Anniversary Books, Video Tour, Genealogy

150th ANNIVERSARY BOOKS are still available. This 274-page book provides the unique story of St. Mary's Parish from its founding. The family photos are sure to be cherished in decades to come. Copies available for pick up at the Rectory; leave a message  at785.336.3174 or  email  to  the church at  Copies also are available through the Kansas Rural Water Association office located west of Seneca. Grandchildren or great-grandchildren will appreciate having a copy.

VIDEO TOUR of St. Mary's Church by Theresa Rettele, on DVD. Available at the rectory or order by emailing the Parish at or leave a message on the rectory answering machine: 785.336.3174.   

GENEALOGY INFORMATION on many families of the parish has been acquired. These include Bergman, Boeckman, Deters, Engelken, Fangman, Grosser-Holthaus, Haug, Haverkamp, Heiman, Grobe-Holthaus, Holthaus, Huerter, Hulsing, Liening, Lierz, Kramer, Krogman, Mohrman, Olberding, Rethman, Ronnebaum,  Rottinghaus, Schmitz, Sextro, Strathman, Strathman B, Stegeman, Sudbeck, Wichman. Suggested donation is $20.  Again, contact the Parish by calling 785.336.3174 or email to

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