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Sunday Masses Streaming Link- 2021

Facebook Video and Link to our Parish Facebook page

We will be Facebook Live streaming the Saturday 5:00 pm Mass. Mass is available for replay anytime after that. 


Mater Dei Catholic Parish Mass, Jan. 24, 2021

Class of 2021 Annual Chili Feed Fundraiser

The 8th Grade Chili Feed Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, January 30th, 2021. The chili feed will kick off Catholic Schools Week. All orders will be placed online and paid for online, similar to what was utilized by the Fall Bazaar. 

This is a two step process:

1. Reserve your time in the appropriate Dine-in or Carry-out link provided below

2. Return to this page to place and pay for your order. Please Click here to Place your order

Dine-In: Dinner will be from 3pm to 7pm in the parish hall, with social distancing seating. 
The menu will be:
   Adults $6 - a bowl of chili, cinnamon roll and water.
   Children 5 and under $3 - bowl of chili, cinnamon roll and water.

Reservation times - Social Distancing Dining will be in 45 minute increments, this will allow us to seat, serve and clean before the next families are served. 
Please Click here to Reserve your Dine-in time:
   3pm to 3:45 pm
   3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
   4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
   5:15 pm to 6:30 pm 
   6:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Pick-Up: We will provide drive thru carry out. Our carry out menu will be:
   Quart of chili - $7 each
   Cinnamon roll (s) - $2 for 1 and $8 for four cinnamon rolls. 

Carry out drive thru will be available during the following times. Hopefully, these times will allow us to focus on the carry out and not interfere with our dining room service. The alley (north) behind the parish hall will be used for drive thru delivery.
Please Click here to Reserve your Carry-out time:
   3:15 to 3:40
   4:15 to 4:40
   5:15 to 5:40
   6:15 to 6:40
   6:40 to 7pm

Mater Dei Catholic Church

Mater Dei Mass SignUp Link

The weekly SignUp link is updated by 11 a.m. every Wednesday morning. Weekly Mass sign up reservations are necessary due to social distancing requirements and space availability.

Quick Instructions on how to reserve a pew for you and your family. Follow the above link: In the Participant name field list the names of all the attendees coming Mass. In the # of Spots leave that field as 1. A phone number is required. 

You can also list the number of mass attendees in the Comments window on the second page after you have reserved your pew. 

If you have any questions, please contact Gail Munoz in the Parish Office at 785-232-7744 or by email at: [email protected]

Are you or someone you know considering becoming Catholic? Do you struggle with questions about life –death –suffering –hope –forgiveness –love –God?

Do you just want to learn more about our Catholic Faith?

Whether your reason is to become Catholic or simply to learn more about your Faith, you are invited to join us in the 2020-2021 RCIA classes. You will have the opportunity to investigate the Catholic Church, ask questions, hear the questions of others, learn the true teachings of the Church, and learn the value of faith. There is no obligation or pressure. You alone decide if you want to continue with the RCIA process.

RCIA classes will begin on Wednesday, September 9th, 6:30 pm with a time for introductions and discussion of the RCIA process. (Location will be confirmed at a later date.) Join us September 9th or for more information contact Deacon Chris Seago at 785-232-7744. Our classes are very informal and informative. No reservation is required. Friendships are made and faith is discovered. We hope that you will plan to join us!

Can you help those thinking of becoming Catholic? The formation of inquirers into the Catholic Church is the responsibility of the entire community. Becoming a sponsor is a great way to become involved. Sponsors accompany an inquirer throughout the RCIA process: attend the Wednesday evening catechetical sessions, listen to the inquirer (as a confidante, not in judgment), respond to the inquirer’s questions from your own faith experiences, participate in Sunday Mass with the inquirers, invite and accompany the inquirer to parish activities. A side benefit is the renewal experience in the sponsors themselves.

Like to learn more about the Church? We invite anyone interested in learning more about the Church to join us, even if you are already Catholic. Watch the bulletin for different subjects that will be discussed each week.

Archbishop Naumann - Resuming Mass (English video) - 5/8/20

Fr. Oswaldo Sandoval interprets (in Spanish) Archbishop Joseph Naumann’s message

Safety Protocols for Resuming Public Worship in Midst of Ongoing Pandemic May 7, 2020

March 17, 2020
Statement of Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann

Regarding Cancellation of Public Masses in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

In conjunction with the bishops of Kansas, effective 1 p.m. March 17, 2020, and until further notice, all public celebrations of the Holy Mass in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas are cancelled except for funeral Masses. Funeral Masses must be limited to no more than 50 people, including clergy, assisting ministers, family members and friends. No funeral luncheons may be held. A funeral liturgy outside of Mass must be limited in size as above. In addition to celebrating the funeral Mass or funeral liturgy outside of Mass, families and pastors are encouraged to schedule Memorial Masses for their loved ones in the future, when public health restrictions are relaxed, so that larger numbers may gather if desired.

All communal penance services are cancelled. Priests should continue as much as possible to offer individual confessions at regularly scheduled times, including Wednesday evenings during Lent. Confessions are to be heard only behind a screen or other barrier and not face to face. At no time should there be more than 50 people gathered in the church.

Baptisms may continue but only parents, godparents and immediate family members who are asymptomatic may attend, and in no case more than 50 people.

I encourage all of the faithful to continue to join together in prayer for the health and protection of our entire community and nation, and for an end to this crisis. I encourage all families and individuals to pray the rosary, invoking the intercession and protection of our Blessed Mother, Health of the Sick, for these intentions and for the health and well-being of our brothers and sisters who are ill, for their caretakers, and for all doctors, nurses, medical and emergency preparedness personnel and elected officials. I encourage pastors, as much as possible, to post hours that their churches will be open for private prayer with our Eucharistic Lord present in the tabernacle. At no time should there be more than 50 people gathered in the church.

Do not come to any of the above if you are sick, if you have been exposed to the coronavirus, if you suspect you have been exposed or if you have been advised by a doctor not to go out in public or attend public gatherings.


The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to be prevalent in the media and minds of our community. Mater Dei Parish along with the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, is closely monitoring official updates and will follow any recommendations provided by the CDC and local health authorities. We encourage all Mater Dei parishioners, students, staff, and families to follow the CDC prevention guidelines to prevent the spread of respiratory disease (see links below).

Our team will continue to prioritize our health resources and keep our Parish community informed should our protocol change. Please continue to check this page and the below supporting links for updates.

Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas

Shawnee County Health Department

Kansas Department of Health & Environment

Center For Disease Control

World Health Organization



Mater Dei Catholic Parish (Latin for Mother of God) was established on July 14, 2006 by the merging of Assumption and Holy Name Parishes in downtown Topeka. Masses continue to be celebrated at both churches.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM


Mass Times

In conjunction with the bishops of Kansas, effective 1 p.m. March 17, 2020, and until further notice, all public celebrations of the Holy Mass in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas are cancelled except for funeral Masses.

Regular Weekday & Weekend Mass Schedule


Assumption Church: NO MASS
Holy Name Church: 5:00 PM


Assumption Church: 8:00 AM & 5:00 PM
Holy Name Church: 10:30 AM

Assumption Church: 12:00 PM
Holy Name Chapel: 8:00 AM


Saturday 3:00 - 4:30 PM at Holy Name

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