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The following was written by the bishop of Gallup, New Mexico, who is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on National Collections. Catholic Relief Services is a … more
On a wintry January day at the old St. Theresa Cemetery in rural Meade County, Janice Mulligan laid a simple wreath of magnolia leaves on the grave of Matilda (Hurd) Chisley — a woman who spent … more
\ Pope St. John Paul II famously insisted that “God made us for joy!” and repeatedly reminded young people, “Do not be afraid to be the saints of the New … more
Sacred music has the power to focus people on God and draw them into a deeper relationship with Him and one another. People entrusted with harnessing that power in their parishes should always be … more
When renovations are completed next year, the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City won’t just have a renewed appearance, it will also have a clearer, more colorful voice. A new, … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos.  A powerful typhoon that struck the vulnerable region of the Philippines nine days before Christmas compounded the misery from COVID, industrial … more
As another Lenten journey of conversion begins on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022, and ends with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, April 14, 2022, the Catholic Church calls all … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, announces the following appointments: PRIEST Reverend Ernest Dike, as the modified temporary Parochial Administrator of Immaculate … more
Teachers and staff members of Catholic schools throughout the Jefferson City diocese got a surprise message from Bishop W. Shawn McKnight this week. It was an expression of gratitude. “I … more
A major renovation of the Cathedral of St. Joseph has begun, with hopes for completion and a rededication Mass about a year from now. Parishioners will worship temporarily in nearby locations … more
A practical application of stewardship has helped Catholic schools throughout the Jefferson City diocese fulfill their mission well into the 21st century. An intentionally Catholic spirituality of … more
Father Paul Hartley ministered in many parts of the Jefferson City diocese over his four decades of Priesthood. He considered every one of them a blessing. “I’ve seen a common … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following statement on Dec. 23, 2021, regarding the celebration of the Mass in its pre-Vatican II form in the Jefferson City diocese:   On July 16, … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following statement Jan. 17 in recognition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Nearly 60 years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. visited St. Louis … more
Cindy Schlueter dropped by a recently resettled Afghan family’s home in Columbia, with clippers to trim up the boys’ hair. The parents and children were kneeling on their colorful … more
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 … more
“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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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