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Mission Statement and Values





We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic Church and/or converting to the Catholic faith through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults.  You can learn more about RCIA by visiting the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website, here.
Some other websites that you may find helpful would be:
Catholics Come Home
Usually, our RCIA classes begin in the fall.  You are invited to contact our Pastor, Father Barry Clayton at 785-284-0888 for more information.


Texting Communication


We are excited to announce that has become a partner in an exciting 24/7 on-line web-based digital formation series called FORMED, produced by the Augustine Institute and Ignatius Press. This series is designed to help adults grow in their faith at all levels – how we think, how we pray, and how we live.

Better yet, access is FREE to all parishioners and their families anywhere, anytime on computers, tablets, or phones. Have you wanted to be able to share more with others but felt you were lacking in knowledge? Through this content you will be able to not only learn more about the Catholic Faith but also go deeper and strengthen your own relationship with God. You will learn through beautiful videos, music, and notable Catholic speakers, educators as well as be able to read further on the topics through online links. FORMED is a game-changer, a real immersion of Faith!

To access FORMED:

  • Go to
  • Enter our PARISH CODE: b70478
  • Create a personal account with a username and password
  • Enjoy all the best Catholic content all in one place!


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I recently was given a reassignment. I will be going to Sacred Heart in Mound City along with Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Philip Neri nearby. This will actually be starting January 1st. My last Masses here will be Dec. 30/31st. I know this is somewhat sudden and not at the usual time of the year for moves, but there is a retired priest currently helping in that area and he will be concluding his service there. As I go there, Father Arul in Seneca will serve as the Parish Administrator here. A Priest arriving from India named Father Anthony will temporarily celebrate Masses and other Sacraments here at the Parishes. Father Anthony will reside at the Parish House. In July, a more permanent Pastor will be assigned. If you have any questions, you can contact Father Arul as he will be in charge beginning in the new year. He can be contacted by email at
 Thanks for your help as these Priests come to the Parishes. I am grateful to God for the time I had here at Sacred Heart, St. Augustine, and St. James. I have been blessed to be here. May God bless you always, sincerely in Christ through Mary, Father Clayton

Sincerely in Christ through Mary,

Father Clayton