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On June 21, 2020, the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the patroness of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight preached a homily at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, in which he … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), has received a grant in the amount of $91,506 from Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) Midwest Early Recovery Fund. The grant will … more
The parishes of this diocese continue to balance the spiritual and temporal well-being of all people, especially the most vulnerable, under Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s latest decree regarding … more
Deacon William Seibert stands in the gap along one of the nation’s most volatile fault lines. A 30-year veteran of law-enforcement, he retired as assistant superintendent of the Missouri … more
It’s summer, and for some it’s a time of vacation and relaxation. For our pastors and parish pastoral councils, it’s a time to gather the discernment of parishioners and develop … more
CLICK HERE to read an Official Decree of Appointments from Bishop McKnight.  Father Christopher Aubuchon needs a new heart. Fourteen months after venerating the incorrupt heart of St. John … more
CLICK HERE to read an Official Decree of Appointments from Bishop McKnight.  Three teams of Totus Tuus missionaries are facilitating the energetic catechetical experience for Catholic grade … more
There’s no place for racism in the Church or in any segment of civilized society. All Catholics must guard against it in their hearts and work to dismantle the systems that perpetuate … more
Father Christopher Cordes hasn’t forgotten the advice an old friend gave him about preaching homilies at Mass. “Pick out one point, hit everybody right between the eyes with it, and … more
Ministry in the Church is a gift that helps preserve all the faithful in their relationship with Jesus and with one another. “Let us pray that the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon us in … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   MEDICAL LEAVE Reverend Christopher M. Aubuchon shall continue medical leave for an indefinite … more
Pope Francis on June 10 accepted the retirement of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis and appointed Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, to succeed … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has announced that Cristal Backer serves as their new director of development and outreach. Her responsibilities include overseeing … more
The Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri have issued a statement in response to the death of George Floyd and its aftermath. The statement, signed by Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis, … more
A strong and violent wind heralded a year of favor from the Lord. It began with the Eldon and Jefferson City tornado of May 22, 2019, continued with a summer of flooding throughout central and … more
A friend of Mark Saucier’s is fond of pointing out that the Church doesn’t have a mission. The Church IS the mission. “It’s the mission of Jesus Christ — being His … more
The coronavirus has brought sickness, fear and isolation to people in communities throughout this diocese. LeAnn Korsmeyer, diocesan director of parish and charitable services, is urging pastors, … more
A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic Bishops Abuse Reporting Service, or CBAR, the system became operational … more
This article was originally published in the Feb. 2, 2018, print edition of The Catholic Missourian. May 18, 2020, would have been Pope St. John Paul II’s 100th birthday. St. … more
CLICK HERE to read Bishop McKnight’s Official Decree of Appointments.  An august assemblage of priests, deacons and laypeople will take on new or modified responsibilities this summer … more
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