Bishop McKnight
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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
A major renovation of the Cathedral of St. Joseph has begun, with hopes for completion and a rededication Mass about a year from now. Parishioners will worship temporarily in nearby locations … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following statement on Dec. 23, 2021, regarding the celebration of the Mass in its pre-Vatican II form in the Jefferson City diocese:   On July 16, … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following statement Jan. 17 in recognition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nearly 60 years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited St. Louis … more
The homage the Wise Men from afar gave the Christ-child in Bethlehem reinforces the Christian belief that Jesus was more than the promised fulfillment of the Messiah for the Jews. He was a Light … more
Miracles are not simply a deviation from the norm nor an interruption of the natural order. They are God’s interventions in the world to restore what should be or to assure what should … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article from CNS. With a year under our belt of the diocesan pastoral plan, and even more time for some parishes to be using a parish pastoral plan, the reviews … more
Several men in particular stages of priestly discernment and formation at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio, received important new roles in the Church on Dec. 8, the Solemnity … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The Church outside the walls and the Church within are one and the same. There are no distinctions. “These are wonderful … more
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