Appointments

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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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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