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…

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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…

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By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight This year, we have seen some wonderful news for our diocese. In late January, we were able to announce that generous, anonymous donors have given $1 million to the diocese to use for tuition assistance of students at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Sedalia. Then, two more gifts, each worth…

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Bishop’s messages I’m delighted to ask everyone to “save the date” of June 29, 2019, for the priestly ordination of Deacon Brad Berhorst at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City, at 10 a.m. More information will be forthcoming. Official appointments Mrs. Kimmie Bax has been appointed Priest Wellness Coordinator, beginning July 1, 2019.  Her…

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Young Neighbors in Action is a Catholic mission trip designed for high school age youth.  You will meet Christ in those in need, in each other, and in engaging liturgies, adoration and morning and evening prayer.  As you grow deeper in your relationship with Christ through service, you will discover the connection between Scripture and…

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Visit each site to download registration packets! Camp SienaJuly 28-Aug 1 | St. Patrick, Laurie CHRISTpowerJuly 14-20  | Helias High School, Jefferson City Camp MaccabeeJune 16-20; June 23-28; July 21-26St. Robert Parish, St. Robert

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Please consider promoting this opportunity: Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has opened the application cycle for 2019 Charity and Mercy Grants.  Applications for Charity and Mercy Grants will be accepted only from parishes and affiliated groups and organizations (i.e. parish social concerns groups, St. Vincent de Paul Societies, etc.) which are located…

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As a diocese, we are committed to breaking the silence of abuse. When someone is reporting abuse, we must acknowledge their pain and how difficult it is to talk about it. False allegations are very rare. Our initial response to someone who is disclosing abuse for the first time must be compassionate. For those who…

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