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A wise mentor once “schooled” Sister Kathleen Wegman SSND on accepting gifts and giving gratitude. “God’s Kingdom is not about earning and deserving,” the fellow … more
The leadership of the Dominican Province of St. Albert the Great has announced that the priests at St. Thomas More Newman Center will be reassigned to ministries outside the Jefferson City diocese in … more
Every Catholic in the Diocese of Jefferson City has been asked to support the annual Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA). Pastors are encouraging this support as they talk about stewardship, … more
Father Matthew J. Flatley got back from Minnesota with a fire in his chest and dirt on his shoes. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight had sent him and Father Colin Franklin, members of the diocesan … more
This is the first installment of a two-part article on the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Jefferson City diocese: Just as Pope Leo XIII prayed for a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in … more
Father William Peckman, pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul parish in Boonville and St. Joseph parish in Fayette, will be heard this Saturday (Nov. 23) in an interview on EWTN Radio’s “The Good … more
This Advent, many Catholics throughout our diocese will be participating in a four-session program called “A Steward’s Way.” We’ll be meeting in small groups in our … more
Father David Maher wore his cross from Madonna House on his heart. It symbolized that he had emptied himself, renounced all attachment to earthly possessions and learned to live and pray like the … more
Deacon Michael Berendzen entered the hospital room and introduced himself to a patient in his 20s. Up went the young man’s hands. “Whoa! I’m … more
While studying Pope Francis’s “Joy of the Gospel,” LeAnn Korsmeyer was struck by his notion that church buildings should never be sterile places. “A church is better when … more
Joyful but resolute, the priests processed into St. Pius X Church in Moberly. They gathered at Christ’s altar as ministers of His death and Resurrection, to beg for assistance for their … more
For nearly 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has been the official domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Raising public awareness about poverty and … more
The Church cannot exist for its own sake. It must be constantly focused on awakening a desire in all people to know, love and serve God. Pope Francis insisted on this, drawing heavily on the … more
We announce the death at Westphalia Hill, Westphalia, Missouri, on the 10th day of Nov. 2019, at the age of 74 of Father James David Maher, a retired priest of the Jefferson City … more
People on commercial flights are told that in an emergency, adults should put their own oxygen mask on before helping a child. In other words, people need to take care of themselves in order to be … more
A venerable institution that has helped thousands learn more about their faith is taking an even bigger step into Missouri’s Catholic parishes and families. The Knights of Columbus Missouri … more
Mozart proclaims the organ to be the “King of Instruments,” but it actually works more like a parliament. It reigns when its panoply of voices speak in harmony and balance, with … more
Lois Thomas grew up Catholic and was well versed in Jesus’s teachings. But His “what you did for them, you did for Me” discourse never really clicked with her until she stepped … more
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops are encouraging voters to support a specific effort to expand eligibility for MO HealthNet, the state’s Medicaid program. Medicaid, funded by the … more
Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), diocesan director of pastoral and charitable services, has announced that she is retiring, effective Nov. 30. She reached this … more
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