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Jacqueline Baldwin has devoted her career to helping people see light through darkness, even death. She brings a compassionate ear and a wealth of diverse experience to her new role as … more
“Nothing is going to be the same after this.” Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos was speaking to the prelate seated next to him at a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic … more
From Page 1 of the Sept. 14, 2001, edition of The Catholic Missourian: Bishop John R. Gaydos, writing from Washington, D.C., has called upon the entire Diocese of Jefferson City to pray at this … more
For Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, help is always better than idleness.  “Each day, we have to decide whether to be Good Samaritans or indifferent … more
As a young man, Benjamin Roodhouse’s goal in life was to join the U.S. Navy, serve his country as a Navy pilot “and possibly die gloriously in battle.” The events of 9/11 … more
Refugee Services of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) is seeking local assistance for the possible arrival of refugees from Afghanistan. As the only refugee resettlement … more
The Catholic Church has had a significant impact on Missouri from the beginnings of its statehood 200 years ago. Aug 10, 2021, marked the bicentennial anniversary of the founding of the Show-Me … more
Our world has been facing a health crisis for more than a year now, unprecedented in modern times. More than 4.3 million people have died from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, and we have seen a … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read a related article. By accident or by providence, the bells of nearby St. Peter Church struck a two-note countermelody … more
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was not celebrated in the Americas until some 1,500 years after Jesus first commanded, “Do this in remembrance of Me.” Yet, when the early European … more
Official Decree of Appointments The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   CHANCERY Reverend Dylan Schrader, PhD to Latinist … more
As Catholic schoolchildren count down the remaining days of summer vacation, their parents are being reminded to ensure their own compliance with the diocese’s updated policies for protecting … more
CLICK HERE to read the State of the Schools document.  Many hands make for an incredible community, especially when Christ is in the middle of it all. Whether joined in prayer or engaged … more
The Diocese of Jefferson City will take up the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection the weekend of Aug. 13-14. The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) coordinates this annual … more
On July 16, 2021, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, issued an apostolic letter motu proprio entitled Traditionis custodes. This document alters Church law on the use of liturgical books from before … more
“They’re a great group of priests you have there. Wonderful human beings, great priests, holy men.” Archbishop Emeritus Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis spoke of 28 priests of the … more
Father Stephen Jones was describing the spirituality of Catholic stewardship and the bishop’s vision for fully integrating it into parish life in this diocese. Patricia Lutz and her husband … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   RETIREMENT Deacon Francis X. Ruggerio, from assisting the Pastor of St. Thomas More … more
Priests throughout the Jefferson City diocese are settling into new or modified assignments, following a large round of pastoral appointments that took effect July 1. Many of them are entering … more
These are the days of the year the sugarcane plantation workers in the Negros Occidental region of the Philippines call “tiempo muerto.” That is “dead time,” when … more
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