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PHOTOS: Ground-breaking for the expansion of Our Lady …

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos, Father Christopher Cordes of Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Father Francis Doyle of Sacred Heart parish, Dominican Father Richard Litzau of …

PHOTOS: Renovation of St. Mary parish in Milan

Work was recenlty completed on the interior renovation of St. Mary Church in Milan. Click here for an article about the renovation. 

PHOTOS: Mass of the Holy Chrism

Hundreds of laypeople joined Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City; Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos, who led the Jefferson City diocese for 20 years; Bishop Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of …

PHOTOS: Bishop McKnight leads Missouri House in prayer

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City makes his first visit to the Missouri House of Representatives March 15, leading the prayer at the beginning of the day’s session and greeting several …

PHOTOS: Bishop McKnight installs 18 acolytes

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City installed 19 men from parishes throughout the diocese as acolytes, an important step in their preparation for becoming permanent deacons, during Mass on …

PHOTOS: Rite of Election and Call to Continuing …

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 …

PHOTOS: Ordination and Installation of Bishop W. Shawn …

Additional photos from before, during and after the Ordination Mass.

PHOTOS: Ordination and Installation of Bishop W. Shawn …

Additional photos from before, during and after the Ordination Mass.

PHOTOS: Ordination and Installation of Bishop W. Shawn …

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 …

PHOTOS: Ordination and Installation of Bishop W. Shawn …

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 …

PHOTOS: Ordination and Installation of Bishop W. Shawn …

The Eucharistic Prayer; Holy Communion; Bishop McKnight blesses everyone in the cathedral; the new bishop gives a message; the recessional.

PHOTOS: Ordination and Installation of Bishop W. Shawn …

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; …

PHOTOS: Bishop-elect McKnight prays, has fellowship …

Bishop-elect W. Shawn McKnight prays Midday Prayer in the chapel of the Alphonse J. Schwartze Memorial Catholic Center in Jefferson City on Feb. 5 with religious sisters, priests and a brother serving in the Jefferson City diocese. Then, after greetings outside the chapel, they adjourned to lunch for fellowship and a slightly belated celebration of the World Day of Consecrated Life. This was one of several prayer-centered events leading up to his Feb. 6 ordination and installation as the fourth bishop of the diocese.

PHOTOS: Solemn Vespers with Bishop-elect W. Shawn …

Bishop-elect W. Shawn McKnight leads the praying of Solemn Vespers with fellow bishops and priests, dignitaries and members of the local Church Feb. 5, the night before his ordination and …

PHOTOS: Bishop-elect McKnight prays Evening Prayer …

Bishop-elect W. Shawn McKnight prays Evening Prayer with Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos and the priests of the Jefferson City diocese on Sunday, Feb. 4, in St. Peter Church in Jefferson City. Afterward, they gathered for fellowship in the parish rectory. This was one of several prayer-centered events leading up to his Feb. 6 ordination and installation as the fourth bishop of Jefferson City.

PHOTOS: Bishop McKnight prays the Rosary with deacons …

Bishop-elect W. Shawn McKnight prays and meditates on the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary with permanent deacons, deacon candidates, and their wives the afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 4, at Father Tolton …