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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Making space for thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a busy day. Hours in the kitchen preparing those favorite foods. Travel to make it home for that big meal, or multiple meals for many. There’s setting tables, doing …
SAUCIER — Gift of tears The day began with heavy clouds lingering after the night’s rain. I had a text from a friend whose husband has just begun hospice. She would let us know when they completed their visit, and …
Parishes and schools
I.C. Parish in Jefferson City prepares to serve 1,000 Thanksgiving meals Preparing a Thanksgiving meal takes hours. Preparing a Thanksgiving meal for about 1,000 people takes days. Volunteers from Immaculate Conception Parish in Jefferson City began preparing …
Official Decree of Appointments The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson …
All Souls, Month of Remembrance are occasions to think, pray about the last things CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos of the candles in Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery in Mary’s Home. Nothing, not even death, can sever the sacred bond God created among all members of …
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
Young people will encounter God’s hope at Christ the King celebration

Young Catholics from all over the diocese will converge in Columbia on Sunday, Nov. 20, to worship and celebrate the Eternal King. They are invited to take part in a Spirit-filled bilingual event …

In honor of National Vocation Awareness Week (Nov. 6-12), the following priests submitted reflections on recognizing and answering their call to Holy Orders. The series was featured throughout …
The Church in central and northeastern Missouri is providing crucial help to people affected by the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Ukraine. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the people …
Like many throughout the Jefferson City diocese, Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight’s enthusiasm for hunting and fishing is rooted in familial connections. “I have a lot of happy memories …
National & World News
Bishops offer prayers after deadly St. Louis school shooting
Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City offered prayers after three people died … Read More
Regional report for Synod focuses on communion, listening, welcome, collaboration
Growing in faith, welcoming outsiders and people who are marginalized, listening with intent to understand, and finding new ways to … Read More
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
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
Missouri’s Catholic bishops urge no-vote on constitutional amendment on recreational marijuana
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri are asking voters to vote “no” on Amendment 3, which … Read More
2022 MCC honoree has helped promote charity, mercy through St. Vincent de Paul Society
Several charter members of the St. Peter Parish conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Jefferson City set their sights on … Read More
Jamie Morris is appointed executive director, general council of Missouri Catholic Conference
Jamie Morris and Deacon Tyler McClay were representing the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) at a brutally contentious hearing in the … Read More
Thanksgiving, renewed resolve in light of Roe’s demise
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. … Read More
Dcn. McClay reflects on his time at Missouri Catholic Conference
For years, Deacon Tyler McClay has patiently listened to people say that the Church should “stay in your own lane” and avoid … Read More