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Parishes throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City will take up the annual collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign and The Catholic University of America the weekend of June 4-5. The … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. The collection of sixth-grade faces turned a certain shade as the question sunk in. “How many of you are in a … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. God made overnight fishing extremely difficult for St. Peter and his companions, in order to maximize the power of the Risen Jesus’s … more
It became clear to Father Frederick Elskamp that he had a priestly calling because there was no way he would have made it through formation otherwise. “I kind of stumbled into being a … more
A Thanksgiving Day feast foreshadowed the gift to come. Judith Giger prepared a 30-pound turkey and all the trimmings for the two exchange students she was hosting, as well as several people who … more
Dala Hemeyer wondered how the grade school students she was working with were feeling, so she came right out and asked them. Offering a list of words ranging from negative to positive, she asked … more
Venerable Father Augustus Tolton received his priestly calling at baptism, so it’s only fitting that his likeness will help illuminate the new baptismal font in the renovated Cathedral of St. … more
Babies born to women in prison would be able to stay with their mothers for up to 18 months under a bill awaiting action by the Missouri Senate. The state’s House of Representatives has … more
CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. CLICK HERE to read the reflection Bishop W. Shawn McKnight gave at this event. The U.S. Supreme Court may well overturn or seriously … more
Two pregnant women with young children have moved into the Anne’s Anchor transitional maternity home in Bowling Green to begin a powerful transformation of their future.  And their … more
This spring marked the 165th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Scott v. Sandford (1857), which infamously denied the freedom petition of Dred, Harriet, Eliza and Lizzie Scott … more
Seven churches in and near Jefferson City stayed open until midnight for prayer and pilgrimage on Holy Thursday. People were encouraged to visit all seven after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper … more
Members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish of Pettis County presented the Stations of the Cross by circumnavigating the St. Patrick Chapel in Sedalia in costume on Good Friday. “The live Stations … more
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight delivered the following reflection during a rally for the Midwest March for Life on April 20 at the Missouri State Capitol:   “I have set before you life … more
“We were indeed buried with Him through baptism into death, so that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we, too, might have newness of life.” This … more
One of many lessons I’ve learned as a bishop is that miracles do happen. And, as I praise God for His work in the Diocese of Jefferson City, I also need to thank parishioners nationwide who … more
SCROLL THE ARROWS to see more photos. CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event. Christ has given His Church a mission through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Clergy and … more
“It feels more like we’re in church.” John Baker, who attends Mass at Our Lady of the Snows Chapel in Climax Springs, approves of the newly installed stained glass … more
Ethan Beattie named the recently completed meditation and nature trail near St. Robert Bellarmine Church in St. Robert in honor of St. George — patron saint of Scouting. He could as aptly … more
Jeff Ferguson was ready. Although still holding out hope for a commutation of his death sentence, he had long accepted that his time was coming, probably sooner than later. “So every day, … more
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