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Father P. Gregory Oligschlaeger’s second-grade teacher would ask which of the boys in her class wanted to be priests.  “I always put my hand up,” said Fr. … more
He called it “dancing in tongues.” “Seeing everybody out on the dance floor together, people from so many different cultures, was one of the most beautiful things I’ve … more
“The eyes of all creatures look to You, and You give them their food in due time.” The verses of Psalm 145 drifted antiphonally across the chapel of the Alphonse J. Schwartze … more
Members and friends of St. Joseph parish in Westphalia take part in an outdoor procession of the Most Blessed Sacrament after Mass on Sunday, June 3, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s prayer intention for this month is “for parishes receiving new pastoral leaders.” There are more than 20 of these under an Official Decree the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed several priests to serve in special roles for the Jefferson City diocese. Among these are a new diocesan vocation director and assistant vocation … more
One of the most important duties of a diocesan bishop (and a humbling one, too) is the appointment of the clergy and others to pastoral positions. Several parishes learned last weekend that … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight offers Mass at the National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, on the Monday after Pentecost, which Pope Francis declared to be a universal feastday in honor of Mary, … more
The 107-year-old St. Rose of Lima Church in Novinger will host a sung High Mass to mark the occasion of the 30th consecutive monthly Traditional Latin Mass at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. Father … more
Young artists bore the work of their hands to the gymnasium as the church bell tolled 11:30. The two hours since they started had flown by, and now 75 sixth- through eighth-graders from nine … more
God wants to use everything — the good, the bad, the ugly, the strong and the weak — to build up His kingdom. The key is to yield to the gentle movements of His … more
The Missouri General Assembly has voted to increase the age for trying youth as adults from 17 to 18. The legislation now heads to Gov. Eric Greitens for his signature. “This is a … more
Just beyond what can be seen inside a beautiful church building are the things that help make it work. Pipes, wires, ducts, structural elements — while these may not seem beautiful or … more
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
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