Monsignor Nicholas Aloys Schneider
May 5, 2020

Schneider, Monsignor Nicholas Aloys

Peacefully entered eternal life on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 after complications from COVID-19 virus. He was 89 and is survived by his brother Bill Schneider, 16 nieces and nephews, 35 great nieces and nephews, and 23 great-great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Nicholas Aloys and Mary Barbara (Uhrig) Schneider; his sisters Barbara Ann (Schneider) Venker; Claire Zoe (Schneider) Lakey; Franceen de Lourdes (Schneider) Hoyt; niece Elizabeth Claire (Hoyt) Bartlett, and great niece Melissa Marie Venker. Monsignor Schneider was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on July 14, 1930, ordained on March 17, 1956, and named Monsignor by Pope Paul VI on February 24, 1977. He served the Archdiocese of St. Louis in many ways, including as a rural and associate pastor; prison chaplain; executive secretary of the Archdiocesan Commissions on Sacred Liturgy, Music and Art; lecturer for Pope Paul VI Catechetical Institute; and as pastor of All Saints-University City, Our Lady of Providence and St. Monica. He was known for his dedication to both his church and family. An accomplished and respected author and liturgist, he wrote highly regarded biographies of three renowned cardinals, numerous books and ecclesiastical articles. Monsignor Schneider touched countless lives. All who knew him appreciated his compassion, boundless generosity, and his non-judgmental acceptance of others. "Uncle Nick" will be greatly missed by all his family. Holidays and family get-togethers will never be the same.

Services: Private Mass on May 12 at 11:00 a.m. (live stream at Private burial at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial Mass and reception at St. Monica's will be announced at a later time. Donations in Monsignor's name may be made to St. Monica or Most Holy Trinity churches.

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Published by Post - Dispatch on May 10, 2020.
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In Loving Memory of Monsignor Schneider and in grateful thanks for his assistance with our marriage preparation and ceremony. He is so much admired and missed.
Kevin and Jen Rohman
May 17, 2020
Jennifer Rohman
May 17, 2020
My family has been part of St. Monica parish since 1996. Msgr. Schneider drew us into the parish with his interesting homilies with "three points". He led my husband into the Catholic faith through his excellent RCIA program, Journey into Faith and he even guided us in joining the teaching team. We were very happy with the vibrant parish and school and were sorry to see him retire in 2005. May the holy angels present him to God, the Most High, for his eternal reward. He was a good and faithful servant.
Jeanne Schultz
May 13, 2020
When I was in high school i started attending Mass at St. Monica. Monsignor lead a great parish.
May 10, 2020
So sorry to hear of Monsignor Schneider's death. His sister, Claire, was a classmate of mine at St. Pius V Grade School. They were a fine family
Dorothy Menetre
May 10, 2020
Monsignor's zeal to help others apparently hastened his entrance into Heaven. He was one of my heroes in life, and I pray will remain my intercessor.
David Wilmot
May 10, 2020