Bishop McKnight
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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops are urging Missourians to withhold their signatures from a currently circulating petition seeking to ensure nearly unrestricted access … more
It’s time to finish the work, say administrators, boosters and friends of Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City. The school has launched its Spirit of Excellence Campaign to raise … more
Seventeen sisters representing religious communities on mission throughout the Church in central and northeastern Missouri gathered with Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Feb. 4 to celebrate the World Day for … more
A confidential telephone hotline has been created for reporting unethical or unprofessional behavior in the Diocese of Jefferson City. The number is 573-635-0386. “To truly have … more
Local bishops offered prayers for victims after a shooting left one person dead and more than 20 people injured at the conclusion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade in front … more
What does Jesus really mean when he says, “Take up your cross daily and follow me?” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight believes the Beatitudes (found in Matthew 5 and Luke 6) are a great place … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Much of what a student learns in school comes from observing his instructors inside and outside the classroom. That’s how it was for Bishop W. … more
The hard-working teachers and staff members of the Diocese of Jefferson City’s Catholic Schools got a welcome surprise for Catholic Schools Week. Each of them received a bonus — more … more
Grace and blessings cascaded through the corridors and concourses of the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. Nearly 24,000 mostly college-age Catholics from all over the … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, released the following statement in anticipation of the nation’s observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15: … more
Sometimes, it’s not just what is said that matters. It’s how it’s said. That was one of the points Bishop W. Shawn McKnight made in a discussion on a recent Vatican … more
CLICK HERE to watch the livestream broadcast of this Mass.  Nothing says “all things are possible with God” quite like a Christmas depiction of the Babe in the manger. It … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri are urging Missourians to remain vigilant in safeguarding human life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. “Let us recommit ourselves to witnessing the beauty, joy and hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” Not just between now and Christmas, but … more
Joey Jones was wearing a silly hat he’d been given at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis. A man working at the venue said he liked the hat, so Joey let him have … more
Parishes should never allow their priceless treasures to be buried. Namely, the talents and ideas of the people, which need to be called forward and cultivated for the building up of God’s … more
The bylaws for the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) say any members can be elected to serve as chair and vice chair. Both offices can be held by clergy, a Chancery employee, or a representative … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. The bells of the Cathedral rang out the “ Angelus ” as priests of the diocese chanted the “ Salve Regina ” — “Hail, Holy … more
During a recent trip to the Republic of Korea (South Korea), I visited a cemetery located high on a hill overlooking a river valley. Standing amid the graves on this hill, one could see into … more
Each of the 15 deacon formation candidates stepped forward and knelt down before Bishop W. Shawn McKnight. From the bishop’s chair, a symbol of his teaching authority, the bishop handed … more
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