Wichita, Kansas 2021-09-24 21:50:22 –
Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) — On Saturday, Father Kapaun will return to Kansas for the first time in more than 70 years.
Matthew Weiner of the Catholic parish of Wichita said he has been working on this since his body was identified on March 2, this year.
“We just have a team that just organizes and plans, but now that the plan has come to fruition, we are very much looking forward to everything working properly,” Vainer said.
There is an all-nighter on Tuesday and a funeral on Wednesday. Both events will take place at the Hartmann Arena.
“He just influenced all of these different people, so I just wanted to give hope and share it with everyone and the audience,” he continued.
Weiner expects about 6000 people to attend. Prior to these events, the remains of Father Kapaun will be taken to his hometown of Pilsen.
“We knew he hadn’t been home since 1949, so we thought it would be best to bring him home first,” Vainer added.
Harriet Vina is a resident of Pilsen. She is saddened that Father Kapaun is not set to rest by his family.
“There was a phone call on Holy Saturday. I was told he was going to Wichita, and I have to tell you, I just broke down. That’s what we wanted No, “Vina said.
Weiner said it was a very difficult decision, but he feels it was the right choice.
“The Pilsen community wants to take his son there. Putting him in the cathedral offers more opportunities for the community and the people of Kansas to come to celebrate him,” Vainer said. explained.
Father Kapaun is considered a saint, so another major factor is safety.
“Security is definitely part of it because there’s always someone on staff or on the camera,” he added.
If you don’t have a vigilance or funeral ticket, it will be streamed live online.
After that, a ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial Park. The carriage then takes Father Kapaun to the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. The general public is invited to line up on the street.
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