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Pope Francis spent a significant amount of his Jan. 16 meeting with U.S. bishops from the Midwest bolstering parish life and outreach, along with other issues that are crucial to upholding and … more
Despite recent studies that indicate a rise in secularism, bishops must continue to give witness to God’s love by laying down their lives for their flocks, said Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS Reverend Alexander Gabriel, from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Eldon … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the bishop's pilgrimage.  Wise men from the East and the West arrived at the life-size Nativity scene outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the … more
Refugee and Immigration Services (RIS) of Catholic Charites of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), along with the other agencies that resettle refugees in this state, have been given the needed … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight intends to make full use of the nine Spanish-speaking deacons he ordained last year to minister better to the growing communities of Hispanic Catholics in this … more
Abortion snuffs out the lives of millions of unborn children each year. Nationally-recognized Catholic activist David Bereit will share concrete success stories and strategies for ending the … more
Nationally-renowned Catholic composer, performer, evangelizer and youth minister Steve Angrisano will lead a diocesan retreat for youth ministry and catechetical leaders on Saturday, Feb. 8, in … more
Bishop Shawn W. Mc­Knight said recent developments in the possible sale of the SSM St. Mary Hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico offer “an opportunity for the community to become … more
“God is able to provide you in abundance for every good work.” — II Corinthians 9:8. Almighty God, our Creator, Whom we seek to serve and to Whom we look for guidance, we bow … more
Servant of God Julia Greeley, who grew up in slavery near Hannibal before the Civil War, was known even in her lifetime as an Angel of Charity. Her self-effacing kindness, missionary zeal and … more
Chaplain Tom Brack of the Moberly Correctional Center (MCC) welcomed Bishop W. Shawn McKnight to the chapel and asked about his just-completed visit to the prison’s Protective Custody Unit … more
As more Catholics and future Catholics turn to the Web for information and guidance, it’s essential for every parish to be right there with them, informing, enlightening, consoling, guiding, … more
Random hugs and torn trousers. Praise & Worship bands and a Latin schola. Adorers, confessors, penitents, discerners, seekers and a few who were initially just along for the ride. These … more
A U.S. Air Force chaplain from Camdenton serving in Alaska is spending this week in the Tropics, assisting with a massive humanitarian operation. Father Nicholas Reid traveled to Guam to take part … more
CLICK HERE to read the first part in this series.  This is the second installment of a two-part article on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Jefferson City diocese:   By … more
A wise mentor once “schooled” Sister Kathleen Wegman SSND on accepting gifts and giving gratitude. “God’s Kingdom is not about earning and deserving,” the fellow … more
The leadership of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great has announced that the priests at St. Thomas More Newman Center will be reassigned to ministries outside the Jefferson City diocese in … more
Every Catholic in the Diocese of Jefferson City has been asked to support the annual Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA). Pastors are encouraging this support as they talk about stewardship, … more
Father Matthew J. Flatley got back from Minnesota with a fire in his chest and dirt on his shoes. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight had sent him and Father Colin Franklin, members of the diocesan … more
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