The Old Catholic
parish of St. Anthony of Padua in Saint Paul, Minnesota has a
new pastor. On September 9, 2013, the Reverend Monsignor Thomas Knopf-Bigelow was
named the new pastor, replacing the parish's founder and
retiring pastor, the Reverend Monsignor Anthony Dinzeo.
The appointment was by the bishop of the Holy Cross Diocese of
the Province of the United States (Old Catholic Church), the
Right Reverend James R. Judd.
At the time of his
appointment, Monsignor Knopf-Bigelow had been the parish's
assistant pastor, a position he held since the parish's
founding. Prior to that he had been pastor of Immaculate
Heart of Mary parish in Saint Paul, MN and a Ramsey County
Sheriff's Department chaplain. He has also been active
in various philanthropic organizations and independent
projects in the United States, El Salvador, and
born and raised in Austin, MN, is a veteran of the U.S. Air
Force and worked as an investigator for the State of Minnesota
for a number of years. He is also a published
For directions and
mass times at the Church of St. Anthony of Padua, visit the Parish
web page of the Holy Cross Diocese.
The Reverend Monsignor
Thomas D. Knopf-Bigelow