"In giving we receive..."The Office of Faith Formation supports and supplements faith formation efforts for young people aged pre-school through college. Whether you're a catechist or a parent, the Office of Faith Formation can help.
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"What Gifts Do I Share?"The Diocese of Wichita is blessed with a deep love and understanding of the Stewardship Way of Life. We acknowledge what God has so generously provided for us, and, in turn, share those gifts with each other in love of God and neighbor.
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Welcome to the Catholic Diocese of WichitaToday 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Prayer during the Time of the Vacant Episcopal See of the Diocese of Wichita in Kansas
O God, eternal Father, you always shepherd your flock with unfailing care. In your boundless love, bless and strengthen our diocesan administrator who is called to watch over our diocese as we await a new bishop. In your boundless love, grant a new pastor for your Church in the Diocese of Wichita – one who will please you by his holiness and embrace the flock you entrust to him with fatherly love and compassion. May he be a faithful teacher of the gospel, a holy priest of sacred worship, and one who serves as he governs. In your boundless love, grant us grace to remain faithful throughout the months ahead; open our ears to discern your voice in those who lead us and give us steadfast hearts to pray without ceasing. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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