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The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   *** RETIREMENTS ***    Reverend John W. Groner, acceptance of resignation … more
An icon of “Beloved Julia” Greeley, the humble African American lay woman who was born into a family of slaves in Missouri and eventually became Catholic in … more
Citing significantly lower infection rates, increased access to government-approved vaccines and the centrality of the Eucharist in Catholic life, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is summoning the faithful … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. “Genuflecting can be a great workout!” Maddie Greenway and about 1,200 other sixth- and seventh-graders learned that and many … more
A group of seminarians were on a nine-week pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Alone one morning in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Rev. Mr. Derek Hooper lay prostrate at the place where Jesus died on … more
The Church is for sinners, not just saints. There’s a fine distinction between the two. “Saints are what you get when sinners have an encounter with Christ,” said Maureen … more
This is the first of two articles by the chairman of the diocesan Liturgical Commission about a recent document from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on evaluating hymn lyrics. On Dec. 10, … more
A significant amount of the funding for the diocesan Communications Office’s digital evangelization work and efforts to help parishes become more responsive to their parishioners’ needs … more
CLICK HERE to see two galleries of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read a related article. Hymns and prayers, cheers and chants echoed off of the buildings along High Street and the … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS on the photo to see a map of the new deaneries.  The work of the Church can be likened to a great mediaeval cathedral. Dozens of soaring, vaulted arches point toward … more
It stands apart. The colors and design of the Jefferson City diocese’s new Coat of Arms are unmistakable. “The central component is the cross, the instrument of our … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The St. Thomas More Newman Center Chapel’s windows depict the waters of heaven and earth, separated at Creation and reunited through … more
One hundred thirty-five years and one day after Venerable Father Augustus Tolton’s priestly ordination, about 40 people gathered for Sunday worship at the place where he received his priestly … more
Jefferson City native Sister Linda Markway started out wondering what God could give to her. It took her a long time to figure out what He wanted her to give to Him. “God gave me this … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article from the North Texas Catholic. A 12-year-old Boy Scout was on a Catholic camping retreat on the grounds of the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows in … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read a related article. Memories and messages from this year’s Midwest March for Life in Jefferson City spilled out … more
Precious Blood Father Joseph E. Miller, 70, a former associate pastor in Sedalia, died on March 16. He was a priest of the Kansas City Province of the Missionary Society of the Precious Blood and … more
Racism continues to contaminate society and the Church. Three guilty verdicts against a former Minneapolis police officer in last May’s death of George Floyd do not change that. “In … more
New moms in Clark County in the northeastern part of the diocese don’t have to be worried about being overwhelmed these days, thanks to the generosity of the parishioners of St. Michael Parish … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. “Where are you going? Where are you headed?” Those were the Blessed Mother’s first words to St. Juan Diego during one … more
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