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

April 1, 2019

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…

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Ad limina: an opportunity to cross a threshold

March 8, 2019

By Bishop Shawn McKnight Next January, I will be making a special trip to Rome, along with other bishops from Missouri and some adjoining states. We have been invited to…

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Preventing email and text scams

February 24, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — The Diocese of Jefferson City warns the public of what appears to be an ongoing phishing scam involving emails and texts purportedly from priests or parish/Chancery staff. This…

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Diocesan Review Board meets

February 17, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — The membership of the Diocesan Review Board met Jan. 26, 2019 for an orientation session. The board, which is comprised of 17 appointed members and three staff from…

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Leadership Roundtable

February 14, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ and Partners in Ministry, Bishop McKnight has, in consultation with both lay and ordained diocesan leaders, decided that the time is right for us to get…

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Ending the culture of clericalism

January 25, 2019

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Click here to see a video of Bishop McKnight and Chancery staff members leading a Rosary for healing and protection for people affected by sexual abuse.…

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Fr. Tolton Catholic HS receives million-dollar gift

January 22, 2019

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…

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

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…

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

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,…

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Father Mark Porterfield placed on administrative leave

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…

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