• Mass Times

    Mass Times

    Weekdays
    Monday 7:00 am
    Tues., Thurs., Fri.: 8:00am
    Wed.: 6:30pm

    Weekends
    Saturday: 5:30pm
    Sunday: 9:00am and 11:00am

    Reconciliation
    Saturdays: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Weekdays 30 minutes before Mass

  • Ordination to the Priesthood - May 26, 2018

    Ordination to the Priesthood - May 26, 2018

    10:00 a.m., at Church of the Magdalen in Wichita. Deacons Michael Brungardt, Garett Burns, Isaac Coulter, Matt Davied, Nic Jurgensmeyer, Michael Kerschen, Chris Martin, Jimmy Schibi, Todd Shepherd, and Derek Thome will be ordained as priests. A reception will follow in the gym.

    The Ordination Mass will be live streamed.

  • Pray for Ireland

    Pray for Ireland

    From Bishop Kemme:  On May 25, the people of Ireland will vote on their 8th amendment, which guarantees life to both the mother and the baby. If repealed, Ireland will have abortion on demand.  

    I am asking the people of the diocese to voluntarily choose one day between now and May 25 to fast for this intention using the traditional Ash Wednesday/Good Friday guidelines for fasting. Please lift up your hearts in prayer for the unborn of Ireland by offering fasting and holy hours of adoration. Let us unite spiritually with our prolife brothers and sisters in Ireland so that the unborn there will know the protection of law for succeeding generations.  Thank you and God bless you.

  • Month of Mary

    Month of Mary

    May is the month to honor Virgin Mary, As the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary has a unique position among the saints, indeed, among all creatures. She is exalted, yet still one of us. The Church honors her as the Mother of God, looks to her as a model of perfect discipleship, and asks for her prayers to God on our behalf.

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  • 26 May
    Ordination to the Priesthood Church of the Magdalen 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • 26 May
    Confession 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • 28 May
    Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all who serve(d)! All Day
  • 28 May
    Memorial Day Office Closed All Day
  • 02 Jun
    Confession 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • 09 Jun
    Marriage Renewal Weekend All Day
  • 26 May - 10 Jun
  • 09 Jun - 11 Jun

This dream of the new Church of the Holy Cross began many years before the Bishop proclaimed a third parish for Hutchinson. The love of Christ and Catholicism is evident as early as 1541 when Father Juan Padilla was murdered on Kansas soil by hostile Indians. A monument to him stands near Council Grove, Kansas.

  • It was Father Charles de la Croix who is recognized as one of the first priests to enter Kansas as a missionary. He came on horseback from Missouri to work in the mission fields.

  • A Jesuit, Father Van Quickenborne established the first mission in Kansas to serve the Kickapoo Mission in 1836. The first Bishop was sent to Kansas in 1851. The Reverend John Miege, S.J. arrived in SI. Mary's, Kansas, to establish his Pro-Cathedral.

  • It was Father Paul Ponziglioni who established twelve stations in south central Kansas. The first Mass on record in the city of Wichita was celebrated in 1869.

  • In the fall of 1872, the Reverend Felix P. Swenbergh organized the first Catholic congregation in Hutchinson. Father Swenbergh resided in neighboring Newton and came to Hutchinson on weekdays to say Mass. The first church services in Hutchinson were reported to have been held in a granary. When the old courthouse was built in Hutchinson, Father Swenbergh held Mass there every fourth Sunday.

  • In 1878 Father Swenbergh began to build the first Catholic church. Reverend Joseph Hartman was appointed the first resident pastor in 1882. During his three years in the ministry, the parish rectory was erected, the church finished and the debt paid.

  • In 1898, the Reverend M. Heitz purchased the lots for St. Teresa's Church. The wood structure was moved to the site of the present rectory. I! was on May 18, 1911, that the distinctive, brick SI. Teresa's at 5th and Poplar was formally dedicated by Reverend M.G. O'Farrell.

The importance of a Catholic education was not lost on early Kansas settlers. Reverend J.F. Kelly, the fifth priest to serve St. Teresa's, began a Catholic School in a two-story house at 210 East Fourth.

Reverend J.A. Pompeney, the pastor from 1899 to 1904 built the first school for the early Catholic settlers in Hutchinson. The school was completed on the site at 213 East 5th. In 1919, the freshmen were added on to the school of the age. In 1920, the sophomores were added until finally in 1923, six students graduated from St. Teresa's High School.

In the early years, the dreams of Catholics in Hutchinson assumed various forms. One of these dreams resulted in the establishment of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish.  On July 21. 1927, Father Patrick Nagle, pastor of SI. Teresa's, sought permission from the diocese to build a chapel for the Spanish people. At the time of his request, a total of $3,000 had already been collected to build the chapel.

A year later on July 23, 1928, Father Gabriel Perez, an Augustinian Recollect, took possession of the church. The first baptismal record is dated August 11, 1928. The parish grew and in 1938, the Precious Blood order took over the parish.

A new parish church was built in South Hutchinson in 1964. Presently the parish of 300 to 400 families is shepherded by Father Colin Boor. He was appointed pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe on June 23, 1973.

This is the love of the Catholic faith that continues to inspire the present Holy Cross parishioners who, like their forefathers, have followed a dream.

Book Club - Tremendous Trifles by G.K. Chesterton

The parish book discussion for May will be on TREMENDOUS Read More

Altar Society

The Church of the Holy Cross Altar Society is comprised Read More

Harvest House

Harvest House is an organization whose members are fifty-five years Read More

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Service Read More

Wichita Adore

Wichita Adore will be at Church of the Holy Cross Read More

Perpetual Adoration

Open Hours at Church of the Holy Cross are Wednesdays Read More

Marian Devotion

If you would like to join with others seeking a Read More

Catholic Kidz Camp

Join us as we “Track Mary All Over the World.” Read More

Totus Tuus July 22-27

Hutchinson Tri-Parish Totus Tuus is coming to Our Lady of Read More

Midwest Catholic Family Conference

Midwest Catholic Family Conference August 3-5, bring the whole family! Read More

Birthright Baby Bottle Fundraiser

Please return baby bottles before Father’s Day so they can Read More

Food Bank / SVDP Weekend

June 16th & 17th Please give generously this month so Read More

Meals on Wheels

Holy Cross delivers meals to the shut-in each Wednesday. Usually Read More

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