Appointments

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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Official appointment

November 19, 2020

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointment: Reverend Basil Tigga, from associate pastor of St. Peter Parish in Jefferson City and Hospital Ministry, to administrator of St. Aloysius Parish, Argyle, with St. Boniface Chapel, Koeltztown, Holy Guardian Angels Parish, Brinktown, and Visitation Parish, Vienna, effective 1 December, 2020.

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Official appointments

October 30, 2020

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments on 27 October 2020: Msgr. Gregory L. Higley, from adjutant judicial vicar to judicial vicar, and continuing as pastor of St. George Parish, Hermann and Church of the Risen Savior Parish, Rhineland, as well as rector of the diocesan Shrine of…

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Official Appointments

August 7, 2020

Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: Deacon James Kliethermes, from diaconal ministry at Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City, to retirement, effective from July 29, 2020. Deacon Edwin J. Schepers, from diaconal ministry at Annunciation Parish, California, and St. Andrew Parish, Tipton, to retirement, effective from July 25,…

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Official appointments

June 11, 2020

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: MEDICAL LEAVE Reverend Christopher M. Aubuchon shall continue medical leave for an indefinite time. DEACONS Deacon Derek J. Hooper, newly ordained, to assist Msgr. Gregory L. Higley, pastor, in parochial ministry at St. George, Hermann, and Church of the Risen Savior, Rhineland This appointment is effective June…

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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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Official appointments

January 6, 2020

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: Reverend Alexander Gabriel from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon and Our Lady of Snows Parish in Mary’s Home, to pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Tipton and Annunciation Parish in California, effective Jan. 28, 2020.Reverend Callistus C. Okoroji from pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in…

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OFFICIAL DECREE: Clergy appointments

October 18, 2019

These appointments are effective October 13, 2019. The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: -Catholic Missourian Find the full list on the Catholic Missourian Website >>

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