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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has joined the Center for Ministry Development’s (CMD) board of directors to serve as bishop liaison. CMD ( is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that … more
The following article about correctional center employees and the formation of a group offering them mutual support is by the diocesan vicar for ministry to the incarcerated: “I was in … more
The following is a message from the Jefferson City diocese’s newly appointed diocesan coordinator of women’s ministry:   “When women rise, the community shines.” … more
Capuchin Franciscan Father Blaine Burkey, who is actively promoting Servant of God Julia Greeley’s sainthood cause, is looking for descendants of people with ties to her early life. Miss … more
Somewhere in the ocean of humanity at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., this past January, Faith Major caught sight of a simple sign. “Strong men defend life.” “I … more
Father Daniel L. Vacca grew up in a Kansas parish served by priests on mission from Ireland. Now, the God Who summoned him to Priesthood is also allowing him to follow those priests into the … more
The future looks bright for the Indian Creek Knights of Columbus St. Stephen Council 1971. The council, chartered just outside Monroe City in 1919, marked its 100th anniversary Saturday, June … more
When Benedictine Father Kenneth Reichert entered formation at Conception Abbey, his monastic profession and priestly ordination seemed like an eternity away. Those milestones are now 65 and 60 … more
“You gave me life and filled me with Your love. You gave me a vocation and nurtured me with Your Spirit.” Father Angelus Minj begins his second quarter-century of Priesthood as well as … more
In 2016, when Steve Bieser took over the coaching duties for the University of Missouri-Columbia’s baseball team, he pledged to focus on four core values: players, family, education and service … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight once wrote that deacons “should work to connect the people of God with their local leader, the bishop, and the Church with the needs of the poor ... drawing Church … more
If you ever have religious conversations with our Protestant brothers and sisters, chances are you’ve been asked why Catholics insist on keeping Christ on the cross. Protestant places of … more
The Church stands to benefit profoundly from the witness of a new generation of priests. Entering a broader mission field in thinner numbers, these new priests will play an essential role in … more
There is wonder-working power in the Blood of the Lamb. Witness the 137-year, symbiotic relationship between the Catholics of Pettis County and the Missionary Society of the Precious … more
On June 15, after a two-month hiatus, Mass was celebrated in Paris’s historic Notre-Dame Cathedral. A handful of priests and worshipers donned hardhats for safety reasons as they worshiped … more
The following is an update on a ministry that benefits from the annual Diocesan Mission Collection, which will be taken up this year on July 20-21. Please give generously. Each day, Father … more
When the rivers were rising, spilling over their banks and encroaching on homes, farms and businesses, people from all over Missouri stepped up to help. Men and women from four state prisons were … more
Fr. Gallagher’s ministry to people in the slums of Lima, Peru, who are infected with HIV receives support from the Diocesan Mission Collection: Henry comes calling once and sometimes twice a … more
Effective immediately, all registered households in the Jefferson City diocese will receive the print edition of The Catholic Missourian. The paper is published every other week, 26 times a … more
CLICK HERE to read an article about Fr. Berhorst. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City ordains Father Brad Berhorst to the Holy Priesthood on June 29, 2019, the Solemnity of … more
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