WASHINGTON (July 8, 1997) -- Pope John Paul II has named two new Auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of St. Louis. They are Monsignor Joseph F. Naumann, archdiocesan Vicar General, and Father Michael J. Sheridan, pastor of Immaculata Church, Richmond Heights, Missouri.
Bishop-designate Naumann was assigned the Titular See of Capocilla. Bishop-designate Sheridan was named Titular Bishop of Tibiuca.
Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to the United States, announced the appointments.
Joseph Naumann was born in St. Louis, June 4, 1949. He studied at St. Louis Preparatory Seminary, Cardinal Glennon Seminary College, and Kenrick Seminary.
He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis on May 24, 1975.
Bishop-designate Naumann served as assistant pastor, St. Dominic Savio parish, Affton, 1975- 1979, Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Louis 1979-84, Director of the Pro-Life office and associate pastor of Most Blessed Sacrament, St. Louis, 1984-1989, and pastor of Ascension parish, Normandy, 1989-94. He was appointed Vicar General in 1994.
Michael J. Sheridan was born March 4, 1945, in St. Louis. He studied at Glennon College, Kenrick Seminary, and the Pontifical Angelicum University in Rome.
He was ordained May 29, 1971.
Following ordination, Bishop-designate Sheridan was assistant pastor at St. Dismas, Florissant, from 1971 to 1973, then at Christ the King in University City, 1973-1974. He studied at the Angelicum from 1974 to 1977 and taught Dogmatic Theology at Kenrick from 1977 to 1988. He was pastor of Christ the King from 1988 to 1993 when he was named administrator, later pastor, of Immaculata Church.