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While ministering in the flesh, Jesus made a point of healing and restoring people to their rightful place in their communities. Parishes in the Jefferson City diocese are discovering an effective … more
Brother Matthew Rehagen CSC, a Jefferson City native and graduate of St. Peter Interparish School and Helias Catholic High School, recently professed first vows in the Congregation of the Holy … more
In July, 67 parishes received incentive checks from the diocese, totaling nearly $476,000. The generosity of parishioners of these parishes showed a remarkable response to God’s call to help … more
Chris Foley’s short film, “Across: The Father Tolton Movie,” is a testament to his Catholic faith, his love for a friend and his determination to tell the story of an escaped slave … more
The diocesan moderator for spiritual formation offers the following reflections on the opioid crisis and the nature of addiction, and invites anyone affected by these things to attend a Sept. 6 … more
King David first sang of striving for almost-good-enough before letting his aspirations soar toward perfection. That evolution is one of many subtle nuances to be restored in the latest … more
A Trailblazer is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. “Extra emphasis on the reverent!” said Doug Callahan, … more
The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be taken up the weekend of Aug. 17-18 in parishes throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City. Coordinated by the National Religious … more
Phase I of the Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program will be offered from Sept. 7-14 in the Alphonse J. Schwartze Memorial Catholic Center, 2207 W. Main St. Jefferson … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has joined the Center for Ministry Development’s (CMD) board of directors to serve as bishop liaison. CMD (www.cmdnet.org) is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that … more
The following article about correctional center employees and the formation of a group offering them mutual support is by the diocesan vicar for ministry to the incarcerated: “I was in … more
The following is a message from the Jefferson City diocese’s newly appointed diocesan coordinator of women’s ministry:   “When women rise, the community shines.” … more
Capuchin Franciscan Father Blaine Burkey, who is actively promoting Servant of God Julia Greeley’s sainthood cause, is looking for descendants of people with ties to her early life. Miss … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight once wrote that deacons “should work to connect the people of God with their local leader, the bishop, and the Church with the needs of the poor ... drawing Church … more
If you ever have religious conversations with our Protestant brothers and sisters, chances are you’ve been asked why Catholics insist on keeping Christ on the cross. Protestant places of … more
The Church stands to benefit profoundly from the witness of a new generation of priests. Entering a broader mission field in thinner numbers, these new priests will play an essential role in … more
There is wonder-working power in the Blood of the Lamb. Witness the 137-year, symbiotic relationship between the Catholics of Pettis County and the Missionary Society of the Precious … more
The following is an update on a ministry that benefits from the annual Diocesan Mission Collection, which will be taken up this year on July 20-21. Please give generously. Each day, Father … more
Fr. Gallagher’s ministry to people in the slums of Lima, Peru, who are infected with HIV receives support from the Diocesan Mission Collection: Henry comes calling once and sometimes twice a … more
Effective immediately, all registered households in the Jefferson City diocese will receive the print edition of The Catholic Missourian. The paper is published every other week, 26 times a … more
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