Diocesan News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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