Chris Riggs

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Bishop dedicates new St. John Church in Clonmel

Bishop Carl A. Kemme anoints the altar at St. John the Evangelist Church in Clonmel with Holy Chrism. The four corners of the church were then anointed. More photos on… Read More

Camp Totus Tuus in full swing at new diocesan campground

Camp Totus Tuus is in full swing at the new diocesan campground in Reno County. With a record number of young people attending this year, the campground has come alive… Read More

New St. Dismas coordinator reaching out

Want to minister to the imprisoned? Those interested in volunteering for the St. Dismas Ministry to the incarcerated may contact Cindy Kellic at [email protected]. A few months ago Cindy Kellick… Read More

Interior of Fort Scott’s new church is now drywalled; exterior being bricked

With the dedication of the new Mary Queen of Angels Church in Fort Scott scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, Fr. Yancey Burgess and his parishioners are keeping the workers in… Read More

Holy Family Campers gather at KMC for a week of fun, friends, food

Holy Family campers gathered for their annual family reunion earlier this month – a full-camp experience for the first time since 2019. Baylee Holmes, the camp coordinator, said the diocesan… Read More

Fully Alive! Campaign underway at 19 Wave One Parishes

Parishioners respond generously to early parish appeals The first wave of parish appeals for the One Family, Fully Alive in Christ! Campaign has been underway since mid-April. In that time,… Read More

Seminarians experience Christ in the City with the poor

Five Christ in the City missionaries from Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, recently joined 10 seminarians from Wichita to spread that love among the homeless in Wichita. Michaela Fullerton,… Read More

Technician breathing life into pipe organ

Luke Headley is breathing new life into an organ he’s installing in St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, currently under construction in Clonmel. A Schlicker organ built in 1989 for… Read More

Help for those in foster care

State approves SOUL program to connect young men and women in foster care to forge a life-long connection to an individual or family Want more information?Bonnie Toombs, the director of… Read More

Pilgrimage to Pilsen: Hundreds walk in the rain and heat in memory of Fr. Kapaun

Those taking part in this year’s Kansas Camino, a 60-mile pilgrimage by foot from Wichita to Fr. Emil Kapaun’s hometown of Pilsen, have a sense of the hardship the Army… Read More

Metanoia helps Newman students grow in their faith

Many college students find it challenging to live their Catholic faith. Fr. Adam Grelinger, the chaplain at Newman University in Wichita, helped establish a community at the college for those… Read More

New school endowments will strengthen Catholic education

In addition to funding received through ordinary giving at all parishes, extraordinary gifts to our schools ensure Catholic education remains a pillar of the Diocese of Wichita. The new school-based… Read More