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Mark Register Ed.D. had spent his entire time at St. Peter School in Jefferson City waiting to become a Crusader at Helias Catholic High School. One night during his freshman year there, his dad … more
Hearts and minds that are full of gratitude have no room for a sense of entitlement in relation to God or other people. Gratitude is a sign of faith and of salvation having dawned upon those who … more
Ken Palermo has had a sergeant’s stripe tacked to the bulletin board at every job he’s ever worked. It’s from the uniform of his dad, a retired west suburban Chicago police … more
CLICK HERE to see gallery of photos from this event. The Holy Spirit has summoned an impressive array of individuals, personalities and temperaments to the Priesthood throughout the decades of … more
Holy Family School alumna Air Force Airman 1st Class Breanna Gonzalez was back in Hannibal in full uniform to help her siblings, their classmates and the rest of the school celebrate Veterans … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from the Wardsville monument dedication. … more
Father Robert Fields challenged an ecumenical assembly to spend Thanksgiving Day and every day like a day in eternity: with a heart filled with gratitude to God. “That’s what … more
When I began working at Catholic Charities in 2020, our Executive Director, Dan Lester, would often use the term “Catholic social teaching: with our staff, referencing the body of Church … more
Advent is a time of preparation that connects our hearts and minds to the coming of Christ at the end of time and the celebration of His birth on Christmas. Advent comes from the Latin … more
Advent is a good time for an examination of conscience and to receive the sacrament of reconciliation in preparation for the celebration of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Here is a partial list of … more
Preparing a Thanksgiving meal takes hours. Preparing a Thanksgiving meal for about 1,000 people takes days. Volunteers from Immaculate Conception Parish in Jefferson City began preparing … 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
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos of the candles in Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery in Mary’s Home. Nothing, not even death, can sever the sacred bond God created among all members of … more
Young Catholics from all over the diocese will converge in Columbia on Sunday, Nov. 20, to worship and celebrate the Eternal King. They are invited to take part in a Spirit-filled bilingual event … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. “If God can forgive me, He can forgive anybody.” Pro-life advocate Abby Johnson spoke candidly and humbly to the students, faculty and … more
Sister Karen Thein’s spirit finds joy in God and the people through whom He has filled her life with good things. Her 60 years as a School Sister of Notre Dame have magnified her capacity to … more
“That is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the … more
In honor of National Vocation Awareness Week (Nov. 6-12), the following priests submitted reflections on recognizing and answering their call to Holy Orders. The series was featured throughout … more
The Church in central and northeastern Missouri is providing crucial help to people affected by the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Ukraine. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the people … more
Like many throughout the Jefferson City diocese, Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight’s enthusiasm for hunting and fishing is rooted in familial connections. “I have a lot of happy memories … more
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