Knights’ dinner, bobblehead doll auction benefit vocation efforts
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight smiled and nodded in approval.-Catholic Missourian
So did the gift he had just been handed.
Members of Columbia’s three Knights of Columbus councils had auctioned off custom-made bobblehead dolls depicting members of the local clergy, during their third annual Vocations Appreciation Dinner in May.
The Knights presented one of the dolls, made in the bishop’s image and likeness, to him on Sept. 12, along with a $1,200 check from the dinner and auction proceeds.
Checks also went to two diocesan seminarians the Columbia Knights are helping through formation.
The other bobblehead dolls in the auction depicted Father Christopher Cordes, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish; Father Francis Doyle, pastor of Sacred Heart parish; and Dominican Father Richard Litzau, pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center parish.