Bishop McKnight
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CLICK HERE to read each pastoral plan and the full text of Bishop McKnight’s pastoral letter, “Shaping our Future Together: Parishes on Mission Together as Communities of the … more
CLICK HERE to read the full text of the latest report from this diocese to the Synod. Listening with the heart is a sacred act. That has been the message throughout the Churchwide Synod on … more
The Lord who conquered death by dying and rising cements his reign with mercy, peace and reconciliation. So should it be for all who follow him and hope to inherit his gift of eternal life. … more
CLICK HERE to see the first of two photo galleries from this event. SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. The Prayer After Communion put an exclamation point on all else that had been said … more
Like the Apostles who caught a glimpse of Jesus’s glory at his Transfiguration, people aren’t in much of hurry to leave the Cathedral of St. Joseph these days. They tend to linger … more
CLICK HERE to read a related story. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has summoned Rev. Mr. Christopher Hoffmann to be ordained a priest and seminarian Gregory Clever to be ordained a transitional … more
For the first time in three years, the Chrism Mass will be back in the renovated Cathedral of St. Joseph this year. Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight invites the faithful to join him and the priests … more
Now is a very acceptable time. A time like no other. “It’s time for me to do what I’ve always wanted to do,” said Julia Parker. “And I need support now, and I … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops are urging Missourians to withhold their signatures from a currently circulating petition seeking to ensure nearly unrestricted access … more
It’s time to finish the work, say administrators, boosters and friends of Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City. The school has launched its Spirit of Excellence Campaign to raise … more
Seventeen sisters representing religious communities on mission throughout the Church in central and northeastern Missouri gathered with Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Feb. 4 to celebrate the World Day for … more
A confidential telephone hotline has been created for reporting unethical or unprofessional behavior in the Diocese of Jefferson City. The number is 573-635-0386. “To truly have … more
Local bishops offered prayers for victims after a shooting left one person dead and more than 20 people injured at the conclusion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade in front … more
What does Jesus really mean when he says, “Take up your cross daily and follow me?” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight believes the Beatitudes (found in Matthew 5 and Luke 6) are a great place … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Much of what a student learns in school comes from observing his instructors inside and outside the classroom. That’s how it was for Bishop W. … more
The hard-working teachers and staff members of the Diocese of Jefferson City’s Catholic Schools got a welcome surprise for Catholic Schools Week. Each of them received a bonus — more … more
Grace and blessings cascaded through the corridors and concourses of the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. Nearly 24,000 mostly college-age Catholics from all over the … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, released the following statement in anticipation of the nation’s observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15: … more
Sometimes, it’s not just what is said that matters. It’s how it’s said. That was one of the points Bishop W. Shawn McKnight made in a discussion on a recent Vatican … more
CLICK HERE to watch the livestream broadcast of this Mass.  Nothing says “all things are possible with God” quite like a Christmas depiction of the Babe in the manger. It … more
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