Bishop McKnight
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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
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
Discerning a priestly calling is not just the work of a person who believes God is calling him. It’s also the responsibility of the whole Church to pray vigilantly for him and for those who … more
The parish community is the presence of the Church in a given territory — the network of relationships through which Christ’s followers are saved and by which they draw others toward His … more
Within 20 years of Belgian Jesuits bringing Christianity to the Oraon Tribal people in what is now Father Alex Ekka’s home diocese of Jashpur, India, boys in that area began wondering if they … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article in The Catholic Missourian. CLICK HERE to read the full text of the report. In this issue of The Catholic Missourian, the report of the diocesan … more
Over these past few weeks, we have seen many serious, sad headlines and news stories reflecting a growing disrespect for the dignity of human life. Every day, there is news about the suffering of … more
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
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
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
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
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
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is encouraging people throughout the Jefferson City diocese to continue praying and offering up sacrifices for a peaceful resolution to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in … more
Bishop W. Shawn spoke of the challenge and the motivation of a proper observance of Ash Wednesday. He articulated the meaning of the dark black ashes he was about to trace ashes in the shape of a … more
Congruent with the yearlong renovation and beautification of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is adorning his social media spaces throughout 2022 with “111 Sacred Works of … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, announces the following appointments: PRIEST Reverend Ernest Dike, as the modified temporary Parochial Administrator of Immaculate … more
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