Official Decree of Appointments


The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:


Deacon Francis X. Ruggerio, from assisting the Pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish in Columbia, to retirement.

This appointment is effective from June 11, 2021.


Reverend Ignitius Nimwesiga, to Assistant Pastor of St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, part-time Chaplain at Helias Catholic High School, and as an intern in the Catholic Schools Office at the Chancery.

These appointments are effective immediately.


Deacon James T. Brett, relieved from ministry duties at the Mission of St. Joseph, Hurricane Branch and St. Raphael Parish, Indian Grove, and to continue duties at St. Boniface Parish, Brunswick.

This appointment is effective from July 1, 2021.


Given at the Chancery this 8th day of July 2021.

Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, S.T.D.

Bishop of Jefferson City

Mrs. Constance Schepers