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CLICK HERE to read a related article. CLICK HERE to read this article in Spanish. I believe every Catholic in our diocese deserves to belong to a thriving parish — and we are beginning … more
Considero que todos los católicos de nuestra diócesis merecen pertenecer a una parroquia floreciente, y estamos comenzando un nuevo esfuerzo para que eso sea posible. El 18 de … more
Speaking to be understood and listening to understand. That’s not only the essence of effective communication, it’s one of Helen Osman’s passions and lifelong … more
The final Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA) in this diocese is about to begin for well over half of the parishes and missions here. Gifts and pledges to the CSA support an array of diocesan … more
In heaven, God’s memory alone is enough. On earth, it is necessary for His agents in the Church to “let paper remember so that you can forget.” The spirit of that dictum is … more
Jacob Luecke views the Church in central and northeastern Missouri as a richly textured mosaic of stories, waiting to be shared. His newfound mission is to help magnify and illuminate those … more
Lots of words could have been used to describe the downstairs Undercroft of the Cathedral of St. Joseph for its first 53 years of existence. “Welcoming” probably wasn’t one of … more
National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed in the United States from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 each year. The dates coincide with the Independence Day celebrations for five Latin American … more
Catholics of all ages in this diocese might soon be able to recite the late Monsignor Thomas McGread’s definition of Catholic stewardship. But what, in fact, does “the grateful … more
Eliza Randle knew what she was getting into when she signed up for Camp Siena this summer. “It wasn’t just a camp with Jesus,” she said. “It was Jesus with a … more
Father Christopher Cordes delights in the brotherly bond he shares with those who minister in the person of Christ at altars throughout the Jefferson City diocese. Now, he ministers not only with … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson … more
Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos, who led the Diocese of Jefferson City from 1997-2018, had to postpone his scheduled 25th anniversary celebration on Aug. 15 due to illness. He asks for prayers as he … more
Growing in faith, welcoming outsiders and people who are marginalized, listening with intent to understand, and finding new ways to work together at all levels of the Church. These are some of the … more
Counting isn’t just for October anymore. For an entire year, parishes throughout the Jefferson City diocese will keep close track of the number of people attending Mass each Sunday and … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Northern sunlight illuminates a panorama of Missouri wildlife, flowers and fauna. A bishop, a priest and a deacon lead a procession through a glorified … more
The parish community is the presence of the Church in a given territory — the network of relationships through which Christ’s followers are saved and by which they draw others toward His … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Father Michael Penn brought to mind a line from one of the praise anthems sung earlier in the evening by the Spellman College Choir of Atlanta. “We … more
The Catholic Missourian is making changes to how it accepts information for its “People Page,” beginning Aug. 1, 2022. From that time forward, all names for the “People … more
Within 20 years of Belgian Jesuits bringing Christianity to the Oraon Tribal people in what is now Father Alex Ekka’s home diocese of Jashpur, India, boys in that area began wondering if they … more
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