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Abby Johnson’s Example an Inspiration in Mid-Missouri

April 13, 2019

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St. John Vianney’s Message of Hope, Perseverance, Zeal for Souls

April 12, 2019

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To Proclaim Glad Tidings to the Poor and Heal the Brokenhearted

April 11, 2019

Homily of Bishop Shawn McKnight Chrism Mass | April 11, 2019 | Cathedral of St. Joseph Today we celebrate in a special way the one priesthood of Jesus Christ and our renewal in the Holy Spirit to fulfill Christ’s mission through the blessing of the sacred oils. This celebration, coming as it does before our…

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Faith Formation Department 2018 highlights

April 7, 2019

Intercultural Ministries Hispanic Ministry V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry Process—12 diocesan delegates attended the preparatory Regional Encuentro in Kansas City; and, 5 diocesan delegates (out of 3500 national delegates) attended the National Encuentro in Grapevine, TX. Diocesan Charismatic Conference—80 volunteers and 400 families from around the diocese attended. Family Conference in Marshall—200 families from…

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New summer mission trip for teens

April 7, 2019

Young Neighbors in Action is a Catholic mission trip designed for high school age youth.  You will meet Christ in those in need, in each other, and in engaging liturgies, adoration and morning and evening prayer.  As you grow deeper in your relationship with Christ through service, you will discover the connection between Scripture and…

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Summer youth camps registration now open!

April 7, 2019

Visit each site to download registration packets! Camp SienaJuly 28-Aug 1 | St. Patrick, Laurie CHRISTpowerJuly 14-20  | Helias High School, Jefferson City Camp MaccabeeJune 16-20; June 23-28; July 21-26St. Robert Parish, St. Robert

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Charity and Mercy Grant applications being accepted

April 7, 2019

Please consider promoting this opportunity: Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has opened the application cycle for 2019 Charity and Mercy Grants.  Applications for Charity and Mercy Grants will be accepted only from parishes and affiliated groups and organizations (i.e. parish social concerns groups, St. Vincent de Paul Societies, etc.) which are located…

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Breaking the silence of abuse

April 7, 2019

As a diocese, we are committed to breaking the silence of abuse. When someone is reporting abuse, we must acknowledge their pain and how difficult it is to talk about it. False allegations are very rare. Our initial response to someone who is disclosing abuse for the first time must be compassionate. For those who…

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Liturgical Preparation Aid for Lent/Triduum/Easter Season

April 7, 2019

Once again, the FDLC offers a liturgical preparation aid for Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and the Easter Season.  This 48-page resource for the Great Ninety Days is attached. It will also be posted on the FDLC website. A Spanish version is also available. The document contains: A full presider’s text for the “Rite of Reconciliation…

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National search announced for new president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School, Columbia

April 1, 2019

COLUMBIA — Bishop Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, announced today a national search for the next president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School. The school, which opened its doors in 2011, currently has 262 students in grades nine through 12. The national search will be coordinated by School Sisters of Notre…

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