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Deacon worked with Bishop McKnight in Wichita parish

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is becoming a widely recognized authority on the Permanent Diaconate. But only one permanent deacon has actually had the experience of ministering with Bishop … more

A model of collaboration with principal, parish

Successful Catholic schools are steadfast in building community and bolstering their Catholic identity. Ss. Peter and Paul School in Boonville is doing these things in notable collaboration … more

Taos parishioner is J.C. Public Schools Teacher of the Year

Jana Forck prays for her students every day. “For some of them, it’s a particular situation that they’re dealing with, and I take that to God,” she said. “For … more

UPDATED: Bishop McKnight addresses nation’s deacons

A full 50 years after permission was given to bring the Roman Catholic order of deacon back to life in the United States, it remains a work in progress. “We are still in the initial … more

Old and New: Finding unity in the diversity of liturgical forms

Something out of the ordinary will take place on Friday, Sept. 14, in St. Peter Church in Jefferson City. Father Dylan Schrader, pastor of St. Brendan parish in Mexico, will offer Mass in the … more

Pope revises Catechism to say death penalty is ‘inadmissible’

Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert “the death penalty … more

St. Thomas native celebrates 60 years in religious life

When asked how it feels to be celebrating her 60th anniversary as a Sister of Mercy, Sister RoseMary Boessen responded with awe and disbelief. “I can’t believe it!” she said. … more

FR. FLATLEY — What does it mean to be holy?

The moderator of spiritual formation for the Jefferson City diocese offers the following insights into holiness, based on the teaching of Pope Francis.   In his apostolic exhortation … more

Retired Religious Collection to be taken up Aug. 18-19

Catholics in the Diocese of Jefferson City will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, to … more

UPDATED: Father Stephen Jones interviewed for ‘The Journey Home'

Father Stephen Jones was hoping the “W” in EWTN stood for “Whataburger.” Notwithstanding, the Texas native, roadside cuisine connoisseur, convert to Catholic … more

A pledge to change the culture, rebuild trust

On the six-month anniversary of my ordination and installation as the fourth bishop of Jefferson City, my heart is full of gratitude for all the good people of central and northeast Missouri who … more

Bishop blesses renovated Selinger Centre at St. Peter in J.C.

CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT.  If walls could speak, these might say, “I wish Jefferson City the blessing and prosperity and progress. As for myself, I thank … more

Wardsville parishioners help women, children at Salvation Army

What started as an evening spent serving food led to a transformation of sacred space at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope in Jefferson City. Members of St. Stanislaus parish in … more

New Mo. S&T Newman Center director sees the Holy Spirit at work in Rolla

All it took was a Wednesday-night Mass at the Rolla Newman Center on the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) campus, and Tom Kasza knew the Holy Spirit was alive in … more

State’s first Catholic lieutenant governor grateful for prayers

Framed photos and memorabilia lined each wall of the lieutenant governor’s office in the Capitol as a member of the maintenance staff went about hanging them up, piece by piece. One … more

Teens on CHRISTpower sent forth from wilderness

CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT. The Bible is filled with stories of people being led into the wild and returning with newfound clarity, strength and determination to … more

97 explore their God-given gifts at this year’s Aquinas Academy

Ninety-seven sixth- and seventh-graders representing 32 Catholic schools in the Jefferson City diocese participated in the 2018 Aquinas Academy, held June 25-29 at the Missouri Military Academy … more

Jake Seifert appointed director of development for diocese

Jefferson City Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed Jake Seifert to serve as director of development for the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective Aug. 15. Mr. Seifert is currently the … more

In recently released book, Bishop McKnight proposes a new understanding of the Permanent Diaconate

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight suggested a revision to an article for the Feb. 2 issue of The Catholic Missourian. Where it said “the word ‘deacon’ is derived from the Greek word, … more

Sr. Peggy Bonnot CCVI elected to congregational leadership

For 57 years, Incarnate Word Sister Peggy Bonnot has been entrusted with a light that helps make God’s love visible. Now, almost two decades after helping to establish El Puente — … more
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