Make a Pilgrimage

Visit Father Kapaun’s Tomb in Wichita or the Museum and Parish in Pilsen

Join us in Pilsen for the Father Kapaun Day Mass and Lunch. Sunday, June 2, 2024, 11:00 AM at St. John Nepomucene Church.

Father Kapaun’s Tomb

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Wichita

Father Kapaun’s mortal remains were brought home to Kansas at the end of September 2021 and given a resting place in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. Guests are able to visit Father Kapaun’s tomb and pay respects during open hours, and groups are able to schedule visits and tours.

Please check visiting hours and other details by clicking the button below.

Chaplain Kapaun Museum

At His Home Parish

St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen, Kansas is where Emil Kapaun’s faith was first formed. It’s also where he served the first years of his priesthood. Located in the old rectory where Father Kapaun lived, the Chaplain Kapaun Museum and St. John Nepomucene Church are great places to enter more deeply into Father Kapaun’s story. Located 8 miles north of US Highway 56 on 275th street in Marion County, Kansas. Request a tour below.

  • Museum Hours:

  • Tuesday and Friday afternoons 1:00 – 4:00 PM
    Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Other times by appointment on Weekdays and Saturdays.

    Tours normally take a minimum of 1 ½ – 2 hours.
    Follow the button below to set up a visit. Call Melissa for further questions 785-366-0790.

    The drive from Wichita takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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  • Groups

    Groups of 10 or more please complete the form a week or more in advance. Sunday tours cannot be accommodated. Group tours should be no larger than 60 people. Donations to the Father Kapaun Legacy Fund are appreciated.
    No Handicap Accessibility: unfortunately, due to the historic nature of our building, the Chaplain Kapaun Museum is not currently handicap accessible. There is a lift in the Church, which is worth the visit. We will make every effort to provide a great experience for your visit.

  • Priests

    All Catholic priests who wish to celebrate Mass at St. John Nepomucene Church must make reservations in advance with Rose at the Holy Family Parish office. Priests from outside the Catholic Diocese of Wichita must provide a letter of suitability for each priest celebrant/concelebrant with the dates and location of the desired Mass. Copies must be sent to both the Office of the Vicar General and the Holy Family Parish Office in advance of the date of the Mass.
    Holy Family Parish Office: Rose Davidson,
    Diocese of Wichita: c/o Kelly Padilla,