Bishop McKnight
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The big cross atop SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Jefferson City will stay lit for the foreseeable future, following an announcement from the Catholic healthcare provider that owns … more
Parish life can be a taste of heaven, both for people seeking refuge and for those who have already found it. Bringing that vision to life is hard work, but God multiplies the yield when priests … more
Following a failed clemency request from Pope Francis, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri issued a statement Oct. 6, expressing disappointment over the … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. God put the desire to be a priest in Father Emil J. Kapaun’s heart at an early age, Bishop Carl A. Kemme of Wichita, Kansas, said during a homily Sept. … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: Commission Members for the Diocesan Phase of the 2023 Synod of Bishops Mrs. Helen Osman, … more
Our world has been facing a health crisis for more than a year now, unprecedented in modern times. More than 4.3 million people have died from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and we have seen a … more
Official Decree of Appointments The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   CHANCERY Reverend Dylan Schrader, PhD to Latinist … more
On July 16, 2021, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, issued an apostolic letter motu proprio entitled Traditionis custodes. This document alters Church law on the use of liturgical books from before … more
As Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri’s (CCCNMO’s) new health and social services center in Jefferson City nears completion, one of its big neighbors are getting excited … more
Priests throughout the Jefferson City diocese are settling into new or modified assignments, following a large round of pastoral appointments that took effect July 1. Many of them are entering … more
It stands apart. The colors and design of the Jefferson City diocese’s new Coat of Arms are unmistakable. “The central component is the cross, the instrument of our … more
Switchboard attendants at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital-Jefferson City had Father Louis Nelen’s and Father Jeremy Secrist’s phone numbers on speed-dial during the depths of the COVID-19 … more
It’s not just about the Sacrament of Holy Communion; it’s about the communion of the Church. There’s been much interest in whether the United States Conference of Catholic … more
CLICK HERE to see the first gallery of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to see the secone gallery of photos from this event. God and His Church have accepted Father Derek Hooper’s offer … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the Baccalaureate Mass. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the Commencement. “What a year this has been!” Bishop W. Shawn … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this even. Providing and maintaining a final resting place for those who have died is not just a Corporal Work of Mercy. It’s a powerful witness … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Jesus’s sacrificial death on the cross made all who believe in Him eligible to call Him “my brother.” But only one … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS on the photo to see a map of the new deaneries.  The work of the Church can be likened to a great mediaeval cathedral. Dozens of soaring, vaulted arches point toward … more
It stands apart. The colors and design of the Jefferson City diocese’s new Coat of Arms are unmistakable. “The central component is the cross, the instrument of our … more
Racism continues to contaminate society and the Church. Three guilty verdicts against a former Minneapolis police officer in last May’s death of George Floyd do not change that. “In … more
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