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St. Anthony native Sister Mary Evelyn Steinman, 99, of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, died on Nov. 4 at The Sarah Community in Bridgeton. She had been a Franciscan Sister of Mary for 76 … more
Young Juan Diego was walking through Tepeyac, a place held sacred by his ancestors — a place of safety, of welcome, of peace. He heard birds singing, then he heard a gentle voice. He … more
The pandemic has highlighted the need for costly technology upgrades at all 37 Catholic grade schools and three Catholic high schools in the Jefferson City diocese. Then came a light in the … more
Sharon Murphy’s fingers reverently unpacked a treasure — three coins, some squared-off nails and a tiny, broken bottle. They’re what remain of a time capsule that had been buried … more
They entered and left through the narrow gate. In between, they participated in the Communion of Saints, sharing prayer and fellowship with those who had gone before them. About 50 … more
In times of great need for prayer, albeit because of war or worldwide spread of a virus, many turn to the Rosary and pray to the Blessed Mother Mary to intercede. Pope Francis reminded us to pray … more
Vincentian Father Walter Reisinger grew up in St. Louis but felt right at home among his Pulaski County parishioners. “He poured out his life in service of his people,” said Bishop … more
Twelve years ago, Precious Blood Father Vincent Hoying asked the people of this diocese to pray “that I get to Heaven! ... But not just yet!” Fr. Hoying, 90, died on Nov. 17 at St. … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   ADMINISTRATOR   Reverend Basil Tigga, from associate pastor of St. Peter … more
CLICK HERE to see a video of Mr. Heyer's presentation.  One of the first things people will notice upon entering the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City after its pending renovation … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  “God doesn’t just want us to GET to heaven; He wants us to the kind of people who BELONG in heaven!” He wants to … more
While Ohio is popularly known as the Buckeye State, the Show-Me State has its own connection to this unique tree. For more than 30 years, Jan Schaefer has been the creator of the annual buckeye … more
A tight band of saints-still-striving trod softly above those at rest at St. Mary Cemetery in Montgomery City. They joined Father Augustine Okoli for Mass on All Souls Day and to dedicate the … more
Whereas the case numbers of COVID-19 infections remain at their highest levels for many counties of Mid-Missouri; and   Whereas the common good demands that the public health requirements … more
A Franciscan understanding of joy is profoundly different from the world’s. “St. Paul tells us that ‘we preach Jesus Christ crucified,’ so your joy will be a crucified … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.  The president of the University of Missouri sees the St. Thomas More Newman Center as a powerful resource not just for Catholics, but … more
Sr. Alice O’Brien OSB (1945-2020)   RIP Sr. Alice O’Brien OSB, 75, formerly of Columbia monastery   Benedictine Sister Alice O’Brien, 75, who had been a member … more
Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, vicar general for the Jefferson City diocese, offered the following prayer Nov. 7 during the dedication ceremony for the Cole County Centennial Monument outside the … more
CLICK HERE to read the full text of “Fratelli Tutti." Eight hundred years ago, God sent a poor man who had been rich to help rebuild a Church and a society that were falling into ruin. It … more
Holy Mother Church will soon be asking us all to pray with the Church triumphant in heaven on All Saints Day and to pray for the Church suffering on All Souls Day. And so as we continue to fight the … more
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