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Advent is a good time for an examination of conscience and to receive the sacrament of reconciliation in preparation for the celebration of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Here is a partial list … more
A wise mentor once “schooled” Sister Kathleen Wegman SSND on accepting gifts and giving gratitude. “God’s Kingdom is not about earning and deserving,” the fellow … more
Having grown up in a large Italian American family, Father Charlie Pardee would speak of massive meals prepared with love and a great deal of hard work and sacrifice. Kind of like the Last Supper, … more
The leadership of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great has announced that the priests at St. Thomas More Newman Center will be reassigned to ministries outside the Jefferson City diocese in … more
“For 65 minutes, the bishop belonged just to us.” Principal Julie Clingman of St. Martin School in St. Martins spoke of Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s Nov. 20 in-person response to … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  A wave of patriotic colors rolled past the third-graders of St. Peter Interparish School in Jefferson City. Representatives of … more
Every Catholic in the Diocese of Jefferson City has been asked to support the annual Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA). Pastors are encouraging this support as they talk about stewardship, … more
Msgr. Connolly Circle No. 105 of Daughters of Isabella held a Mass and a banquet to celebrate its 100th anniversary Oct. 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Monroe City. Ventriloquist Michelle … more
Father Matthew J. Flatley got back from Minnesota with a fire in his chest and dirt on his shoes. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight had sent him and Father Colin Franklin, members of the diocesan … more
This is the first installment of a two-part article on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Jefferson City diocese: Just as Pope Leo XIII prayed for a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in … more
Father William Peckman, pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul parish in Boonville and St. Joseph parish in Fayette, will be heard this Saturday (Nov. 23) in an interview on EWTN Radio’s “The Good … more
This Advent, many Catholics throughout our diocese will be participating in a four-session program called “A Steward’s Way.” We’ll be meeting in small groups in our … more
Father David Maher wore his cross from Madonna House on his heart. It symbolized that he had emptied himself, renounced all attachment to earthly possessions and learned to live and pray like the … more
In addition to Mass being available in many Catholic parishes on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 28), many local ministerial alliances organize ecumenical Thanksgiving prayer services in the days … more
“A hundred little voices. One and two at a time.” That’s how Virginia Johnson Shetler described the dedication of the Rosary Garden outside St. Andrew Church in Tipton. Older … more
Second-year medical student Brent Cunningham addressed his fellow seekers of healing knowledge who were gathered in Mary Immaculate Church. “Welcome to the first of many,” said Mr. … more
Deacon Michael Berendzen entered the hospital room and introduced himself to a patient in his 20s. Up went the young man’s hands. “Whoa! I’m … more
“I am adopted.” Jill Alberti has uttered those three simple words, overflowing with awe and gratitude, hundreds of times. “Those words mean my biological mom chose … more
Pauline Bescheinen was excited to attend Immaculate Conception parish’s second “Voices from the Past” cemetery tour. It brought back happy memories of friends and neighbors for … more
While studying Pope Francis’s “Joy of the Gospel,” LeAnn Korsmeyer was struck by his notion that church buildings should never be sterile places. “A church is better when … more
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