Bishop McKnight
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CLICK HERE to read the full text of the plan and the bishop’s pastoral letter A new three-year pastoral plan for the Jefferson City diocese focuses on building-up the Body of Christ by … more
Catholics can make the most of this time of unchosen Lenten sacrifices by seasoning them with gratitude. “Maybe this year, our penance, our observance of Lent, should focus on how we bear … more
Women have been proclaiming Sacred Scripture and assisting at the altar at Mass for many years, but only in a “temporary” way, as defined by the Church. That will change under a … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight joined Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and their fellow U.S. Catholic bishops in calling for a halt to executions by the federal government and an end to the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, issued the following statement for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which was observed this year on Jan. 18: “Today we … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight summoned the Supreme Ruler of the Universe to bless and guide the newly sworn officials of Missouri’s executive branch. “In profound humility, O God, we pray … more
The No. 1 response to a survey the diocese circulated last fall regarding the staffing of parishes in 10 counties was a question. “Why now?” “People seem to think that because … more
Christmas points to a sacred mystery that transcends all boundaries of time and place. It is light that interrupts the darkness, even in times of sadness or difficulty.  “Our … more
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops, in their role as officers of the Missouri Catholic Conference, issued the following statement on Nov. 20. The statement’s signatories include: … more
Whereas the case numbers of COVID-19 infections remain at their highest levels for many counties of Mid-Missouri; and   Whereas the common good demands that the public health requirements … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  The president of the University of Missouri sees the St. Thomas More Newman Center as a powerful resource not just for Catholics, but … more
Although dogged for years by rumors of sexual impropriety, Theodore E. McCarrick was able to rise up the Catholic hierarchical structure based on personal contacts, protestations of his innocence and … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   CURIAL ASSIGNMENTS   Reverend Monsignor Gregory L. Higley, from Adjutant … more
The Catholic Church throughout the Jefferson City diocese continues to build and strengthen its network of protection for children and all who are vulnerable. Everyone needs to be … more
CLICK HERE to read the bishop’s Official Decree of Appointments. CLICK HERE for a related article. The two shall become one flesh, and the Church will help them grow in unity and … more
  CLICK HERE for a gallery of photos from his event. … more
During an historic pandemic, our country faces one of the most contentious presidential election campaigns in recent memory. Some of our fellow Americans may be wondering if they are living in the … more
The pandemic has altered some of the methods but none of the urgency in discerning a new pastoral plan for the Jefferson City diocese and all of its parishes. “There are things that may have … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  Christian leaders, especially those within the Church, all have something in common. They are servants and stewards. “It is … more
Steel sharpened steel last year as the leaders and faculty of Helias Catholic High School prayed, deliberated and even argued over an official vision statement encapsulating their loftiest … more
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