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During an historic pandemic, our country faces one of the most contentious presidential election campaigns in recent memory. Some of our fellow Americans may be wondering if they are living in the … more
Father Stephen Jones sums up Catholic stewardship in two words. “Follow Me.” That invitation from Jesus echoes throughout salvation history, calling all who encounter Him not just … more
The pandemic has altered some of the methods but none of the urgency in discerning a new pastoral plan for the Jefferson City diocese and all of its parishes. “There are things that may have … more
“El Puente” means “The Bridge,” but the new headquarters for El Puente–Hispanic Ministry in Jefferson City could just as easily be known as “El Centro” or … more
In seven sentences in “Evangelii Gaudium” (“Joy of the Gospel”), Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation on the New Evangelization, the reigning pontiff presents a clear … more
Father Paul Clark knows that promoting vocations in the diocese is full-time work. For everyone. Not just the director of the Diocesan Vocation Office. “We are all full-time vocation … more
If it’s worth doing, it will be worth doing differently. New realities call for changes in how the Church in this area carries out its mandate to baptize, teach and form disciples of Jesus … more
People who knew him eulogized Venerable Father Augustus Tolton, a former slave from northeastern Missouri, as “an apostle to the people.” Namely, he knew what it took to lead them to … more
“For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another.” — … more
CLICK HERE to read the full text of Bishop McKnight's Aug. 21 official decree.    By Jay Nies Out of abundant concern for the common good and especially for people who are most at … more
Father Nicholas Reid was scheduled for his first shift of chaplain residency in the trauma ward at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Instead, he wound up in the center’s … more
An ironclad lockdown due to COVID-19 meant Father Donardo “Dandi” Bermejo had to close his health clinic in the Philippines. But it couldn’t stay that way. “After a … more
Whereas, the Department of Health and Senior Services of the State of Missouri and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States Federal Government continue to recommend the … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   RETIREMENTS Deacon James Kliethermes, from diaconal ministry at Cathedral of St. … more
Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, chaplain of the Missouri House of Representatives, offered the following prayer at the opening of the 2020 Special Legislative Session in the House on Aug. 12: … more
The two deacons who coordinate the functions of the permanent diaconate office in this diocese bring a wealth of ministerial and life experience to their roles. Deacon John Schwartze, recently … more
“If you get the diaconate right,” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight once stated, “everything else about the Church seems to just fall into place.” With a rightly ordered diaconate, … more
All 37 of the Jefferson City diocese’s Catholic elementary schools and three Catholic high schools remain on target for ringing in the 2020-21 school year with in-school instruction. But … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) is expanding its Food & Nutrition Services Program through the distribution of senior food boxes to Cole County seniors in … more
All 37 Catholic elementary schools and three Catholic high schools in the Jefferson City diocese are on track to offer in-school instruction at the start of the new school year. All will abide by … more
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