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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Saints, preserve us As a kid, I knew that St. Blaise was the patron saint of throat ailments because his blessing was on my birthday, and I narrowly escaped the horror of being named Blaise. After that, I never paid …
SAUCIER — In tune with God’s heart An iconic image in Celtic spirituality is the apostle John reclining next to Jesus at the Last Supper. According to the Gospel of John, the apostle lays his head on the chest of Jesus to look up …
Parishes and schools
UPDATED: Seven Churches pilgrimage in central Missouri expanded Holy Thursday experience into the night Seven churches in and near Jefferson City stayed open until midnight for prayer and pilgrimage on Holy Thursday. People were encouraged to visit all seven after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper …
Good Friday tradition in Sedalia brings the Stations of the Cross to life Members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish of Pettis County presented the Stations of the Cross by circumnavigating the St. Patrick Chapel in Sedalia in costume on Good Friday. “The live Stations …
Refurbished stained glass in Climax Springs deemed “a blessing and the grace of the Holy Spirit” “It feels more like we’re in church.” John Baker, who attends Mass at Our Lady of the Snows Chapel in Climax Springs, approves of the newly installed stained glass …
Events
July 24 Laurie pilgrimage speaker can relate to “bored” young Catholics

Maggie Craig grew up Catholic, went to Catholic school and got terribly bored with it as a teenager. “It didn’t seem to relate to me, and I couldn’t understand why it was so …

An astounding display of unity and affirmation of human life will be held on the grounds of the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 14. This year’s Midwest March for Life and rally will unite …
Around the Diocese
MAKING CONNECTIONS — Choose life - the way of blessing

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight delivered the following reflection during a rally for the Midwest March for Life on April 20 at the Missouri State Capitol:   “I have set before you life …

“We were indeed buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we, too, might have newness of life.” This …
One of many lessons I’ve learned as a bishop is that miracles do happen. And, as I praise God for His work in the Diocese of Jefferson City, I also need to thank parishioners nationwide who …
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Christ has given His Church a mission through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Clergy and …
National & World News
Pope consecrates Ukraine, Russia to Mary
As Russia’s violent monthlong invasion continued to devastate Ukraine, Pope Francis laid the fates of both countries at the feet of … Read More
“Through prayer, ‘organizing hope,’ we reveal Christ’s love to those in need”
The following was written by the bishop of Gallup, New Mexico, who is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) … Read More
Bishop McKnight urges faithful to continue praying for peace
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is encouraging people throughout the Jefferson City diocese to continue praying and offering up sacrifices … Read More
Where to give to help Ukraine
Various Catholic agencies are collecting donations to aid with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, as people flee to escape Russian … Read More
U.S. church offers prayers, solidarity after Russia attacks Ukraine
As war broke out in Europe Feb. 24, with Russia's early morning attacks on various parts of Ukraine, Catholics in the U.S. joined Pope … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
CCCNMO to celebrate grand opening of Catholic Charities Food Pantry March 25
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) will host a celebration marking the grand opening of the Catholic … Read More
Missouri’s Catholic bishops issue statement renouncing vengeance, call for alternatives to death penalty
Following a failed clemency request from Pope Francis, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri … Read More
MCC posts links for 2021 Virtual Annual Assembly
The Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) has posted links to its 2021 Virtual Annual Assembly. In lieu of holding an in-person event … Read More
Sr. Kathleen Wegman SSND receives Citizen Recognition Award
For Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, help is always better than idleness.  “Each day, we have to … Read More
Pro-life advocates herald the ‘Missouri Miracle’ during this year’s Midwest March for Life
CLICK HERE to see two galleries of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read a related article. Hymns and prayers, cheers and … Read More