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.”
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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