Seminarian Reception of Candidacy

Seminarian Reception of Candidacy

In recent years, the reception of Candidacy by our seminarians started taking place locally in our diocese. We are hopeful that this celebration will continue to hi-lite our continued need for vocations to the diocesan priesthood, educate the lay faithful, and allow the priests of our diocese, prospective seminarians, and families of our seminarians to celebrate this step of the priesthood. The ceremony will be held with a Mass at St. Joseph Church at 132 S. Millwood on Friday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m.

The following will receive candidacy on July 29:

Peter Bergkamp
Kyle Demel
Isaac Hilger
Jacob McGuire
Luke Meyerhoff
Koby Nguyen

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.

The ceremony will be followed by a dinner hosted by the Serra Club of Wichita, Downtown.  Details below and invitation attached.  The evening is a great opportunity for the people of God to understand a little more of the process a man goes through on his way to becoming a priest.  The ceremony can also be a wonderful moment for vocational awareness.  Please let your parishioners know they are invited.

Following the ceremony, the Serra Club of Wichita, Downtown will be hosting a dinner in St. Joseph Parish Center to send our seminarians back to school. The cost is $20, priests, religious, and seminarians are free. If you are interested in attending, please contact Pat Harter by calling 316-633-0546 or to RSVP. Please mail payments to: Pat Harter 9342 E. Bent Tree Circle, Wichita, KS 67226.  Seating is limited to the first 200 to RSVP by July 22.

Ordinations 2023

To help everyone to prepare we would like to announce the dates and times for the 2023 Ordinations and the events surrounding them.

Thursday 5/18/23 Evening with the Seminarians in SEK 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 5/24/23 Evening with the Seminarians at the Cathedral 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 5/27/23 Diaconate Ordination at the Cathedral 10:00 a.m.