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Words inspired by German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe boomed back off the marble and granite inside the Missouri State Capitol. “Nothing should be more highly prized than the value of each … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight says he never would have chosen himself for the episcopacy. But his first year as bishop of the Jefferson City diocese has convinced him that God is in charge and is always … more
Hale Hentges is living “the dream.” The 2015 football All-American graduate from Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City just got married, scored a touchdown for the Alabama Crimson … more
People who are grateful for blessings they’ve received from a Catholic education are invited to give thanks by giving back during the second annual “Many Gifts, One Nation: A Day of … more
Kristan Hawkins, founder and president of Students for Life of America, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Midwest March for Life on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Jefferson City. The … more
Alyssa Donehue did a quick 360 as the dome of the U.S. Capitol came into view. There were people as far as she could see. “There’s a lot of love out here,” said Alyssa, an … more
Jan. 21, 2019 Last week I celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of St. Joseph with pilgrims from our diocese as they began their trip for the March for Life. I told them I was proud of them for … more
Strengthened by the Body and Blood of Christ, bolstered by prayer and armored with objective truth, 270 people from the Jefferson City diocese embarked on a 1,000-mile “little pilgrimage” … more
Diocese of Jefferson City Office of the Bishop P.O. Box 104900 Jefferson City, Missouri 65110-4900 Telephone 573-635-9127 www.diojeffcity.org   January 11, 2019 Dear … more
Alissa Marlow has gotten a crash course in disaster relief over the last several months. The director of community services for Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNM) recently … more
Glasgow native Sister Mary Teresa Noth of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, 95, former dean of the Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, died on Dec. 14 in St. … more
The Jefferson City diocese’s vicar for prison ministry offers the following observations about changes in federal and state laws and policies affecting people who are in prison: When we … more
For centuries, the dates for Christmas, Easter and related observances were traditionally proclaimed at Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. Here is the Epiphany Proclamation for 2019: … more
To date, about 20 percent of households have responded positively to a request to contribute to the Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA). Despite a limited salary and a life dedicated to the … more
Bishop Adolph J. Paschang (1895-1968) was born and raised in Martinsburg and graduated from St. Joseph School in Martinsburg and Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis. He became a Maryknoll missionary, … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s first Christmas Eve Mass as bishop of Jefferson City coincided with the 50th anniversary of the first Mass in the Cathedral … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. One thing — the healing power of presence — has remained constant through all of the changes at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital … more
“The whole world being at peace.” That’s how the Roman Martyrology describes the moment when the Son of God brought light into the world by being born. Bishop Emeritus John R. … more
CLICK HERE to see a nine-minute video, “The Cathedral and Its Symbolism,” produced by Deacon Dan Joyce and narrated by Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki VG. At Midnight, the doors swung … more
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