Callahan is new Tolton Catholic H.S. president

A Trailblazer is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent. “Extra emphasis on the reverent!” said Doug Callahan, newly appointed president of Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia. It was a reference to the 12-point Scout Law of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which has been…

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Collection for Retired Religious to be taken up Aug. 17-18

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be taken up the weekend of Aug. 17-18 in parishes throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, D.C., the appeal benefits some 30,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers and religious-order priests. “For many generations,” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight noted,…

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2019 Women’s Ministry Book Club

Ladies, it is time we step out of our comfort zone and offer our lives and daily works to Christ. LeAnn Korsmeyer is doing just that! LeAnn Korsmeyer, our Diocesan director of women’s ministry is presenting a way for women to connect to one another and to Christ. Through her role as the Women’s Ministry…

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Rest in Peace, Sister Mary Eleanor Castle RSM

Shackelford native Sister Mary Eleanor Castle, 87, of the Sisters of Mercy, a former Catholic school principal in Marshall and Glasgow, died on July 22 at Mercy Villa in Omaha, Nebraska. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 26 in St. Peter Church in Marshall. Burial was in Mount St. Mary Cemetery in…

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Aug. 12, 2019

Bishop’s messages Please mark your calendars for the Missouri Catholic Conference’s Annual Assembly, which will be Oct. 5 in Jefferson City. This year, rather than breaking out into groups for morning workshops, the entire morning session will be held in the House Chamber, where all attendees of the Annual Assembly will gather to hear Catholic…

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The opioid crisis and addiction … offering hope and recovery

The diocesan moderator for spiritual formation offers the following reflections on the opioid crisis and the nature of addiction, and invites anyone affected by these things to attend a Sept. 6 Prayer and Healing Service in Jefferson City: According to the American Psychiatric Association, addiction is a very complex condition, a brain disease that is…

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Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus “O soul, are you weary and troubled? No light in the darkness you see?  There’s light for a look at the Savior, and life more abundant and free. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the…

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An invitation to all correctional center employees

The following article about correctional center employees and the formation of a group offering them mutual support is by the diocesan vicar for ministry to the incarcerated: “I was in prison and you visited Me.” (Matthew 25:36) Most of us have heard this Scripture passage. And it is no surprise, many in northern and mid-Missouri…

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