Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Itinerant preacher He knew it wasn’t his best sermon. He wandered, gave too much information, and few got his hilarious joke. He failed to read the room and lost most listeners before he got …
SAUCIER — Living in the moment We received a video of our youngest grandchild who just turned 1. This was her first Christmas in which she was a conscious participant, and she loved every minute of it. That was until Daddy …
Parishes and schools
An array of intercultural festivity and prayer in December The apostle Paul encourages us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). That is possible when we begin our morning with prayer and ask the Lord to show us how to act, what to say and how to …
Landmark tree outside St. George School in Linn transformed into a crucifix For many years, the tree in front of St. George School in Linn has been part of the landscape, something that might have been taken for granted. Now, however, the area has been transformed as the …
New software will help parishes manage payroll and H.R. functions more efficiently Help is on the way for pastors, principals, parish bookkeepers and all others who have a hand in hiring, managing and compensating the 2,000 Church employees in the Jefferson City …
Events
July 24 Laurie pilgrimage speaker can relate to “bored” young Catholics

Maggie Craig grew up Catholic, went to Catholic school and got terribly bored with it as a teenager. “It didn’t seem to relate to me, and I couldn’t understand why it was so …

An astounding display of unity and affirmation of human life will be held on the grounds of the State Capitol on Wednesday, April 14. This year’s Midwest March for Life and rally will unite …
Around the Diocese
Listening sessions to be held in preparation for Synod 2021-2023

From prophetic times to the present, the Holy Spirit has been well known for dispensing truth and inspiration in unexpected ways. That’s why Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight wants people …

“Lord, make known Your will throughout the earth; proclaim Your salvation to every nation.” Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight led the antiphon for one of the psalms during a Holy Hour and …
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has welcomed new program staff and administrative leaders over the past several months as the agency expands programs and services to meet …
The homage the Wise Men from afar gave the Christ-child in Bethlehem reinforces the Christian belief that Jesus was more than the promised fulfillment of the Messiah for the Jews. He was a Light …
National & World News
Study: Young adult Catholics actively engage in faith — just not in a parish
A new study suggests that young adult Catholics ages 18-35 engage in practices to bolster their faith, but tend to do so outside their … Read More
Vatican extends traditional All Souls’ Day indulgences
With the COVID-19 pandemic still underway and with restrictions on gatherings still in place in some countries, the Vatican has again … Read More
Priest who served in Crawford County writes book about Blessed Seelos
“I will always receive you with gentleness.” Blessed Father Francis Xavier Seelos had a way with people that made them want to … Read More
Pope calls Russian Catholics to work toward ‘goal of communion’
Catholics in Russia are called to be “an evangelical seed” that bears the fruit of communion and unity, especially with Orthodox … Read More
Pope to grandparents, all elderly people ‘You are needed’
Writing to his peers, Catholics who have reached a venerable age like he has, Pope Francis told older Catholics that God is close to … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
Missouri’s Catholic bishops issue statement renouncing vengeance, call for alternatives to death penalty
Following a failed clemency request from Pope Francis, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri … Read More
MCC posts links for 2021 Virtual Annual Assembly
The Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) has posted links to its 2021 Virtual Annual Assembly. In lieu of holding an in-person event … Read More
Sr. Kathleen Wegman SSND receives Citizen Recognition Award
For Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, help is always better than idleness.  “Each day, we have to … Read More
Pro-life advocates herald the ‘Missouri Miracle’ during this year’s Midwest March for Life
CLICK HERE to see two galleries of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read a related article. Hymns and prayers, cheers and … Read More
State's Catholic bishops urge lawmakers to fund Medicaid expansion
Bishop W. Shawn Mc-Knight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri issued a statement April 13 calling on state lawmakers to … Read More