Media Releases

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

April 1, 2019 | Comments Off on National search announced for new president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School, Columbia

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…

Fr. Tolton Catholic HS receives million-dollar gift

January 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Fr. Tolton Catholic HS receives million-dollar gift

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…

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

January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Sedalia’s Sacred Heart Catholic School to benefit from million dollar gift to Diocese

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

January 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Father Mark Porterfield placed on administrative leave

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

December 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Diocese of Jefferson City updates list of credibly accused clergy; adds two names, changes status of one priest

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…