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The following firsthand account is from one of more than 400 young people and chaperones from the Jefferson City diocese who traveled to Indianapolis Nov. 16-18 for the 2017 National Catholic Youth … more
Two longtime acquaintances see great potential for Bishop-elect W. Shawn McKnight as he prepares to lead the Jefferson City diocese. Father Daniel Merz was associate director of the U.S. … more
Two sisters from El Puente Hispanic Ministry in Jefferson City gave a presentation titled “Share the Journey” for the diocesan Cursillo School of Leaders on Dec. 2. Incarnate Word Sister … more
Here is some information about bishops and their role in the Church and their diocese, as referenced in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC): A bishop is a member of the assembly of bishops, … more
“We experience life to the fullest because of the love God has for us,” Bishop-emeritus John R. Gaydos stated in 2013 at the 175th anniversary Mass for Sacred Heart parish in Rich Fountain. … more
Bishop-elect W. Shawn McKnight, who has been designated to succeed Bishop John R. Gaydos as bishop of Jefferson City on Feb. 6, wrote the following column to his parishioners at Church of the … more
Catholic leaders throughout Missouri are expressing gratitude to Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos while applauding Pope Francis’ selection of Bishop-elect W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Wichita, … more
There were two framed pictures on top of Father Frank Bussmann’s casket: one of him in his clerics, the other of him holding an infant grandchild. Fr. Bussmann, 72, pastor of St. Peter parish … more
Christ’s followers have the means and a clear mandate to help bring the words of two popular Christmas songs to life. Toward that end, Father Stephen Jones, president of Helias Catholic High … more
Deacon Thomas Miller, 78, a retired deacon of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Columbia, died on Nov. 18 at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. The Mass of Christian Burial was … more
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus’ words recorded in Matthew 11:28 adorn the wall of the chapel in Wema, Kenya, where Sister Evelyn Marie … more
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop John R. Gaydos of Jefferson City and has appointed Father W. Shawn McKnight, 49, a priest of the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, to be Bishop Gaydos’ … more
Being unbreakably bound to Christ means also being inextricably interconnected with one another. Bishop John R. Gaydos emphasized that aspect of Jesus’ Parable of the Vine (John 15:1-10) in his … more
Enrique Castro, director of Hispanic and Cross-Cultural Ministries for the Jefferson City diocese, took part in Advocacy Day Nov. 8, during the National Catholic Association for Diocesan Directors … 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
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
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
“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
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
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