Bishop McKnight
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  Although it’s not easy adjusting to life in a new country, Mohammed Hraishawi and his family are safe, full of joy and free of worry.   They’re also very … more
Last spring, while celebrating the Mass of the Holy Chrism with the priests of this diocese, Bishop John R. Gaydos, now retired, noted that all other sacraments point toward or flow from the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight welcomed people from parishes all over the diocese who are preparing to be initiated into the Church at Easter, during the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion … more
The following is an updated version of the article, “Bishop-elect McKnight’s appointment: a moment long in the making,” from the Dec. 8, 2017, print edition of The Catholic … more
Although it’s not easy adjusting to life in a new country, Mohammed Hraishawi and his family are safe, full of joy and free of worry. They’re also very grateful. “Without all … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight called to mind the overwhelming sense of responsibility he felt when he learned he would become the Jefferson City diocese’s new bishop. Then came something even … more
Stephanie Hirata, a reporter for KRCG-TV in Jefferson City, recently interviewed Diocese of Jefferson City Bishop Shawn McKnight about St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson’s call for his priests … more
Bishop Shawn McKnight on Feb. 9 announced the following appointments to leadership roles for the Diocese of Jefferson City: •Rev. Msgr. Robert A. Kurwicki, pastor of Cathedral of St. … more
Here is a description and interpretation of Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s episcopal motto and coat of arms: Motto: “GRATIAS AGAMUS DOMINO” The motto, “Gratias Agamus Domino” is taken … more
Blazing colors, fragrant incense, the pealing of bells and resonant strains of “Veni, Creator Spiritus” — “Come, Creator Spirit.” These, along with unexpectedly clear skies and a renewed … more
“I will give you shepherds after My own heart, who will nourish you with knowledge and sound teaching.” — Antiphon based on Jeremiah 3:15 By Jay Nies Standing at the altar of sacrifice, … more
A professor emerita of biology at the University of Dallas helped Bishop W. Shawn McKnight achieve the test scores he needed to get into medical school. The professor, a revered School Sister of … more
“The life of a Christian disciple is a life lived in gratitude! When we are caught up in love, there is no sacrifice too great for our beloved.” Bishop-elect W. Shawn McKnight addressed the … more
Service is what gives the Church her credibility in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to all people, especially those in most need of hearing it. That is why the first formal event … more
Additional photos from before, during and after the Ordination Mass. more
Additional photos from before, during and after the Ordination Mass. more
The Rite of Ordination; praying of the Litany of Saints while the new bishop lies prostrate before the altar; laying on of hands by Archbishop Carlson and the other bishops and archbishops; two … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is escorted to the bishop's chair in the cathedral; fellow bishops and archbishops exchange a sign of peace with him; members of the Diocesan Pastoral Council present the … more
The Eucharistic Prayer; Holy Communion; Bishop McKnight blesses everyone in the cathedral; the new bishop gives a message; the recessional. more
Bishops in the Alphonse J. Schwartze Memorial Catholic Center; deacons, priests and bishops and members of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem gather outside the cathedral; … more
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