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Seventeen sisters representing religious communities on mission throughout the Church in central and northeastern Missouri gathered with Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Feb. 4 to celebrate the World Day for … more
When I was first asked to share my story — the reason behind my excitement to give to Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri — the Gospel at Sunday Mass was the reading from … more
2023 wasn’t just a year of work for Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, the charitable arm of the Diocese of Jefferson City; it was a testament to the transformative power of … more
A confidential telephone hotline has been created for reporting unethical or unprofessional behavior in the Diocese of Jefferson City. The number is 573-635-0386. “To truly have … more
People in parishes throughout the diocese are moving into the intense, final stages of preparation to receive Sacraments of Initiation at Easter. They will mark an important milestone on Sunday, … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see an additional photo. The Jefferson City diocese’s Cursillo Movement held its Fall 2023 Weekends in the northern part of the diocese. This was the first time … more
As another Lenten journey of conversion begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, and ends with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024, Holy Mother Church calls all … more
Local bishops offered prayers for victims after a shooting left one person dead and more than 20 people injured at the conclusion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade in front … more
What does Jesus really mean when he says, “Take up your cross daily and follow me?” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight believes the Beatitudes (found in Matthew 5 and Luke 6) are a great place … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Much of what a student learns in school comes from observing his instructors inside and outside the classroom. That’s how it was for Bishop W. … more
CLICK HERE to read a related story. Six years ago, the late Redemptorist Father Richard Boever invited Sister Karen Thein of the School Sisters of Notre Dame to “be a presence” in … more
Albert knelt down before the Blessed Sacrament and emptied his heart. “Why would you do this to me? What are you thinking? I’ve worked so hard, and I’m finally getting close to … more
The hard-working teachers and staff members of the Diocese of Jefferson City’s Catholic Schools got a welcome surprise for Catholic Schools Week. Each of them received a bonus — more … more
CLICK HERE to read The Catholic Missourian’s 1999 article about the Papal Youth Rally. CLICK HERE to read The Catholic Missourian’s 1999 article about the Papal Mass. Rebecca … more
Grace and blessings cascaded through the corridors and concourses of the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis. Nearly 24,000 mostly college-age Catholics from all over the … more
More families in the Diocese of Jefferson City are choosing a Catholic education for their children as diocesan schools have continued a multi-year trend of stable, growing enrollment. … more
About 1,100 people from all over the Diocese of Jefferson City joined the congregation of about 100,000 at Pope John Paul II’s Mass (on Jan. 27, 1999) in St. Louis. About 1,000 … more
Upon arriving at the Light of the World Papal Youth Gathering in St. Louis, Pope John Paul II encountered a spiritually wired throng of more than 20,000 young people whose spirits and emotions had … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, released the following statement in anticipation of the nation’s observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15: … more
The Proclamation of the date of Easter and the other moveable feasts on the Feast of the Epiphany of Our Lord dates from a time when calendars were not readily available. It was necessary to … more
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