Bishop McKnight
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CLICK HERE to read the entire document. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document offering a step-by-step guide for how bishops, religious … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following statement on July 2, 2020:   Today, I am updating the list of priests and religious brothers who have served in the Diocese of Jefferson City … more
On June 21, 2020, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the patroness of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight preached a homily at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, in which he … more
It’s summer, and for some it’s a time of vacation and relaxation. For our pastors and parish pastoral councils, it’s a time to gather the discernment of parishioners and develop … more
As one of the most unusual academic years in Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School’s history was winding down, the final touches were being placed on the school’s $6.6 million, … more
A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service, or CBAR, the system became operational … more
This article was originally published in the Feb. 2, 2018, print edition of The Catholic Missourian. May 18, 2020, would have been Pope St. John Paul II’s 100th birthday. St. … more
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops May 1 in … more
CLICK HERE to see a video of the Easter Vigil in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Having had their past sins nailed to the cross with Him, Jesus’s disciples are obliged to put the mercy they … more
CLICK HERE to watch the livestream video of this year’s Chrism Mass. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Late-afternoon sunlight usually radiates through the Cathedral of St. … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight announced March 17 that all public Masses will be suspended in the Diocese of Jefferson City, beginning on Wednesday, March 18 and until at least April 3. This means … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City addressed the following message to the people of the diocese, regarding the response of the Church in this diocese to the current and potential effects of … more
A LINK TO A VIDEO OF THIS MASS WILL BE POSTED SOON. It is worth noting that none of St. Joseph’s words are recorded in Sacred Scripture — only his decisive and obedient … more
Free of heavy debt, Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia can now focus more intently on its mission and its future. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight announced Feb. 25 that “multiple … more
“It’s LENT! Aren’t you excited?” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight got muffled laughs and a few odd looks from Ash Wednesday congregants in the Cathedral of St. … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Much as the pealing strains of a brass bell summon the faithful to worship each Sunday, efforts to place that bell in a safe, new tower … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Kenya Fuemmeler is committed to keeping the “Catholic” in Helias Catholic High School. “You should be able to tell from the moment you … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed Father Stephen Jones as director of stewardship for the Diocese of Jefferson City, a new position that will provide support to the 95 parishes in the … more
CLICK HERE TO read Bishop McKnight’s related Making Connections column. The late Father Henry Reichert of Tipton once proclaimed, “The best song has never been sung. It’s waiting … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article.  Now that I have reached my two-year anniversary as your bishop, I find myself grateful every day for the opportunity to be the shepherd for God’s … more
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