Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — “Give one thing more” There’s a story of the Irish writer Samuel Becket on a walk with a friend in Paris on a beautiful spring morning. “Doesn’t this just make you feel happy to be alive?” his …
SAUCIER — The “I’s” have it Going through the mail the other day, I found a check for $905.45. Apparently, some overfed algorithm inferred that a retired couple of former Church workers could use extra cash. It was a …
Parishes and schools
ENCORE: Missouri priest anointed President Kennedy on fateful day in Dallas A version of the following article was originally published in the Nov. 21, 2008, edition of The Catholic Missourian. Fr. Huber’s nephew, Vincentian Father Oscar Lukefahr, who led numerous …
Thanksgiving ecumenical community prayer services In addition to Mass being available in many Catholic parishes on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 24), many local ministerial alliances organize ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer services in the days …
Bishops, priests offer Mass for those who have gone before them SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. The bells of the Cathedral rang out the “ Angelus ” as priests of the diocese chanted the “ Salve Regina ” — “Hail, Holy …
Beauty of the Eucharist to be topic of Women’s Pilgrimage

Catholic author, podcaster and presenter Patty Schneier is convinced that a single day can make all the difference. She hopes women throughout the Jefferson City diocese will set that day aside …

Around the Diocese
Rest in peace, Fr. Clarence Wiederholt, 93, last of the diocese’s ‘pioneer priests’

Father Clarence Wiederholt once preached: “There can be no fathoming what glorious things our all-knowing, all-loving God has in store for us after we die. “We serve him now because …

Each of the 15 deacon formation candidates stepped forward and knelt down before Bishop W. Shawn McKnight. From the bishop’s chair, a symbol of his teaching authority, the bishop handed …
It’s long past time for women to stop letting themselves be defined by the things of this world. God is who bestows their true identity and beckons them and all people onto a Eucharistic …
Sister Angelina Marie of the Mother of God, O.C.D. (formerly Juanita Eva Milligan), 90, of Jefferson City, passed from this life to Eternity on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at Our Lady of Rickenbach Health …
National & World News
Pope designates Oct. 27, 2023, as a world day of prayer for peace as catastrophe looms in Gaza
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos from the Oct. 17 day of prayer in the diocese. CLICK HERE for a link to more photos. … Read More
Franciscan U. student, a Shelby County native, reflects on interrupted Holy Land pilgrimage
A group of young Catholic pilgrims to the Holy Land asked God to keep them safe and lead them home during the recent terrorist attacks … Read More
Pope requests ‘fast’ from public words during Synod
“The Church is taking a break,” Pope Francis said. “It is a break for the whole Church, as we engage in listening,” he told … Read More
‘Laudate Deum’: Planet mirrors a deeply flawed view of human life and activity
Pope Francis warns the clock is ticking on the dangers of climate change – and both a paradigm shift and practical action are … Read More
Papal nuncio mentions Catholic Charities as example of synodality in the service of evangelization
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Pope Francis’s representative to this country came and saw the work of Catholic Charities … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference
Columbia Sacred Heart parishioners discuss Church’s position on the death penalty
When issues of public safety collide with the sanctity of human life, it’s always best to avoid actions that cause harm without a … Read More
Missouri lawmakers send ban on gender reassignment surgery, treatments for minors to governor for signature
Missouri lawmakers passed a bill May 10 banning certain types of medical or surgical gender reassignment procedures for minors who … Read More
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