Bishop McKnight
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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
Merciful like the Father. Merciful like the Son. “All of our past sins against God and one another have been nailed to the cross; so now is the time for us to practice the mercy we have … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc-Knight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri issued a statement April 13 calling on state lawmakers to allocate funding for the Medicaid expansion voters approved last … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the Chrism Mass. CLICK HERE for an archive of livestream broadcasts of the Chrism Mass and Masses for Holy Week and Easter in the Cathedral of St. … more
Parishes in the Jefferson City diocese are taking steps toward life after COVID-19, but vigilance remains necessary to prevent a new surge of infections. Therefore, the dispensation from in-person … more
Whereas guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Government advises: 1) the more frequently a surface is touched by multiple people, the more frequently it should be … more
Whereas the common good demands that the public health requirements and recommendations of the state are to be observed whenever possible; and   Whereas the Congregation for Divine Worship … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc-Knight of Jefferson City is calling on Catholics to inoculate themselves from the coronavirus, using any vaccine provided by healthcare officials. “In the current … more
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