Guided by the Light of the Holy Spirit and the example of Mother Seton, our mission is to bring our parish family closer to God and to one another, and to serve those in need.
"The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God, secondly, to do it in the manner He wills it, and thirdly, to do it because it is His will."
- Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Because west Wichita offers an environment rich in Catholic tradition and educational excellence, many young families, firmly rooted in their religious heritage, moved westward, starting in 1969. Grateful for an experience that had made a crucial difference in their lives, they treasured being near a Catholic Church and school where they could worship and educate their children in the faith.
Our sister to the east, St Francis of Assisi Parish, was established in 1959 and had grown to 1,400 families with 7,000 members by 1982. For this reason, the Most Reverend David M. Maloney, then Bishop of the Diocese of Wichita, issued a decree on March 30, 1982, that a new parish be established: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, honoring the only North American-born saint.