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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

History comes to life in Loose Creek cemetery

Members and friends of Immaculate Conception parish in Loose Creek recently took part in “Voices of the Past,” a guided Cemetery Tour through the old parish cemetery, which dates back to the … more

At student assembly, bullying survivor offers hopeful message to people who are bullied and those who want to help

Anti-bullying advocate and New York Times best-selling author Jodee Blanco talks about bullies, bystanders and people who want to help but are afraid. “Perhaps you’re a parent, and you can’t … more

A model of collaboration with principal, parish

Successful Catholic schools are steadfast in building community and bolstering their Catholic identity. Ss. Peter and Paul School in Boonville is doing these things in notable collaboration … more

Healthy collaboration between nursing students, St. Martin School in St. Martins

Students of St. Martin School in St. Martins and the Lincoln University (LU) School of Nursing spent a mutually exciting day together Oct. 12. The nursing students visited St. Martin School and … more

Mass at Starkenburg shrine concludes walking portion of Our Lady of Fatima pilgrimage along the Katy Trail

Don Brinker felt humbled to be walking in his dad’s footsteps. The family patriarch drove charter buses, including from St. Louis to Starkenburg for the annual spring and fall pilgrimages to … more

Taos parishioner is J.C. Public Schools Teacher of the Year

Jana Forck prays for her students every day. “For some of them, it’s a particular situation that they’re dealing with, and I take that to God,” she said. “For … more

Rosary Rallies point to triumph of Mary’s heart

Thousands of Catholics throughout the United States stopped to heed Our Lady’s plea to turn to God in prayer and believe in the inevitable triumph of Mary’s Immaculate Heart. More than 20,000 … more

Creating a family atmosphere at Sacred Heart in Sedalia

Seventeen teams of middle school and high school students rushed to transform three pumpkins apiece into works of art. The ticking clock intensified their creativity. “Toward the end of the … more

Texas bishop offers Mass in St. Patrick, home of his ancestors

Shrine of St. Patrick parish in St. Patrick has a reigning U.S. bishop in its extended family. Bishop Michael Sis of San Angelo, Texas, a great-great-great grandson of two of the parish’s … more

Autumn enjoyment pervades St. Peter School event in Marshall

Costumed characters and other patrons arrived at the Martin Community Center Oct. 28 for St. Peter School’s annual dinner and auction. The theme was “Fall Spooktacular.” Guests had … more

Old and New: Finding unity in the diversity of liturgical forms

Something out of the ordinary will take place on Friday, Sept. 14, in St. Peter Church in Jefferson City. Father Dylan Schrader, pastor of St. Brendan parish in Mexico, will offer Mass in the … more

PHOTOS: Corpus Christi procession in Westphalia

Members and friends of St. Joseph parish in Westphalia take part in an outdoor procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass on Sunday, June 3, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood … more

Prayers for all souls as autumn sets in

“This is holy ground ... for the Lord is here, and where He is, is holy.” The young people repeated the refrain again and again through wind and mist, heading down the lane into St. Andrew … more

Deacon, Detroit native sees inspiration for all Catholics in soon-to-be-Blessed Father Solanus Casey’s charitable heart

Deacon Chris Baker placed the upcoming beatification of Capuchin Franciscan Father Solanus Casey into the context of what he sees going on all around him. “There are more saintly men and women … more

Generations of St. Andrew parishioners in Tipton continue decades-old Thanksgiving Day Festival tradition

While the St. Andrew parish’s annual Thanksgiving Day Festival is massive compared to when it started almost eight decades ago, the parish’s annual fundraiser still provides parishioners and … more

Old Monastery Christmas Tour, Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-3 in Wien

A collection of family-treasured Nativity scenes, a tribute to local veterans and a trip to the attic will highlight this year’s Old Franciscan Monastery Christmas Tour at St. Mary of the Angels … more

Visiting students from Japan make friends at Helias Catholic, learn about life and culture in the United States

For nearly two weeks this fall, two high school students got to live in a different world. Aika Inoue and Mayu Miyata, both 16, are used to the day-to-day activities and schedules in their Notre … more

Deacon Thomas Miller, 78, served in Columbia

Deacon Thomas Miller, 78, a retired deacon of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Columbia, died on Nov. 18 at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. The Mass of Christian Burial was … more

Eagle Scout project makes navigating Wien parish cemetery easier

A new kiosk guides visitors to St. Mary Cemetery. It was built as an Eagle Scout project by Cody Prichard, grandson of the late Harold and Jean Wehner. Cody loved spending time with his … more
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