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On the six-month anniversary of my ordination and installation as the fourth bishop of Jefferson City, my heart is full of gratitude for all the good people of central and northeast Missouri who … more
An adult coalition that helps young people learn how to cope with stress and make good decisions has been branching out, seeking grants, getting more people involved and gearing up for Red Ribbon … more
The Friends of Fr. Dandi collected and shipped more than 36 boxes of shoes to Father Dandi Bermejo’s mission to the sugar cane plantation workers in the Philippines. Fr. Bermejo, a priest of … more
Father Stephen Jones was hoping the “W” in EWTN stood for “Whataburger.” Notwithstanding, the Texas native, roadside cuisine connoisseur, convert to Catholic … more
“Todos los días nace el Señor.” Pondering the missionary nature of the Church, Father Patrick Dolan called to mind the words of a Peruvian Christmas hymn: “Every day, the Lord is … more
Pope Francis’ diplomatic representative to the United States hailed the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) as a shining example of missionary discipleship and the joyful proclamation of the Kingdom … more
  Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s episcopal motto, “Gratias Agamus Domino” — “Let us give thanks to the Lord” — applies to all seasons and … more
When asked how it feels to be celebrating her 60th anniversary as a Sister of Mercy, Sister RoseMary Boessen responded with awe and disbelief. “I can’t believe it!” she said. … more
A message from Deacon Dan Joyce, director of the Diocesan Communications Office: If you haven’t received an email asking you to participate in the new diocesan communications survey, please … more
Last spring, while celebrating the Mass of the Holy Chrism with the priests of this diocese, Bishop John R. Gaydos, now retired, noted that all other sacraments point toward or flow from the … more
The national Catholic Home Missions Collection will be taken in parishes throughout the diocese the weekend of April 21-22. Here is a profile of one of numerous ministries that receive crucial … more
Catholics in the Diocese of Jefferson City will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, to … more
The moderator of spiritual formation for the Jefferson City diocese offers the following insights into holiness, based on the teaching of Pope Francis.   In his apostolic exhortation … more
For the Month of Remembrance, the chairman of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission offers the following thoughts on the Catholic Funeral Rites and Burial: “In the face of death, the Church … more
Something out of the ordinary will take place on Friday, Sept. 14, in St. Peter Church in Jefferson City. Father Dylan Schrader, pastor of St. Brendan parish in Mexico, will offer Mass in the … more
“You know you’ll never get married or have kids?” More often than not, that was the response I got when telling someone I was studying to be a Catholic priest. It was usually followed with, … more
God so loved His people that the heavens could not hold Him, so He sent His Son to earth. The earth could not contain Him, so He rose from the dead. “And both of those activities — coming … more
Husbands and wives who are rooted in a personal, prayerful relationship with Jesus are supernaturally equipped to handle life’s inevitable losses and difficulties. Monsignor Michael T. Flanagan … more
An important phase in the long-term planning for sacramental ministry throughout the diocese is set to be completed by the end of this year. Father Joseph S. Corel, diocesan vicar general, and … more
Dr. Tina H. Boogren believes educating young people can be the hardest but also the most rewarding job around. The veteran educator and presenter from the Marzano institute led a professional … more
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