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Father John Groner believed that he would be forgiven and saved. He wanted that also for everyone he ministered to. “He put his life in God’s hands and totally trusted — and … more
Father Boniface Kasiita Nzabonimpa raised his right hand and pledged to defend and abide by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America. With that, the Uganda native became a U.S. … more
Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos remembers looking out with all the other bishops from the Cathedral of St. Patrick sanctuary in New York City. It was April 18, 2008. Pope Benedict XVI had just … more
Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 29-Feb. 4) always brings with it an air of celebration and gratitude. This year’s observance will include an extra element of “with God, all things are … more
Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, vicar general for the Jefferson City diocese and chaplain of the Missouri House of Representatives, led the House in prayer at the opening of 2023 Legislative Session on … more
This past November, the diaconate formation class attended a weekend retreat at Conception Abbey in Conception, Missouri. The retreat preceded their ultimate entrance into the stage of … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. This updated version includes further insight from Monsignor David Cox. A seminarian who would become Father Jason Doke was serving at a Mass offered by … more
CLICK HERE for a schedule of Memorial Masses to be offered in the diocese Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City released the following message on Dec. 31, upon the death in Vatican City of … more
The hallmark of OSV News, a new Catholic news service that launched Jan. 1, is to provide news and content “that speaks to truth in charity in a way that unites,” said OSV Publisher Scott … more
Christmas light forever changes all it touches. It radiates through the ages, pushing back the darkness and revealing aspects of God’s wisdom and love. “What we celebrate today is … more
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18d) 2022 was a year of transition … more
I pray that this Christmas season is a time of peace and joy for you, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior — when the light of God’s grace shone brightly on the human family. As St. … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. A baby rested in Gwyneth Thompson-Briggs’s arms as she surveyed the murals that would soon become a part of the baptistery in the Cathedral of St. … more
Even while facing imminent death, the Cristo Rey Martyrs of the past century never lost hope in their Supreme Lord and King. It allowed them to forgive their executioners and cry out with joy: … more
Some deacons thrive while proclaiming the Gospel, preaching a homily or assisting a priest at the altar. Others excel in the field, among the people, especially those who are hurting and in … more
CLICK HERE to see gallery of photos from this event. The Holy Spirit has summoned an impressive array of individuals, personalities and temperaments to the Priesthood throughout the decades of … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, hereby makes the following appointments to provide the most effective pastoral care of the Diocese of Jefferson … more
Young Catholics from all over the diocese will converge in Columbia on Sunday, Nov. 20, to worship and celebrate the Eternal King. They are invited to take part in a Spirit-filled bilingual event … more
In honor of National Vocation Awareness Week (Nov. 6-12), the following priests submitted reflections on recognizing and answering their call to Holy Orders. The series was featured throughout … more
The Church in central and northeastern Missouri is providing crucial help to people affected by the unfolding humanitarian disaster in Ukraine. Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the people … more
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