Welcome to the Diocese of Jefferson City

Serving 38 counties across central and northern Missouri

Shaping Our Future Together: Pastoral Planning

As we move forward in our work on Shaping Our Future Together, the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, has issued a new pastoral letter alongside the publication of deanery plans and a new diocesan pastoral process.

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is coming to our diocese

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will be traveling through our diocese from July 1-5, 2024! Learn how you can walk with us and worship with us at several events throughout our diocese.

Ordination Mass

In June we celebrated the ordination of Fr. Christopher Hoffmann and Deacon Gregory Clever at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us!


 "As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." (1 Peter 4:10)


Learn more about what is happening in our 100+ faith communities and how you can get involved.

All Christians are called to service by virtue of their baptism. The call to priesthood and religious life is heard at various ages and circumstances of life; God’s call is often incarnated through the words, example, and support of others.

Help us to awaken the call within those called to ordination or vowed religious life.