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

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. In the coming months the Cathedral will continue to work to expand the visitor experience.

Visiting hours and other details can be found on the Cathedral's website.

Father Kapaun's Childhood 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 located 8 miles north of US Highway 56 on 275th street in Marion County, Kansas.

The drive from Wichita takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
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Museum Hours: Tuesday and Friday afternoons 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Or by appointment on Weekdays and Saturdays.

Contact Harriet Bina, 620-381-1689, to set up a visit.

Tours normally take 1 ½ - 2 hours.
Please let us know tour options you would like us to cover.

  • The Life of Father Kapaun
  • Father Kapaun Artifacts
  • Alleged Miracles
  • Church Tour
  • Statue (weather permitting)
  • Cemetery (weather permitting)
  • Videos of Father Kapaun
  • Lunch can be provided for groups

Groups of 10 or more please call 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 the Chaplain Kapaun Museum is located in an old rectory and currently does not have handicap accessibility.

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, hfpmarion@yahoo.com
Diocese of Wichita: Heidi Jirak, jirakh@CatholicDioceseofWichita.org