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Shrieks of little voices and the patter of little feet swelled across the great space of the Cathedral. Then, Father Greivin Rodriguez stepped up to break open God’s word, and people of … more
Only through God’s work in past missionaries did it become possible for Father Joseph Luzindana to serve as a missionary priest in the Diocese of Jefferson City. This makes him part of a … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. https://catholicmissourianonline.com/stories/photos-sister-virginia-meyer-ssnds-70th-anniversary-celebrations,5401 Sister Virginia … more
The quest for a fresh encounter with God through classical avenues of truth, beauty and goodness can be enhanced by an unexpected detour. So said Benedictine Father Pachomius Meade of Conception … more
Servant of God Julia Greeley grew up enslaved in northeastern Missouri, became Catholic after moving to Colorado, spent her adult life on concrete acts of charity and promotion of devotion to the … more
Not much is known about Harry and Jenny. Their last name is listed in records with several variations: Nebbit, Nibbit and Nesbit. But what is known is that the couple, who were enslaved for much … more
Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos, who led the Jefferson City diocese from 1997 until 2018, recently moved to an apartment at St. Agnes Home, a retirement community run by the Carmelite Sisters of the … more
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SCROLL THE ARROWS to se 33 more photos. The children soaked up the good news like arid soil absorbing the rain. Some washed back up onto members of the mission team and sent them home … more
Pope Francis has bestowed special honors on several deacons in the Jefferson City diocese, for having “rendered special service to the Christian Faith.” Bishop W. Shawn Mc­Knight … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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. … more
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 … more
Catholics in the Jefferson City diocese will play an important role for a few days this summer in making the case that Jesus meant what he said. Namely: “This is my Body, which will be … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Michael and Cheryl Kelly have been helping build up the Church in and around Columbia for decades. Now, their efforts have garnered recognition from … more
Not everyone in the Church has the same calling from God, but all are called to participate in the great work of creation and redemption. And no one can do it alone. “Rather, we are … more
Gregory Clever grew up in a place where urban and rural overlap. His heart always leaned toward the rural. “I like conservation and finding God in nature, and the prospect of serving … more
Verses of “10,000 Reasons” cascaded off even more abundant mosaic tiles and stained-glass panes in the Cathedral of St. Joseph. About 500 eighth-graders from the diocese’s 37 … more
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