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Popular legend credits the architect of St. Joseph Church in Westphalia with what was originally inscribed over the door. The Latin loosely stated, “What grows in accord, crumbles in … more
It came to pass on the eve before Christmas that about 75 volunteers shared dinner and the light of Christ with people who were hungry. They helped prepare and serve or deliver 536 hot meals … more
Alissa Marlow has gotten a crash course in disaster relief over the last several months. The director of community services for Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNM) recently … more
Glasgow native Sister Mary Teresa Noth of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, 95, former dean of the Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, died on Dec. 14 in St. … more
The Jefferson City diocese’s vicar for prison ministry offers the following observations about changes in federal and state laws and policies affecting people who are in prison: When we … more
“We prayed the Rosary every day. We took part in the processions. People went to confession. And we had Mass every day in the various churches.” Father Boniface K. Nzabonimpa, who goes … more
For centuries, the dates for Christmas, Easter and related observances were traditionally proclaimed at Mass on the Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord. Here is the Epiphany Proclamation for 2019: … more
To date, about 20 percent of households have responded positively to a request to contribute to the Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA). Despite a limited salary and a life dedicated to the … more
Bishop Adolph J. Paschang (1895-1968) was born and raised in Martinsburg and graduated from St. Joseph School in Martinsburg and Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis. He became a Maryknoll missionary, … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s first Christmas Eve Mass as bishop of Jefferson City coincided with the 50th anniversary of the first Mass in the Cathedral … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. One thing — the healing power of presence — has remained constant through all of the changes at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital … more
“The whole world being at peace.” That’s how the Roman Martyrology describes the moment when the Son of God brought light into the world by being born. Bishop Emeritus John R. … more
“It’s a lot of work, but it wouldn’t feel like Christmas if I weren’t doing it.” For about 40 years, Cheryl Hayes and two other women have been coordinating the … more
CLICK HERE to see a nine-minute video, “The Cathedral and Its Symbolism,” produced by Deacon Dan Joyce and narrated by Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki VG. At Midnight, the doors swung … more
“Righteous Among Nations.” This honor has been bestowed on many who helped save the lives of Jewish people in Europe during the Holocaust of the 1930s and ’40s. However, one … more
“A lot of eye-opening things happened that night.” Jade Canale spoke of the service trip she and other teens from St. Stanislaus parish in Wardsville took to the Salvation Army’s … more
The following Christmas greetings give an update of ministries that receive support from the Missions of the Diocese of Jefferson City and the annual Diocesan Mission Collection in the summer: … more
Professor and Divine Word Missionary Father David Mayer, 80, who introduced a new literary genre, died Dec. 6 at Techny. A missionary in Japan for almost 45 years, Fr. Mayer served as professor of … more
CLICK HERE to see a related video from Catholic News Service. Several bishops who are planning to join a weeklong U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops retreat to start the New Year are trusting … more
On the recommendation of the Diocesan Review Board, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight on Dec. 15 released an updated list of priests who have been removed from ministry in this diocese due to credible … more
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