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Clergy and laypeople will collaborate to help engaged couples throughout the Jefferson City diocese prepare for sacramental marriage, under a new diocesan policy. The policy, which will become … more
Carrying on a civil debate doesn’t come naturally to most people. They need all the opportunities they can get to observe and practice, preferably at a young age. Millie Aulbur spent … more
“Estoy aquí para ti.” “I am here for you.” Ilsi Palacios embodies those words of assurance to Spanish-speaking people in need throughout the Jefferson City … more
I would like to tell you a love story — not a romance, or an ode — but a story about real, messy, boots-on-the-ground, walking-through-fire love. I have been blessed to be here in the … more
“How does the Church stand as a sign for justice in a suffering world?” That question stirred deeply in Sister Stephanie Mertens’s heart and was never far from her … more
Sister Angela made a suggestion, and Tom and Dr. Mary Ellen Mullen made haste to carry it out. They prepared a Christmas feast to serve to people who were homebound, unemployed, alone, working the … more
Public and private schools have been weathering the storm of COVID-19 side-byside. Dr. Erin Vader, diocesan superintendent of Catholic schools, said Missouri’s Department of Elementary and … more
The team of teachers and staff at St. Joseph Cathedral School in Jefferson City has been helping fellow parishioners and school families develop a proper Catholic perspective on … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight joined Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski of St. Louis and their fellow U.S. Catholic bishops in calling for a halt to executions by the federal government and an end to the … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, issued the following statement for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which was observed this year on Jan. 18: “Today we … more
Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, chaplain of the Missouri House of Representatives, led the members in prayer at the opening of their 2021 Legislative Session on Jan. 6:   “My presence … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight summoned the Supreme Ruler of the Universe to bless and guide the newly sworn officials of Missouri’s executive branch. “In profound humility, O God, we pray … more
“When all the land of Egypt became hungry and the people cried to Pharaoh for food, Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians: ‘Go to Joseph and do whatever he tells you.’” — … more
The No. 1 response to a survey the diocese circulated last fall regarding the staffing of parishes in 10 counties was a question. “Why now?” “People seem to think that because … more
In the world of high school sports, a team always needs a sense of unity, a hard-work ethic and a desire to succeed. Those are key in a normal year. However, the fall of 2020 was anything but … more
Contemplative Outreach of Central Missouri, often known as COCEMO, is an organization that began activities seven years ago within the Diocese of Jefferson City. Its purpose is to promote … more
Janice Armentrout’s family gave her a new oven this year. She put it to good use. “I enjoyed making the pies,” she said. “It was fun because I could put five in a at … more
Monsignor Farischon Hall and the street running past St. Joseph Church in Palmyra were bustling with activity three days before Christmas. The parish hall was the staging area and distribution hub … more
Stockings were hung with care at Whiteman Air Force Base (WAFB) a week before Christmas by students from Sacred Heart High School (SHS) in Sedalia. Several students in the Sacred Heart Key Club … more
Sister Nadine Luebbert of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word was quick to remind people that her name meant “hope” in Russian. “Indeed, she was a most hopeful, upbeat … more
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