News & Events

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.

Official appointments

January 20, 2023

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson City: PRIESTS REVEREND…

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.

Memorial Masses planned for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

January 3, 2023

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.