Bishop McKnight
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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight released the following statement in response to a March 12 shooting in Hermann that resulted in the death of Detective Sgt. Mason Griffith and injured Officer Adam … more
The faces of Christ, of Moses, of venerable Father Augustus Tolton gaze down in radiant splendor into the Cathedral of St. Joseph. And this is just the beginning. “These imposing images … more
Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell, a native of Ireland who spent most of his four decades as a priest ministering in LA’s inner city, was shot and killed in his Hacienda … more
Jesus repeatedly embraced the religious practices of his day but wanted to keep them squarely focused on God. He made that especially clear in his elevating and purifying of the three traditional … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has set May 5, 2023, as the date for the Rite of Rededication for the Cathedral of St. Joseph. The diocese is planning a series of events surrounding the rededication, … more
Fourteen sisters representing religious communities on mission to the Church in central and northeastern Missouri came together Feb. 5 to celebrate the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated … more
“It is our task, it is our mission together to go out and proclaim the joy of the Gospel to a city, a diocese and a world so desperately in need of it.” — Bishop W. Shawn … more
The following is a statement from Bishop W. Shawn McKnight on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023: The life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a reminder that God has blessed all of us with … more
The new year — with the season of giving still fresh in our memories — is an opportune time to reflect on the gifts God has generously given and continues to give us. Yet, I hear and … more
Christmas light forever changes all it touches. It radiates through the ages, pushing back the darkness and revealing aspects of God’s wisdom and love. “What we celebrate today is … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight celebrated Christmas on Oct. 23 this year. Christmas Mass, that is, at the place of Christ’s birth in Bethlehem. “Whenever you visit one of the sites in the … more
I pray that this Christmas season is a time of peace and joy for you, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior — when the light of God’s grace shone brightly on the human family. As St. … more
Even while facing imminent death, the Cristo Rey Martyrs of the past century never lost hope in their Supreme Lord and King. It allowed them to forgive their executioners and cry out with joy: … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson … more
Hearts and minds that are full of gratitude have no room for a sense of entitlement in relation to God or other people. Gratitude is a sign of faith and of salvation having dawned upon those who … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson … more
Like many throughout the Jefferson City diocese, Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight’s enthusiasm for hunting and fishing is rooted in familial connections. “I have a lot of happy memories … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.,4195 “Wow. Just wow! It’s … more
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City offered prayers after three people died following an Oct. 24 shooting at a high school in St. … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. CLICK HERE to read this article in Spanish. I believe every Catholic in our diocese deserves to belong to a thriving parish — and we are beginning … more
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