Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Wandering out loud At first, I thought that it was someone out for a walk, but the hill was long and the rise steep, so unless they were in training, they could have picked an easier route. As I drove closer, I …
SAUCIER — Mothers’ gifts Ann Reeves Jarvis was just another woman in the mountains of West Virginia in the 1800s. She was a mother, homemaker and Sunday school teacher. She was also an activist, organizing …
Parishes and schools
Giving new life to old trees in a Chariton County churchyard The following reflection is from a member of St. Joseph Parish in Hurricane Branch: Our beautiful church grounds were not exempt from the ash tree disease that has destroyed thousands of ash …
Sixth-graders learn about creating a good vocation environment Not everyone in the Church has the same calling from God, but all are called to participate in the great work of creation and redemption. And no one can do it alone. “Rather, we are …
Bishop to ordain Gregory Clever, seminarian, to the Diaconate on June 1 Gregory Clever grew up in a place where urban and rural overlap. His heart always leaned toward the rural. “I like conservation and finding God in nature, and the prospect of serving …
Beauty of the Eucharist to be topic of Women’s Pilgrimage

Catholic author, podcaster and presenter Patty Schneier is convinced that a single day can make all the difference. She hopes women throughout the Jefferson City diocese will set that day aside …

Around the Diocese
Eighth-graders attend Mass with bishop

Verses of “10,000 Reasons” cascaded off even more abundant mosaic tiles and stained-glass panes in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. About 500 eighth-graders from the diocese’s 37 …

CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.,5294 Birthdays are complicated for Melissa Ohden. …
It all starts at home. Prayer, vocations, the practice of the faith, catechesis and stewardship as a way of life. “Just like all things in our faith, the home — the domestic …
The Pontifical College Josephinum was privileged to present its annual Good Shepherd Award — the highest honor it bestows upon members of the clergy — to Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of …
National & World News
Catholic University to honor prominent advocate for abuse survivors
The Catholic Missourian published an article about Teresa Pitt Green, titled “Survivor of clerical sex-abuse believes now is a great … Read More
McKnight, local bishops offer prayers for victims, including 11 children, after Super Bowl victory parade shooting
Local bishops offered prayers for victims after a shooting left one person dead and more than 20 people injured at the conclusion of … Read More
Pope designates Oct. 27, 2023, as a world day of prayer for peace as catastrophe looms in Gaza
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos from the Oct. 17 day of prayer in the diocese. CLICK HERE for a link to more photos. … Read More
Franciscan U. student, a Shelby County native, reflects on interrupted Holy Land pilgrimage
A group of young Catholic pilgrims to the Holy Land asked God to keep them safe and lead them home during the recent terrorist attacks … Read More
Pope requests ‘fast’ from public words during Synod
“The Church is taking a break,” Pope Francis said. “It is a break for the whole Church, as we engage in listening,” he told … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference
State’s Catholic bishops urge Missourians not to sign abortion initiative petition
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops are urging Missourians to withhold their signatures from a currently … Read More
Inaugural Hispanic leadership meeting points to collaboration
A vision for Hispanic ministry that has been taking shape for decades in the Jefferson City diocese reached an import Dec. 19. … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference opposes legislation to criminalize women who have an abortion
The Missouri Catholic Conference, public-policy agency of the state’s four Roman Catholic dioceses, released the following statement … Read More
Bishops encourage Missourians to safeguard sanctity of life
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri are urging Missourians to remain vigilant in safeguarding … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference honors Jean Wankum for 50 years of service to Birthright
It’s been a year like no other for Jean Wankum, director and cofounder of Birthright of Mid-Missouri. The Immaculate Conception … Read More