Bishop McKnight
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Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight announced March 17 that all public Masses will be suspended in the Diocese of Jefferson City, beginning on Wednesday, March 18 and until at least April 3. This means … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City addressed the following message to the people of the diocese, regarding the response of the Church in this diocese to the current and potential effects of … more
A LINK TO A VIDEO OF THIS MASS WILL BE POSTED SOON. It is worth noting that none of St. Joseph’s words are recorded in Sacred Scripture — only his decisive and obedient … more
Free of heavy debt, Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia can now focus more intently on its mission and its future. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight announced Feb. 25 that “multiple … more
“It’s LENT! Aren’t you excited?” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight got muffled laughs and a few odd looks from Ash Wednesday congregants in the Cathedral of St. … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Much as the pealing strains of a brass bell summon the faithful to worship each Sunday, efforts to place that bell in a safe, new tower … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Kenya Fuemmeler is committed to keeping the “Catholic” in Helias Catholic High School. “You should be able to tell from the moment you … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed Father Stephen Jones as director of stewardship for the Diocese of Jefferson City, a new position that will provide support to the 95 parishes in the … more
CLICK HERE TO read Bishop McKnight’s related Making Connections column. The late Father Henry Reichert of Tipton once proclaimed, “The best song has never been sung. It’s waiting … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article.  Now that I have reached my two-year anniversary as your bishop, I find myself grateful every day for the opportunity to be the shepherd for God’s … more
The streets ran red in Jefferson City during the 10th annual Midwest March for Life Feb. 1. More than 2,000 people from all over Missouri and beyond — many dressed in blazing crimson — … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight struck up a harmonious conversation with several hundred catechists and teachers who are actively engaged in the formation of young Catholic disciples. “Tonight … more
The 290 people from 19 parishes in the Jefferson City leaving on pilgrimage for the National Mass and Prayer Vigil for Life and the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. were intending to … more
Pope Francis spent a significant amount of his Jan. 16 meeting with U.S. bishops from the Midwest bolstering parish life and outreach, along with other issues that are crucial to upholding and … more
Despite recent studies that indicate a rise in secularism, bishops must continue to give witness to God’s love by laying down their lives for their flocks, said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS Reverend Alexander Gabriel, from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the bishop's pilgrimage.  Wise men from the East and the West arrived at the life-size Nativity scene outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the … more
When the bell strikes midnight, walls that once echoed the prayers and counsel of Venerable Father Augustus Tolton will radiate with the lights and hymns of Christmas. As always, Midnight Mass in … more
Chaplain Tom Brack of the Moberly Correctional Center (MCC) welcomed Bishop W. Shawn McKnight to the chapel and asked about his just-completed visit to the prison’s Protective Custody Unit … more
“For 65 minutes, the bishop belonged just to us.” Principal Julie Clingman of St. Martin School in St. Martins spoke of Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s Nov. 20 in-person response to … more
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