• Mass Times

    Mass Times

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

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

    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 If repealed, Ireland will have abortion on demand.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

The exterior of the church was built of cottonwood li­mestone, which is native to Southeast Kansas. The layout and exterior design of the church formed a cross symbolic of the parish name and representative of Christ crucified.

A bell tower and steeple rises from the body of the church. The tower, measuring 100 feet from the floor of the church, is crowned by a steeple covered with durano­dic finished aluminum. A gaelic cross sits atop the roof to the right of the steeple. It measures 8 feet high, 51/2  feet wide, and weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. The steeple and cross were assembled in Campbell. Kentucky.

The striking impact of the church exterior is comple­mented by the subtle beauty of the interior. A total of 39 stained glass windows adorn the church. The largest is the Rose Window above the choir loft in the rear of the church; it measures 8 1/2 feet in diameter. The windows, produced by Willet Stained Glass Studios of Philadelphia, were be­gun in November of 1981 and were finally completed in July, 1983. The other windows commemorate Biblical characters and events of the Old and the New Testa­ments as well as the seven sacraments and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

The main altar, made of white Georgian marble, is graced by the simple lines of a wooden Crucified Christ. The crucifix is flanked by statues of the Blessed Virgin and St. Joseph. These fixtures and the Stations of the Cross were hand carved and made of lindenwood, a tree native to Italy.

The interior arches of the church are constructed of laminated wood. The ceiling rises to a height of 40 feet at the base of the altar.

One of the features of the church provides for ample seating for the parish size. As many as 1,000 can be seated in the church. The interior of the church follows the design of a gaelic cross with part of the seating housed .in the north and the south transepts. The entire seating area is carpeted and the pews are padded. Special seating consideration was given to young children and their par­ents. The cry room is situated above the main floor level in the north transept. The room with its own sound system, allows children to become involved in the Mass.

Opposite this is the south transept, known as Our Lady's Chapel, stands a portable altar. It is used for pri­vate services and daily Mass.

Other features of the interior include a library area, a bride's room, a special confessional known as a Reconcili­ation Room, and an automatic music system.

The unique music system provides chimes daily as well as Sundays. The angelus sounds three times a day to remind listeners of God's presence. The bell and music system was provided by I. T. Verdin Company of Cincin­nati, Ohio, a firm that has been in the field since 1842.

Music for the Mass and liturgy is provided by the new pipe organ produced for Holy Cross by the M.P. Moller Company of Hagerstown, Maryland, a hundred year old firm. The organ, composed of four components including the great organ, the swell organ, the choir organ, and the pedal organ, has a total of 1,445 pipes.

The lower level of the church houses a fully-equipped kitchen as well as offices and meeting rooms. The archi­tect's designs allow for an elevator to be added to the church at a later date.

This magnificent structure embodied the dream of a parish family - a family which had its beginning over 25 years before.

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Knights of Columbus

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Catholic Kidz Camp

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Totus Tuus July 22-27

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Midwest Catholic Family Conference

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Birthright Baby Bottle Fundraiser

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Food Bank / SVDP Weekend

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Meals on Wheels

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