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The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was not celebrated in the Americas until some 1,500 years after Jesus first commanded, “Do this in remembrance of Me.” Yet, when the early European … more
Official Decree of Appointments The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   CHANCERY Reverend Dylan Schrader, PhD to Latinist … more
As Catholic schoolchildren count down the remaining days of summer vacation, their parents are being reminded to ensure their own compliance with the diocese’s updated policies for protecting … more
CLICK HERE to read the State of the Schools document.  Many hands make for an incredible community, especially when Christ is in the middle of it all. Whether joined in prayer or engaged … more
The Diocese of Jefferson City will take up the annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection the weekend of Aug. 13-14. The National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) coordinates this annual … more
On July 16, 2021, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, issued an apostolic letter motu proprio entitled Traditionis custodes. This document alters Church law on the use of liturgical books from before … more
“They’re a great group of priests you have there. Wonderful human beings, great priests, holy men.” Archbishop Emeritus Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis spoke of 28 priests of the … more
Father Stephen Jones was describing the spirituality of Catholic stewardship and the bishop’s vision for fully integrating it into parish life in this diocese. Patricia Lutz and her husband … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   RETIREMENT Deacon Francis X. Ruggerio, from assisting the Pastor of St. Thomas More … more
Priests throughout the Jefferson City diocese are settling into new or modified assignments, following a large round of pastoral appointments that took effect July 1. Many of them are entering … more
These are the days of the year the sugarcane plantation workers in the Negros Occidental region of the Philippines call “tiempo muerto.” That is “dead time,” when … more
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Veterans United Foundation to help create a health and social services center for Mid-Missouri … more
Some 175 faithful gathered on June 26 to honor a pioneering African American priest now on the path to sainthood, whose heroic virtues are a model for modern times. Archbishop Nelson Pérez … more
Recent flash-flooding in central and northeastern Missouri probably wasn’t of a significant magnitude to trigger a federal disaster declaration. Nonetheless, Catholic Charities of Central … more
It stands apart. The colors and design of the Jefferson City diocese’s new Coat of Arms are unmistakable. “The central component is the cross, the instrument of our … more
Switchboard attendants at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital-Jefferson City had Father Louis Nelen’s and Father Jeremy Secrist’s phone numbers on speed-dial during the depths of the COVID-19 … more
CLICK HERE to see the first gallery of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to see the secone gallery of photos from this event. God and His Church have accepted Father Derek Hooper’s offer … more
This is the second of two articles by the chairman of the diocesan Liturgical Commission about a recent document from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on evaluating hymn lyrics. The … more
The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:   *** RETIREMENTS ***    Reverend John W. Groner, acceptance of resignation … more
Citing significantly lower infection rates, increased access to government-approved vaccines and the centrality of the Eucharist in Catholic life, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight is summoning the faithful … more
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