Memorial Mass for Mary Elizabeth Schaffer, the mother of Bishop McKnight

A public memorial Mass will be held for Mary Elizabeth (O’Reilly) Schaffer at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023 at St. Andrew Parish in Holt Summit.

Mrs. Schaffer, the mother of Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, died unexpectedly yet peacefully on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, at the age of 73. Her funeral Mass was held on Dec. 16 at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Wichita, Kansas.

The public is invited to attend the memorial Mass on January 20. St. Andrew Parish is located at 400 St. Andrew Drive, Holts Summit, MO 65043.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, Starkenburg; the National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, Laurie; and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Wichita, Kansas.