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Pope Francis appoints Helen Osman to serve as a consultant to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication

September 29, 2022

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, is pleased to announce to our diocese that Helen Osman has been appointed by Pope Francis to a five-year term…

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Official appointments

August 18, 2022

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City: PRIESTS REVEREND…

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Statement regarding Father Ignazio Medina

July 10, 2022

After receiving information involving possible mismanagement of funds at St. Stanislaus Parish in Wardsville, the Diocese of Jefferson City conducted an investigation and, as a result of this investigation, has…

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Official appointment

July 1, 2022

Very Reverend Daniel J. Merz, SLD, vicar for the permanent diaconate , hereby makes the following appointment to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City:…

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Bishop McKnight encouraged by overturn of Roe v Wade

June 24, 2022

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v Jackson: I welcome the decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade,…

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Official appointments

May 16, 2022

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City: Retirements REVEREND…

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Official appointments

March 26, 2022

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, announces the following appointments: REVEREND ERNEST DIKE, from modified temporary parochial administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Montgomery City, St.…

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Official appointments

January 25, 2022

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, announces the following appointments: REVEREND ERNEST DIKE, as the modified temporary Parochial Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Montgomery City,…

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Official appointments

November 7, 2021

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: REVEREND ERNEST DIKE, in residence at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia, and to assist with…

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Missouri bishops’ statement on execution of Ernest Johnson

October 11, 2021

JEFFERSON CITY — Despite pleas for mercy from the Missouri Catholic Conference and thousands of people, the state of Missouri executed Ernest Johnson on Oct. 5, 2021. Two members of…

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