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The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) annual Catholic Home Missions Appeal will be taken up in parishes throughout the United States the weekend of April 27-28. The Appeal funds … more
CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO TWO PHOTO ALBUMS FROM THIS YEAR’S CHRISM MASS. In the homily for his second Chrism Mass as shepherd of the Jefferson City diocese, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight made an … more
Born, raised and formed for the Holy Priesthood in Ireland, Father Richard Cronin wanted to be laid to rest in Westphalia. “This is my home now,” he said of the rolling hills, stone … more
“We have seen the Lord! He is risen!” The infectious joy of the resurrection continues to spill over and resonate across languages and cultures. “The greeting, ‘Christos … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FIRST ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES. This is the second of two introductory articles about Natural Family Planning: No one ever said marriage and family life would be … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:     CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS   Reverend Michael A. Coleman, from administrator of … more
The following is written by a seminarian for the Diocese of Jefferson City, who is studying in Rome: Prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We often use these categories to describe the disciplines … more
following reflection for Child Abuse Prevention Month is from the victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Jefferson City:    “There is a garden in every childhood, an … more
This year, we have seen some wonderful news for our diocese. In late January, we were able to announce that generous, anonymous donors have given $1 million to the diocese to use for tuition … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight invites Catholics and those preparing to receive Easter sacraments to join him and the priests of the diocese at this year’s Chrism Mass. It will be celebrated at … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight believes God is using the current priest shortage to draw priests, parishioners and the entire diocese closer together. “While the recent drop in priests available … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight announced April 1 a national search for the next president of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School. The school, which opened in 2011, currently has 262 students in … more
None of the dangers, toils and snares afflicted him for long. Not even earthy death could corrupt the heart of St. John Vianney — the “Curé of Ars,” patron saint of parish … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has summoned 13 men of the Jefferson City diocese to become permanent deacons. He plans to ordain them during Mass on Saturday, May 4, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in … more
Father Augustus Tolton, the first African-American priest ordained for a diocese in the United States, was born into slavery and endured myriad obstacles, both inside the Catholic Church and out, as … more
“Come, Holy Spirit.” Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki kept repeating those words while visiting the place where Jesus’ mother and followers received the gift of the Holy Spirit at … more
CLICK HERE TO READ A RELATED ARTICLE. Molly Garagnani is counting down the days until she can receive the Lord she adores. “I can’t wait for the Easter Vigil!” she stated … more
Jill Alberti began traversing the diocese’s great expanses last July, reveling in the people, history and unique culture of each parish she visited, coalescing enthusiasm for interparish … more
With a push for the legislature to pass the Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act, pro-lifers were fired up at a recent lobby day at in the Missouri State Capitol. More than 300 people attended a … more
If it wasn’t perfectly clear before, it had better be now. The sexual abuse of any minor or other vulnerable person is a crime against God and humanity, and any attempt to cover it up is as … more
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