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God bestows innumerable blessings on his Church through each of the women and men he calls to religious life in orders and congregations throughout the world. So many unique gifts, so many … more
Joey Jones was wearing a silly hat he’d been given at the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC) in Indianapolis. A man working at the venue said he liked the hat, so Joey let him have … more
Parishes should never allow their priceless treasures to be buried. Namely, the talents and ideas of the people, which need to be called forward and cultivated for the building up of God’s … more
The bylaws for the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) say any members can be elected to serve as chair and vice chair. Both offices can be held by clergy, a Chancery employee, or a representative … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. The bells of the Cathedral rang out the “ Angelus ” as priests of the diocese chanted the “ Salve Regina ” — “Hail, Holy … more
Father Clarence Wiederholt once preached: “There can be no fathoming what glorious things our all-knowing, all-loving God has in store for us after we die. “We serve him now because … more
Each of the 15 deacon formation candidates stepped forward and knelt down before Bishop W. Shawn McKnight. From the bishop’s chair, a symbol of his teaching authority, the bishop handed … more
It’s long past time for women to stop letting themselves be defined by the things of this world. God is who bestows their true identity and beckons them and all people onto a Eucharistic … more
Sister Angelina Marie of the Mother of God, O.C.D. (formerly Juanita Eva Milligan), 90, of Jefferson City, passed from this life to Eternity on Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, at Our Lady of Rickenbach Health … more
Father Joby Parakkacharuvil Thomas points to a large stained-glass window in St. Pius X Church in Moberly. It depicts St. John the Baptist, the last and greatest of the prophets. … more
With God’s help, Catholics throughout the diocese are determining the future of the Church in which they live and raise their families. They’re discerning how to build communities … more
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. Warning against a humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza and ongoing … more
CLICK HERE to read a related story. All parishes in the Jefferson City diocese will take part in the annual Catholic Stewardship Renewal this year on the weekend of Oct. 21-22. God doing … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight reaffirmed the mission of El Puente-Hispanic Ministry before giving its newly-expanded headquarters in Jefferson City a thorough … more
Sometimes, those who help God provide healing need a taste of their own medicine. That’s why three Masses will be offered in Columbia on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, for people who are … more
“The Church is taking a break,” Pope Francis said. “It is a break for the whole Church, as we engage in listening,” he told members of the assembly of the Synod of Bishops … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos.  Longtime friend and Our Lady of the Lake parishioner Chris Hermann described Monsignor Michael J. Wilbers as “consistent, fair and … more
“Stewardship” and “renewal” are words that have been tainted and maybe even poisoned for some people. Author Spencer Allen knows that one printed resource can’t … more
Sister Eleanor Ewertz of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), 84, who taught for 15 years in the Jefferson City diocese and later served as diocesan superintendent of Catholic schools, died … more
Chris McKenna likens today’s unfiltered internet to four magazines lying on a coffee table in every house in the country. One of the four is explicitly pornographic. “It’s … more
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