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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 coverage for priests, effective 15 December 2021 REVEREND WILLIAM L. KORTE, from Parochial Administrator of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, St. Anthony and to continue…

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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 Congress, former Missouri governor Bob Holden, and four retired judges were the latest to add their voices in opposition to the execution. Following his execution,…

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Official appointments

September 15, 2021

REVEREND MONSIGNOR ROBERT A. KURWICKI, Vicar General and Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Russellville, to medical leave, effective 15 September 2021. DEACON ALVIN J. BRAND to parochial ministry at St. Michael Parish, Russellville to assist the pastor during his medical leave, effective 15 September 2021.  Deacon Brand’s ministry at the Cathedral of St. Joseph is…

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Diocesan Commission 2023 Synod of Bishops on Synodality

September 15, 2021

Diocesan Commission for the Diocesan Phase of the 2023 Synod of Bishops on SynodalityI hereby establish for the Diocese of Jefferson City the Commission for the Diocesan Phase of the 2023 Synod of Bishops on Synodality, which will be responsible for recommending a process of consultation to the Diocesan Bishop, for implementing the process as…

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Official appointments

August 19, 2021

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: REVEREND DYLAN SCHRADER, PhD to Latinist and Censor Librorum, with continuing ministry as pastor of St. Brendan Parish, Mexico, and moderator of religious education, effective 1 Sept. 2021. BENJAMIN ROODHOUSE, JD, JCL to advocate in the Marriage Tribunal and director of…

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Official appointments

July 8, 2021

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: DEACON FRANCIS X. RUGGIERO, from assisting the Pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish in Columbia, to retirement, effective from 11 June 2021. REVEREND IGNITIUS NIMWESIGA, to Assistant Pastor of St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, part-time Chaplain at Helias Catholic High…

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Two longtime Catholic educators to lead Helias Catholic High School

May 21, 2021

John Knight, with 32 years’ experience in Catholic education, to become president Spencer Allen, principal of Cathedral school, tapped as principal of Helias JEFFERSON CITY – Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and Dr. Erin Vader, Superintendent, announced today the appointment of John Knight as president and Spencer Allen as principal of Helias Catholic High School, effective…

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Official appointments

May 12, 2021

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: RETIREMENTS REVEREND JOHN W. GRONER, acceptance of resignation from Pastor of St. Jude Parish, Richland and St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, St. Robert, to retirement at his personal residence, effective June 30, 2021. REVEREND JOSEPH HOI, acceptance of resignation from Pastor of…

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Declaración del Obispo W. Shawn McKnight en respuesta al veredicto en el juicio por asesinato de Derek Chauvin

April 20, 2021

En respuesta al veredicto de culpabilidad en el juicio del ex oficial de policía de Minneapolis Derek Chauvin por el asesinato de George Floyd en mayo de 2020, el obispo W. Shawn McKnight ha emitido la siguiente declaración: Si bien el juicio de Derek Chauvin ha terminado y nuestro sistema de justicia avanza, aún debemos…

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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight statement in response to verdict in Derek Chauvin murder trial

April 20, 2021

In response to the verdict of guilty in the ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin trial for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has issued the following statement: While the trial of Derek Chauvin has finished and our justice system moves forward, we must still face the reality that we…

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