Thursday, August 25th

Mass C • 8:15am - 9:15am
Friday, August 26th

Opening School Mass/Reception • 8:15am - 9:15am
Divine Chaplet E • 9:00am - 10:00am
Saturday, August 27th

Reconciliation • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mass E • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sunday, August 28th

22nd Sun. Ord. Time
Reconciliation C • 7:30am - 8:30am
Mass C • 8:30am - 9:30am
Mass E • 10:30am - 11:30am
Monday, August 29th

Mass Woodhaven • 10:15am - 11:15am



Today is the memorials of Saint Louis of France and Saint Joseph Calazanz.  Becoming king of France at the age of 12, Saint Louis imbued French culture with a deep sense of divine justice. Although he enjoyed the finer things in life, including good wine and food, he never lost sight of the poor.  It was not uncommon for him to feed the less fortunate from his own table, but he felt this was not enough so he provided homes for them.  The priest Saint Joseph Calazanz formed a religious order, the Clerks Regular of the Pious School, to set up free schools for the education of poor children.  He believed that education would free the young from the dismal life of the slums.



Theology on Tap Saturday, September 3, 7:00pm at The Historic Wolf Hotel Saloon

 Bring a friend!


Part of the St. Joseph team working with Somali youth at a center for homeless children and their families.

 St. Joseph team in the Basilica of St. Mary.  Youth had an opportunity to attend morning prayer behind the high altar.

Students and sponsors are attending a Steubenville Young Adult Conference in St. Paul Minnesota.  In addition to attending the conference, the group is staying at St. Thomas University and doing charity work in the St. Paul area.   Please keep the youth and their sponsors in prayer. 



A group of parishioners from St. Joseph and Immaculate Conception Parishes boarded a chartered bus on Sunday afternoon, June 12th for a pilgrimage to their local cathedral in Dodge City, Kansas.   Pope Francis has invited all Catholics to make a pilgrimage during this Year of Mercy. 


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Thank you for using Online Giving.  Parishioners who use the service are pleased with how easy it is to set up and manage.  If you have not yet signed up for Online Giving, then please consider this option.  By using Online Giving you are helping the parish to improve our operational efficiency.  To sign up select Online Giving on the right side of this web page.



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What is Adoration?  Adoration is adoring the Blessed Sacrament.  It acknowledges the presence of Christ in the Eucharist (the Real Presence) outside of Mass (abiding presence).  The container for the host in exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, commonly surmounted by a cross is call a Monstrance.  The glass-sided, removable receptacle at the center, the luna, actually holds the host.

Adoration is held the first Wednesday of the month in Claflin from 9am-8pm, and every Wednesday in Ellinwood from 9am-7pm.  This is a great opportunity to spend some quiet time with the Lord.  Those who attend Adoration find it refreshing and worth the while.  Time goes quickly while we are at prayer.

We have faithful volunteers who have signed up to spend an hour in prayer during Adoration, but more volunteers are needed.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to spend some time -- half hour, lunch break, even 15 minutes -- just stop by church between 9am - 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month in Claflin or every Wednesday in Ellinwood.

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4:00 to 4:30 pm when mass is at 5:00 pm on Saturday
Confession Adoration

9:00 am to 8:00 pm every Wednesday

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214 N Main St
Ellinwood, KS 67526


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310 North Main
Claflin, KS 67525

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