The FDLC McManus Award

The Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions awarded its  prestigious Frederick R. McManus Award to Father Paul Turner. Father Turner is a priest of the Diocese of Kansas  City -St. Joseph and a noted scholar on the liturgy. He is  past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy  and a prolific writer of books and articles. This award  particularly recognized his outstanding contributions to  dioceses, presbyterates, and parishes, as they prepared for  the new English translation of the third edition of the  Roman Missal.

He accepted the award in his usual humble and eloquent  fashion — “I’m the wrong guy,” he quipped. but he also encouraged the    assembly to listen to God’s call. “Other people might know you better than you do. Always, God knows you better than you do…. You may not know what all your gifts are. But when you figure them out, you’ll also realize that you got them for a reason. You got those gifts because you are the right person. Give them back for the glory of God.”

To read Paul’s acceptance remarks, follow this link.  To learn about previous recipients, follow this link.

The NPM Jubilate Deo Award


This award has been presented annually since 1996 by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians to honor a person who has made a significant contribution to the worship life of Catholics in the United States.

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Resolution – Missouri House of Representatives 


On becoming the Ecumenical Officer for the Diocese of Kansas City – St. Joseph.

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Book Awards 

2022 Catholic Media Association Book Awards

First Place
2022 Catholic Media Association Book Awards

Honorable Mention
2022 Catholic Media Association Book Awards

Honorable Mention