first Carmelite parish in the United States in the First City
in Kansas: St. Joseph Church. The first Cathedral west of the Mississippi,
founded by Jesuit Bishop Jean Baptist Miege: The
Two churches with roots deep in early Kansas history.
the hearty stock of German and Irish immigrants to the United States
in the mid-1800's, Immaculate
Conception and St. Joseph Churches have continued to grow and
deepen their roots in the Kansas soil.