Bishop McKnight
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At the conclusion of the retreat earlier this month convoked by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for the bishops of the United States in light of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, I returned to Missouri … more
Jan. 21, 2019 Last week I celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with pilgrims from our diocese as they began their trip for the March for Life. I told them I was proud of them for … more
Diocese of Jefferson City Office of the Bishop P.O. Box 104900 Jefferson City, Missouri 65110-4900 Telephone 573-635-9127 www.diojeffcity.org   January 11, 2019 Dear … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s first Christmas Eve Mass as bishop of Jefferson City coincided with the 50th anniversary of the first Mass in the Cathedral … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service. Several bishops who are planning to join a weeklong U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops retreat to start the New Year are trusting … more
For 130 years, Wayland’s current St. Martha Church building and the one that preceded it stood as symbols of a community of faith and a visible reminder of God’s saving presence near … more
“May angels carry you into Paradise. May the martyrs greet your arrival, and may they lead you into the Holy City, Jerusalem. May choirs of angels sing to you, and with Lazarus, who was once a … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DOCUMENT.  Bishop W. Shawn McKnight couldn’t forget the opening remarks to Bishop Joseph N. Perry’s keynote address at the 2018 Missouri Catholic Conference … more
Catholic News Service Laypeople need to help the U.S. bishops get out from under the clerical sex abuse scandal that is plaguing the Church, said Bishop W. Shawn McKnight to Catholics of the … more
The inaugural basket was more of a “Hail Mary” than a slam-dunk. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight ascended a ladder and one-handed the ball through the hoop, capping off the rededication of … more
Click here for a PDF version for printing Bishop McKnight issued the following statement on Nov. 16, 2018: The November General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore was a difficult but … more
At the urging of the Vatican, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) refrained from voting on two proposals they were to discuss at their Baltimore meeting regarding their response to the … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL TEXT OF BISHOP MCKNIGHT’S NOV. 8 STATEMENT. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is challenging fellow bishops throughout the United States to join him in applying renewed … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City issued the following statement Oct. 27, in response to the shooting in a Pittsburgh synagogue during services, which the Anti-Defamation League is … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight held nothing back in his homily for the closing Mass at the Missouri Catholic Conference 2018 Annual Assembly. “The little ones among us are deserving of the … more
This article points to the far-reaching effects of the Church’s manifold mission endeavors. This weekend, Oct. 20-21, World Mission Sunday will be celebrated in churches throughout the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight will host a series of listening sessions and shared prayer opportunities regarding the abuse crisis in the Church. He hopes to gather information, insight and prayers … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City preached the homily at the Archdiocese of St. Louis’s Red Mass, on Oct. 7 in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. The Red Mass is celebrated … more
This issue of The Catholic Missourian has been sent to all the registered Catholic households of the diocese as part of the kickoff for this year’s Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA). The … more
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