Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dodge City, KS

Completed: 2001


A large ceremonial plaza greets parishioners and visitors to this prairie Cathedral. The Easter Fire is at the center of the Plaza, A 77 foot bell tower marks the location of plaza and main entrance.
The baptismal font, altar and ambo are focal points of the worship space. Considered as a single unifying composition, the three pieces of liturgical furniture met the design goal to impart permanence, unity, and honor for this new Cathedral. Following the guidelines of the Roman Catholic Church this new Cathedral speaks of noble simplicity, timelessness and God consciousness.

Project Team:

Bishop: Most Rev. Ronald M. Gilmore
Design Architect: Robert Habiger
Architect of Record: RD Habiger & Associates Inc
Liturgical Design Consultants: Ken Griesemer & Robert Habiger
Acoustical Consultant: MuSonics
Contractor: The Law Company
Artists: Huberto Maestas (Crucifix & Stations of the Cross); Byron Wickstrom (Tabernacle); Jerzy Kenar (Holy Family sculpture); Jancy Westin (St. Maria Goretti sculpture); Linda Debeau (St. Isadora & St. Marie de la Cabeza sculptures); Marty Raterman (Cathedral & Processional Cross); Lowell Tassett (all Metal-work); Robert Habiger (Altar, Ambo & Font designs)
Photographer: Rob McHenry and Robert Habiger