Priest’s crossword puzzles: a teaching opportunity, a labor of love

Father Donald Antweiler has created more than 700 crossword puzzles for The Catholic Missourian since submitting his first in 2001.

Father Donald Antweiler puts the cross into his crossword puzzles.
The Jefferson City native, who is pastor of Immaculate Conception parish on that city’s East Side, has been constructing the “Across the Diocese of Jefferson City Crossword Puzzle” for The Catholic Missourian for 18 years.
“I see it as building-up the faith community and the faith of the diocese,” he said. “That’s my goal … in addition to having fun with it!”
The first puzzle he remembers doing was for Sister Flavia Buersmeyer of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, who was the librarian at St. Thomas the Apostle School in St. Thomas while he was pastor there.

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