Bishop McKnight
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The following is a statement from Bishop W. Shawn McKnight on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023: The life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a reminder that God has blessed all of us with … more
The new year — with the season of giving still fresh in our memories — is an opportune time to reflect on the gifts God has generously given and continues to give us. Yet, I hear and … more
Christmas light forever changes all it touches. It radiates through the ages, pushing back the darkness and revealing aspects of God’s wisdom and love. “What we celebrate today is … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight celebrated Christmas on Oct. 23 this year. Christmas Mass, that is, at the place of Christ’s birth in Bethlehem. “Whenever you visit one of the sites in the … more
I pray that this Christmas season is a time of peace and joy for you, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior — when the light of God’s grace shone brightly on the human family. As St. … more
Even while facing imminent death, the Cristo Rey Martyrs of the past century never lost hope in their Supreme Lord and King. It allowed them to forgive their executioners and cry out with joy: … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson … more
Hearts and minds that are full of gratitude have no room for a sense of entitlement in relation to God or other people. Gratitude is a sign of faith and of salvation having dawned upon those who … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson … more
Like many throughout the Jefferson City diocese, Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight’s enthusiasm for hunting and fishing is rooted in familial connections. “I have a lot of happy memories … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. http://catholicmissourianonline.com/stories/photos-hard-hat-tour-of-the-cathedral-of-st-joseph,4195 “Wow. Just wow! It’s … more
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City offered prayers after three people died following an Oct. 24 shooting at a high school in St. … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. CLICK HERE to read this article in Spanish. I believe every Catholic in our diocese deserves to belong to a thriving parish — and we are beginning … more
Considero que todos los católicos de nuestra diócesis merecen pertenecer a una parroquia floreciente, y estamos comenzando un nuevo esfuerzo para que eso sea posible. El 18 de … more
An Eastern Rite bishop representing a large contingent of Ukrainian Greek Catholics in the United States thanked students of St. Peter School in Jefferson City for their prayers, while urging them to … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. “Six P’s of prayer ... plus one.” And 5 x 4 = 20. “Remember that when you go home and tell your parents what you learned today … more
The final Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA) in this diocese is about to begin for well over half of the parishes and missions here. Gifts and pledges to the CSA support an array of diocesan … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the Mass in St. Martin Church and the pet blessing CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the tractor parade. God can work miracles every … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri are asking voters to vote “no” on Amendment 3, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana in the … more
The Mother of Christ, who bore inscrutable sorrow throughout her Son’s suffering and death, stands resolutely beside all of her adopted children in their times of greatest need. “In … more
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