For those who wish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has approved a dispensation permitting Catholics in our diocese to consume meat on March 17. Bishop McKnight encourages…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Catholics across the Diocese of Jefferson City are invited to attend a memorial Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died on Dec. 31, 2022.
Pope Benedict’s funeral will be held on Jan. 5 in Rome. Following the funeral, our diocese and all Catholics will observe nine official days of mourning, called the Novemdiales.
Public memorial Masses for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be held during this time in our diocese.
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.Read More