Media Releases

Bishop McKnight’s message in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Bishop McKnight’s message in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this day, as we remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I ask that we recognize the best way we can strengthen our communities, our…

Official appointments

January 6, 2020 | Comments Off on Official appointments

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: Reverend Alexander Gabriel from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon and Our Lady of Snows Parish in Mary’s Home, to pastor…

Bishop McKnight’s response to decision by SSM Health, MU Health Care to end exclusive negotiations

December 20, 2019 | Comments Off on Bishop McKnight’s response to decision by SSM Health, MU Health Care to end exclusive negotiations

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has issued the following statement on the decision by SSM Health and MU Health Care to end exclusive negotiations by allowing their Letter of Intent (LOI)…

Fr. Tolton Catholic High School announces search for executive leadership

December 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Fr. Tolton Catholic High School announces search for executive leadership

COLUMBIA – Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has announced the engagement of Partners in Mission to assist in identifying and hiring leadership for Fr. Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School. The…

President of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School departs

October 25, 2019 | Comments Off on President of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School departs

COLUMBIA – Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has announced the departure of Doug Callahan from his position as president of Fr. Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School, effective Oct. 24. Callahan…

Letter to the Faithful

September 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Letter to the Faithful

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following letter to be distributed to parishes this weekend: Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Jefferson City, On Friday, the Missouri Attorney General issued…

Statement from Bishop Shawn McKnight regarding the Missouri attorney general report

September 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Statement from Bishop Shawn McKnight regarding the Missouri attorney general report

Bishop Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City issued the following statement upon the release of a report on clergy sexual abuse by the Missouri Attorney General. “I look…

Center for mercy and charity to open in Jefferson City as part of Catholic Church’s social services

August 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Center for mercy and charity to open in Jefferson City as part of Catholic Church’s social services

JEFFERSON CITY – A health and social services center for the Diocese of Jefferson City will find a home in a former Catholic seminary building, following an agreement of terms…

Message regarding Father Geoffrey Brooke

August 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Message regarding Father Geoffrey Brooke

From Bishop W. Shawn McKnight (Espanol) In early March, I reported to you that the Diocese had received reports of boundary violations involving two minors regarding Father Geoffrey Brooke. Following…

Mensaje con respecto al Padre Geoffrey Brooke

August 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Mensaje con respecto al Padre Geoffrey Brooke

Del Obispo McKnight A principios de marzo, les informé que la Diócesis había recibido acusaciones de violaciones de límites con dos menores de edad con respecto al Padre Geoffrey Brooke.…