Welcome to the Diocesan Archives!

The diocesan archives acquire and maintain historical information for the local church. In addition to sacramental records, we also maintain documentation about leaders, parishes, organizations and institutions operated in the name of the Roman Catholic Church. Through our work, we support the broader mission of the Diocese by serving as the collective memory of the Catholic community in the region.

Please let us know how we can assist you!

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (closed for holidays and holy days)


Please note: We are happy to help in retrieving sacramental records for yourself or your child. However, any genealogical or historical requests/research must be completed by the person requesting–we do not have the personnel resources to complete such research for you. Perusal of the archives is by appointment only.


This Far By Faith:  A Popular History of the Catholic People of West and Northwest Missouri, 2 vols., by Fr. C. Michael Coleman, JCL

Further by Faith: Celebrating the Art and Architecture of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph by Fr. C. Michael Coleman, JCL


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