Vocations

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Current Seminarians

Jesus Banuelos

3rd Theology | Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Home Parish: Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Wichita

Matthew Cooke

3rd Theology | Mundelein Seminary

Home Parish: St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita

Caleb Kuestersteffen

3rd Theology | Mundelein Seminary

Home Parish: St. John, El Dorado

Miles Swigart

3rd Theology | Mundelein Seminary

Home Parish: St. Patrick, Kingman

Paul Brungardt

2nd Theology | Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Home Parish: Church of the Magdalen, Wichita

Grant Huslig

2nd Theology | Mundelein Seminary

Home Parish: St. Vincent de Paul, Andover

Joseph Mick

2nd Theology | Mundelein Seminary

Home Parish: St. Mary, Newton

Nicholas Samsel

2nd Theology | Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Home Parish: St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita

Peter Bergkamp

1st Theology | Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Home Parish: St. Anthony of Padua, Garden Plain

Kyle Demel

1st Theology | Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Home Parish: St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita

Isaac Hilger

1st Theology | Mundelein Seminary

Home Parish: St. Joseph, Ost

Jacob McGuire

1st Theology | Mundelein Seminary

Home Parish: St. Bridget, Scammon

Luke Meyerhoff

1st Theology | Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Home Parish: Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Wichita

Koby Nguyen

1st Theology | Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Home Parish: St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita

Caleb Harris

4th College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: Church of the Magdalen, Wichita

Dominic Jirak

4th College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Michael the Archangel, Mulvane

Conrad Sissell

4th College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Patrick, Wichita

Thomas Elliott

3rd College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita

Caleb Garner

3rd College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Wichita

Alex Klein

3rd College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Jude, Wichita

Colby McKee

3rd College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Wichita

Sam Schmidt

3rd College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Joseph, Wichita

Florence Felipe Barles

2nd College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita

Zachary Kelsey

2nd College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: Church of the Holy Cross, Hutchinson

Richard Olsen

2nd College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Anne, Wichita

Ethan Albers

1st College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Rose, Cheney

Patrick Carney

1st College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita

Samuel Gorges

1st College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. John, Clonmel

Mason Lubbers

1st College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Peter the Apostle, Schulte

Paddy Olson

1st College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Wichita

Caleb Papsdorf

1st College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. John, Clonmel

Theodore Sponsel

1st College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Peter the Apostle, Schulte

Luke Timmermeyer

1st College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita

Ben Wemhoff

1st College | St. Joseph House of Formation

Home Parish: St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita

Daily Intention for Vocations

Thursday
Dec 01

Fr. Thomas Hoisington

Friday
Dec 02

Deacon Herbert Ramsey

Saturday
Dec 03

Nicholas Samsel

Sunday
Dec 04

Fr. Gabriel Greer

Monday
Dec 05

Fr. Hayden Charles

Tuesday
Dec 06

Fr. John Hay

Wednesday
Dec 07

Fr. Derek Thome

Thursday
Dec 08

For the Sisters of Mercy

Friday
Dec 09

Fr. Andrew Heiman

Saturday
Dec 10

Fr. Eric Weldon

Sunday
Dec 11

For the Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa

Monday
Dec 12

Fr. Patrick York

Tuesday
Dec 13

Fr. Floyd McKinney

Wednesday
Dec 14

For the Medical Sisters of Saint Joseph

Thursday
Dec 15

Fr. Todd Shepherd

Friday
Dec 16

Fr. Michael Klag

Saturday
Dec 17

For the Dominican Sisters of Peace

Sunday
Dec 18

Fr. Jorge Lopez

Monday
Dec 19

Fr. Roger Lumbre

Tuesday
Dec 20

For the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters

Wednesday
Dec 21

For our deceased religious sisters

Thursday
Dec 22

Fr. Luke Downing

Friday
Dec 23

Deacon Theodore Stahl

Saturday
Dec 24

Fr. Michael Simone

Sunday
Dec 25

For our deceased priests

Monday
Dec 26

Fr. Michael Schemm

Tuesday
Dec 27

Fr. Chris Rumback

Wednesday
Dec 28

Fr. James Billinger

Thursday
Dec 29

Fr. Samuel Pinkerton

Friday
Dec 30

Fr. Seth Arnold

Saturday
Dec 31

For the Adorers of the Blood of Christ

Sunday
Jan 01

Fr. Paul Oborny

Dec 2022

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Nurture vocations in your parish through the following

Prayer

Awareness

Support

  • Communal Holy Hours for Vocations
  • Prayer Cards
  • Petitions at Mass
  • Traveling Shrine Programs - Provide a crucifix, statue, or chalice that families can host the devotional article in their home for a week during which they agree to pray for vocations.
  • Adoration Adoption Programs -Place post cards in your adoration chapel with a photo and name on the front of a priest, religious or seminarian the adorers can offer their holy hour. When full, mail the card to it's recipient.
  • World Day of Vocations - May 12
  • World Day for Consecrated Life - Feb. 2
  • Recognize and thank religious serving your community
  • Wall of Appreciation
    • Recognize those from the parish who have answered God’s call as a priest or religious
  • Let someone know if you think they would make a good priest or religious
  • Join a Serra Club
  • Support Seminarian Education 
  • Adopt a seminarian or religious to write to and pray for

Seminarian Birthdays

Friday
Dec 02

Nicholas Samsel's Birthday


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

Home Address:
3038 N. Hedgetree
Wichita, KS 67226-2238
Sunday
Dec 11

Caleb Papsdorf Birthday


School Address:
145 S. Millwood
Wichita, KS 67213

Home Address:
25200 W State Rd. 42
Viola, KS 67149-9749
Friday
Dec 23

Theodore Sponsel Birthday


School Address:
145 S. Millwood
Wichita, KS 67213

Home Address:
1337 S. Reece Road
Goddard, KS 67052-9330

Dec 2022

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Contact Us

Vocations

Catholic Diocese of Wichita
424 N. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: (316) 440-1714