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Catholics of all ages in this diocese might soon be able to recite the late Monsignor Thomas McGread’s definition of Catholic stewardship. But what, in fact, does “the grateful … more
Eliza Randle knew what she was getting into when she signed up for Camp Siena this summer. “It wasn’t just a camp with Jesus,” she said. “It was Jesus with a … more
Father Christopher Cordes delights in the brotherly bond he shares with those who minister in the person of Christ at altars throughout the Jefferson City diocese. Now, he ministers not only with … 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
Bishop Emeritus John R. Gaydos, who led the Diocese of Jefferson City from 1997-2018, had to postpone his scheduled 25th anniversary celebration on Aug. 15 due to illness. He asks for prayers as he … more
Growing in faith, welcoming outsiders and people who are marginalized, listening with intent to understand, and finding new ways to work together at all levels of the Church. These are some of the … more
Counting isn’t just for October anymore. For an entire year, parishes throughout the Jefferson City diocese will keep close track of the number of people attending Mass each Sunday and … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos. Northern sunlight illuminates a panorama of Missouri wildlife, flowers and fauna. A bishop, a priest and a deacon lead a procession through a glorified … more
The parish community is the presence of the Church in a given territory — the network of relationships through which Christ’s followers are saved and by which they draw others toward His … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article. Father Michael Penn brought to mind a line from one of the praise anthems sung earlier in the evening by the Spellman College Choir of Atlanta. “We … more
The Catholic Missourian is making changes to how it accepts information for its “People Page,” beginning Aug. 1, 2022. From that time forward, all names for the “People … more
Within 20 years of Belgian Jesuits bringing Christianity to the Oraon Tribal people in what is now Father Alex Ekka’s home diocese of Jashpur, India, boys in that area began wondering if they … more
CLICK HERE to read a related article in The Catholic Missourian. CLICK HERE to read the full text of the report. In this issue of The Catholic Missourian, the report of the diocesan … more
CLICK HERE to read the full text of the report. People speaking from inside and outside the Church want it to be a joy-filled, hopeful, welcoming presence in their communities, attracting people … more
Constance Schepers has spent the past 32 years building bridges between parishes and the central administration of the Jefferson City diocese. “We’re here to help them,” she … more
The Holy Spirit is the One Who calls us to action. When we choose to pray, we are saying “yes” to the Holy Spirit Who prompted us to pray. When we do a work of charity, we are … more
A time for new leadership and for other changes is about to begin in many parishes in the Jefferson City diocese. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has issued a decree appointing 16 priests to new … more
“Do you resolve, with the Help of the Holy Spirit, to discharge without fail the office of Priesthood ... as a worthy fellow worker with the Order of Bishops in caring for the Lord’s … more
Images of the Garden of Eden harken back to a time when all creatures were in right relationship with God and one another. Christ restored that relationship through His life, death and … more
Monsignor Thomas McGread wasn’t trying to create a revolutionary program for managing the parishes of his diocese. “He was simply trying to implement the Second Vatican Council in his … more
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