Diocesan News

Weekly Reflection – Fifth Sunday in Lent

18 minute video. In this week’s Reflection, Bishop Marty offer thanks for all the creative ways in which the leadership of our churches has responded to our need to change, plus news about the Easter Vigil.

Online Prayers – Something for everyone in West Missouri

One-minute read. We are sharing our prayers and services online from our churches chapels, offices, studies, and living rooms. There’s morning, noonday and evening prayers, Sunday worship, daily and weekly reflections. There are lots of options to choose from.

Weekly Reflection – Fourth Sunday in Lent

15-minute Video. Welcome to the first in a series of weekly videos in which Bishop Marty reflects on the week’s events and the week to come. In this first video he discusses the unusual situation in which we find ourselves and reflects on the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Lent.

Prayer in the midst of an epidemic

Two-minute read. COVID-19 is causing disruption to our daily lives like no other circumstance in my lifetime. Not since W.W. II has the United States’ “home front” been forced to alter every aspect of our daily journey through life to the magnitude the coronavirus has already changed our routines. It is unprecedented.

From Bishop Marty

Bishop Marty shares with us a statement from the Bishops United Against Gun Violence on the recent shootings in Milwaukee, plus his sermons from the Commemoration of the Blessed Absalom Jones at St. Augustine’s in Kansas City, and the Last Sunday after The Epiphany at St. John’s, Neosho.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Six-minute read. We are all following the news of increasing concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. While we don’t want to over-react, we also do not want to underestimate the potential of this situation. We’ve reproduced and summarized the best of the resources we’ve found.

Note: updated 3-12-2020.

Intern Opportunities

One-minute read. Interns are highly valued team members of The Diocese of West Missouri’s Formation programs. The Summer Intern program has two places available for young adults who graduated high school in 2019 or earlier. The new Ministry Intern is for young adults, at least 21 years old and who have discerned a call to ministry.

Bishop's Days 2020

In an abundance of caution, and in recognition of our responsibility to the greater community, at a diocesan staff meeting held on March 11, it was agreed to cancel Bishop Day’s South. We will be making the supporting documentation provided by the presenters available online, and looking at the possibility of holding some online sessions at a later date.

2019 Convention Round-up

Five-minute read. A quick summary of the key items from the 2019 Diocesan Convention business session.

What has the diocese done for us?

15 Minute video. This year’s Plan for Ministry video focused on some of the behind-the-scenes work of the diocese and diocesan staff. The video was first presented at the 130th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Deacon Sherrill Russel Receives St. Stephen’s Award

Two-minute read. Congratulations to Deacon Sherrill Russel for receiving the St. Stephen Award for her service as a committed deacon and her outstanding work as a natural evangelist and pastoral minister.

Bishop Marty’s Sermon at the 2019 Convention Eucharist

23 minute video, and transcription. Bishop Marty’s sermon delivered during the Holy Eucharist celebrating the 130th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Missouri on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

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