Welcome to Saint Anthony, Wichita Kansas
1214 E. 2nd St. Wichita, KS 67214. Phone: (316)269-4101
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Christmas Eve Vigil, Monday Dec. 24:

4:00pm Christmas Carols congregational singing

4:30pm English Mass

7:00pm Vietnamese Mass (Vietnamese Center)

12:00 Midnight Latin Mass


Christmas Day, Tuesday Dec. 25:

9:30am English Mass

11:00am Vietnamese Mass (Vietnamese Center)

Pre-Christmas Confessions:

Wed.-Fri Dec. 19 - Dec. 21 Confessions from 11:00am - 12:00 Noon

Wed.-Fri Dec. 19 - Dec 21 Vietnamese Confessions from 5:30pm - 6:30pm (Vietnamese Center)

Saturday Dec. 22 Confessions from 3:00pm-3:45pm

Saturday Dec. 22 Vietnamese Confessions from 6:30pm - 7:30pm



Dec. 31st in St. Clair Sunshine Room

5:00pm - 7:00pm Potluck!! Chili and cinnamon rolls provided

7pm - 8pm in church, Holy Hour, Adoration and Benediction













The origins of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church 


The bustling boom times of the post-Civil War era, the appeal of cheap land, and the promise of a better life attracted a number of families of German descent to the Wichita area. Dedicated to their faith, these German-Americans were unable to participate in local Masses where scripture readings and sermons were not in their native language. Therefore, in 1886, Bishop Louis Marie Fink, Bishop of Kansas, decided that the German-speaking Catholics would have their own Church with German-speaking priests.


In 1886 the northeast corner of 2nd Street and Ohio Avenue was a cornfield owned by “Buffalo Bill” Mathewson. This became the site of the new parish, named St. Boniface after the 8th Century Missionary to the German tribes. In 1887, a wooden frontier Church was built on that corner, and in 1890, German-speaking Franciscans arrived to take charge of this German Parish. The Franciscans staffed the parish until 1988.


The parish family rapidly outgrew its wooden church. In 1902 work began on a new brick structure designed by the Cincinnati architect, Louis Piket. The new Church would be named after St. Anthony of Padua, a 13th century Franciscan Saint. When work began of the new Church, the parish had raised $2,650 for that purpose. The actual building of the church took until 1905 to complete. Based on photos and artist\'s signing, the decoration of the interior was completed in 1909. The recent restoration completed in 2005 was based on those remaining photos.

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Do you ever want to join the Catholic Church?  Learn the faith?  You are more than welcome to attend the mass.  


St. Anthony

Holy Day Of Obligation

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Thursday, November 1, 2018 All Saints' Day
Saturday, December 8, 2018 The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas