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“Who will plow the fields now? Who will sow the corn? Who will mind the horses now and keep them neatly shorn? The stack that’s in the hay cart, unthreshed it may remain, since Fr. Pat has left … more
Love-love was the score on Dec. 8 as Father Stephen Jones blessed the Gerhardinger Tennis Pavilion at Helias Catholic High School’s recently completed Crusader Sports Complex. It was the … more
Rabbi Joseph Fred Benson of Jefferson City first met the late Father Frank Bussmann 39 years ago. “We were both young,” Rabbi Benson recalled. “Frank had been in private law practice for … more
Jefferson City native Bishop Charles Roman Koester often used his shepherd’s crook as a teaching tool when preaching to young people at confirmation. He received the crosier, a ceremonial staff … more
More than 100 people made a pilgrimage to a temporary necropolis in the Holy Spirit Parish Hall in Centralia to commune with the saints. Father Carlos Martins, a member of the priestly Companions … more
This Christmas will be a special one at Rolla’s St. Raymond’s Society house, a transitional home for women facing unexpected pregnancies. As the Church and the world celebrate the baby Jesus, … more
A major project is under way to renew the interior of St. George Church in Linn. The goal is to update and improve several aspects of the church, which was completed in 1975. “We feel this … more
A happy hymn resonates in Sister Mary Ruth Wand SSND’s spirit. “Speak, Lord, I’m list’ning. Plant Your word down deep in me. Speak, Lord, I’m list’ning. Please show me the … more
Sedalia Abby Johnson is involved in an online social network of pro-life women who keep in touch and encourage each other while blogging or chatting. It was through the website not long ago … more
Members of St. Louis of France parish in Bonnots Mill helped present the Bonnots Mill Community Betterment Association’s fourth annual Live Nativity on Dec. 3. Signs guided drivers past … more
Remembrance and consecration stood out among the themes of this year’s Veterans Day Mass and Prayer Service in St. Peter Church in Jefferson City. Monsignor Donald W. Lammers, PA, a retired … more
Prayers and plows run deep at St. Stephen parish at Indian Creek, a blink-of-the-eye village in Monroe County. There is no population sign to mark the town’s dozen or so residents. The steepled … more
There were two framed pictures on top of Father Frank Bussmann’s casket: one of him in his clerics, the other of him holding an infant grandchild. Fr. Bussmann, 72, pastor of St. Peter parish … more
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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