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The following is excerpted and slightly paraphrased from an article titled, “‘Easter isn’t canceled’: Christians celebrate Holy Week without being together,” which was … more
With school out, teachers and students are missing what would otherwise be daily interaction, so teachers at Immaculate Conception School in Loose Creek decided to bridge the gap caused by the … more
The days are long but manageable. Her coworkers are kind, committed and focused. Most of all, her patients need her. That’s why Makenzie Abbott PA-C, a member of St. Francis Xavier … more
Nothing remotely resembled social-distancing aboard the disease-filled ships that carried slaves from the African coast to the Western Hemisphere. What’s amazing is how many of the men and … more
CLICK HERE to watch the livestream video of this year’s Chrism Mass. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Late-afternoon sunlight usually radiates through the Cathedral of St. … more
Four large, iron crosses stand side-by-side in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. They mark the final resting places of four Sisters of Notre Dame de Sion who gave aid and comfort to others before … more
The saints are there. They’re in heaven, praying and waiting for us to become saints like them. “We’re baptized into the Body of Christ! So we don’t have to walk this … more
Amanda Durbin brought a 4-foot wooden cross to the high school youth group at St. Mary parish in Shelbina on Ash Wednesday. She invited each member to try carrying the cross. Then she asked if … more
Tara Lepper and some coworkers were at the nursing station, working and praying. Their computer tuned to a livestream on the Diocese of Jefferson City’s Facebook page, where Bishop W. Shawn … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), the charitable services arm of the Diocese of Jefferson City, has opened an online request form for residents of the 38 counties of the … more
With the temporary closure of all schools in Pettis County because of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and students alike have been discovering new and different methods of teaching and … more
Sister Cindy Weber SSND and Sister Ruth Ann Klauser SSND, who are members of the School Sisters of Notre Dame’s General Counsel in Rome, are living under Italy’s stringent quarantine … more
In an official decree effective April 1, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight extended at least until April 30 the suspension of all public Masses and gatherings in the Jefferson City diocese. This suspension … more
The St. Peter Rectory stands along a busy Broadway bypass for eastbound travelers during construction at the State Capitol. Father Jeremy Secrist and Father Basil Tigga, pastor and associate … more
People can now make online contributions to any parish in the Jefferson City diocese by visiting diojeffcity.org/support-parish. This link can be be used if a parish does not have another means … more
This article was originally published in the Nov. 21, 2014, print edition of The Catholic Missourian: “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anma.” (Gaelic for “May their souls be at … more
This is an adaptation of a column by Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos that was published in the Sept. 7, 2012, print edition of The Catholic Missourian:   I have been thinking about a … more
Safe in their cars, people from all around formed a procession through the grounds of St. Martin Church in St. Martins. Each stopped and gave thanks as members of the Frassati Fraternity loaded … more
Extra time together helps Palmyra family focus on the essentials   By Jay Nies Lacey Timbrook is insisting that her son and daughter, ages 12 and 10, keep a daily journal of their … more
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