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Ss. Peter & Paul parish in Boonville is in the middle of a substantial reconstruction project. It has nothing to do with bricks and mortar, only the spiritual … more
They filled the heavens with sweet accord. Pilgrims from Chicago sang “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” while gathered at the place of Venerable Father Augustus Tolton’s … more
The tight family of Secular Franciscans in the Jefferson City diocese has grown by three. Deacon Joseph and Mary Ann Puglis of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Columbia and Rebecca Bouck of Our Lady … more
One parish with three places of worship. That is what the former Sacred Heart and St. Patrick parishes in Sedalia and the former St. John the Evangelist mission in Bahner have become. At the … more
It was as close to the sidewalk as the babies could get. The Memorial to the Unborn, which usually adorns a grassy area near St. Andrew Church in Holt Summit, had been moved temporarily to a … more
A Saint Louis University (SLU) professor of earth and atmospheric sciences will share the rostrum with a retired Catholic lobbyist for a presentation titled “Faith Response to Climate … more
“Jesus, we’re not worthy ever, to receive You here today. Say the word, denying never. Make us pure again, we pray.” Plaintive stanzas of contrition and thanksgiving envelop the … more
Public Square Rosary services, sponsored by members of a national Catholic organization known as America Needs Fatima (, will include about 25,000 rallies that will take … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has summoned five men of the Jefferson City diocese to become permanent deacons. He plans to ordain them during Mass at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Cathedral of … more
They sat outside McDonald’s, eating fish sandwiches. The young woman had something to tell the young man she had been dating the last couple of years.  They had thought about getting … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the Dedication Mass. The bishop and priest raised their eyes and hands toward heaven, gathering the prayers of the people and imploring the Father to … more
“... And let it begin with me.” The bells of St. Andrew Church in Tipton rang out as Christians of many stripes concluded the closing hymn. About 70 people gathered the evening of … more
As part of an effort to solidify the Catholic presence in northeastern Missouri, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued a decree folding the Notre Dame mission in LaGrange into neighboring St. Joseph parish … more
For hundreds of years, the Roman Catholic Liturgy was, in the words of one historian, “the one changeless ceremony in a world of change.” With the world now seeming to change more … more
CLICK HERE to see a short memorial video about Sr. Marie Corine Rost.  Jefferson City native Maryknoll Sister Marie Corinne Rost died on Sept. 1 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center in Maryknoll, … more
The excitement surrounding St. Louis’s pending elevation to the ranks of U.S. professional soccer cities will hopefully bring to mind the memory of Bishop Charles Roman Koester … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Leona Emmerich lived for decades across the street from St. Joseph Church and School in Salisbury. She would go to weekday Mass, and many … more
In the height of summer, a group of roughly two dozen teen-agers gathered at Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City for a week that would leave them all greatly changed on the inside, many for … more
An unapologetically agrarian rendition of the Lourdes Hymn rang out from a space usually reserved for livestock. About 80 Catholics were gathered for Mass in the Youth Building Sales Arena on the … more
When I think about my Cursillo experience, I am reminded of what the Lord said to the prophet Habakkuk in about 600 B.C. as the Chaldeans were about to take over Jerusalem: “Look over the … more
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