July 13: Father John L. Dinan


July 13, 2010

Father John L. Dinan

Father Dinan was born on July 3, 1921, in St. Louis, Mo. He received his seminary training at Paulist Community, St. Paul's, Washington, D.C., and Kenrick Seminar in St. Louis. He was ordained on March 22, 1958, in St. Louis. Father Dinan served in the following parishes: St. Margaret Mary, Wichita; St. Patrick, Parsons; Holy Savior, Wichita; St. Mary Cathedral, Wichita; St. Paul, Lyons; Wichita State Newman Club; Holy Name, Winfield and St. Mary, Oxford; St. Cecilia, Haysville; Church of the Magdalen, Wichita; Sacred Heart, Colwich; Christ the King, Wichita. Father Dinan taught religion at St. Patrick High School in 1963 and served as chaplain to several organizations while in active ministry including the Wichita State Newman Club. He retired from active ministry on Oct. 1, 1995. He is buried at Ascension Cemetery, Wichita.