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Deacon worked with Bishop McKnight in Wichita parish

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is becoming a widely recognized authority on the Permanent Diaconate. But only one permanent deacon has actually had the experience of ministering with Bishop … more

Old and New: Finding unity in the diversity of liturgical forms

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

St. Thomas native celebrates 60 years in religious life

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

FR. FLATLEY — What does it mean to be holy?

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

Retired Religious Collection to be taken up Aug. 18-19

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

UPDATED: Father Stephen Jones interviewed for ‘The Journey Home'

Father Stephen Jones was hoping the “W” in EWTN stood for “Whataburger.” Notwithstanding, the Texas native, roadside cuisine connoisseur, convert to Catholic … more

A pledge to change the culture, rebuild trust

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

State’s first Catholic lieutenant governor grateful for prayers

Framed photos and memorabilia lined each wall of the lieutenant governor’s office in the Capitol as a member of the maintenance staff went about hanging them up, piece by piece. One … more

Teens on CHRISTpower sent forth from wilderness

CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT. The Bible is filled with stories of people being led into the wild and returning with newfound clarity, strength and determination to … more

97 explore their God-given gifts at this year’s Aquinas Academy

Ninety-seven sixth- and seventh-graders representing 32 Catholic schools in the Jefferson City diocese participated in the 2018 Aquinas Academy, held June 25-29 at the Missouri Military Academy … more

Jake Seifert appointed director of development for diocese

Jefferson City Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed Jake Seifert to serve as director of development for the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective Aug. 15. Mr. Seifert is currently the … more

In recently released book, Bishop McKnight proposes a new understanding of the Permanent Diaconate

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight suggested a revision to an article for the Feb. 2 issue of The Catholic Missourian. Where it said “the word ‘deacon’ is derived from the Greek word, … more

Sr. Peggy Bonnot CCVI elected to congregational leadership

For 57 years, Incarnate Word Sister Peggy Bonnot has been entrusted with a light that helps make God’s love visible. Now, almost two decades after helping to establish El Puente — … more

Father Ronald Kreul OP, minister to priests, moves to Minnesota

Dominican Father Ronald Kreul has enjoyed the past six years of ministering to priests of the Jefferson City diocese. Serving as minister to priests, he has gone to great lengths to help them … more

Jill Alberti, Helen Luebbering Osman appointed to oversee diocese’s communications

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed two people with extensive experience to head up the Jefferson City diocese’s communication efforts.  Helen Luebbering Osman is now director … more

Fr. Dandi helps lift up ‘the least’ in the Philippines

Father Dandi’s mission in the Philippines relies on support from the Jefferson City diocese’s annual Mission Collection. The collection will be taken up the weekend of July 14-15. … more

Mission of dignity and respect continues in rural Indian diocese

The Diocese of Jashpur, India, is one of the mission partners that receive support from the Jefferson City diocese’s annual Mission Collection. The collection will be taken up the weekend … more

Pilgrims cross the state on foot to honor saint with deep Missouri connections

Ann Sieben and a tight circle of pilgrims looked up at the stars from a country churchyard in eastern Pettis County. “We’re having a lovely evening in a field next to Providence … more

A point of contact, an agent for healing from abuse

“If you were a victim of abuse, please let us help you. It’s important for you to know it was not your fault.” Nancy Hoey can’t repeat that enough. “We want to … more

Former Mo. slave’s remains entombed in Denver cathedral

The exhumed remains of a woman with ties to the Jefferson City diocese are at rest in Denver’s Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. They are of Servant of God Julia … more
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