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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight intends to make full use of the nine Spanish-speaking deacons he ordained last year to minister better to the growing communities of Hispanic Catholics in this … more
When it came to a regular meal ministry at Our Lady of the Lake parish in Lake Ozark, the parishioners had the funeral part covered. A group of ladies were on call to serve a meal after a funeral … more
Bishop Shawn W. Mc­Knight said recent developments in the possible sale of the SSM St. Mary Hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico offer “an opportunity for the community to become … more
About 40 people from across Missouri attended the Resplenduit Advent day of recollection for young adults Dec. 21 at St. Brendan parish in Mexico. Aimed at Catholics ages 18 to 35, it included … more
For many, Christmastime is for family and being with ones they love. But for many of the men and women who have made the sacrifice to serve their fellow man as members of the armed forces, being … more
Father Jeremy Secrist elevates the Most Blessed Sacrament while celebrating a Rorate Mass by candlelight before dawn on Saturday, Dec. 21. The Rorate Mass is an ancient Catholic tradition for the … more
Servant of God Julia Greeley, who grew up in slavery near Hannibal before the Civil War, was known even in her lifetime as an Angel of Charity. Her self-effacing kindness, missionary zeal and … more
Carols and hymns and the light of the Word Made Flesh radiated for two hours in the Missouri State Capitol during this year’s Nativity at the Capitol event, held on Dec. 12 in the Capitol … more
When the bell strikes midnight, walls that once echoed the prayers and counsel of Venerable Father Augustus Tolton will radiate with the lights and hymns of Christmas. As always, Midnight Mass in … more
Chaplain Tom Brack of the Moberly Correctional Center (MCC) welcomed Bishop W. Shawn McKnight to the chapel and asked about his just-completed visit to the prison’s Protective Custody Unit … more
In the parlance of religious life, Sister Cathy Vetter is known as a “lifer.” That is, a sister is the only thing she has ever wanted to be for as long as she’s been … more
Sister Laura Magowan has spent a lifetime supporting families through ministry, the young and the old and the in-between. As her religious congregation, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate … more
It was after 10 p.m. when the doorbell rang at St. Pius X Rectory in Moberly. Father Clarence Wiederholt, recently ordained, answered the door. The woman on the porch spoke desperately about a … more
Random hugs and torn trousers. Praise & Worship bands and a Latin schola. Adorers, confessors, penitents, discerners, seekers and a few who were initially just along for the ride. These … more
People witnessing the birth of the St. Raymond’s Society 10 years ago would have been astonished to see what it has become today. It has evolved from an ad hoc coalition assisting pregnant … more
The ruins of the Ray of Hope Pregnancy Care Ministries (PCM) Shelbina Center were still smoldering when one of the firefighters asked for more information about the organization’s lifesaving … more
It makes Mike Schnieders happy to see parents bring their children to help with Immaculate Conception parish’s community Thanksgiving meal in Jefferson City each year. It helps reinforce the … 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
Living the Faith has often been compared to a journey, and men in Laurie recently had a vivid reminder of this metaphor. Members of St. Patrick parish enjoyed a walking pilgrimage and retreat at … more
Father Philip Henry Luebbert, 71 — a priest of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, who had strong ties to Maries and Miller Counties in the Jefferson City diocese — died just after … more
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