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Official appointments

May 14, 2020

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: Retirements REVEREND PATRICK DOWLING, from hospital and prison ministry, to retirement with residence at Holts Summit, effective July 1, 2020. REVEREND GERALD J. KAIMANN, from pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Marceline and Immaculate Conception Parish in Brookfield, to retirement with residence at St. Joseph…

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Parishes across the diocese live-stream Masses to engage the faithful in the liturgy remotely

April 18, 2020

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of parishes who are live-streaming Masses in both English and Spanish. Please check your parish’s website or social media channels for more information: let us know if we can add yours by email communication@diojeffcity.org.

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Orange County, California Catholic educator tapped to lead Fr. Tolton Catholic High School

April 14, 2020

Dr. Daniel Everett, who holds wide breadth of experience in Catholic education, appointed president/principal COLUMBIA – Bishop W. Shawn McKnight announced today the appointment of Dr. Daniel Everett as president/principal of Fr. Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School, effective July 1. Dr. Everett holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University and a master’s…

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Catholic schools in Diocese of Jefferson City will remain in distance learning mode through end of school year

April 9, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY – In light of Governor Michael Parson’s announcement today, the Diocese of Jefferson City’s Catholic elementary and high schools will continue providing lessons through remote means so as to conclude their school year on May 15. As Catholics now enter into the holy time of the sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday, next week…

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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issues decree to promote public safety and well-being

April 1, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY — Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City has issued a decree which restricts the type of public gatherings in the 95 parishes of the diocese. The decree is for April 1-30, and limits access of the diocesan campuses — although lessons are continuing through remote learning for students in the diocesan schools.

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Catholic schools closed through April 30

April 1, 2020
Diocese of Jefferson City Schools Office

In a letter dated March 31, Interim Superintendent Kenya Fuemmeler announced that diocesan schools will abide by a decree issued by Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and remain closed through April 30, with the possibility of finishing the school year online. The full letter follows. In light of the guidance from the United States Federal Government,…

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Consejera de trauma infantil ofrece consejos para tranquilizar a los niños durante la crisis del coronavirus

March 19, 2020

Los adultos quieren mantener a los niños seguros y saludables durante el brote de coronavirus, pero también es importante cuidar su salud emocional.

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Diocese of Jefferson City suspends public Masses, cancels other public events

March 17, 2020

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

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Knights of Columbus (COVID-19) Guidelines for Fraternal Leaders

March 16, 2020

The Knights of Columbus is carefully monitoring the coronavirus situation and its impact on the Order. Since the virus is spread by personal contact, containment efforts stress social distancing by restricting travel, meetings and other gatherings.

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Fort Worth Catholic school leader tapped as superintendent

March 3, 2020

March 3, 2020 | JEFFERSON CITY, MO |A life-long Catholic educator will take the helm of the Diocese of Jefferson City’s Catholic school system on May 1. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has named Dr. Erin Vader as superintendent of schools for the diocese. Vader, who holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Texas Wesleyan University, currently serves as…

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