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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is becoming a widely recognized authority on the Permanent Diaconate. But only one permanent deacon has actually had the experience of ministering with Bishop … more
Successful Catholic schools are steadfast in building community and bolstering their Catholic identity. Ss. Peter and Paul School in Boonville is doing these things in notable collaboration … more
Jana Forck prays for her students every day. “For some of them, it’s a particular situation that they’re dealing with, and I take that to God,” she said. “For … more
A full 50 years after permission was given to bring the Roman Catholic order of deacon back to life in the United States, it remains a work in progress. “We are still in the initial … more
Something out of the ordinary will take place on Friday, Sept. 14, in St. Peter Church in Jefferson City. Father Dylan Schrader, pastor of St. Brendan parish in Mexico, will offer Mass in the … more
Building on the development of Catholic Church teaching against capital punishment, Pope Francis has ordered a revision of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to assert “the death penalty … more
When asked how it feels to be celebrating her 60th anniversary as a Sister of Mercy, Sister RoseMary Boessen responded with awe and disbelief. “I can’t believe it!” she said. … more
The moderator of spiritual formation for the Jefferson City diocese offers the following insights into holiness, based on the teaching of Pope Francis.   In his apostolic exhortation … more
Catholics in the Diocese of Jefferson City will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, to … more
Father Stephen Jones was hoping the “W” in EWTN stood for “Whataburger.” Notwithstanding, the Texas native, roadside cuisine connoisseur, convert to Catholic … more
On the six-month anniversary of my ordination and installation as the fourth bishop of Jefferson City, my heart is full of gratitude for all the good people of central and northeast Missouri who … more
CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT.  If walls could speak, these might say, “I wish Jefferson City the blessing and prosperity and progress. As for myself, I thank … more
What started as an evening spent serving food led to a transformation of sacred space at the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope in Jefferson City. Members of St. Stanislaus parish in … more
All it took was a Wednesday-night Mass at the Rolla Newman Center on the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) campus, and Tom Kasza knew the Holy Spirit was alive in … more
Framed photos and memorabilia lined each wall of the lieutenant governor’s office in the Capitol as a member of the maintenance staff went about hanging them up, piece by piece. One … more
CLICK HERE FOR A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT. The Bible is filled with stories of people being led into the wild and returning with newfound clarity, strength and determination to … more
Ninety-seven sixth- and seventh-graders representing 32 Catholic schools in the Jefferson City diocese participated in the 2018 Aquinas Academy, held June 25-29 at the Missouri Military Academy … more
Jefferson City Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed Jake Seifert to serve as director of development for the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective Aug. 15. Mr. Seifert is currently the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight suggested a revision to an article for the Feb. 2 issue of The Catholic Missourian. Where it said “the word ‘deacon’ is derived from the Greek word, … more
For 57 years, Incarnate Word Sister Peggy Bonnot has been entrusted with a light that helps make God’s love visible. Now, almost two decades after helping to establish El Puente — … more
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