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Missouri Catholics told to find, pursue their mission

By Erin Boeckmann | October 23, 2019

The greatest Catholic advocates of all time have something in common. They discovered their mission, made it personal and pursued it with uninhibited passion. “You need to find the issue that animates you, that is part of your faith, that will affect our culture and help point things in the right direction,” said nationally-recognized Catholic…

MAKING CONNECTIONS — A pastoral plan to go forward, together

By Erin Boeckmann | October 22, 2019

The preparation for my ad limina visit to the Holy See is well under way. In July, I submitted to Rome a 137-page report, which covers the activity of the Diocese of Jefferson City since the last report by Bishop John Gaydos in 2010. The Latin phrase “ad limina” refers to one of the primary…

21 October 2019

By Helen Osman | October 21, 2019

Bishop’s messages Official appointments Deacon Edwin J. Schepers, from assisting the pastor of Annunciation Parish, California, to assist the pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Tipton, effective July 1, 2019. Deacon Christopher M. Wickern, from assisting the pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Sedalia, to assist the pastor of St. Ann Parish, Warsaw and the Mission of…

Bp. McKnight ordains five new permanent deacons

By Erin Boeckmann | October 20, 2019

Bishop McKnight held aloft the chalice containing the Most Precious Blood of Christ. Reflected on its side were four of the five men the bishop had just raised to the order of deacon for the Jefferson City diocese. The fifth was assisting him at the altar and would elevate the Precious Blood with him at…

2019-20 Catholic Stewardship Appeal

By Erin Boeckmann | October 19, 2019

The people of this diocese are being called to stop, take stock of the abundant array of God’s gifts, and respond in gratitude by committing to serve Him while caring for one another. That is the emphasis of this year’s Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA). The CSA is an annual campaign encouraging Catholics to commit to…

Weekly Wrap 10.18.2019

By Kenya Fuemmeler | October 18, 2019

Holy Family School in Hannibal focused on Stewardship Holy Family School in Hannibal is focused on teaching students the true meaning of stewardship for the 2019-20 school year. Teachers and students are coming to a better understanding of how they can give mostly of time and talent within their school community. There is a “Time…

OFFICIAL DECREE: Clergy appointments

By Erin Boeckmann | October 18, 2019

These appointments are effective October 13, 2019. The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: -Catholic Missourian Find the full list on the Catholic Missourian Website >>

14 October 2019

By Helen Osman | October 14, 2019

Bishop’s messages Last week we published an updated Reporting Protocols Relating to Allegations of Abuse or Neglect. This updated policy delineates clearly the expectation of the Diocese regarding reporting allegations of abuse, involving minors or vulnerable adults.  For reference purposes, there is a “Frequently Asked Questions” section which, among other things, contains key definitions regarding…

Rosary Rallies for Fatima anniversary

By Erin Boeckmann | October 13, 2019

Public Square Rosary services, sponsored by members of a national Catholic organization known as America Needs Fatima (www.americaneedsfatima.org), will include about 25,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States. They will coincide with the 102nd anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun that was witnessed by many during Our Lady’s 1917 apparitions…

Polka Mass tradition continues at St. George in Hermann

By Erin Boeckmann | October 12, 2019

“Jesus, we’re not worthy ever, to receive You here today. Say the word, denying never. Make us pure again, we pray.” Plaintive stanzas of contrition and thanksgiving envelop the altar of a hilltop church in Hermann. Then it hits you: this is “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain!” The lovesick ballad, recast with pious lyrics…

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