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.

Join us for Ordination Mass on June 1

All the faithful of the diocese are invited to RSVP to join us at the Cathedral of St. Joseph at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, for the Ordination of Rev. Mr. Christopher Hoffmann to the Priesthood, in the Order of the Presbyterate, and Mr. Gregory Clever to the Order of Deacons.

Seating is limited and may fill up. If you plan to join us, please let us know as soon as you can using the link below.


 "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.