Bishop McKnight
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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
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight opened his breviary up to the new volume for Lent and Easter, and out fell a crinkled piece of paper. It was a copy of a St. … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read a related article. Jane Weiland is counting down the days to when she’ll get to receive Holy Communion with her … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is inviting families throughout the Jefferson City diocese to carve-out a special place for prayer in their homes and their … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight stood at the entrance to the former La Salette Seminary Chapel, looking down at the new foundation walls that … more
CLICK HERE to read the full text of the plan and the bishop’s pastoral letter A new three-year pastoral plan for the Jefferson City diocese focuses on building-up the Body of Christ by … more
Catholics can make the most of this time of unchosen Lenten sacrifices by seasoning them with gratitude. “Maybe this year, our penance, our observance of Lent, should focus on how we bear … more
Women have been proclaiming Sacred Scripture and assisting at the altar at Mass for many years, but only in a “temporary” way, as defined by the Church. That will change under a … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight joined Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and their fellow U.S. Catholic bishops in calling for a halt to executions by the federal government and an end to the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, issued the following statement for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which was observed this year on Jan. 18: “Today we … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight summoned the Supreme Ruler of the Universe to bless and guide the newly sworn officials of Missouri’s executive branch. “In profound humility, O God, we pray … more
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