Archive for July 2019

“When women rise, the community shines”

“When women rise, the community shines.” That’s the tagline for a Lipton tea advertisement. The company is providing some of its sales revenue to a financial literacy training for 80,000 women in Kenya, where the tea is grown. The story is inspiring; it speaks of how Kenya women have joined together to provide a better…

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New leadership team for Fr. Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia

Doug Callahan, Jill McIntosh, Gwenn Roche tapped as president, vice president and principal COLUMBIA — Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, announced today the leadership team for the Fr. Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School. Doug Callahan, Scout Executive of the Great Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America, will serve…

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July 29, 2019

Bishop’s messages Thank you to everyone who joins with me each month in a prayer intention for our diocese. The August prayer intention is as follows: For the education of our youth in the faith.  May parents and teachers share their knowledge with gentleness and patience, and may students thirst for knowledge of the things…

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VOICES IN THE VINEYARD: Contingency plans

Henry comes calling once and sometimes twice a week. Yes, he is always looking for something, mostly food or clothes and often money to pay his overdue rent. I try to limit my assistance, often with the rationale that I do not wish to create dependence. “It is alright for you”, he said, “You have…

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Weekly Wrap 7.26.2019

Standards Based Report Cards Many principals have “MANY” questions regarding the implementation of the diocesan standards based report cards for grades PK-2. The school office and each of our schools will be implementing these positive changes for 2019-20. If your school is transitioning to FACTS for 2019-20, the report card will be web based and…

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Sandbagging filled prison resident with joy of serving God, others

When the rivers were rising, spilling over their banks and encroaching on homes, farms and businesses, people from all over Missouri stepped up to help. Men and women from four state prisons were among them, helping with sandbagging efforts in Clarksville, Norborne, New Franklin and Kimmswick. “It was an amazing, very humbling experience,” said Jean…

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