In 2021, it has been 161 years since the establishment of the first “mission stations” that 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.
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. 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
St. John Paul II, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.