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Advent is a good time for an examination of conscience and to receive the sacrament of reconciliation in preparation for the celebration of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Here is a partial list … more
Having grown up in a large Italian American family, Father Charlie Pardee would speak of massive meals prepared with love and a great deal of hard work and sacrifice. Kind of like the Last Supper, … more
The leadership of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great has announced that the priests at St. Thomas More Newman Center will be reassigned to ministries outside the Jefferson City diocese in … more
“For 65 minutes, the bishop belonged just to us.” Principal Julie Clingman of St. Martin School in St. Martins spoke of Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s Nov. 20 in-person response to … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  A wave of patriotic colors rolled past the third-graders of St. Peter Interparish School in Jefferson City. Representatives of … more
Msgr. Connolly Circle No. 105 of Daughters of Isabella held a Mass and a banquet to celebrate its 100th anniversary Oct. 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Monroe City. Ventriloquist Michelle … more
Father Matthew J. Flatley got back from Minnesota with a fire in his chest and dirt on his shoes. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight had sent him and Father Colin Franklin, members of the diocesan … more
Father David Maher wore his cross from Madonna House on his heart. It symbolized that he had emptied himself, renounced all attachment to earthly possessions and learned to live and pray like the … more
In addition to Mass being available in many Catholic parishes on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28), many local ministerial alliances organize ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer services in the days … more
“A hundred little voices. One and two at a time.” That’s how Virginia Johnson Shetler described the dedication of the Rosary Garden outside St. Andrew Church in Tipton. Older … more
Second-year medical student Brent Cunningham addressed his fellow seekers of healing knowledge who were gathered in Mary Immaculate Church. “Welcome to the first of many,” said Mr. … more
“I am adopted.” Jill Alberti has uttered those three simple words, overflowing with awe and gratitude, hundreds of times. “Those words mean my biological mom chose … more
Pauline Bescheinen was excited to attend Immaculate Conception parish’s second “Voices from the Past” cemetery tour. It brought back happy memories of friends and neighbors for … more
While studying Pope Francis’s “Joy of the Gospel,” LeAnn Korsmeyer was struck by his notion that church buildings should never be sterile places. “A church is better when … more
Joyful but resolute, the priests processed into St. Pius X Church in Moberly. They gathered at Christ’s altar as ministers of His death and Resurrection, to beg for assistance for their … more
Jason Holzer woke up early on his birthday this year and went for a morning run. “That’s the best time of day,” he said. “My phone and all my devices were at … more
Sister Celly Ann Amparano would say her mission in life was “to be strong and loving to the people, to be positive and to be that person who can bring Jesus to them.” She succeeded on … more
A seemingly random encounter more than 1,300 miles from home allowed Dave Clifton to share a man’s last words with his family, bringing them some peace after 40 years. “God’s … more
Jack Martin was steadfast in advocating for a proper resting place for deceased members of St. Anthony parish in Camdenton. He died a few weeks after Father Daniel Lueckenotte blessed the new … more
A venerable institution that has helped thousands learn more about their faith is taking an even bigger step into Missouri’s Catholic parishes and families. The Knights of Columbus Missouri … more
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