Media Release

Bishop to bless newly-cast bells for the Cathedral of St. Joseph

March 17, 2023

Ringing will help proclaim God’s word to the ends of the earth as renovations reach final stages Watch the recap of the Blessing of the Bells on March 21, 2023: The…

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Diocese of Jefferson City contributes to earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria

February 10, 2023

On behalf of all Catholics in our region, the Diocese of Jefferson City is sending $10,000 to the Earthquake relief efforts in Turkey and Syria.  “The Diocese of Jefferson City…

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Welcome Home to the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Rite of Rededication set for May 5

February 10, 2023

Celebration marks the completion of major renovation and expansion.  Public invited to May 7 open house. JEFFERSON CITY — The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, has…

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Longtime diocesan CFO to move into new role supporting, advising parishes

February 8, 2023

Diocese of Jefferson City to begin search for next Chief Financial Officer JEFFERSON CITY — The longtime chief financial officer at the Diocese of Jefferson City is preparing to move into…

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Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri to begin search for new Executive Director

January 27, 2023

During Dan Lester’s more than six-year tenure as executive director, Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri opened a new headquarters and food pantry in Jefferson City. He also helped grow the agency’s ability to act as a center of mercy, establishing new services for those need and greatly expanding the organization’s work with refugees.

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Love is central to the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2023

The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a reminder that God has blessed all of us with the power to change the world for the better — and that power is love.

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Mourning the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

December 31, 2022

We now mourn the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a wise shepherd who dedicated his life to Christ and the mission of the Church. As we reflect on his impact on our world and our Church, the Diocese of Jefferson City joins Pope Francis and Catholics across the globe in prayer for our former pope.  

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Pope Francis appoints Helen Osman to serve as a consultant to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication

September 29, 2022

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, is pleased to announce to our diocese that Helen Osman has been appointed by Pope Francis to a five-year term…

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Bishop McKnight encouraged by overturn of Roe v Wade

June 24, 2022

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v Jackson: I welcome the decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade,…

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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…

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