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St. Mary of the Angels parish held a volunteer night to paint the louvers on the bell tower of its iconic church in Wien. The work entailed standing on a hydraulic lift, more than 65 feet … more
The spirituality of the Missionary Society of the Precious Blood is rooted in the radical reconciliation Jesus accomplished at His crucifixion. “It’s about reconciliation, inclusivity … more
While ministering in the flesh, Jesus made a point of healing and restoring people to their rightful place in their communities. Parishes in the Jefferson City diocese are discovering an effective … more
Father Donald Antweiler puts the cross into his crossword puzzles. The Jefferson City native, who is pastor of Immaculate Conception parish on that city’s East Side, has been constructing … more
A unique chapter in American history was on display in our nation’s capital earlier this summer courtesy of three recent graduates of Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School (OLLIS) in … more
Brother Matthew Rehagen CSC, a Jefferson City native and graduate of St. Peter Interparish School and Helias Catholic High School, recently professed first vows in the Congregation of the Holy … more
Shifting seasons, both sacred and secular, can bring restless fatigue, especially for young people at their peak of intensity. They need effective ways to give it all to God and have Him dole it … more
In July, 67 parishes received incentive checks from the diocese, totaling nearly $476,000. The generosity of parishioners of these parishes showed a remarkable response to God’s call to help … more
Chris Foley’s short film, “Across: The Father Tolton Movie,” is a testament to his Catholic faith, his love for a friend and his determination to tell the story of an escaped slave … more
Ray Hentges didn’t just talk to local families about staying active as a lifelong pursuit.  He showed them. Mr. Hentges spoke briefly at the opening of the Jefferson City … more
School had been out for the summer for several weeks when the rainstorms hit. No one was around to notice that the lower level of St. Clement School in St. Clement had taken on water, or that the … more
Construction worker Bill Myers gently hoisted the crucifix into place over the new entrance to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School (OLLIS) in Columbia. “Lift high the cross!” called … more
The diocesan moderator for spiritual formation offers the following reflections on the opioid crisis and the nature of addiction, and invites anyone affected by these things to attend a Sept. 6 … more
Donna Raymond attended St. Andrew School in Tipton. So did her three youngest children. Now she’s back to teach art. “This is a great school,” she said, “and I feel … more
King David first sang of striving for almost-good-enough before letting his aspirations soar toward perfection. That evolution is one of many subtle nuances to be restored in the latest … more
A Sedalia couple believes their investment in Catholic education will still be paying dividends long after the kindergarteners at Sacred Heart School (SHS) have children of their own. Sacred Heart … more
A Trailblazer is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. “Extra emphasis on the reverent!” said Doug Callahan, … more
The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be taken up the weekend of Aug. 17-18 in parishes throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City. Coordinated by the National Religious … more
Phase I of the Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner Education Program will be offered from Sept. 7-14 in the Alphonse J. Schwartze Memorial Catholic Center, 2207 W. Main St. Jefferson … more
Shackelford native Sister Mary Eleanor Castle, 87, of the Sisters of Mercy, a former Catholic school principal in Marshall and Glasgow, died on July 22 at Mercy Villa in Omaha, Nebraska. The Mass … more
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