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50 Women Gather at the Well in Kirksville for Lenten Retreat

April 23, 2019

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Official appointments

April 20, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight announced the following appointments on April 16, 2019: CLERGY APPOINTMENTS PASTORS Reverend Michael A. Coleman, from administrator of Holy Spirit Parish in Centralia, to pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Centralia and to continue duties as part-time chaplain to Fr. Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia, effective April 5, 2019. Reverend…

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Fr. Quinn Gets Hannibal Chamber of Commerce’s Highest Honor

April 17, 2019

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Abby Johnson’s Example an Inspiration in Mid-Missouri

April 13, 2019

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St. John Vianney’s Message of Hope, Perseverance, Zeal for Souls

April 12, 2019

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To Proclaim Glad Tidings to the Poor and Heal the Brokenhearted

April 11, 2019

Homily of Bishop Shawn McKnight Chrism Mass | April 11, 2019 | Cathedral of St. Joseph Today we celebrate in a special way the one priesthood of Jesus Christ and our renewal in the Holy Spirit to fulfill Christ’s mission through the blessing of the sacred oils. This celebration, coming as it does before our…

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National search announced for new president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School, Columbia

April 1, 2019

COLUMBIA — Bishop Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, announced today a national search for the next president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School. The school, which opened its doors in 2011, currently has 262 students in grades nine through 12. The national search will be coordinated by School Sisters of Notre…

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Preventing email and text scams

February 24, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — The Diocese of Jefferson City warns the public of what appears to be an ongoing phishing scam involving emails and texts purportedly from priests or parish/Chancery staff. This scam has hit many parishes across the United States. The email or text purports to be from a person the target knows, such as one’s…

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Diocesan Review Board meets

February 17, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — The membership of the Diocesan Review Board met Jan. 26, 2019 for an orientation session. The board, which is comprised of 17 appointed members and three staff from the Diocese of Jefferson City, is a confidential, consultative body for Bishop Shawn McKnight. The board advises Bishop McKnight on policies and responses to allegations…

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Leadership Roundtable

February 14, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ and Partners in Ministry, Bishop McKnight has, in consultation with both lay and ordained diocesan leaders, decided that the time is right for us to get an Assessment of the current functional state of the diocesan chancery and the diocese.  This Assessment will be conducted with the help of an experienced…

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