St. Joseph Ellinwood, KS and Immaculate Conceptoin Claflin, KS
  • Remembering Herbert Hoff +

    Herbert A. Hoff, passed away on December 24, 2018, at Clara Barton Hospital. He was born January 16, 1937, in Hays, Kansas, the son of Herbert W. and Rose Marie (Leiker) Hoff. Herbert was a 1956 graduate of Claflin High School. A resident of Claflin since 1953, he was a bulk tank agent for Standard Oil for over 40 years. He was also a bus driver for USD 112 for 15 years. Herbert was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. He was active in his community, serving on the city council, as a volunteer fire fighter, and an auxiliary Read More
  • Area Bible Studies and Prayer Groups +

    As a new year begins, wouldn't it be wonderful to devote more time to understanding the Holy Scriptures and our faith? Local small groups provide this opportunity and are always happy to welcome new members. The benefits of these groups are countless. They often provide accountability and encouragement for learning more about the Church and the Bible, but even more than that, members find that their personal relationship with God is strengthened. Marla Habiger noted that one of the greatest benefits she has experienced is "hearing Him" in the "voices" of her her group members. How amazing is that?! Here Read More
  • A Servant Heart +

    In recognition of her commitment to the Parish: Sue Hammeke provides a service for Immaculate Conception Church, that many parishioners may not even know is available. After each Mass on Sunday, Sue takes a consecrated host to anyone who might be homebound, so that they can partake in communion. She serves parishioners who are permanently homebound like Marie Hoss, and other times she serves parishioners who are temporarily homebound with an illness or injury. Sue said she feels like she is getting more out of it than the parishioner, which is usually the case with people who volunteer their services, Read More
  • Parish Ministry Schedule +

    With the new online newsletter format, many may be wondering where to find the ministry schedule. The ministry schedules are always posted on our website. Here are the links for each of the ministry schedules: Ellinwood Claflin Read More
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