In 2022, it has been 162 years since the establishment of the first Catholic churches in Kansas. They were called, “mission stations.” These “mission stations” firmly established the need for Catholic parishes. Today there are 112 parishes with over 65,500 member households contributing to building up the Church and the Kingdom of God through participating in the Sacraments and ministerial work in the archdiocese.

The legacy of these parishes never ends. The people of God continue to create a legacy for the parishes through their giving of time, treasure, and talent. To remember these legacies, the Office of Stewardship and Development is publishing the anniversaries of parishes in five year celebration periods.

We invite the parishioners of the archdiocese to commemorate and celebrate the anniversaries of the founding of their parishes with thanksgiving and gratitude for the priests, religious, and faithful that left a legacy for us, with a legacy gift of treasure to their parish through their Will, Trust, or by Beneficiary Designation.

2022 Parish Anniversaries

Corpus Christi, Mooney Creek. Founded 1857 – 165 years

St. Charles, Troy. Founded 1862 – 160 years

St. Gregory the Great, Marysville. Founded 1862. 160 years

Sacred Heart – Ottawa. Founded 1867 – 155 years

St. Patrick, Kansas City, KS. Founded 1882, 140 years

Holy Family, Kansas City, KS. Founded 1907 – 135 years

St. Leo, Horton. Founded 1887. 135 years

Holy Family, Summerfield. Founded 1892 – 130 years

St. Ann, Hiawatha. Founded 1882 – 130 years

St. Joseph, Nortonville. Founded 1892. 130 years

St. Mary, Hartford. Founded 1887, 130 years

St. Ann, Effingham. Founded 1867, 115 years

Christ the King. Founded 1977, 25 years

Immaculate Conception, Leavenworth. 15 years. Founded 1855 merged with St. Joseph founded in 1858 in 2007.

Immaculate Conception, St. Mary’s. Founded 1848. Merged with Holy Cross, Emmet, KS which was founded in 1881. Celebrating 15 year merger anniversary – 2007.

All Saints, Kansas City, KS. 15 years. 2007 merger of: Sts. Cyril & Methodius – 1905, St. Joseph-St. Benedict – 1976, St. Joseph – 1887, St. Benedict – 1902.

Sacred Heart – St. Casimir, Leavenworth County. 15 years. 2007 merger of Sacred Heart – 1886 and St. Casimir – 1888

 

2021 Parish Anniversaries

Holy Angels, Basehor, Kansas. Founded 1866, 155 years

St. Francis Xavier, Burlington, Kansas. Founded 1871 – 150 Years

St. Patrick, Osage City, Kansas. Founded 1871 – 150 years

Holy Angels, Basehor, Kansas. Founded 1866 – 155 years

Holy Name of Jesus, Kansas City Kansas. Founded 1876 – 145 years

St. John the Baptist, Greeley, Kansas. Founded 1881 – 140 years

St. Michael, Axtel, Kansas. Founded 1881 – 140 years

Immaculate Conception, Louisburg. Founded 1885 – 135 years

St. Francis de Sales, Lansing, Kansas. Founded 1886 – 135 years

St. Bede, Kelly, Kansas. Founded 1901 – 120 years

St. Terese, Richmond, Kansas. Founded -1926 – 95 years

Most Pure Heart of Mary, Topeka. Founded 1946 – 75 years

Sacred Heart, Mound City, Kansas. Founded 1941 – 60 years

St. Philip Neri, Osawatomie. Founded, 1889, Celebrating the building of the new church in 1970- 50 years

St. Joseph – St. Benedict, Kansas City. Founded in 1976 – 45 years. Now part of All Saints.

Corpus Christ, Lawrence, KS. Founded 1981 – 40 years

Holy Spirit, Overland Park, KS. Founded 1981 – 40 years

Our Lady of Lourdes, LaCygne. 1981 – 40 years

Nativity, Leawood. Founded 1986 – 35 years

Ascension, Overland Park, KS. Founded 1991 – 30 years

Sacred Heart-St. Joseph, Topeka. 2006 – Merger of Sacred Heart and St. Joseph parishes. 15 years

St. John Paul II, Olathe, KS. 2016 – 5 years

Mater Dei, Topeka, Founded Unified from Assumption, founded in 1860 and Holy Name, founded in 1914, in 2006. 15 Years.

NOTE: If this list is missing a parish or other details regarding the parish should be mentioned, please email plannedgiving@archkck.org.

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