Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Turn of phrase Reading has always been for me a way of finding how others have marked the trail. Their words often inspire my own. But there are always too many for me, so I share these for your …
SAUCIER — Night flight, day light “Do not store up for yourselves treasure on earth where moth and decay destroy,” Jesus said. Maybe the uncomely orbiter of light annoyed Him. Maybe He found holes in His favorite …
Parishes and schools
Helias Catholic High School alumnus releases book on how to move forward after a loved one dies by suicide Jason Holzer woke up early on his birthday this year and went for a morning run. “That’s the best time of day,” he said. “My phone and all my devices were at …
Sr. Celly Ann Amparano, 71, was an educator, mentor, interpreter Sister Celly Ann Amparano would say her mission in life was “to be strong and loving to the people, to be positive and to be that person who can bring Jesus to them.” She succeeded on …
Encounter with Rolla parishioner helps bring closure to fallen firefighter’s family A seemingly random encounter more than 1,300 miles from home allowed Dave Clifton to share a man’s last words with his family, bringing them some peace after 40 years. “God’s …
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
CCHD collection be taken up Nov. 23-24

For nearly 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has been the official domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Raising public awareness about poverty and …

The Church cannot exist for its own sake. It must be constantly focused on awakening a desire in all people to know, love and serve God. Pope Francis insisted on this, drawing heavily on the …
We announce the death at Westphalia Hill, Westphalia, Missouri, on the 10th day of Nov. 2019, at the age of 74 of Father James David Maher, a retired priest of the Jefferson City …
People on commercial flights are told that in an emergency, adults should put their own oxygen mask on before helping a child. In other words, people need to take care of themselves in order to be …
National & World News
At USCCB assembly, bishops to review third-party reporting system, elect new officers
An update to the Program on Priestly Formation, a progress report on the establishment of a nationwide, third-party reporting system … Read More
Chicago Mass celebrates Fr. Tolton’s step closer to sainthood
Hundreds of people turned out to celebrate Pope Francis declaring Father Augustus Tolton “venerable” during a Mass with Cardinal … Read More
U.S. bishops speak at synod for the Amazon
The Synod of Bishops for the Amazon is not a “referendum” on priestly celibacy; it is looking for ways to provide for the … Read More
Cardinal talks about listening at the synod, being loyal to the Pope
Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna said that as a European member of the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon, his first task … Read More
Pastoral care of Hispanics, outreach to youth top Encuentro priorities
The pastoral care of Hispanic families and immigrants, accompaniment of youth and young adults, and leadership development were the … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
“Until you put your faith into action ...”
Lois Thomas grew up Catholic and was well versed in Jesus’s teachings. But His “what you did for them, you did for Me” … Read More
State’s Catholic bishops seeking support for Medicaid expansion
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops are encouraging voters to support a specific effort to expand eligibility for MO HealthNet, the … Read More
Missouri Catholics told to find, pursue their mission
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  CLICK HERE to see a video of David Bereit’s keynote address. CLICK … Read More
One of many thought-provoking presentations at MCC Annual Assembly
What is the best way for parents to help a child who is struggling with a pending math exam? “Telling them that they don’t have … Read More
40 Days for Life founder to give keynote at MCC Annual Assembly Oct. 5
One day at a time. Suddenly, they add up to 40, and you might start seeing a difference. Nationally recognized Catholic activist … Read More