Creating sanity to face the insane

In the height of summer, a group of roughly two dozen teen-agers gathered at Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City for a week that would leave them all greatly changed on the inside, many for the first time. This was a convening of Catholic youth throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City for the annual…

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Woman’s gift of love is creating room for growth

Leona Emmerich lived for decades across the street from St. Joseph Church and School in Salisbury. She would go to weekday Mass, and many of the children would come up to her afterwards and give her a hug.  “God loves you,” she would tell them, “and so do I!” A long-awaited, enduring reminder of those…

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Women’s ministry — ‘Train the young’

The following is a message from the Jefferson City diocese’s diocesan coordinator of women’s ministry: “Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.”    — Proverbs 22:6 I was in high school when during the Christmas season, mom and I stopped by a resell-it-shop. Upon…

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40 Days for Life founder to give keynote at MCC Annual Assembly Oct. 5

One day at a time. Suddenly, they add up to 40, and you might start seeing a difference. Nationally recognized Catholic activist David Bereit, founder of the global 40 Days for Life Campaign, will share his message of faith-fueled vigilance and tenacity during the Missouri Catholic Conference’s (MCC’s) 2019 Annual Assembly. The free event will…

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Sept. 16, 2019

Bishop’s messages On Friday, the Missouri Attorney General issued a report based on a 13-month investigation on clergy sexual abuse of minors in the four Roman Catholic dioceses of Missouri.  My letter to the faithful of the Diocese in response is here. Save the Date:  The Diocese of Jefferson City anticipates an ordination Mass for…

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Letter to the Faithful

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued the following letter to be distributed to parishes this weekend: Dear Faithful of the Diocese of Jefferson City, On Friday, the Missouri Attorney General issued a report based on a 13-month investigation on clergy sexual abuse of minors in the four Roman Catholic dioceses of Missouri. The report is more…

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Sept. 9, 2019

Bishop’s messages Save the Date:  The Diocese of Jefferson City anticipates an ordination Mass for diaconal candidates from our Hispanic community on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. A reception will follow the ordination.    FOR PRIESTS ONLY: Msgr. Greg Higley has asked for assistance in the Hospitality Room…

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