Seminarians and Ordinations
Vocations

Recruiting Events:

Fr. Garett Burns will be making the following college visits.  If you know of a man attending one of these schools who may be or should be considering seminary, please reach out to the Vocations Office to let us know about him. Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

Evening with Bishop Kemme:
SEKS Saturday, February 17th, 2024  Location  St. Pius X student center, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Jrs in HS – 30 years
KU February 27
Benedictine April 3
PSU April 4
Fort Hays State University April 10
K-State April 11-12

Seminarian Installation to Acolyte and Lector
As a way to highlight our continued need for vocations to the priesthood, educate the lay faithful, and allow the priests of our diocese, prospective seminarians, and families of seminarians witness this step of the priesthood, we will be celebrating the Installations to the Ministry of Acolyte and Lector by our candidates for theology locally.

The ceremony will be celebrated during a Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, March 25th at 6:00 p.m.

The following seminarians are slated to be installed to the Ministry of Acolyte this year: Dominic Jirak and Conrad Sissell.

The following seminarians are slated to be installed to the Ministry of Lector this year: Peter Bergkamp, Kyle Demel, Isaac Hilger, Jacob McGuire, Luke Meyerhoff and Koby Nguyen.

Following the ceremony a light reception will be hosted in the gathering space by the Office of Vocations.

I look forward to the celebration of this ministry in our diocese.  It is a grace-filled event for the families of the men, our vocations efforts and the people of God.

ATTENTION: 2024 Ordination location and dates
Ordinations are month’s away but with some of the changes this year we thought it was important to keep everyone informed of the changes in dates and location.

An Evening with Seminarians is scheduled for WEDNESDAY, May 22nd in Wichita. Evening prayer and program will begin at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with a reception immediately following in Good Shepherd Hall.

The Ordination to the Diaconate is THURSDAY, May 23rd at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 6 p.m.  A light reception will follow.

The Ordination to the Priesthood is SATURDAY, May 25th at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 10 a.m. A luncheon reception will follow.