Bishop McKnight
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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
With a push for the legislature to pass the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act, pro-lifers were fired up at a recent lobby day at in the Missouri State Capitol. More than 300 people attended a … more
If it wasn’t perfectly clear before, it had better be now. The sexual abuse of any minor or other vulnerable person is a crime against God and humanity, and any attempt to cover it up is as … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight joined Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in raising a glass. The congregation, whose members have been providing continual service in what is now the Jefferson City … more
Catholic Christians are sealed in confirmation with the fullness of grace they first received at baptism. Why should they have to wait so long to receive that gift? That’s what Bishop W. … more
Next January, I will be making a special trip to Rome, along with other bishops from Missouri and some adjoining states. We have been invited to make our “ad limina” visit to the Holy … more
“Let us begin this holy season of Lent,” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight stated at an early morning Mass for Ash Wednesday in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. “Let it be a fruitful time for us … more
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
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