National NFP Awareness Week!
JULY 21 - JULY 27, 2019

Cooperating with God's design for married love


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Archbishop Naumann dialogues with Report Investigator and former FBI agent, Jan Saylor; and Victim Assistance Coordinator, Linda Slater-Trimble about the how the archdiocese works to prevent abuse, protect children, cooperate with law enforcement to report allegations, and care for victims who have been hurt.


Statement of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

July 18, 2019

The Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has learned that an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into Rev. Chris Rossman has resulted in Father Rossman being charged with one count of possession of child pornography.

On September 9, 2016, the Archdiocese received information indicating that Father Rossman had accessed inappropriate content on his computer; the Archdiocese then reported the matter to the police. In accordance with archdiocesan policy, Father Rossman was immediately suspended from ministry. He had been serving as pastor of Annunciation Church in Baldwin City and St. Francis of Assisi Church in Lapeer, Kansas

Media outlets were notified of the investigation at the time of Father Rossman’s suspension, and his name appeared in the Archdiocese’s special report on clergy sexual abuse released in January of this year.

The Archdiocese will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as this matter moves forward. Questions about the case should be directed to the United States Attorney’s Office.

The Archdiocese is grateful to law enforcement for its work to protect the community. If you suspect abuse, please immediately report it first to law enforcement. The Archdiocese also asks anyone who suspects inappropriate sexual conduct by any priest, deacon, employee or volunteer to please contact the confidential report line at (913) 647-3051. To make an online report to Archdiocesan Report Investigator Jan Saylor, go to

The Archdiocese takes very seriously its obligation to address any allegation of abuse, no matter how long ago the incident occurred.


Catholics in Northeast Kansas are renewing a spirit!One Faith, One Family, One Future





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Upcoming Events

Special Needs BREATHE Respite Care
Sat, 20 Jul 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

ReachKCK - Pottery ClassRecurring Event
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ReachKCK - Guitar LessonsRecurring Event
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

A Divine Reading and Sharing of Sundays GospelRecurring Event
Thu, 25 Jul 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Catholic Engaged Encounter WeekendEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 26 Jul 2019 -
Sun, 28 Jul 2019

8:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Divine Reading and Sharing of Sundays GospelRecurring Event
Thu, 01 Aug 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Pro-Life - Mass and RosaryRecurring Event
Sat, 03 Aug 2019
8:15 AM - 3:00 PM

Topeka Youth Ministers MeetingRecurring Event
Mon, 05 Aug 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Divine Reading and Sharing of Sundays GospelRecurring Event
Thu, 08 Aug 2019
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ReachKCK - Pottery ClassRecurring Event
Wed, 14 Aug 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

A Divine Reading and Sharing of Sundays GospelRecurring Event
Thu, 15 Aug 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Marian Spirituality RetreatEvent spans multiple days
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 -
Sun, 18 Aug 2019

6:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Special Needs BREATHE Respite Care
Sat, 17 Aug 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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The goals for the key initiatives of our 10-year Mutually Shared Vision have recently been updated for 2019.

To view the latest version from Archbishop Naumann

Please click here (Mutually Shared Vision) 

OUR SACRED PURPOSE: Under our Heavenly Father’s providential care, guided by the Holy Spirit and in humble response to the call of Jesus to go and make missionary disciples, we the Catholic Church of Northeast Kansas are committed to embody the life and mission of Jesus through Word, Sacrament, and Service so that all God’s people in the Archdiocese may hear and encounter the living Christ and the Joy of the Gospel.




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Pope's Prayer Intentions

The Holy Father's Prayer Intentions for July 2019:

The Integrity of Justice
That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

Archbishop Naumann's Prayer Intentions for July 2019

  • That the summer months may provide opportunities for a time of rest and renewal for everyone
  • For our nation, that we will continue to protect and cherish religious freedom

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann and the Kansas Bishops have released a Joint Statement on Refugees and Immigration.


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Oprima AQUÍ para Español.


For more information, contact the Kansas Catholic Conference.


Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann has released a list of clerics against whom substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor have been made. None are in current ministry in the archdiocese.

Archbishop addresses release of list of clerics with substantiated allegations

The Leaven Article discussing the release

The Leaven Article with the full list of clerics with substantiated allegations (goes back 75 years)

Archdiocesan website created to provide greater transparency


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