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June 24, 2019

Bishop’s message Thank you to everyone who joins with me each month in a prayer intention for our diocese. The July prayer intention is as follows: For the people of the United States of America; that we may hold fast to the Christian principles which guided the shaping of our country as one nation, under…

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What is an offering for a Mass intention?

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight For some, their first encounter with a Mass offering is at a funeral service. There’s those piles of envelopes, obviously meant for money, with the option of writing down the name of the deceased for a Mass to be offered for the repose of their soul. Or you may read in…

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Deacon Brad T. Berhorst to be ordained as priest June 29

Deacon Brad T. Berhorst will be ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph, 2305 West Main Street, Jefferson City. All are welcome to attend the ordination Mass, which will be celebrated by Bishop Shawn McKnight. A profile of Deacon Berhorst published prior to his ordination as a…

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Clean-up volunteers “living out our Gospel values”

“Why did God allow the tornado?” asked Joanne Koechner of Tipton. “Maybe so Missouri could show the world how to set aside differences and love thy neighbor.” She might be on to something, judging by the volunteer work that’s taken place following the May 22 tornados that affected Cole, Hickory, Miller and Randolph Counties. That’s…

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“REBOOT!” speaker offers compelling message of joy and conversion

“That is how most of the world has come to see your faith,” Catholic evangelist Chris Stefanick told a near-capacity crowd in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City. An internationally acclaimed speaker, author, TV host and founder of Real Life Catholic (, Mr. Stefanick was the featured speaker at a May 1 “REBOOT!”…

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Answering a Few “Frequently Asked Questions”

Answering a Few “Frequently Asked Questions” Readers, it has truly been another full week of projects, and progress. I am so grateful for this platform and the opportunity to provide insight into the day-to-day work we’re tackling in the Communications office. Our Bishop’s goals for the diocese are ambitious, to say the least! Our efforts…

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Bishop McKnight celebrates Priestly Jubilee

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight preached the following homily on June 2 during Evening Prayer and Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Cathedral of St. Joseph, as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of his priestly ordination… –Catholic Missourian Click here to read the Bishop’s homily in the Catholic Missourian >>

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Continuing to work with Christ through disaster recovery

“There was a strong and violent wind rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the Lord — but the Lord was not in the wind…” (1 Kings 19:11). Wherever God stands in relation to violent storms or rising floodwaters, His presence is unmistakable in the merciful and charitable response of people helping others in His…

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