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Holy Name, Winfield, marking its centennial

Holy Name Parish in Winfield is commemorating the centennial of its church this weekend. Bishop Carl A. Kemme will celebrate a Mass of Dedication at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The… Read More

Bishop Kemme: health care is grounded in the dignity of every human person

The fundamental principle in providing health care is recognizing the dignity of the human person from the moment of conception until natural death, Bishop Carl A. Kemme said at a… Read More

Campaign will bolster Catholic schools, enhance teachers’ salaries

One key component of the upcoming diocesan capital campaign, One Family, Fully Alive in Christ!, is enhancing teachers’ salaries in every Catholic school across the diocese. The campaign will seek… Read More

Fatima grotto installed, blessed at Cathedral

Fr. Adam Keiter blessed a new Fatima grotto Friday, Oct. 13, after the noon Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. The Marian shrine features a nearly… Read More

Bishop Kemme: Married couples are witnesses of God’s unfailing love

  Bishop Carl A. Kemme described the couples attending the 52nd Annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass as living witnesses of God’s unfailing love. “In this Mass, we ask God to… Read More

St. Francis of Assisi parishioners are back in the church; campus renovations continue

After St. Francis of Assisi renounced all material goods and became a hermit, an extraordinary thing happened while he was praying in front of a crucifix at San Damiano. “Francis,… Read More

Apostle Build house blessed; keys handed to the owner

A house became a home Tuesday, Oct. 3, after Bishop Carl A. Kemme blessed the fruit of Apostle Build 2023 at an evening Dedication Ceremony. Bishop Kemme said he was… Read More

Diocese launches One Family, Fully Alive in Christ! Campaign

Want to learn more about the campaign? For more information about the One Family, Fully Alive In Christ! campaign, visit or contact the Office of Development and Planned Giving… Read More

New stewardship image of Jesus beckoning the viewer revealed at A Gift Unveiled

E. Vincent Wood III, the artist who painted last year’s stewardship image of Jesus beckoning Mary Magdalen, didn’t have to paint the entire likeness of Our Lord, just an extended… Read More

Priest Retirement Center looking ahead for the clergy leaving their work lives behind

The Priest Retirement Center is undergoing a fine-tuning that will help residents live more comfortably and nurture growth in love of God and each other. Fr. Michael Baldwin, the director… Read More

Open Streets opened the Word for many visitors

There were a lot of prayers ascending from the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Wichita on Saturday, Sept. 16 – many of them from outside the church. Volunteers under… Read More

Fr. Kapaun honored at East Coast outdoor Mass

Fr. Daniel Lorimer is studying canon law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., but he hasn’t left his Kansas roots behind. He and three other priests celebrated an outdoor Mass… Read More