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19 February 2024

Celebrating the Rite of Election On February 18, the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, celebrated the Rite of Election alongside those in our our diocese who…

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12 February 2024

Participate in our upcoming special listening session Volunteer facilitators needed All are invited to participate in a special session for the Synod on Synodality and Shaping Our Future Together (our…

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5 February 2024

We Want To Hear From You All are invited to participate in a special session for the Synod on Synodality and Shaping Our Future Together (our diocesan planning process).  This 45-minute special session will…

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Diocesan Events

Seminarian Formation and Priest Retirement Collection (Assessed)

To form and educate diocesan seminarians (candidates for priesthood) and clergy and to provide for the retirement needs of retired diocesan priests who offered their lives in priestly ministry and…

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Reserved – Diocesan Priestly Ordination Date

The first Saturday of each June, beginning June 5, 2021, is reserved for priestly ordination celebrations in the Jefferson City Diocese at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 10:00 am.

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Parish News

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The dignity of human life and the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

By Helen Osman | January 21, 2019

Bishop Shawn McKnight Last week I celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with pilgrims from our diocese as they began their trip for the March for Life.  I…

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

By Helen Osman | January 18, 2019

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

By Helen Osman | January 11, 2019

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

By Helen Osman | December 16, 2018

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…

Statement on updated list of credibly accused

By rcampbell | December 15, 2018

By Bishop Shawn McKnight We want to provide care for those who have been harmed On November 8 I provided to the people of our Diocese and the public a…

Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore left much work to be done

By rcampbell | November 15, 2018

PDF version for printing By Bishop Shawn McKnight The November General Assembly of Bishops in Baltimore was a difficult but perhaps unavoidable experience for us to move forward as a…

Statement on release of names of priests and religious brothers credibly accused or removed from ministry

By rcampbell | November 8, 2018

Bishop Shawn McKnight Today, there can be no more secrets in our Diocese In the past 12 days I have participated in six listening sessions across our Diocese regarding the…

Addressing Sexual Abuse in the Church

By rcampbell | August 24, 2018

By Bishop Shawn McKnight We are Catholic When our Lord established the Church, he promised to remain with us always until the end of the world. Jesus gave us the…