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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
One of many lessons I’ve learned as a bishop is that miracles do happen. And, as I praise God for His work in the Diocese of Jefferson City, I also need to thank parishioners nationwide who … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Christ has given His Church a mission through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Clergy and … more
Whenever artist Doris Davis of Westphalia goes someplace to worship God, she wants to be able to walk in and “feel” the spirituality. “People might not realize it, but when they … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, announces the following appointments:   Reverend Ernest Dike, from modified temporary Parochial Administrator of Immaculate … more
A great cloud of witnesses amassed within Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Columbia. Seventy-six people from all over the diocese who are seeking Baptism at the Easter Vigil, and 88 candidates for … more
The woman was waiting on the sidewalk outside the Cathedral of St. Joseph when her husband pulled the car up. He stepped out, helped her into the car, folded the wheelchair, lifted it into the … more
The constant need for reassessment, renewal and re­allocation in the Church is not unique to the Jefferson City diocese. Archdioceses and dioceses throughout the United States are in various … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) will host a celebration marking the grand opening of the Catholic Charities Food Pantry, on Friday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 … more
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