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33 from Sedalia Sacred Heart HS sent forth to be, make disciples

A collection of photos from this event can be found here.  Jesus dispatched His followers to the ends of the earth after spending only three years with them. “We’ve had … more

School’s ‘go-to’ person for technology honored for excellence

Principal Gayle Trachsel sees Rose Thoenen as “the glue that holds St. Peter Interparish School together.” Eighth-grader Adam Winkelman described her as a strong Catholic role … more

Ground blessed, broken for Columbia school expansion

Click here for a gallery of photos from this event. Students’ strident strains of “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?” pushed back at the sounds of the city during an April … more

Bishop McKnight visits site of Fr. Tolton’s baptism

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight stood silently among nondescript wooden crosses. They designate the previously unmarked burial places of contemporaries of Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton … more

Principal, interim president announced for Fr. Tolton Catholic H.S.

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City has named a new leadership team for Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia. Gwendolyn Roche is the new principal of … more

Fr. Tolton celebration points to grace, unity, inspiration

Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton broke the rules that break God’s heart.   The Catholic Church’s first black priest in the United States resisted the societal norms … more

Valley Hope chaplain left the comfort of the ‘Upper Room’

  Heather Morgan gets to watch little miracles unfold in her deep-lavender office at Valley Hope of Boonville. These instances assure her that her desire to please God does, in fact, … more

Weekend Mass to be discontinued in LaGrange, St. Patrick and Wayland

Due to a declining number of priests and parishioners, weekend Masses are being discontinued in Notre Dame Church in LaGrange, the Shrine of St. Patrick in St. Patrick and St. Martha Church in … more

Spellers give ‘nothing but their best’ at diocesan spelling bee

It all came down to “athletics.”   After an intense back-and-forth, Whitney Hackman of St. Mary School in Frankenstein correctly spelled that word to break a tie with … more

St. Mary Church in Milan renewed for a new generation

Click here for a collection of photos from the renovation of St. Mary Church.    The light of day now reflects off the hardwood floor of St. Mary Church in Milan, just as it did when … more

Sedalia Sacred Heart High School students help at Chrism Mass

A group of freshmen from Sacred Heart High School in Sedalia traveled to the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City to serve in important roles in year’s Mass of the Holy … more

Holy Rosary School vocalists gave up recess for Lent

CUTLINE: Dentin Hays, Ben Lemongelli and Aidan Oswald practice singing. — Photo by Forrest Gossett, courtesy of the Salt River … more

Owensville parish mission, March 26-28

Passionist Father Bob Weiss will lead a parish mission from March 26-28, Monday through Wednesday of Holy Week, at Immaculate Conception parish in Owensville. Fr. Weiss will give mission talks … more

St. Louis Public Library exhibit on sisters, through April 30

By the time of the St. Louis Public Library’s founding in 1865, Catholic sisters had already been at work for nearly a half-century in St. Louis. Starting in 1818 with the Society of the … more

Naumann to retire from Tolton HS

Bernard A. Naumann Jr., president of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia, announced today (Feb. 28) that he will retire at the end of the current school year in order to assist aging … more

Journal bears visit Cathedral during Easter preparation rite

Fuzz and Honey had never been to the cathedral, so they went along for the ride. It turned out to be their biggest adventure yet. “Honey was so excited!” Jeannine Dove wrote in a … more

Bishop Gaydos to be among “Hall of Fame: honorees at Helias Catholic H.S. “Celebrate the Legacy” event March 3

Bishop John R. Gaydos, bishop emeritus of the Jefferson City diocese, will be among the six people inducted this year into the Helias Hall of Fame during Foundation for the Benefit of Helias Catholic … more

Ashes are a symbol of Lenten repentance, commitment to soaking up God’s grace

The ashes that give the first day of Lent its name may wear off quickly, but the constant need that they symbolize for self-examination and turning back to God must be remembered and acted upon … more

Students learning about, praying for bishops

Catholic Schools Week 2018 coincides with a time of intense preparation for the arrival of a new bishop for the Diocese of Jefferson City. To mark the occasion, students in the diocese’s 39 … more

New community center in Bahner is testament to prayer and parishioners’ belief in the power of faith and hard work

It may have been one of the coldest nights of the old year, but inside the brand-new St. John the Evangelist Community Center, everything was warm and toasty, as good friends celebrated that … more
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