Staff Member: Father Bob Stone
Father Bob Stone
I was born in Kansas City and raised in Independence. My family and I went to church at St. Ann's, and I attended St. Ann's grade school, both of which are now closed. I went to St. John’s Seminary for high school (sadly, also closed), and attended college at Conception Seminary in Northwest Missouri, and Mundelein Seminary in Chicago. I was ordained to the priesthood on June 9, 1990, in Kansas City, which is also the same day that Bishop Johnston was ordained in Knoxville, TN!
In the 33 years I have been a priest I have served at these parishes: Christ the King, Immaculate Conception (Montrose), Holy Trinity (Urich), St. Catherine of Siena, Nativity of Mary, St. Bernadette, and now St. Elizabeth. Every parish that I have been at has had a school. I recently served as the State Chaplain with the Knights of Columbus, and currently, I am a chaplain with the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
I have 3 siblings: 2 brothers, and 1 sister. My sister is 18 years younger than me! My mother is 83 years old and lives in Independence. My father died in 2000 of a stroke but also suffered from ALS. I have many nieces and nephews.
Some of my hobbies and things I enjoy:
My Hobbies: Scuba diving, hiking in the mountains, golf, game nights, cards, and other games. I also like traveling and camping.
Likes: Bourbon or whiskey (especially Irish whiskey), anything Cajun (especially gumbo), and pizza. I love the
Chiefs (used to be their chaplain) and Royals (even though it’s hard to be a fan these days!)
Need to know: I am diabetic, so if you want to give me food, try to make it low-carb and low-sugar.