Liturgical Preparation Aid for Lent/Triduum/Easter Season

By Helen Osman | April 7, 2019

Once again, the FDLC offers a liturgical preparation aid for Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and the Easter Season.  This 48-page resource for the Great Ninety Days is attached. It will…

National search announced for new president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School, Columbia

By Helen Osman | April 1, 2019

COLUMBIA — Bishop Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, announced today a national search for the next president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School. The school, which…

Child Abuse Prevention Month resources

By Helen Osman | April 1, 2019

As we recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has provided an excellent set of resources parishes may utilize in a variety of ways…

Ad limina: an opportunity to cross a threshold

By Helen Osman | March 8, 2019

By Bishop Shawn McKnight Next January, I will be making a special trip to Rome, along with other bishops from Missouri and some adjoining states. We have been invited to…

Renewing confirmation

By Helen Osman | February 22, 2019

Bishop Shawn McKnight | For several months the priests of the Presbyteral Council have been evaluating the current practice of having Confirmation at 16 or 17 years of age.  They…

Diocesan Review Board meets

By Helen Osman | February 17, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — The membership of the Diocesan Review Board met Jan. 26, 2019 for an orientation session. The board, which is comprised of 17 appointed members and three staff from…

Leadership Roundtable

By Helen Osman | February 14, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ and Partners in Ministry, Bishop McKnight has, in consultation with both lay and ordained diocesan leaders, decided that the time is right for us to get…

Ending the culture of clericalism

By Helen Osman | January 25, 2019

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Click here to see a video of Bishop McKnight and Chancery staff members leading a Rosary for healing and protection for people affected by sexual abuse.…

Fr. Tolton Catholic HS receives million-dollar gift

By Helen Osman | January 22, 2019

COLUMBIA — Bishop Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, announced Jan. 22, 2019, that an anonymous donor has given one million dollars to Fr. Tolton Catholic High…

The dignity of human life and the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

By Helen Osman | January 21, 2019

Bishop Shawn McKnight Last week I celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with pilgrims from our diocese as they began their trip for the March for Life.  I…