During Dan Lester’s more than six-year tenure as executive director, Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri opened a new headquarters and food pantry in Jefferson City. He also helped grow the agency’s ability to act as a center of mercy, establishing new services for those need and greatly expanding the organization’s work with refugees.Read More
The life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a reminder that God has blessed all of us with the power to change the world for the better — and that power is love.Read More
Catholics across the Diocese of Jefferson City are invited to attend a memorial Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who died on Dec. 31, 2022.
Pope Benedict’s funeral will be held on Jan. 5 in Rome. Following the funeral, our diocese and all Catholics will observe nine official days of mourning, called the Novemdiales.
Public memorial Masses for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be held during this time in our diocese.
We now mourn the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, a wise shepherd who dedicated his life to Christ and the mission of the Church. As we reflect on his impact on our world and our Church, the Diocese of Jefferson City joins Pope Francis and Catholics across the globe in prayer for our former pope.Read More
Ahora estamos de luto por la muerte del Papa Emérito Benedicto XVI, un pastor sabio que dedicó su vida a Cristo y a la misión de la Iglesia. Al reflexionar…Read More
The following is a letter from the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, Bishop of Jefferson City: Our Diocese has begun to plan for how we will mark the death of…Read More
A public memorial Mass will be held for Mary Elizabeth (O’Reilly) Schaffer at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023 at St. Andrew Parish in Holt Summit. Mrs. Schaffer, the…Read More
Catholic elementary students in the Diocese of Jefferson City have collectively scored above national averages in every grade level according to this year’s standardized test results. In October, the Iowa…Read More