27 January 2020

By Helen Osman | January 27, 2020

Bishop’s messages I spoke of my recent travels and of the impact on our diocese with Hal Dulle on KWOS on Saturday morning. The podcast of the interview will be posted on their website. Please consider the following request from Father Paul Clark: Dear Brother Priests – for the past several weeks we have provided…

Being a ‘church living in the midst’ of her people

By Helen Osman | January 22, 2020

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight As my two-year anniversary as your bishop draws near, I find myself grateful every day for the opportunity to be the shepherd for God’s people here in central and northern Missouri. Your dedication to living as disciples of Christ has been edifying and consoling to me! At the same time, I…

2020 Women’s Book Club

By Ashley Wiskirchen | January 20, 2020

20 January 2020

By Helen Osman | January 20, 2020

Bishop’s messages On this day, as we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I ask that we recognize the best way we can strengthen our communities, our nation, our church,  is by working together to ensure every human being is treated with dignity. As Dr. King wrote in Letters from…

Bishop McKnight’s message in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Helen Osman | January 20, 2020

On this day, as we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I ask that we recognize the best way we can strengthen our communities, our nation, our church,  is by working together to ensure every human being is treated with dignity. As Dr. King wrote in Letters from Birmingham Jail,…

13 January 2020

By Helen Osman | January 13, 2020

Bishop’s messages I will be in Rome this week, along with the other bishops of Missouri and the bishops of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska for the ad limina visit to the Holy See. I hope to be providing posts to our social media during the week; please know I will be praying for our Diocese…

Scholarships available

By Helen Osman | January 11, 2020

Applications for the 2020-2021 Simon Scholarship and Warack Scholarship are being accepted through March 31, 2020. Applications can be acquired through the pastor or parish life collaborator or may be downloaded at diojeffcity.org/scholarship.  Completed applications should be sent to:  Attn: Scholarship Facilitator, PO Box 104900, Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900 or faxed to 573-635-2286. Applications must…

Official appointments

By Helen Osman | January 6, 2020

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: Reverend Alexander Gabriel from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon and Our Lady of Snows Parish in Mary’s Home, to pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Tipton and Annunciation Parish in California, effective Jan. 28, 2020.Reverend Callistus C. Okoroji from pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in…

6 January 2020

By Helen Osman | January 6, 2020

Bishop’s messages Recently I have been in India. You can find pictures and more information on the visit on our diocesan Facebook page, @DioJeffCity. We’ll also be using social media to provide regular updates from my ad limina visit to the Holy See this month. As a reminder: Bishop’s prayer intention for January – for…

30 December 2019

By Helen Osman | December 30, 2019

Bishop’s messages May the Good News of God’s presence in our lives fill us with an overflowing Joy this Christmastime and may you be blessed with a Grace-filled New Year On Friday, Dec. 20, SSM Health and MU Health Care announced they were ending exclusive negotiations by allowing their Letter of Intent (LOI) to transfer…