50 Women Gather at the Well in Kirksville for Lenten Retreat

By Erin Boeckmann | April 23, 2019

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April 22, 2019

By Helen Osman | April 22, 2019

Bishop’s messages In Christ’s resurrection,  God’s light has shone in the darkness of our sinful humanity. May the resurrection of the Lord fill your heart with hope this Easter season! On April 16, I announced official appointments. The appointments are in the Catholic Missourian and online here. Please continue to pray for those who serve…

Official appointments

By Helen Osman | April 20, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight announced the following appointments on April 16, 2019: CLERGY APPOINTMENTS PASTORS Reverend Michael A. Coleman, from administrator of Holy Spirit Parish in Centralia, to pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Centralia and to continue duties as part-time chaplain to Fr. Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia, effective April 5, 2019. Reverend…

Fr. Quinn Gets Hannibal Chamber of Commerce’s Highest Honor

By Erin Boeckmann | April 17, 2019

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April 15, 2019

By Helen Osman | April 15, 2019

Bishop’s messages The weekend after Easter Sunday, April 27-28, we will be participating in a national special collection for our Home Missions. The Appeal funds grants to home mission dioceses — dioceses and eparchies in the United States unable to offer their people the basic pastoral ministries of word, worship, and service without outside help.…

Abby Johnson’s Example an Inspiration in Mid-Missouri

By Erin Boeckmann | April 13, 2019

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St. John Vianney’s Message of Hope, Perseverance, Zeal for Souls

By Erin Boeckmann | April 12, 2019

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To Proclaim Glad Tidings to the Poor and Heal the Brokenhearted

By Helen Osman | April 11, 2019

Homily of Bishop Shawn McKnight Chrism Mass | April 11, 2019 | Cathedral of St. Joseph Today we celebrate in a special way the one priesthood of Jesus Christ and our renewal in the Holy Spirit to fulfill Christ’s mission through the blessing of the sacred oils. This celebration, coming as it does before our…

Marriage preparation guidelines

By Helen Osman | April 9, 2019

Couples contemplating marriage in the Diocese of Jefferson City are encouraged to contact the pastor or pastoral administrator of the parish where they would like to marry six months prior to the desired date of the wedding. This notification is not to take place by way of a third party relative. The pastor, parish administrator,…

Faith Formation Department 2018 highlights

By Helen Osman | April 7, 2019

Intercultural Ministries Hispanic Ministry V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry Process—12 diocesan delegates attended the preparatory Regional Encuentro in Kansas City; and, 5 diocesan delegates (out of 3500 national delegates) attended the National Encuentro in Grapevine, TX. Diocesan Charismatic Conference—80 volunteers and 400 families from around the diocese attended. Family Conference in Marshall—200 families from…