Media Release

President of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School departs

October 25, 2019

COLUMBIA – Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has announced the departure of Doug Callahan from his position as president of Fr. Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School, effective Oct. 24. Callahan…

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Letter to the Faithful

September 13, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following letter to be distributed to parishes this weekend: Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Jefferson City, On Friday, the Missouri Attorney General issued…

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Statement from Bishop Shawn McKnight regarding the Missouri attorney general report

September 13, 2019

Bishop Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City issued the following statement upon the release of a report on clergy sexual abuse by the Missouri Attorney General. “I look…

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Center for mercy and charity to open in Jefferson City as part of Catholic Church’s social services

August 29, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY – A health and social services center for the Diocese of Jefferson City will find a home in a former Catholic seminary building, following an agreement of terms…

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Message regarding Father Geoffrey Brooke

August 4, 2019

From Bishop W. Shawn McKnight (Espanol) In early March, I reported to you that the Diocese had received reports of boundary violations involving two minors regarding Father Geoffrey Brooke. Following…

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Mensaje con respecto al Padre Geoffrey Brooke

August 4, 2019

Del Obispo McKnight A principios de marzo, les informé que la Diócesis había recibido acusaciones de violaciones de límites con dos menores de edad con respecto al Padre Geoffrey Brooke.…

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New leadership team for Fr. Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia

July 31, 2019

Doug Callahan, Jill McIntosh, Gwenn Roche tapped as president, vice president and principal COLUMBIA — Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, announced today the leadership…

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Message to St. Patrick, Rolla, regarding James L. Gummbersbach

July 28, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight This week we were informed by the Archdiocese of St. Louis that two priests who once served at St. Patrick, Rolla, have been credibly accused of…

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Parishes receive grants to assist local needy families

June 17, 2019
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY – Parishes assisting families displaced by a fire, the homeless, the hungry, babies and children will receive a total of $25,000 from Catholic Charities of Central and Northern…

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Helias principal appointed interim superintendent for Catholic schools; national search underway for new superintendent

June 10, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — Bishop Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, has appointed Ms. Kenya Fuemmeler as interim superintendent of Catholic schools, effective July 1. The appointment is for up to…

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