ’s call to feed the hungry.

The Lord’s Diner, an office of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, provides a meal seven days a week, 365 days a year. The mission is achieved in a spirit of compassion and respect through cooperative efforts with people of all faiths, businesses and organizations in the community by gifts of time, talent and treasure.

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