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The room buzzed with anticipation as the women greeted old friends and welcomed new faces in the Multipurpose Room of the Catholic Newman Center in Kirksville March 23. The room was decorated to … more
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) annual Catholic Home Missions Appeal will be taken up in parishes throughout the United States the weekend of April 27-28. The Appeal funds … more
April 28 is the Second Sunday of Easter and the Feast of Divine Mercy. On the day, the Church will celebrate the great fount of mercy flowing from Jesus’ heart, as revealed to a Polish … more
As practicing Catholics, we observe examples of God’s miraculous works, including His help, love and inspiration, in our daily lives. God also helps skilled artisans with creative works of … more
CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO TWO PHOTO ALBUMS FROM THIS YEAR’S CHRISM MASS. In the homily for his second Chrism Mass as shepherd of the Jefferson City diocese, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight made an … more
Born, raised and formed for the Holy Priesthood in Ireland, Father Richard Cronin wanted to be laid to rest in Westphalia. “This is my home now,” he said of the rolling hills, stone … more
“We have seen the Lord! He is risen!” The infectious joy of the resurrection continues to spill over and resonate across languages and cultures. “The greeting, ‘Christos … more
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FIRST ARTICLE IN THIS SERIES. This is the second of two introductory articles about Natural Family Planning: No one ever said marriage and family life would be … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:     CLERGY APPOINTMENTS   PASTORS   Reverend Michael A. Coleman, from administrator of … more
Precious Blood Father Joseph Nassal was out on the links with fellow priests of the Jefferson City diocese. It was Clergy Golf Day, June 8, 1987. Father John Groner came up to him at the 10th … more
The following is written by a seminarian for the Diocese of Jefferson City, who is studying in Rome: Prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We often use these categories to describe the disciplines … more
following reflection for Child Abuse Prevention Month is from the victim assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Jefferson City:    “There is a garden in every childhood, an … more
This year, we have seen some wonderful news for our diocese. In late January, we were able to announce that generous, anonymous donors have given $1 million to the diocese to use for tuition … more
Before the movie that’s turning the abortion debate on its head, before the book that launched her onto the national stage, Abby Johnson stopped to pray and counsel women on the sidewalk … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight invites Catholics and those preparing to receive Easter sacraments to join him and the priests of the diocese at this year’s Chrism Mass. It will be celebrated at … more
Weak or influential, wealthy or in need, Catholic, Protestant or without any church affiliation at all, the people of Hannibal know they can count on Father Mike Quinn. Holy Family parish’s … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight believes God is using the current priest shortage to draw priests, parishioners and the entire diocese closer together. “While the recent drop in priests available … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight announced April 1 a national search for the next president of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School. The school, which opened in 2011, currently has 262 students in … more
None of the dangers, toils and snares afflicted him for long. Not even earthy death could corrupt the heart of St. John Vianney — the “Curé of Ars,” patron saint of parish … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has summoned 13 men of the Jefferson City diocese to become permanent deacons. He plans to ordain them during Mass on Saturday, May 4, in the Cathedral of St. Joseph in … more
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