As faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to build up the people of God in the Diocese of Wichita in holiness and joy through works of love.
The Diocesan Curia collaborates and shares in the ministry of the Bishop. The curia has both instrumental and ministerial characteristics. It is instrumental in that the various offices exist and operate in relation to and based on the ministry of the Bishop, acting on his authority and in accordance with his priorities and plans. It is ministerial in that the curia approaches the pastors and the parishes with a servant mentality.
In fulfilling its instrumental characteristics, the curia follows the will of the Bishop by:
In fulfilling its ministerial characteristics, each office of the curia, as collaborators with the Bishop, has its own scope of responsibilities or competencies.
Each office deals with subject matter or projects that:
In keeping with the priorities and plans of the Bishop, each individual office will take initiative and be creative, collaborating with other offices, and consulting widely with one another and with parishes.