2020 Father Kapaun


June 4 - June 7 2020

This Pilgrimage is a 60-mile trek over 4 Days and 3 Nights to Father Kapaun's hometown of Pilsen, Kansas that commemorates the forced march that Father Kapaun and his men had to make to the Prisoner of War Camp in Korea.  The walk is for any man, woman or child willing to walk in honor of Father Kapaun.  The pilgrimage features Daily Mass and "Father Kapaun Stations" every 2-3 miles that remind us of aspects from Father Kapaun's life.

wALK with Father Kapaun

The pilgrimage begins at Church of the Magdalen in northeast Wichita and ends with the Father Kapaun Day Mass at 11:00 am in Pilsen.


The first day is rigorous, covering around 22 miles, with the following three days slightly less so. The walk includes daily Mass and time for confessions.  Every 2-3 miles  of the walk we pause for Father Kapaun Stations: reflection on different aspects of Father Kapaun's life. Portions of the walk are dedicated to group rosaries and silence, while the rest is great time for discussion and meeting new people.  Volunteers will transport our luggage and camping gear to each location, and meals will be provided.  Camp showers will be available.  We will finish the pilgrimage with Mass at St. John Nepomucene, Father Kapaun's home parish, and a bus will be available to transport us back to Wichita.

Pilgrims who are unable to walk all 4 days are welcome to join us on any particular morning.  A van will meet at the Church of the Magdalen to pick up new pilgrims each day, or locations will be provided if you would like to meet us before we start.  Please sign up through the link (when available) and mark the days you plan to attend.

This pilgrimage is made possible by donations. We ask that pilgrims make a small donation to cover food, gas, and other needs, usually in the amount of $20 a pilgrim.

For more information, please contact Scott at carters@catholicdioceseofwichita.org.

Check out this video from last year's walk made by pilgrim Renz Pros.


Kapaun's Men is a program supported by the Father Emil Kapaun Guild of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita.  For more information on Father Emil Kapaun and his cause for canonization, visit www.FrKapaun.org.



424 N. Broadway

Wichita, KS 67202


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