Appointments

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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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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Adopting a new Coat of Arms for the Diocese of Jefferson City

March 19, 2021

Whereas the present coat of arms of the Diocese of Jefferson City has caused concern among some of the faithful regarding the use of certain secular symbols on it, namely the Phrygian cap and the liberty pole; and Whereas there exists among the clergy and faithful a desire for more explicit Christian symbolism in the…

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Establishing New Deaneries in the Diocese of Jefferson City

March 9, 2021

Whereas canon 374 §2 of the Code of Canon Law provides that several neighboring parishes can be joined together in special groups known as “Vicariates Forane,” or Deaneries, for the purpose of fostering pastoral care under a priest appointed by the Diocesan Bishop as the Dean (cf. canons 553-555); and Whereas changing demographics, especially in…

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Official appointments

December 10, 2020

On 7 December, 2020, the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: REVEREND AUGUSTINE A. OKOLI, acceptance of resignation as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Montgomery City and St. Patrick Parish, Jonesburg, continuing as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Martinsburg and Resurrection Parish, Wellsville, effective 1 January 2021. REVEREND…

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