Making Connections

MAKING CONNECTIONS — Responding in Mercy to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 13, 2020

UPDATED APRIL 1, 2020: These protocols have been replaced by a new decree of Bishop McKnight’s.

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

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…

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

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…

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Pastoral planning process: a time of discernment, discovery

November 14, 2019

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight This Advent, many Catholics throughout our diocese will be participating in a four-session program called “A Steward’s Way.” We’ll be meeting in small groups in…

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MAKING CONNECTIONS — A pastoral plan to go forward, together

October 22, 2019

The preparation for my ad limina visit to the Holy See is well under way. In July, I submitted to Rome a 137-page report, which covers the activity of the…

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A pastoral plan to go forward, together

October 17, 2019

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight The preparation for my ad limina visit to the Holy See is well under way. In July, I submitted to Rome a 137-page report, which…

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A new culture of Catholic leadership

October 10, 2019

The Diocese of Jefferson City was highlighted in this recent column by Kim Smolik, CEO of Leadership Roundtable. “Bishop McKnight and other Catholic leaders are modeling a new culture of…

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Letter to the Faithful

September 13, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following letter to be distributed to parishes this weekend: Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Jefferson City, On Friday, the Missouri Attorney General issued…

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MAKING CONNECTIONS — Mass intentions and offerings

July 10, 2019

“What is an offering for a Mass intention? For some, their first encounter with a Mass offering is at a funeral service. There’s those piles of envelopes, obviously meant for…

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What is an offering for a Mass intention?

June 23, 2019

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…

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