Catholic Diocese of Wichita

As prisons ‘open up’ volunteers needed to evangelize and catechize behind bars

Interested in prison ministry in SEK? Those interested in evangelizing prisoners at the Oswego Correctional Facility, or any of the other prisons in the diocese, may contact Brant Baca at… Read More

Over 1,000 attend Ascend 2021 conference

Over 1,000 young teens and their parents were entertained, inspired, and evangelized Saturday, Nov. 6, at Ascend 2021 in the Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School gym in Wichita. David Purcell,… Read More

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Laity, priests learn about establishing a religious foundation for children so that it grows with them Mary Mirrione knew Catechesis of the Good Shepherd was succeeding in her parish when,… Read More

Supply challenges affecting cemeteries, too

In special cases it may take up to a year for a headstone to be placed The pandemic is not only affecting the living, it is also affecting the deceased.… Read More

Priests reaching out to Spanish-speaking, others to bring them back into the church

Fr. Jose Machado isn’t waiting for the Spanish-speaking Catholics to reach out to him, he’s tracking them down and handing out tracts. Fr. Machado, the diocesan facilitator for Evangelization, Discipleship… Read More

Bishop tells couples at annual anniversary Mass marriage is a mission to the world

Bishop Carl A. Kemme reminded couples at the 50th annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass that they accepted the call to the vocation of marriage as a mission in the world.… Read More

Bishop Kemme reminds faithful about the ‘unspeakable evil’ that society rationalizes

The annual Mass at Wichita’s abortion clinic is a testimony to the faith those attending have in God, the creator of human and divine life, Bishop Carl A. Kemme said… Read More

Salt & Light reaching out to young adults to bring them back to the faith

Want to learn more? For more information about Salt & Light for Catholic young adults, visit Find a calendar of activities and more details of their mission. The November… Read More

Bishop Kemme: Fr. Kapaun conformed his life to Christ

  Fr. Emil J. Kapaun conformed his life to Christ, Bishop Carl A. Kemme said at a funeral Wednesday, Sept. 29, about the Korean War hero. “Jesus modeled that love… Read More

Ray Kapaun give thanks after Fr. Kapaun’s funeral

“It has been a very emotional week,” Ray Kapaun said as a warning before he delivered comments after Fr. Kapaun’s funeral. After thanking the bishops and priests attending, he credited… Read More

Fr. David Lies reflects on Fr. Kapaun at vigil

  After recognizing members of the Kapaun family attending a vigil for Fr. Kapaun Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Hartman Arena, Fr. David Lies shared memories of interactions with the family.… Read More

Fr. Weldon at vespers: Give your life as Fr. Kapaun did

  Fr. Eric Weldon, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in South Hutchinson, talked about the feast days that surround the funeral day of Fr. Kapaun at a vespers… Read More