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Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and his fellow Roman Catholic bishops are urging Missourians to withhold their signatures from a currently circulating petition seeking to ensure nearly unrestricted access … more
It’s time to finish the work, say administrators, boosters and friends of Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City. The school has launched its Spirit of Excellence Campaign to raise … more
Father C. Duane “Bo” Ryan remembers the moment he first spoke the words of consecration and knew he was holding the Body of Christ in his mortal hands. “Thrilling! Thrilling … more
Ilsi Palacios is the Hispanic Services Coordinator at Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. In her role, she provides case management for Spanish-speaking clients and manages the … more
“Jesus forgave us of our sins so that we could go somewhere with him. Where do we want to go with Jesus?” Hands all over St. Stanislaus Church in Wardsville flew into the air. … more
Seventeen sisters representing religious communities on mission throughout the Church in central and northeastern Missouri gathered with Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Feb. 4 to celebrate the World Day for … more
Mason, a senior at Helias Catholic High School, knew he would need to complete service hours throughout the 2023 school year, but wasn’t quite sure how he’d get those finished, or who he … more
For families living paycheck-to-paycheck, an emergency of any size can derail their finely-tuned ability to pay the bills. A wrecked car or a frozen pipe can put the rent, utility bill or even … more
When I was first asked to share my story — the reason behind my excitement to give to Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri — the Gospel at Sunday Mass was the reading from … more
2023 wasn’t just a year of work for Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, the charitable arm of the Diocese of Jefferson City; it was a testament to the transformative power of … more
A confidential telephone hotline has been created for reporting unethical or unprofessional behavior in the Diocese of Jefferson City. The number is 573-635-0386. “To truly have … more
People in parishes throughout the diocese are moving into the intense, final stages of preparation to receive Sacraments of Initiation at Easter. They will mark an important milestone on Sunday, … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see an additional photo. The Jefferson City diocese’s Cursillo Movement held its Fall 2023 Weekends in the northern part of the diocese. This was the first time … more
As another Lenten journey of conversion begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, and ends with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, March 28, 2024, Holy Mother Church calls all … more
Local bishops offered prayers for victims after a shooting left one person dead and more than 20 people injured at the conclusion of the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade in front … more
What does Jesus really mean when he says, “Take up your cross daily and follow me?” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight believes the Beatitudes (found in Matthew 5 and Luke 6) are a great place … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. Much of what a student learns in school comes from observing his instructors inside and outside the classroom. That’s how it was for Bishop W. … more
CLICK HERE to read a related story. Six years ago, the late Redemptorist Father Richard Boever invited Sister Karen Thein of the School Sisters of Notre Dame to “be a presence” in … more
January’s bone-chilling cold snap stretched the resources of Sedalia’s all-volunteer warming shelter to the limit. But they held. “It’s amazing what a community can … more
Albert knelt down before the Blessed Sacrament and emptied his heart. “Why would you do this to me? What are you thinking? I’ve worked so hard, and I’m finally getting close to … more
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