Update: August 8

According to a message from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo released Monday, funeral arrangements have been made for Bishop John W. Yanta after he died early Saturday morning.

Officials provided the schedule and activities for the Yanta’s funeral:

  • A Wake is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Laurence Church, 2300 North Spring, Amarillo.
    • The Wake will consist of Evening Prayer (Office of the Dead) and a Rosary.
  • On Thursday, Mass will be conducted at 10:30am at St. Mary’s Cathedral, with Bishop Patrick J. Zurek, presiding.

Officials wrote that if anyone has any questions, they are asked to call the Diocesan Pastoral Center.


AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT)— According to a message from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amarillo, Bishop John Walter Yanta passed away Saturday morning at the age of 90.

According to the message, Bishop Yanta served the diocese from 1997 to 2008.

Officials wrote that funeral arrangements are pending at this time. Once information becomes public, a followup message will be released.

This is a developing story. MyHighPlains.com will update this article as new information becomes available.

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