Instead of being just a Church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a Church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent.

Pope Francis

Bishop Martin J. Amos, D.D.

 Bishop Amos was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1941. He attended St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, OH and graduated with Master of Science in Education. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1968. In 2001 he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland and in 2006 installed as the eighth Bishop of Davenport, IA.  

During his decade of leadership, the Diocese has addressed many challenges and accomplished many goals, largely due to his clear focus and charitable attitude.  

Bishop Amos was the St. Thomas Aquinas Guild’s first supporter, as its formation required episcopal assistance.