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St. Mary of the Angels parish held a volunteer night to paint the louvers on the bell tower of its iconic church in Wien. The work entailed standing on a hydraulic lift, more than 65 feet … more
The spirituality of the Missionary Society of the Precious Blood is rooted in the radical reconciliation Jesus accomplished at His crucifixion. “It’s about reconciliation, inclusivity … more
While ministering in the flesh, Jesus made a point of healing and restoring people to their rightful place in their communities. Parishes in the Jefferson City diocese are discovering an effective … more
Father Donald Antweiler puts the cross into his crossword puzzles. The Jefferson City native, who is pastor of Immaculate Conception parish on that city’s East Side, has been constructing … more
A unique chapter in American history was on display in our nation’s capital earlier this summer courtesy of three recent graduates of Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School (OLLIS) in … more
Brother Matthew Rehagen CSC, a Jefferson City native and graduate of St. Peter Interparish School and Helias Catholic High School, recently professed first vows in the Congregation of the Holy … more
Shifting seasons, both sacred and secular, can bring restless fatigue, especially for young people at their peak of intensity. They need effective ways to give it all to God and have Him dole it … more
In July, 67 parishes received incentive checks from the diocese, totaling nearly $476,000. The generosity of parishioners of these parishes showed a remarkable response to God’s call to help … more
Ray Hentges didn’t just talk to local families about staying active as a lifelong pursuit.  He showed them. Mr. Hentges spoke briefly at the opening of the Jefferson City … more
School had been out for the summer for several weeks when the rainstorms hit. No one was around to notice that the lower level of St. Clement School in St. Clement had taken on water, or that the … more
Construction worker Bill Myers gently hoisted the crucifix into place over the new entrance to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School (OLLIS) in Columbia. “Lift high the cross!” called … more
Donna Raymond attended St. Andrew School in Tipton. So did her three youngest children. Now she’s back to teach art. “This is a great school,” she said, “and I feel … more
A Sedalia couple believes their investment in Catholic education will still be paying dividends long after the kindergarteners at Sacred Heart School (SHS) have children of their own. Sacred Heart … more
A Trailblazer is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. “Extra emphasis on the reverent!” said Doug Callahan, … more
Shackelford native Sister Mary Eleanor Castle, 87, of the Sisters of Mercy, a former Catholic school principal in Marshall and Glasgow, died on July 22 at Mercy Villa in Omaha, Nebraska. The Mass … more
Somewhere in the ocean of humanity at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., this past January, Faith Major caught sight of a simple sign. “Strong men defend life.” “I … more
Father Daniel L. Vacca grew up in a Kansas parish served by priests on mission from Ireland. Now, the God Who summoned him to Priesthood is also allowing him to follow those priests into the … more
The future looks bright for the Indian Creek Knights of Columbus St. Stephen Council 1971. The council, chartered just outside Monroe City in 1919, marked its 100th anniversary Saturday, June … more
When Benedictine Father Kenneth Reichert entered formation at Conception Abbey, his monastic profession and priestly ordination seemed like an eternity away. Those milestones are now 65 and 60 … more
“You gave me life and filled me with Your love. You gave me a vocation and nurtured me with Your Spirit.” Father Angelus Minj begins his second quarter-century of Priesthood as well as … more
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