Bishop McKnight
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Hearts and minds that are full of gratitude have no room for a sense of entitlement in relation to God or other people. Gratitude is a sign of faith and of salvation having dawned upon those who … 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
Like many throughout the Jefferson City diocese, Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight’s enthusiasm for hunting and fishing is rooted in familial connections. “I have a lot of happy memories … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. http://catholicmissourianonline.com/stories/photos-hard-hat-tour-of-the-cathedral-of-st-joseph,4195 “Wow. Just wow! It’s … more
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City offered prayers after three people died following an Oct. 24 shooting at a high school in St. … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. CLICK HERE to read this article in Spanish. I believe every Catholic in our diocese deserves to belong to a thriving parish — and we are beginning … more
Considero que todos los católicos de nuestra diócesis merecen pertenecer a una parroquia floreciente, y estamos comenzando un nuevo esfuerzo para que eso sea posible. El 18 de … more
An Eastern Rite bishop representing a large contingent of Ukrainian Greek Catholics in the United States thanked students of St. Peter School in Jefferson City for their prayers, while urging them to … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. “Six P’s of prayer ... plus one.” And 5 x 4 = 20. “Remember that when you go home and tell your parents what you learned today … more
The final Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA) in this diocese is about to begin for well over half of the parishes and missions here. Gifts and pledges to the CSA support an array of diocesan … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the Mass in St. Martin Church and the pet blessing CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the tractor parade. God can work miracles every … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri are asking voters to vote “no” on Amendment 3, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana in the … more
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
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