Clergy News and Resources

The clergy news and resources for the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.
Keeping you informed of all our diocesan blessings.

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Request for Letter of Suitability and Celebret
If you are going out of the Diocese of Wichita to exercise any form of public ministry, this form will assist you in obtaining a Letter of Suitability and Celebret. … Read More
Christmas Call to Sharing Homily | Audio Files
Please find below the Christmas Call to Sharing homily from Bishop Kemme in both English and Spanish for download. Click the links below to view/download: – Christmas Call to Sharing… Read More
Diocese of Wichita Feasibility Study
OUR VISION:  The Diocese of Wichita strives to live stewardship as a way of life. As stewards, we see everything we have, everything we are, and everything we will be… Read More
Statement on Value Them Both Amendment
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As the Value Them Both Amendment failed to be passed, I wish to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to all who… Read More
Bishop Kemme Value Them Both Homily | Audio Files for Download
Please find below the audio recording of Bishop Kemme in reference to the Value Them Both homily. You can download the audio file here
Current Pandemic Guidelines to Cease July 1st 2021
Dear Priests, After consultation with the Presbyteral Council and the Diocesan Pastoral Council, I wish to inform you now that the current guidelines and restrictions for the Diocese of Wichita,… Read More
Covid 19 Guidelines for Resuming Public Masses June 6th 2021
Guidelines for Resuming of Public Masses in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita Effective June 5, 2021 The celebration of Mass should be celebrated in a place accordance with Can. 932 §1.… Read More
Updated Covid-19 Guidelines Effective March 10, 2020`
Fathers As you prepare to celebrate the great solemnity of the Paschal Mystery, we are happy to make some changes to the current guidelines regarding the celebration of Mass. It… Read More

Prayer Intentions & Upcoming Events

Saturday
Jun 01

Fr. Garett Burns

Sunday
Jun 02

Fr. Joseph Eckberg

Monday
Jun 03

Fr. Derek Thome

Tuesday
Jun 04

Thomas Elliott

School Address:
St. Joseph House of Formation
145 S. Millwood
Wichita, KS 67213

Home Address:
522 N St. James
Wichita, KS 67206
Wednesday
Jun 05

Fr. Jerome Spexarth

Thursday
Jun 06

Fr. John Fogliasso

Friday
Jun 07

Fr. Clay Kimbro

Saturday
Jun 08

Fr. Kenneth Schuckman

Sunday
Jun 09

Fr. Jarrod Lies

Monday
Jun 10

Fr. David Lies

Tuesday
Jun 11

Fr. Jon Tolberd

Wednesday
Jun 12

Deacon Jesus Banuelos

School Address:
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
5200 Glennon Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63119-4330

Home Address:
3701 N. Arkansas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67204-4003
Thursday
Jun 13

Fr. John Miller

Friday
Jun 14

Fr. Michael Linnebur

Saturday
Jun 15

Fr. Jorge Lopez

Sunday
Jun 16

Fr. Daniel Lorimer

Monday
Jun 17

Fr. Jose Machado

Tuesday
Jun 18

Fr. J.D. Betzen

Wednesday
Jun 19

Fr. James Mainzer

Thursday
Jun 20

Fr. Michael Kerschen

Friday
Jun 21

Fr. Daryl Befort

Saturday
Jun 22

Fr. Ned Blick

Sunday
Jun 23

Fr. Michael Schemm

Monday
Jun 24

Fr. Jacob Carlin

Tuesday
Jun 25

Peter Bergkamp

School Address:
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary
5200 Glennon Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63119-4330

Home Address:
4620 S 311th West
Cheney, KS 67025
Wednesday
Jun 26

Fr. Michael Baldwin

Thursday
Jun 27

Elias Belton

School Address:
St. Joseph House of Formation
145 S. Millwood
Wichita, KS 67213

Home Address:
15710 Southwest Blvd.
Clearwater, KS 67026-9040
Friday
Jun 28

Fr. Daniel Duling

Saturday
Jun 29

Fr. P.J. Voegeli

Sunday
Jun 30

Fr. Pat Malone

Monday
Jul 01

For the Sisters of Mercy

Tuesday
Jul 02

Fr. Matthew Marney

Wednesday
Jul 03

Fr. Joseph Gile

Thursday
Jul 04

Fr. David Marstall

Friday
Jul 05

Fr. Darrin May

Saturday
Jul 06

Fr. Michael Maybrier

Sunday
Jul 07

Fr. Matthew McGinness

Monday
Jul 08

Fr. Seth Arnold

Tuesday
Jul 09

Fr. Floyd McKinney

Wednesday
Jul 10

Fr. Andrew Bergkamp

Thursday
Jul 11

For an increase in vocations to the priesthood in our diocese

Friday
Jul 12

Fr. Hien Nguyen

Saturday
Jul 13

Fr. Zachary Pinaire

Sunday
Jul 14

Fr. Stuart Smeltzer

Monday
Jul 15

Samuel Costello

School Address:
St. Joseph House of Formation
145 S. Millwood
Wichita, KS 67213

Home Address:
2502 W. 111th St S
Peck, KS 67120-9716
Tuesday
Jul 16

Fr. John Miller

Wednesday
Jul 17

Fr. Brian Nelson

Thursday
Jul 18

Fr. Benjamin Nguyen

Friday
Jul 19

Fr. Hien Nguyen

Saturday
Jul 20

Fr. Matthew McGinness

Sunday
Jul 21

Fr. Robert Spencer

Monday
Jul 22

Thomas Elliott

Tuesday
Jul 23

Fr. Jarrod Lies

Wednesday
Jul 24

Dominic Jirak

Thursday
Jul 25

Fr. James Schibi

Friday
Jul 26

Fr. Wayne Schmid

Saturday
Jul 27

Fr. H Setter

Sunday
Jul 28

For the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

Monday
Jul 29

Fr. Michael Nolan

Tuesday
Jul 30

Fr. Ivan Eck

Wednesday
Jul 31

Fr. Paul Oborny

Thursday
Aug 01

Deacon Caleb Kuestersteffen

Jun 2024

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Request for Letter of Suitability and Celebret

If you are going out of the Diocese of Wichita to exercise any form of public ministry, this form will assist you in obtaining a Letter of Suitability and Celebret. Please be advised that it may take up to a week to complete your request for a letter of suitability, depending on the availability of signers at the Chancery office.

If you have any questions regarding your request, please contact Kelly Padilla at 316-269-3900 ext 104. 

Letter of Suitability

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