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An astounding level of cooperation and creative engagement is helping emergency evacuees from Afghanistan settle into their new life in Central Missouri. Catholic Charities Refugee Services staff … more
They went and took a stand together. Benjamin Berhorst, Abby Findley, Cody Mosley and Dawson Woodward — constituting the eighth-grade class at Holy Family School in Freeburg — traveled … 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
Deacon Shane Voyles says he’s living proof that “the light from the smallest candle can guide someone out of the darkest cave.” “I have been to the top of the American … more
A common theme in the Old Testament is the building of an altar of thanksgiving for God’s infinite fidelity. Even on sojourn, even in exile, God’s people built Him altars of sacrifice … 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
The devil can’t make hell look good, so he has to make the road that leads there look good. Denying that fact doesn’t make the road or its destination go away. “We’re up … 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
Koeltztown native Sister Marie Edith Juergensmeyer, 90, of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who taught and served for many years in the Jefferson City diocese, died peacefully on Jan. 12 in St. … 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
Situated where we are in the community, it seems quite natural for our school and parish to do all types of service for those in need. Jesus came to give us a model for what service to others must … more
Steve Jacobs lives a life of pacifism and service, rooted in his faith. That life, in turn, has provided comfort to countless homeless individuals seeking shelter and food at St. Francis House in … 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
The apostle Paul encourages us to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). That is possible when we begin our morning with prayer and ask the Lord to show us how to act, what to say and how to … more
For many years, the tree in front of St. George School in Linn has been part of the landscape, something that might have been taken for granted. Now, however, the area has been transformed as the … 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
Deacon Gene Kazmierczak, a deacon of the Jefferson City diocese and recently retired hospital chaplain in Columbia, offered the following message to fellow parishioners of St. Thomas More Newman … 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
Sister Anne Boessen of the School Sisters of Notre Dame  (SSND) had a clear vision of what her golden years of religious life would be like. The St. Thomas native dreamed of gazing at the … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Members of St. Cecilia Parish in Meta pitched in on the First Weekend of Advent to keep a community tradition going for yet another year. They gathered on … more
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