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Once while on a sabbatical, Father Donald Antweiler got to spend the night in a tent on the edge of a steep cliff. The view was breathtaking, but in order to appreciate it, he had to subvert his … more
It’s not always easy to follow the path God has in mind. But it is always worthwhile. “Ultimately, vocation is the call to be a saint,” Father Paul Clark, vocation … more
Deacon Kenneth Berry stood at the ornately carved pulpit of St. Joseph Church in Edina, holding up the well-read, battle-tested Bible his mother gave him when he was 10. “Take your Bible … more
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of women and men who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from … more
One of the Scripture readings at the ordination of a deacon comes from the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 6. It recalls the selection of the first seven deacons of the Church. The Apostles … more
Bishop W. Shawn Mc-Knight has issued a decree appointing several priests to new assignments in parishes and in the Chancery Offices of the Jefferson City diocese. Most of the changes will take … more
A light shone in the darkness, and it was wonderful to behold. The May 4 CathedralGLOW event drew hundreds of high school- and college-age teens, families with children, and curious adults of … more
The program from the 1974 Dedication Mass for the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City called the altar servers “boys representing the various areas of the diocese.” Not quite. … more
April 28 marked an important milestone in the lives of 15 men of the Jefferson City diocese, as Bishop McKnight accepted them as candidates preparing to be become permanent deacons of the Church. … more
Sister Jean Dietrich of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND) is stepping down but not stepping away from Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City. Nearly 40 years after joining the … more
Following a prayerful, extensive and thorough search process that yielded four strong and qualified candidates, the St. Vincent de Paul Parish leadership, Sacred Heart School Advisory … more
Catholic author, podcaster and presenter Patty Schneier is convinced that a single day can make all the difference. She hopes women throughout the Jefferson City diocese will set that day aside … more
“I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a Cathedral.” — Robert Louis Stevenson A … more
Danielle Freie spent a year letting God convince her to try something new. She finally ran out of excuses. “I always tell people to follow what the Lord tells them to do, but I had … more
Paula Wekenborg was in eighth grade at St. Peter School in Jefferson City when her aunt volunteered to lead the Girl Scout troop for students of the school’s Special Education Program. The … more
Father Gregory Meystrik was walking to noon Mass at the Basilica of Ars in France when two children drew near and said something in their native tongue. At first, he couldn’t understand … more
Erin Cerneka and her husband were familiar with a simple Gaelic melody known as the “Mingulay Boat Song.” She once noted that it could be refashioned into a church tune. She later … more
Sister Irene (formerly Sister Mary Luke) McGrath, 95, of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, died peacefully on April 19 at the Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine in Belleville, … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight invites people throughout the Jefferson City diocese to join in the public activities surrounding the rededication of the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City. The … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see a list of related events. People who visit the Cathedral of St. Joseph the night before its rededication are in for an up-close, personal and intensely prayerful … more
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