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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — The apple and the tree I wish I knew her better. She was a peripheral friend — a fellow parishioner, someone I’d always say hello to, but never really got beyond the surface. Perhaps if I had known …
SAUCIER — Sic transit “How you travel is where you arrive.” I found that little aphorism in some of my notes. There was no clue where it came from. Google didn’t even know. I thought it was …
Parishes and schools
People urged to sign up for, take part in July 1-5 events for Eucharistic Pilgrimage Organizers want hundreds of people to attend the July 1-5 events to join pilgrims traveling through the diocese as part of a cross-continental Eucharistic Pilgrimage. They also hope most who …
National Eucharistic Pilgrimage to include procession, prayers at Fr. Tolton burial place in Quincy, Ill. Several days after the participants in the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage pass through this diocese on their way to the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis, they will visit the burial …
Bishop ordains Fr. Hoffmann, Rev. Mr. Clever SCROLL THE ARROWS to see additional photos. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. CLICK HERE to read a related story. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight placed his hands on the head of Father …
Beauty of the Eucharist to be topic of Women’s Pilgrimage

Catholic author, podcaster and presenter Patty Schneier is convinced that a single day can make all the difference. She hopes women throughout the Jefferson City diocese will set that day aside …

Around the Diocese
Corpus Christi and Masses of Thanksgiving

SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos.  CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The faithful who gather around the altar for Mass stand in the presence of the entire …

CLICK HERE to see a video from Cardinal Dolan’s homily. “Nothing brings us closer to Jesus and one another than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan …
Growth, undeniable tensions and “a deep desire to rebuild and strengthen” the body of Christ have emerged as key themes in the latest synod report for the Catholic Church in the U.S. …
Bishop Earl K. Fernandes needed a deacon to assist him at a Mass for the 10th anniversary of the Swahili Catholic Community in Columbus, Ohio. “Why not?” said Rev. Mr. Christopher …
National & World News
Catholic University to honor prominent advocate for abuse survivors
The Catholic Missourian published an article about Teresa Pitt Green, titled “Survivor of clerical sex-abuse believes now is a great … Read More
McKnight, local bishops offer prayers for victims, including 11 children, after Super Bowl victory parade shooting
Local bishops offered prayers for victims after a shooting left one person dead and more than 20 people injured at the conclusion of … Read More
Pope designates Oct. 27, 2023, as a world day of prayer for peace as catastrophe looms in Gaza
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos from the Oct. 17 day of prayer in the diocese. CLICK HERE for a link to more photos. … Read More
Franciscan U. student, a Shelby County native, reflects on interrupted Holy Land pilgrimage
A group of young Catholic pilgrims to the Holy Land asked God to keep them safe and lead them home during the recent terrorist attacks … Read More
Pope requests ‘fast’ from public words during Synod
“The Church is taking a break,” Pope Francis said. “It is a break for the whole Church, as we engage in listening,” he told … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference
State’s Catholic bishops urge Missourians not to sign abortion initiative petition
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops are urging Missourians to withhold their signatures from a currently … Read More
Inaugural Hispanic leadership meeting points to collaboration
A vision for Hispanic ministry that has been taking shape for decades in the Jefferson City diocese reached an import Dec. 19. … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference opposes legislation to criminalize women who have an abortion
The Missouri Catholic Conference, public-policy agency of the state’s four Roman Catholic dioceses, released the following statement … Read More
Bishops encourage Missourians to safeguard sanctity of life
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri are urging Missourians to remain vigilant in safeguarding … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference honors Jean Wankum for 50 years of service to Birthright
It’s been a year like no other for Jean Wankum, director and cofounder of Birthright of Mid-Missouri. The Immaculate Conception … Read More