Sep 20, 2021 6:55 PM

Remains of Fr. Emil Kapaun to return to Kansas later this month

Posted Sep 20, 2021 6:55 PM

WICHITA — The Kapaun Family and the Diocese of Wichita are planning the transport of Father Emil Kapaun’s remains to Wichita in just a few days.

Following a send-off Mass at the Cathedral in Honolulu, Father Kapaun’s remains will be transported from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii on a flight that will land at Eisenhower airport in Wichita on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

A procession will depart from the airport and Father Kapaun will arrive home at St. John Nepomucene in Pilsen on September 26 for a private homecoming and observance. 

From Pilsen, Father Kapaun’s remains will be transported back to Wichita, to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. A public Vigil service for Fr. Emil J. Kapaun will be held at Hartman Arena on September 28th at 7:00 p.m. On Wednesday, September 29th a Mass will be held at Hartman Arena at 10:30 a.m. Following the Mass of Christian Burial at Hartman Arena, Father Kapaun's remains will process from Veterans Memorial Park (339 Veterans Memorial Pkwy) by way of horse-drawn caisson from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception where he will finally be laid to rest.