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…

Sedalia’s Sacred Heart Catholic School to benefit from million dollar gift to Diocese

By Helen Osman | January 18, 2019

SEDALIA – Sacred Heart Catholic School will benefit from an anonymous donation of one million dollars to be used in tuition assistance. Bishop Shawn McKnight made the announcement Jan. 18,…

Father Mark Porterfield placed on administrative leave

By Helen Osman | January 11, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — The Diocese of Jefferson City has received an allegation of inappropriate behavior by Father Mark Porterfield, pastor of St. Martin Parish and judicial vicar for the diocese. While…

Diocese of Jefferson City updates list of credibly accused clergy; adds two names, changes status of one priest

By Helen Osman | December 16, 2018

JEFFERSON CITY – Catholics in the Diocese of Jefferson City have received an updated list of 35  priests and religious brothers credibly accused and/or removed from ministry in the diocese. The…

Statement on updated list of credibly accused

By rcampbell | December 15, 2018

By Bishop Shawn McKnight We want to provide care for those who have been harmed On November 8 I provided to the people of our Diocese and the public a…

An Advent Reflection: Hope Faith Peace Joy

By Erin Boeckmann | December 10, 2018

The Diocese of Women’s Ministry invites you to join us for An Advent Reflection: Hope, Faith, Peace, Joy. Please join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 8:00am at Oscar’s Classic…

Advent by Candlelight

By Erin Boeckmann | December 2, 2018

Please join us for a wonderful opportunity to prepare our hearts for the Advent season. To reserve your spot, RSVP by November 19, 2019 to Kelly or Mary at (573)…

Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore left much work to be done

By rcampbell | November 15, 2018

PDF version for printing By Bishop Shawn McKnight The November General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore was a difficult but perhaps unavoidable experience for us to move forward as a…