Bishop McKnight
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St. Mary of the Angels parish held a volunteer night to paint the louvers on the bell tower of its iconic church in Wien. The work entailed standing on a hydraulic lift, more than 65 feet … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has joined the Center for Ministry Development’s (CMD) board of directors to serve as bishop liaison. CMD (www.cmdnet.org) is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that … more
The Church stands to benefit profoundly from the witness of a new generation of priests. Entering a broader mission field in thinner numbers, these new priests will play an essential role in … more
There is wonder-working power in the Blood of the Lamb. Witness the 137-year, symbiotic relationship between the Catholics of Pettis County and the Missionary Society of the Precious … more
**Diocesan mission collection to be taken up July 20-21** Catholic missions are all about the encounter. God continues to reveal Himself through a deliberate, ongoing, mutually enriching … more
What is an offering for a Mass intention? For some, their first encounter with a Mass offering is at a funeral service. There’s those piles of envelopes, obviously meant for money, with … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight released the following statement on June 13, at the close of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ 2019 spring general assembly in Baltimore: I am returning to our Diocese … more
CLICK HERE TO SEE TWO GALLERIES OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT. CLICK HERE TO READ A RELATED ARTICLE. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight preached the following homily on June 2 during Evening Prayer and … more
“My dear people,” the bishop called out, “let us pray that the all-powerful Father may pour out the gifts of heaven on this servant of His, whom He has chosen to be a … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:     CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS   Reverend Daniel I.J. Lueckenotte, from pastor of St. … more
RELATED ARTICLE: Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse CLICK HERE TO SEE A RELATED VIDEO FROM CNS. Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PERMANENT DIACONATE   Deacon Jon M. Bequette, to assist the pastor of Holy Spirit … more
During the last days of April, a section of the student hub on the campus of The Catholic University of America in Washington displayed a gallery of tales of pain but also of recovery and healing … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City came face to face with a victim of sexual abuse long before he was a bishop, when a friend in college confided in him about a rape. That experience, as a … more
CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO TWO PHOTO ALBUMS FROM THIS YEAR’S CHRISM MASS. In the homily for his second Chrism Mass as shepherd of the Jefferson City diocese, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight made an … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:     CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS   Reverend Michael A. Coleman, from administrator of … more
This year, we have seen some wonderful news for our diocese. In late January, we were able to announce that generous, anonymous donors have given $1 million to the diocese to use for tuition … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight believes God is using the current priest shortage to draw priests, parishioners and the entire diocese closer together. “While the recent drop in priests available … more
CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT. Monsignor Donald W. Lammers often pointed to the noble simplicity of Sacred Heart Church in Eldon as an asset to be preserved and … more
CLICK HERE TO READ A RELATED ARTICLE. Molly Garagnani is counting down the days until she can receive the Lord she adores. “I can’t wait for the Easter Vigil!” she stated … more
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