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Deacon Richard H. Luebbering, 85, a retired deacon who served at St. Peter parish in Marshall, died on May 11 in Marshall. The Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated on May 17 in St. … more
Bishop Edward M. Rice of Springfield-Cape Girardeau believes “these men called Knights” need to “raise the bar” when it comes to what society expects of men in … more
Keeping God as the focus, staying committed to daily prayer and helping restore dignity to society’s most vulnerable people are keys to making this a truly great nation. It must start … more
  Sunday, June 3, is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as “Corpus Christi.” Several parishes throughout the Jefferson City diocese have planned … more
Click here for a gallery of photos from this event. By Jay Nies Marian hymns and chants resonated through the foothills of the Ozark Mountains on the Blessed Mother’s newest feastday. … more
The Catholic Church doesn’t often add new celebrations to its pretty full liturgical calendar, but this year’s new feast day, Mary, Mother of the Church on May 21, has Catholics … more
A collection of photos from this event can be found here.  Jesus dispatched His followers to the ends of the earth after spending only three years with them. “We’ve had … more
A piercing groan broke the silence in the cathedral during Evening Prayer the night before Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s episcopal ordination and installation. The worn lever of the … more
Principal Gayle Trachsel sees Rose Thoenen as “the glue that holds St. Peter Interparish School together.” Eighth-grader Adam Winkelman described her as a strong Catholic role … more
Click here for a gallery of photos from this event. Students’ strident strains of “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel?” pushed back at the sounds of the city during an April … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight stood silently among nondescript wooden crosses. They designate the previously unmarked burial places of contemporaries of Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City has named a new leadership team for Father Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia. Gwendolyn Roche is the new principal of … more
Father Gregory Tigga, 71, a priest from India who ministered in the Jefferson City diocese from 2013 to 2016, died on April 15 in Holy Cross Hospital in Kunkuri, India. The Mass of Christian … more
From a series of online videos helping people prepare for Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s arrival to Holy Week messages on TV and social media inviting inactive Catholics back to the faith, the … more
Servant of God Father Augustus Tolton broke the rules that break God’s heart.   The Catholic Church’s first black priest in the United States resisted the societal norms … more
Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki — pastor of Cathedral of St. Joseph parish in Jefferson City, chaplain of the Missouri House of Representatives, and immediate past vice-chancellor and … more
Fourteen years ago, while offering a final Mass at the old Missouri State Penitentiary (MSP) in Jefferson City, Father Joseph S. Corel reassured the Catholics there that Mass and the sacraments … more
  Heather Morgan gets to watch little miracles unfold in her deep-lavender office at Valley Hope of Boonville. These instances assure her that her desire to please God does, in fact, … more
St. Mary Church in Joplin, destroyed by a tornado in 2011, was rebuilt with help from the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Home Missions Appeal.   LEFT: St. Mary Church in Joplin, built … more
Due to a declining number of priests and parishioners, weekend Masses are being discontinued in Notre Dame Church in LaGrange, the Shrine of St. Patrick in St. Patrick and St. Martha Church in … more
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