Across the Diocese
Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Of the mighty acts of God There was no mistaking it for the upper room: concrete floor, plastic chairs and a thick steel door. But there we were, a bunch of guys, most in orange jumpsuits and shackles, trying to stumble …
SAUCIER: A blinding light along the road It was 50 years ago. Hours after our high school graduation, a friend and I took off to spend the summer working in the missions in Peru. In Lima, the migration from the countryside had begun, …
Parishes and schools
PHOTOS: Corpus Christi procession in Westphalia Members and friends of St. Joseph parish in Westphalia take part in an outdoor procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass on Sunday, June 3, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood …
Bishop celebrates new feastday with Mass at National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church Bishop W. Shawn McKnight offers Mass at the National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, on the Monday after Pentecost, which Pope Francis declared to be a universal feastday in honor of Mary, …
30th consecutive monthly Latin Mass in Novinger to be offered June 10 The 107-year-old St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger will host a sung High Mass to mark the occasion of the 30th consecutive monthly Traditional Latin Mass at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. Father …
Youth News
BIBLE ACCENT: Lazarus and the Rich Man

In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus used another example of a rich man to teach His followers a lesson. Jesus told the parable of a wealthy man who lived a luxurious life, dressing in fine clothes and eating …

Many people have assumed that once millennials started to grow older and have kids, a large number would return to the Church or become more actively engaged. This has not materialized — …
St. Petronax (d. 747) was from Brescia, Italy, and joined the Benedictines. In 717, he traveled to the ruins of an abbey at Monte Cassino. The hermits living in the ruins elected him as their …
St. Eugene de Mazenod was born in France in 1782. He and his family fled to Italy during the French Revolution. Eugene returned 11 years later and decided to become a priest when he saw the state of …
Parents are concerned with the amount of time their children spend with media, and not knowing whether they're making the right choices.A study unveiled April 7 during an American Psychological …
Around the Diocese
Young adults pray, break bread with Bishop McKnight

“The eyes of all creatures look to You, and You give them their food in due time.” The verses of Psalm 145 drifted antiphonally across the chapel of the Alphonse J. Schwartze …

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s prayer intention for this month is “for parishes receiving new pastoral leaders.” There are more than 20 of these under an Official Decree the …
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed several priests to serve in special roles for the Jefferson City diocese. Among these are a new diocesan vocation director and assistant vocation …
One of the most important duties of a diocesan bishop (and a humbling one, too) is the appointment of the clergy and others to pastoral positions. Several parishes learned last weekend that …
National & World News
Relic of early Pope, found by waste company, given to London cathedral
A relic of bones of an early Pope was given to the Catholic Church after it was stolen from a car and recovered by a waste disposal … Read More
Catholic Extension launches reunification fund to help families at border
Catholic Extension announced June 21 it has established a Family Reunification Fund as “a response to the human tragedy unfolding on … Read More
Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy
President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration’s family separation policy for families who … Read More
Pope supports U.S. bishops’ criticism of ‘immoral’ immigration policy
Pope Francis said he stands with the U.S. bishops who recently condemned the Trump administration’s policy on immigration that has … Read More
Bishops approve charter changes to widen protection of young people
Changes in language to clarify several sections of the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” were approved … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
MCC lauds passage of “Raise the Age” legislation
The Missouri General Assembly has voted to increase the age for trying youth as adults from 17 to 18. The legislation now heads … Read More
State’s bishops address concealed weapons in churches
Calling it a threat to religious freedom, Missouri’s Catholic bishops are opposing a potential state law that would allow people to … Read More
Historian at MCC 50th anniversary celebration -- Catholics had major role in bringing education to the Midwest
Committed Catholics from all over Europe labored against brutal odds to bring education and faith formation to what is now Missouri … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference’s 50th anniversary celebration included workshops on social justice, efforts against abortion
With much enthusiasm and fervor, Joan Rosenhauer, executive vice president of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), gave a crash course on … Read More
Pope’s diplomat praises Missouri Catholic Conference
Pope Francis’ diplomatic representative to the United States hailed the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) as a shining example of … Read More