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Sister Mary Ruth Wand of the School Sisters of Notre Dame will bring decades of experience to the next phase of her ministry in the Jefferson City diocese. Having served for 22 years as a pastoral … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has announced that Cristal Backer serves as their new director of development and outreach. Her responsibilities include overseeing … more
As one of the most unusual academic years in Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School’s history was winding down, the final touches were being placed on the school’s $6.6 million, … more
The chapel in the St. Joseph Retreat Center in Edina looks bright and fresh, following a renovation that was completed in time for Easter. The original hardwood floor was uncovered and restored, … more
A strong and violent wind heralded a year of favor from the Lord. It began with the Eldon and Jefferson City tornado of May 22, 2019, continued with a summer of flooding throughout central and … more
Members of the St. Margaret of Antioch Quilting Group from Osage Bend and Donald Stokes of Cathedral of St. Joseph parish in Jefferson City gather around the quilt they created to mark the … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the jubilee celebration. Strong seeds of Catholic Christianity, planted near the banks of the Osage River by a handful of immigrants in the 1830s, … more
Father Michael Quinn’s parents received Holy Communion almost every day, usually before their children were awake. Two of their English ancestors died in prison for harboring Catholic … more
A Catholic blogger who calls herself the Tin Can Pilgrim sold her home and gave away most of her possessions and now lives and traverses the country as a lay missionary in her Airstream mobile home, … more
Monsignor Gregory L. Higley reminded the congregation that “Jesus’s farewell message to the Apostles 2,000 years ago was, ‘I’ll never leave you orphaned. I’ll always be … more
Five members of Helias Catholic High School’s graduating Class of 2020 are entering U.S. Military service. Three of them will report for duty before the school’s delayed graduation … more
The Archdiocese of St. Louis has announced the permanent closure of three Catholic elementary schools, due in part to results of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most Holy Trinity Catholic School and … more
Taos native Sister Francisca (Theresa) Eiken CCVI, 85, a Sister of Charity of the Incarnate Word, died on May 15 at The Village at Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. She was born in Taos on … more
The coronavirus has brought sickness, fear and isolation to people in communities throughout this diocese. LeAnn Korsmeyer, diocesan director of parish and charitable services, is urging pastors, … more
CLICK HERE to read Bishop McKnight’s Official Decree of Appointments.  An august assemblage of priests, deacons and laypeople will take on new or modified responsibilities this summer … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:   RETIREMENTS Reverend Patrick Dowling, from hospital and prison ministry, to retirement with residence at Holts … more
“Do priests go to heaven?” Alvina Kaimann was taken aback by her 10-year-old son’s unusual question. She said yes. “Then that’s what I need to do!” he … more
Though this year’s path to Truman State University’s Educator of the Year was a bit different than usual, Dr. Joseph Benevento is grateful for the efforts and dedication of the students … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see three more photos. Father Basil Eruo has always seen himself as part of a growing family. It’s about to get much bigger. “Being a priest means being … more
Dear COVID-19, No one saw you coming. No one thought you would ever shut our world down. No one thought you would be a heartbreaker of your own. You have impacted our whole universe, not only … more
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