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Official appointments

November 7, 2021

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: REVEREND ERNEST DIKE, in residence at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia, and to assist with coverage for priests, effective 15 December 2021 REVEREND WILLIAM L. KORTE, from Parochial Administrator of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, St. Anthony and to continue…

Missouri bishops’ statement on execution of Ernest Johnson

October 11, 2021

JEFFERSON CITY — Despite pleas for mercy from the Missouri Catholic Conference and thousands of people, the state of Missouri executed Ernest Johnson on Oct. 5, 2021. Two members of Congress, former Missouri governor Bob Holden, and four retired judges were the latest to add their voices in opposition to the execution. Following his execution,…

Official appointments

September 15, 2021

REVEREND MONSIGNOR ROBERT A. KURWICKI, Vicar General and Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Russellville, to medical leave, effective 15 September 2021. DEACON ALVIN J. BRAND to parochial ministry at St. Michael Parish, Russellville to assist the pastor during his medical leave, effective 15 September 2021.  Deacon Brand’s ministry at the Cathedral of St. Joseph is…

Diocesan Commission 2023 Synod of Bishops on Synodality

September 15, 2021

Diocesan Commission for the Diocesan Phase of the 2023 Synod of Bishops on SynodalityI hereby establish for the Diocese of Jefferson City the Commission for the Diocesan Phase of the 2023 Synod of Bishops on Synodality, which will be responsible for recommending a process of consultation to the Diocesan Bishop, for implementing the process as…