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McKnight to become diocese’s new bishop

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

Hundreds gather in Cathedral for celebration of faith and unity

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

Diocese’s Hispanic and Cross-Cultural Ministries director visits Missouri’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C.

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

Art and science of Catholic school teaching

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

Letting Jesus into the relationship helps married couples cope with hardships and difficulties, Msgr. Flanagan says

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

Parish vitality, viability studies to be completed by end of this year

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

Father Russell Judge takes passion for the Passion with him into retirement

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

Father Geoffrey Brooke reflects on discerning the Priesthood

“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

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord ...

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

Pope’s diplomat praises Missouri Catholic Conference

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

Fr. Dolan: The call to discipleship draws every Catholic to the mission field

“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

Anne Marie Project making headway with young people, planning Red Ribbon Week activities for youth, parents Anne Marie Project making headway with young people, planning Red Ribbon Week activities for youth, parents

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

2,500 pairs of donated shoes arrive at priest’s mission in the Philippines

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
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