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St. Andrew Rosary Garden in Tipton

November 25, 2019

“A hundred little voices. One and two at a time.”That’s how Virginia Johnson Shetler described the dedication of the Rosary Garden outside St. Andrew Church in Tipton.Older and younger students of St. Andrew School stood two-by-two at each “bead” in the newly completed garden.Each helped lead one of the prayers as the entire school asked…

Medical students advised to recognize the power of the faith they hold

November 24, 2019

Second-year medical student Brent Cunningham addressed his fellow seekers of healing knowledge who were gathered in Mary Immaculate Church. “Welcome to the first of many,” said Mr. Cunningham, organizer of Kirksville’s inaugural White Mass. Inspired by the yearly Liturgy for health professionals in the St. Louis area, the Catholic Student Association at A.T. Still University…

Pastoral planning process: a time of discernment, discovery

November 23, 2019

This Advent, many Catholics throughout our diocese will be participating in a four-session program called “A Steward’s Way.” We’ll be meeting in small groups in our parishes (and others will be meeting in our closed Facebook group) to reflect on our gratitude to God for the gifts of family and friends, our Church, our communities…

Columbia Catholic Hospital Ministry

November 21, 2019

“It starts with showing up,” stated Deacon Berendzen, coordinator for Columbia Catholic Hospital Ministry. “Just being present is often more important than what we say or do,” he said. “Being present opens the door to letting God work through us.” Bishop W. Shawn McKnight appointed Deacon Berendzen, who also assists the pastor of St. Francis…

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