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Two longtime Catholic educators to lead Helias Catholic High School

May 21, 2021

John Knight, with 32 years’ experience in Catholic education, to become president Spencer Allen, principal of Cathedral school, tapped as principal of Helias JEFFERSON CITY – Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and Dr. Erin Vader, Superintendent, announced today the appointment of John Knight as president and Spencer Allen as principal of Helias Catholic High School, effective…

Official appointments

May 12, 2021

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: RETIREMENTS REVEREND JOHN W. GRONER, acceptance of resignation from Pastor of St. Jude Parish, Richland and St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, St. Robert, to retirement at his personal residence, effective June 30, 2021. REVEREND JOSEPH HOI, acceptance of resignation from Pastor of…

Declaración del Obispo W. Shawn McKnight en respuesta al veredicto en el juicio por asesinato de Derek Chauvin

April 20, 2021

En respuesta al veredicto de culpabilidad en el juicio del ex oficial de policía de Minneapolis Derek Chauvin por el asesinato de George Floyd en mayo de 2020, el obispo W. Shawn McKnight ha emitido la siguiente declaración: Si bien el juicio de Derek Chauvin ha terminado y nuestro sistema de justicia avanza, aún debemos…

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight statement in response to verdict in Derek Chauvin murder trial

April 20, 2021

In response to the verdict of guilty in the ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin trial for the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has issued the following statement: While the trial of Derek Chauvin has finished and our justice system moves forward, we must still face the reality that we…