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This spring marked the 165th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Scott v. Sandford (1857), which infamously denied the freedom petition of Dred, Harriet, Eliza and Lizzie Scott … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight delivered the following reflection during a rally for the Midwest March for Life on April 20 at the Missouri State Capitol:   “I have set before you life … more
“We were indeed buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we, too, might have newness of life.” This … more
One of many lessons I’ve learned as a bishop is that miracles do happen. And, as I praise God for His work in the Diocese of Jefferson City, I also need to thank parishioners nationwide who … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Christ has given His Church a mission through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Clergy and … more
Whenever artist Doris Davis of Westphalia goes someplace to worship God, she wants to be able to walk in and “feel” the spirituality. “People might not realize it, but when they … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, announces the following appointments:   Reverend Ernest Dike, from modified temporary Parochial Administrator of Immaculate … more
A great cloud of witnesses amassed within Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Columbia. Seventy-six people from all over the diocese who are seeking Baptism at the Easter Vigil, and 88 candidates for … more
The woman was waiting on the sidewalk outside the Cathedral of St. Joseph when her husband pulled the car up. He stepped out, helped her into the car, folded the wheelchair, lifted it into the … more
The constant need for reassessment, renewal and re­allocation in the Church is not unique to the Jefferson City diocese. Archdioceses and dioceses throughout the United States are in various … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) will host a celebration marking the grand opening of the Catholic Charities Food Pantry, on Friday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 … more
The following was written by the bishop of Gallup, New Mexico, who is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on National Collections. Catholic Relief Services is a … more
On a wintry January day at the old St. Theresa Cemetery in rural Meade County, Janice Mulligan laid a simple wreath of magnolia leaves on the grave of Matilda (Hurd) Chisley — a woman who spent … more
\ Pope St. John Paul II famously insisted that “God made us for joy!” and repeatedly reminded young people, “Do not be afraid to be the saints of the New … more
Sacred music has the power to focus people on God and draw them into a deeper relationship with Him and one another. People entrusted with harnessing that power in their parishes should always be … more
When renovations are completed next year, the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City won’t just have a renewed appearance, it will also have a clearer, more colorful voice. A new, … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos.  A powerful typhoon that struck the vulnerable region of the Philippines nine days before Christmas compounded the misery from COVID, industrial … more
As another Lenten journey of conversion begins on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, and ends with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 14, 2022, the Catholic Church calls all … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, announces the following appointments: PRIEST Reverend Ernest Dike, as the modified temporary Parochial Administrator of Immaculate … more
Teachers and staff members of Catholic schools throughout the Jefferson City diocese got a surprise message from Bishop W. Shawn McKnight this week. It was an expression of gratitude. “I … more
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