Bishop Athanasius Schneider to Celebrate Solemn Pontifical Mass

October 23, 2017 by  
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A Solemn Pontifical Mass will be celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 6:00pm.

Confessions will be available beginning at 5:00pm.
Flores Mariae Gift Shop will be open 9:00am-6:00pm.

Bishop Schneider will be available after Mass to greet people as they leave the Church.

His Excellency, Most Reverend Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Maria Santissima in Astana, Kazakhstan, will be the Celebrant.

Bishop Schneider’s two signature books are available in our Flores Mariae Gift Shop

  • Dominus Est – It is the Lord!
  • Corpus Christi: Holy Communion and the Renewal of the Church

Bishop Athanasius Schneider is well known for his courageous defense of the Catholic Faith and his clear teaching of the Truth. A good friend of His Eminence, Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke, Bishop Schneider is an internationally recognized champion of Marriage and speaks candidly on today’s “hot topics.”

Brief Biography:

Bishop Athanasius (Anton) Schneider was born of German parents on 7 April 1961 in Tokmok, Kirghiz SSR in the Soviet Union, where his family received the pastoral care of Fr. Oleksa Zaryckyj, later to become a beatified martyr for the faith. Bishop Schneider himself received his first Holy Communion in secret, since the practice of the faith was outlawed under the communist regime.

In 1973, he left with his family for Germany. He later joined the Canons Regular of the Holy Cross of Coimbra, a Catholic religious order, where he was given the religious name Athanasius. He was ordained a priest on 25 March 1990. In 1997, he received a doctorate in patrology at the Augustinianum in Rome; and in 1999, he became a professor of Patristics at Mary, Mother of the Church Seminary in Karaganda.

In June 2006, he was consecrated Bishop at the Altar of the Chair of Saint Peter in the Vatican. He was then assigned to the position of auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Astana. He is the General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference of Kazakhstan and Titular Bishop of Celerina, Switzerland.

Articles and Interviews:

The interpretation of Vatican II and its connection with the current crisis of the Church

Bishop Athanasius Schneider video interview

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Holy Communion and Renewal of the Church

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