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Grainfield, KS : Organization : St. Agnes Catholic Church

St. Agnes Catholic ChurchThe St. Agnes Catholic Church in Grainfield, Kansas provides many avenues in which Catholic members can further their religious devotions. St. Agnes offers CYO, a youth organization that was founded so that the youth in the parish could have their own service organization and could participate in enjoyable activities while expanding the knowledge of their faith. St. Agnes CCD provides quality religious education with small town values, making a lasting impression on a child’s development from first grade through Post-Confirmation Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation. In addition, the St. Agnes Ladies and Knights of Columbus serve the local community by assisting with funeral dinners and fund raisers benefiting the community. St. Agnes Church of Grainfield is the place for both young and old to worship and continue the Christian convictions of Catholic faith.

St. Agnes CYO (Grades 9-12)

Sponsors: Open


  • Community service
  • Fun
  • Fundraising
  • Learning more about the Catholic Faith
  • Choir

Father Melvin J. Ruhkamp Trophy (1980, 1981 & 1982)


  • Monthly meetings scheduled
  • Fundraising activities

St. Agnes CCD


  • 1st Grade Teacher – Jerri Palmquist
  • 2nd (Reconciliation & Eucharist) – Stephanie Heier
  • 3rd & 4th – Dale Manhart
  • 5th & 6th – Charlotte Manhart
  • 7th, 8th & 9th – Ronna Schultz
  • 10th & 11th (Confirmation) – Jacky Zerr
  • Post Confirmation Classes – Fr. James
  • R.E.C. – Cammie Heier


  • Classes begin at 7:00 pm
  • Post-Confirmation classes will be on 2nd Wednesday of each month
  • If school is cancelled, CCD is cancelled (Watch bulletin for schedule changes)


  • Great teaching staff role models
  • Class size allows for more individualized student attention
  • Strong faith based value system


  • Bi-annual Vacation Bible School Day Camp
  • Christmas Baby Shower
  • Lenten sRetreats

Contact Information:
Parish Secretary: Diana Schuster
Rectory: (785) 673-4394, if no answer please call 673-6082

St. Agnes Ladies


  • Funeral dinners
  • Annual fund raiser and lunch stand with Knights of Columbus on Labor Day
  • Give money to charitable organizations
  • Offer two $250 scholarships each year to qualifying seniors


  • Monthly meetings on the 2nd Sunday
    (Sept - May) following Mass

President: Diana Kaiser

Contact Information / Location:
St. Agnes Education Center
(785) 673-5550

Summer Bible SchoolCYO
God is good!Education Center

St. Agnes Church

Fr. James M. Thomas

Mass Times:
Saturday – 5:30 pm (in Grinnell, KS)
Sunday – 8:00 am
Weekdays (Tues & Thurs) – 8:00 am
1st Thursday Devotions following Mass to pray for Vocations

266 Cedar Grainfield, KS 67737

St. Agnes Education Center:
Available for rental

289 Cedar Grainfield, KS 67737
Contact Diana at 785-673-4394 or 673-6082

Contact Information:
Parish Secretary: Diana Schuster
Rectory: (785) 673-4394 or 673-6082
Education Center: (785) 673-5550
Sacred Heart Rectory: (785) 673-4684
Fax: (785) 673-4394 (call before faxing)
Parish email

Parish Council Members:

  • Justin Foster, Chair
  • Diane Wetter
  • Bev Zimmerman
  • Dexter Herl, Budget/Finance Commission Chair
  • Mark Heier, Budget/Finance Commission Chair
  • Diana Kaiser, Liturgy Chair
  • Norma Weber, Development/Stewardship Chair
  • Cammie Heier, Safe Environment Coordinator and REC
  • Dee Foster, Respect Life Coordinator

Grand Knight for Knights of Columbus: Roger Schuster

Schedule of Events:

  • Parish Picnic


  • First Mass celebrated in the George Birrer home by Father O’Brian in 1885.
  • A wooden structure church was blessed by Bishop Cunningham on October 3, 1910 but later burned down on April 29, 1928.
  • The current St. Agnes Church was dedicated by Most Reverand Bishop Frank Thill on May 9, 1951.
  • The St. Agnes Education Center was constructed across the street from the church in 1964.