Sacred Heart Catholic Church and The Shrine of St. Philippine Duchesne

From the time the Sugar Creek Mission was moved to St. Mary’s, Kansas, this section of the country was without the care of a priest for 100 years.  In 1941 the Most Reverend Paul C. Schulte, Bishop of Leavenworth, caused the building of the present Shrine.  The present building stands but a few miles from the original mission.  As St. Rose Philippine Duchesne remarked: “It will be done if it be God’s will, even if it takes a hundred years.”

The Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy


The Shrine of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne at Sacred Heart Church

729 W. Main Street

Mound City, KS 66056


(913) 795-2652

Sacred Heart was built in 1941 as a memorial to St. Philippine Duchesne, who had ministered to Native Americans at the Sugar Creek Mission near Mound City.  It was the first Catholic Church in Linn County, KS.

Weekend Mass is on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

Eucharistic Adoration is on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Weekday Mass is on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation  is on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Pilgrimage Information:

The Rite of Opening of the Holy Door took place on December 12, 2015.

The church will be open for pilgrims 7 days a week.