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The Jefferson City diocese’s vicar for prison ministry offers the following observations about changes in federal and state laws and policies affecting people who are in prison: When we … more
For centuries, the dates for Christmas, Easter and related observances were traditionally proclaimed at Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. Here is the Epiphany Proclamation for 2019: … more
To date, about 20 percent of households have responded positively to a request to contribute to the Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA). Despite a limited salary and a life dedicated to the … more
Bishop Adolph J. Paschang (1895-1968) was born and raised in Martinsburg and graduated from St. Joseph School in Martinsburg and Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis. He became a Maryknoll missionary, … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s first Christmas Eve Mass as bishop of Jefferson City coincided with the 50th anniversary of the first Mass in the Cathedral … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. One thing — the healing power of presence — has remained constant through all of the changes at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital … more
“The whole world being at peace.” That’s how the Roman Martyrology describes the moment when the Son of God brought light into the world by being born. Bishop Emeritus John R. … more
CLICK HERE to see a nine-minute video, “The Cathedral and Its Symbolism,” produced by Deacon Dan Joyce and narrated by Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki VG. At Midnight, the doors swung … more
“Righteous Among Nations.” This honor has been bestowed on many who helped save the lives of Jewish people in Europe during the Holocaust of the 1930s and ’40s. However, one … more
The following Christmas greetings give an update of ministries that receive support from the Missions of the Diocese of Jefferson City and the annual Diocesan Mission Collection in the summer: … more
Professor and Divine Word Missionary Father David Mayer, 80, who introduced a new literary genre, died Dec. 6 at Techny. A missionary in Japan for almost 45 years, Fr. Mayer served as professor of … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service. Several bishops who are planning to join a weeklong U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops retreat to start the New Year are trusting … more
On the recommendation of the Diocesan Review Board, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight on Dec. 15 released an updated list of priests who have been removed from ministry in this diocese due to credible … more
The search for shelter, warmth, safety and hospitality is as old as humanity. So it may not have seemed extraordinary for a man and his wife, about to give birth, to crisscross the streets of a … more
“May angels carry you into Paradise. May the martyrs greet your arrival, and may they lead you into the Holy City, Jerusalem. May choirs of angels sing to you, and with Lazarus, who was once a … more
The Fifth Encuentro is winding down, but God’s use of it to make Himself known in exciting new ways throughout the Church in the United States is just beginning. The Fifth Encuentro, a … more
Since I experienced my personal encounter with God, I felt deep joy, gratitude and a burning calling to discipleship. This experience has taken me to serve the Lord everywhere I’ve lived, in El … more
The diocesan moderator for spiritual formation offers the following insight into current developments in the Church: Our beloved Catholic Church is facing the dreadful reality of a sex-abuse … more
CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO JILL ALBERTI’S PRESENTATION. The quality of communication is often the difference between whether people accept their role as stewards of the Gospel or abdicate the … more
Advent is a good time for an examination of conscience and to receive the sacrament of reconciliation in preparation for Christmas. Here is a partial list of Advent communal reconciliation … more
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