Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — From age to age A cake, ablaze with candles toasting the shredded coconut at their feet, was no subtle reminder that another year had passed. In that piercing light, I could not deny that I had reached the …
SAUCIER — Getting in the Way “I gave them the Beatitudes, and all they do is quote Leviticus...” I can see Jesus saying this, sighing and sadly shaking his head. Leviticus, of course, is part of the Torah, …
Parishes and schools
Hotline created for reporting abuse of Church finances or human resource policies A confidential telephone hotline has been created for reporting unethical or unprofessional behavior in the Diocese of Jefferson City. The number is 573-635-0386. “To truly have …
Bishop to preside at Rite of Election, Feb. 18 in Cathedral People in parishes throughout the diocese are moving into the intense, final stages of preparation to receive Sacraments of Initiation at Easter. They will mark an important milestone on Sunday, …
New Cursillistas had a great fall in 2023 SCROLL THE ARROWS to see an additional photo. The Jefferson City diocese’s Cursillo Movement held its Fall 2023 Weekends in the northern part of the diocese. This was the first time …
Events
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
2024 Lenten regulations, admonitions for the Diocese of Jefferson City

As another Lenten journey of conversion begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, and ends with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024, Holy Mother Church calls all …

Local bishops offered prayers for victims after a shooting left one person dead and more than 20 people injured at the conclusion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade in front …
What does Jesus really mean when he says, “Take up your cross daily and follow me?” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight believes the Beatitudes (found in Matthew 5 and Luke 6) are a great place …
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Much of what a student learns in school comes from observing his instructors inside and outside the classroom. That’s how it was for Bishop W. …
National & World News
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
‘Laudate Deum’: Planet mirrors a deeply flawed view of human life and activity
Pope Francis warns the clock is ticking on the dangers of climate change – and both a paradigm shift and practical action are … Read More
Papal nuncio mentions Catholic Charities as example of synodality in the service of evangelization
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Pope Francis’s representative to this country came and saw the work of Catholic Charities … Read More
Marketplace
Missouri Catholic Conference
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
Columbia Sacred Heart parishioners discuss Church’s position on the death penalty
When issues of public safety collide with the sanctity of human life, it’s always best to avoid actions that cause harm without a … Read More