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Holy Family Center memorial complete

  A statue of the Holy Family has been installed near the entrance of Ascension Cemetery in Wichita in memory of those associated with the former Holy Family Center. Bishop… Read More

Bishop thanks seminarians for their courage

Bishop Carl A. Kemme thanked the 28 seminarians living in the St. Joseph House of Formation for their courage at a Mass on Wednesday, Aug. 16, marking the beginning of… Read More

Totus Tuus Camp at capacity; camp in need of new facilities

The number of youth taking part in the Totus Tuus summer camp continues to climb, setting a new record this year with 576 campers attending in just seven weeks. Anthony… Read More

The Lord’s Diner needs more hands as it moves to return to its original service model

Want to help the Diner in its time of need? To volunteer, visit or call 316-266-4966. Details about the simple online food safety class and the Virtus class are… Read More

Mental health awareness training helps moves the culture to one of hope

The theological virtues come from God, Bishop Carl A. Kemme said to those attending the Suspenders4Hope training on Tuesday, Aug. 22. “These are blessings, God’s gifts to us each day… Read More

The St. Joseph House of Formation beginning to bulge at its seams

  The idea of a minor seminary in Wichita was deliberated and explored for years, but ultimately it was shelved, according to Fr. Chad Arnold. Bishop Carl A. Kemme pulled… Read More

Myra Jacobs passing the baton as director of the Ministry With Persons With Disabilities

Myra Jacobs has experienced the fullness of the Body of Christ in her seven years of service in the Ministry With Persons With Disabilities. “It truly, truly, truly, is one… Read More

FOCUS missionaries looking to evangelize WSU

Five missionaries will be strolling the sidewalks of Wichita State University with bibles in hand this school year. Fr. Drew Hoffman is grateful they are giving “a portion of their… Read More

Superintendent Eaton’s message to educators: Be Boldly Catholic

Superintendent of Catholic Schools Janet Eaton had one phrase for her principals, school pastors, and new teachers as they began a new school year: Be Boldly Catholic. “It’s one thing… Read More

St. Francis Xavier Parish renovates entire interior of the Cherryvale church

St. Francis Xavier Church in Cherryvale has been renovated from the ceiling to the floor. Parishioner Carol Staton said the $400,000 project to freshen and renovate the interior began in… Read More

Bishop Kemme: Be fully alive in Christ, be disciples

Bishop Carl A. Kemme urged those attending the Midwest Catholic Family Conference to embrace their faith with renewed vigor and devotion. “I pray that this experience and our worship together… Read More