Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church



Antonino, Kansas
telephone: 785.625.5386


The parish in Antonino was organized in October 1904. A frame church building was erected and dedicated to "Our Lady of Help." Fr. Schebler said the first Mass in the new building on 25 March 1905. The founding membership of Our Lady of Help was composed almost entirely of former members of the parish in Munjor.

Construction on a new church building began in 1951 to replace the old frame structure. It was dedicated 26 May 1952.

In 1981, the church became a "mission parish" of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish and later St. Joseph's Parish in Hays.


Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church has been served by the following Capuchin priests:

Maurus Schebler (1905-?)
Fr. Michael
Flavian Meis



At Home in Ellis County, Kansas: 1867-1992. Hays, KS: Ellis County Historical Society, 1991. (online)

Transcript of The Golden Jubilee of German-Russian Settlements of Ellis and Rush Counties, Kansas, 1926.