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A time for new leadership and for other changes is about to begin in many parishes in the Jefferson City diocese. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has issued a decree appointing 16 priests to new … more
“Do you resolve, with the Help of the Holy Spirit, to discharge without fail the office of Priesthood ... as a worthy fellow worker with the Order of Bishops in caring for the Lord’s … more
Images of the Garden of Eden harken back to a time when all creatures were in right relationship with God and one another. Christ restored that relationship through His life, death and … more
Monsignor Thomas McGread wasn’t trying to create a revolutionary program for managing the parishes of his diocese. “He was simply trying to implement the Second Vatican Council in his … more
Parishes throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City will take up the annual collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign and The Catholic University of America the weekend of June 4-5. The … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The collection of sixth-grade faces turned a certain shade as the question sunk in. “How many of you are in a … more
Venerable Father Augustus Tolton received his priestly calling at baptism, so it’s only fitting that his likeness will help illuminate the new baptismal font in the renovated Cathedral of St. … more
Babies born to women in prison would be able to stay with their mothers for up to 18 months under a bill awaiting action by the Missouri Senate. The state’s House of Representatives has … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read the reflection Bishop W. Shawn McKnight gave at this event. The U.S. Supreme Court may well overturn or seriously … more
This spring marked the 165th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Scott v. Sandford (1857), which infamously denied the freedom petition of Dred, Harriet, Eliza and Lizzie Scott … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight delivered the following reflection during a rally for the Midwest March for Life on April 20 at the Missouri State Capitol:   “I have set before you life … more
“We were indeed buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we, too, might have newness of life.” This … more
About 100 people, led by priests and seminarians, take part in a pilgrimage procession of about a mile from the statue of Venerable Father Augustus Tolton outside St. Peter School to Fr. … more
Amanda Durbin brought a 4-foot wooden cross to the high school youth group at St. Mary parish in Shelbina on Ash Wednesday. She invited each member to try carrying the cross. Then she asked if … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS Reverend Alexander Gabriel, from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon … more
CLICK HERE to read an article about Fr. Berhorst. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City ordains Father Brad Berhorst to the Holy Priesthood on June 29, 2019, the Solemnity of … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s first Christmas Eve Mass as bishop of Jefferson City coincided with the 50th anniversary of the first Mass in the Cathedral … more
Hundreds of laypeople joined Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City; Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos, who led the Jefferson City diocese for 20 years; Bishop Joseph N. Perry, auxiliary bishop of … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City makes his first visit to the Missouri House of Representatives March 15, leading the prayer at the beginning of the day’s session and greeting several … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City installed 19 men from parishes throughout the diocese as acolytes, an important step in their preparation for becoming permanent deacons, during Mass on … more
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