Chris Riggs

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No meat for most on St. Patrick’s Day this year

The corned beef will have to be eaten the day before or the day after St. Patrick’s Day this year because in 2023 the holiday falls on a Friday during… Read More

Honing skills to battle Satan

The only entity former UFC Heavyweight Champion Bas Rutten was slamming at the Man Fully Alive Catholic Men’s Conference was Satan. Ready to assist just outside the tightropes was Fr.… Read More

The Mass strengthens us to live our faith, bishop says

When young Carl Kemme went to the theater, he enjoyed the previews as much as he did the movie. “Those five or six previews that would precede the movie…kind of… Read More

Bishop Kemme records video urging the faithful to persist in their Lenten efforts

  Lent helps the faithful enter more fully into the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ, the bishop says while standing near his cathedra in the Cathedral of the… Read More

The Stations of the Cross have evolved over hundreds of years

Indulgence attached to the Stations A plenary indulgence is granted for those who piously exercise the Stations of the Cross, where they are legitimately erected and while mediating on the… Read More

SEK parishes attempting to found a regional Serra Club

Want to help the SEK Serra Club? Those interested in establishing the SEK Serra Club may email [email protected] or call Angela Vowell at 620-870-9580. When Mark Wiebe’s wife, Shirley, was… Read More

‘You will belong to Christ’ bishop says at Rite of Election

Bishop Carl A. Kemme told those taking part in the Rite of Election Sunday, Feb. 26, at St. James the Greater Church in Augusta, that when they receive their sacraments… Read More

Apostle Build ’23 hammers will swing June 7

Want to help build a house for your neighbor? Volunteer workdays for Apostle Build 2023 are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers may sign-up for the dates… Read More

Annual Lenten CRS Rice Bowl accepts alms to feed the hungry

Want to help? 25% of your donation stays in the diocese Direct donations to CRS are accepted online, by phone, or by mail. • Online visit • Call 877-435-7277… Read More

Cantors, musicians gather to hear about the diocesan long-term vision for sacred music

Five parishes are spearheading Bishop Carl A. Kemme’s long-term, diocesan-wide vision for sacred music in the liturgy of the Mass. Fr. Gabriel Greer said the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception,… Read More

CLAY retreat helps young teens focus on how God wants to mold their lives

Want to be molded at a CLAY retreat? High school freshmen and sophomores interested in attending the one-day retreat Saturday, March 18, at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Garden… Read More

New church planned for Fort Scott

One hurdle in getting the parishioners of Mary Queen of Angels Parish in Fort Scott back into a church is now behind all the parties involved: the negotiations between the… Read More