contact Father John Cordes at (785) 232-5088 or
by email to obtain information or to request the sacraments.
Baptisms are held on the third Sunday of the month in English, and on the fourth Sunday of the month in Spanish, directly after the 1 pm Mass.
A Baptism class for the parents and godparents
is required if you haven't participated in one in the past year.
Baptism classes are held the second Sunday of each month in the church basement September thru April and in the school May thru August at 11:30 am in English, and 3:00 pm in the Marlo Cuevas Ballandra Activity Center in Spanish. Parents must call the church office to set the baptism date at least one month in advance and dates are only set once everyone has completed the baptism class.
and school-age children participate in the process for Adult
Initiation. Their baptism occurs at an Easter Vigil when
they have completed their preparation.
Parish teens are prepared during their eighth
grade year and are confirmed in the spring. Students must
participate through Religion class at school (if enrolled
in OLG school), or through CCD classes (if they are public
school students). Confirmation is celebrated by both CCD students
and OLG students at the same mass.
adults and school age children and unconfirmed Catholic adults
prepare in the process for Adult Initiation. Confirmation
for non-Catholics occurs when they are baptized or are received
into full communion. Confirmation for Catholic adults is celebrated
Second grade students prepare to celebrate
the Eucharist in the spring of each year. Ceremonies are planned
for separate masses for OLG school and CCD students.
adults and children prepare for their First Eucharist in the
process for Adult Initiation. Their first reception is celebrated
when they are baptized or received into full communion.
Anointing of the Sick
Anyone who is seriously ill, preparing for
surgery, suffers a chronic medical condition, or who is weakening
because of advanced age may this sacrament. You can call the
office to schedule a time to receive this sacrament.
for individuals are Saturdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. during
most of the year. During Advent and Lent, the sacrament is
celebrated on Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Confessions
are also heard on the first Friday of each month at 7 pm (unless
it is a holiday).
Persons interested in the priesthood should
visit with Father John. He can provide information on contacting
vocation directors. He also has information for those interested
in vowed life in a religious communion and for those interested
in professional lay ministry.
Engaged couples wishing to get married should
call the church office for an appointment at least six months
prior to the anticipated wedding date. This is the policy
of our Archdiocese. For more information, please call the