Bishop Carl A. Kemme was ordained the 11th bishop of the Diocese of Wichita on May 1, 2014. Read more about Bishop Kemme Read More

    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. Read More
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Bishop Kemme Calls for Solidarity

The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia painfully remind us that the sin of racism, which fuels violence and hatred, is all too alive and well in our society and in the world. I join the many voices across the world including Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in denouncing these senseless acts of violence. I further ask the people of the Diocese of Wichita to join together in solidarity with people of every race, culture, religion and way of life to live the Gospel imperative by loving one another as Jesus taught us. Let us pray for the injured, the deceased and those who remain to mourn their loss. Let us also work to build a civilization of love, where every human being is afforded respect and dignity. Thank you.

Most Reverend Carl A. Kemme D.D.
Bishop of Wichita

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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.

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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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