News & Events

Official Appointments

August 7, 2020

Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: Deacon James Kliethermes, from diaconal ministry at Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City, to retirement, effective from July 29, 2020. Deacon Edwin J. Schepers, from diaconal ministry at Annunciation Parish, California, and St. Andrew Parish, Tipton, to retirement, effective from July 25,…

Preventing email and text scams

August 2, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY — The Diocese of Jefferson City warns the public of an ongoing phishing scam involving emails and texts purportedly from Bishop McKnight, diocesan priests or parish/Chancery staff. This scam has hit many parishes across the United States, as well as other faith communities. The Federal Trade Commission provided information on this scam in…

Statement on updated list of credibly accused or removed from ministry

July 3, 2020

Today, I am updating the list of priests and religious brothers who have served in the Diocese of Jefferson City and who have been credibly accused of actions which were in violation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The update includes the addition of John Condit to the list, and…

Official appointments

June 11, 2020

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: MEDICAL LEAVE Reverend Christopher M. Aubuchon shall continue medical leave for an indefinite time. DEACONS Deacon Derek J. Hooper, newly ordained, to assist Msgr. Gregory L. Higley, pastor, in parochial ministry at St. George, Hermann, and Church of the Risen Savior, Rhineland This appointment is effective June…