18 January 2021

By Helen Osman | January 18, 2021

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King. Read Bishop McKnight’s statement, and more information, in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

Statement for Dr. Martin Luther King Day

By Helen Osman | January 16, 2021

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Today (Jan. 18, 2021) we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, a Christian who sacrificed his life in enabling our country to come to a “more perfect union.” His words are perhaps more urgent today, as we struggle with what we can do to heal the terrible divisions and…

Closing benediction

By Helen Osman | January 11, 2021

Inauguration Ceremony of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and Attorney General Eric Schmidt By Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, STD, DD, Bishop of Jefferson City 11 January 2021 Let us pray. O God and Lord of history, in gratitude we turn to you in…

Bishop McKnight welcomes new church law

By Helen Osman | January 11, 2021

Modification of canon law recognizes women’s formal roles as lectors and acolytes JEFFERSON CITY – Bishop W. Shawn McKnight will be implementing a modification of canon law, announced by Pope Francis today, as soon as possible. The new law allows a formal role for women during Mass, as lectors and acolytes (servers). “I am thrilled…

11 January 2021

By Helen Osman | January 11, 2021

Join us in praying for civic leaders, thanking our religious, and keeping our copyrights clean … in today’s Monday Morning Memo!

4 January 2021

By Helen Osman | January 4, 2021

Links to more information are available by clicking on words highlighted in blue. Bishop’s messages Seeking marriage preparation facilitators With the new diocesan policy for marriage preparation (available at https://diojeffcity.org/marriage-preparation/), pastors are encouraged to recruit lay facilitators to work with engaged couples. This policy will be mandatory on July 1, 2021. In the coming months,…

21 December 2020

By Helen Osman | December 21, 2020

Blessings as we draw closer to the great Feast of the Incarnation!

Payroll Specialist

By Helen Osman | December 19, 2020

The Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking a Payroll Specialist  who will be responsible for all payroll processes including the management of employee data, ensuring the accuracy of timekeeping records, computing wages, and ensuring employees are paid correctly and on time. This position will also act as a back-up to the Benefits Coordinator. The ideal candidate…

14 December 2020

By Helen Osman | December 14, 2020

Official appointments, Chancery holiday schedule and more are in today’s Monday Morning Memo…

Official appointments

By Helen Osman | December 10, 2020

On 7 December, 2020, the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: REVEREND AUGUSTINE A. OKOLI, acceptance of resignation as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Montgomery City and St. Patrick Parish, Jonesburg, continuing as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Martinsburg and Resurrection Parish, Wellsville, effective 1 January 2021. REVEREND…