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Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight will the prayers on two days of a national Novena to St. Isidore, patron saint of farmers and Catholic Rural Life (CRL). The novena will begin on Thursday, May 7, and … more
Residents Encounter Christ (REC) is an interdenominational encounter movement for men and women in prison, rooted in Catholic spirituality. It is open to anyone who is in prison. A resident of … more
Less than 15 minutes of severe weather caused about $5 million worth of damage to Catholic Church property in Central Missouri March 27. Hailstones as large as grapefruits landed on the roofs of … more
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced the U.S. bishops will join the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops May 1 in … more
School buildings are mostly empty and quiet. But with God’s inspiration and the dedication and flexibility of parents and educators throughout the Jefferson City diocese, learning and … more
From the beginning, the Eucharist has been intrinsically tied to love-filled service. So, too, have been these weeks leading up to Easter. “The humblest tasks are noble because they are … more
CLICK HERE to see a video of the Easter Vigil in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Having had their past sins nailed to the cross with Him, Jesus’s disciples are obliged to put the mercy they … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight announced April 15 the appointment of Dr. Daniel Everett as president/principal of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School, effective July 1. Dr. Everett holds a … more
Nothing remotely resembled social-distancing aboard the disease-filled ships that carried slaves from the African coast to the Western Hemisphere. What’s amazing is how many of the men and … more
CLICK HERE to watch the livestream video of this year’s Chrism Mass. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Late-afternoon sunlight usually radiates through the Cathedral of St. … more
The saints are there. They’re in heaven, praying and waiting for us to become saints like them. “We’re baptized into the Body of Christ! So we don’t have to walk this … more
Amanda Durbin brought a 4-foot wooden cross to the high school youth group at St. Mary parish in Shelbina on Ash Wednesday. She invited each member to try carrying the cross. Then she asked if … more
Tara Lepper and some coworkers were at the nursing station, working and praying. Their computer tuned to a livestream on the Diocese of Jefferson City’s Facebook page, where Bishop W. Shawn … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), the charitable services arm of the Diocese of Jefferson City, has opened an online request form for residents of the 38 counties of the … more
In an official decree effective April 1, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight extended at least until April 30 the suspension of all public Masses and gatherings in the Jefferson City diocese. This suspension … more
People can now make online contributions to any parish in the Jefferson City diocese by visiting diojeffcity.org/support-parish. This link can be be used if a parish does not have another means … more
This is an adaptation of a column by Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos that was published in the Sept. 7, 2012, print edition of The Catholic Missourian:   I have been thinking about a … more
Safe in their cars, people from all around formed a procession through the grounds of St. Martin Church in St. Martins. Each stopped and gave thanks as members of the Frassati Fraternity loaded … more
“Better Together” isn’t just a catchy phrase. It’s a concrete reality, especially in times of need and uncertainty. “We’ve been building relationships, … more
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