Roman Catholic Diocese of Dodge City
Diocese of Dodge City
|Territory||28 counties in Southwest Kansas|
|Ecclesiastical province||Province of Kansas City in Kansas|
|Metropolitan||Dodge City, Kansas|
|Established||May 19, 1951|
|Cathedral||Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe|
|Patron saint||Our Lady of Guadalupe|
St. John the Baptist
|Bishop||John Balthasar Brungardt|
Bishop of Dodge City
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Joseph Fred Naumann|
Archbishop of Kansas City in Kansas
|Bishops emeritus||Ronald Michael Gilmore|
Bishop Emeritus of Dodge City Stanley Girard Schlarman
Bishop Emeritus of Dodge City
John B. Brungardt was appointed Bishop of Dodge City in December 2010.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dodge City encompasses 23,000-square-miles, and 50 parishes in 28 counties. It was established in 1951 from parts of the Diocese of Wichita, the Diocese of Leavenworth, and the Vicariate Apostolic of the Indian Territory established July 19, 1850.
At that time, Sacred Heart Church became the diocesan cathedral. A new cathedral, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe was consecrated on December 9, 2001. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patroness of the diocese.
The Diocese of Dodge City is a suffragan diocese of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.
Bishops of the DioceseEdit
- John Baptist Franz (1951-1959), appointed Bishop of Peoria
- Marion Francis Forst (1960-1976), appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Kansas City in Kansas
- Eugene John Gerber (1976-1982), appointed Bishop of Wichita
- Stanley Girard Schlarman (1983-1998)
- Ronald Michael Gilmore (1998-2010)
- John Balthasar Brungardt (2011-present)
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