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New Post, 1/20/22

January 20, 2022

Here is the latest information about our parish event:

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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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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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Diocese of Jefferson City updates list of credibly accused clergy; adds two names, changes status of one priest

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…

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Statement on updated list of credibly accused

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…

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