The Catholic Missourian

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Contact/Staff

Editor
Jay Nies
573.635.9127, ext. 235

Associate Editor/Advertising Manger
Kelly Martin
573.635.9127, ext. 238


2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900

Contact/Staff

Editor
Jay Nies
573.635.9127, ext. 235

Associate Editor/Advertising Manger
Kelly Martin
573.635.9127, ext. 238


2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900

Sr. Kathleen Wegman SSND to retire from diocesan duties Nov. 30

November 17, 2019

Sister Kathleen Wegman of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), diocesan director of pastoral and charitable services, has announced that she is retiring, effective Nov. 30. She reached this decision in discernment with the leadership of her SSND community. “We are grateful to her for her 50 years of active ministry in the Church,…

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CCHD collection be taken up Nov. 23-24

November 16, 2019

For nearly 50 years, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has been the official domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. Raising public awareness about poverty and its causes and working to break the cycle of poverty in the United States, the annual collection will be taken up in parishes throughout the diocese…

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State’s Catholic bishops seeking support for Medicaid expansion

November 16, 2019

Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops are encouraging voters to support a specific effort to expand eligibility for MO HealthNet, the state’s Medicaid program. Medicaid, funded by the federal and state governments, helps pay for healthcare for people with very low income. “We support expanding (MO HealthNet) to cover low-income workers, since doing so will help lead…

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Latest issue of The Catholic Missourian

November 15, 2019

The Nov. 15 issue of The Catholic Missourian is now online!

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Fr. J. David Maher, retired priest of the diocese, to be laid to rest near family in Slater

November 15, 2019

Father David Maher wore his cross from Madonna House on his heart. It symbolized that he had emptied himself, renounced all attachment to earthly possessions and learned to live and pray like the poor people of that secluded Catholic community in Ontario, Canada. “I have to go out like the Prophet Jeremiah, and say, ‘The…

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“Joy of the Gospel” is key to Advent groups, planning process

November 15, 2019

The Church cannot exist for its own sake. It must be constantly focused on awakening a desire in all people to know, love, and serve God. Pope Francis insisted on this, drawing heavily on the teaching of his predecessors, in a document he released shortly after being Pope six years ago. Titled “Joy of the…

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“Until you put your faith into action …”

November 15, 2019

Lois Thomas grew up Catholic and was well versed in Jesus’s teachings. But His “what you did for them, you did for Me” discourse never really clicked with her until she stepped through the gates into a prison 23 years ago. “Because until you put your faith into action, you’re just going through the motions,”…

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Catholics mark Our Lady of Fatima anniversary by praying the Rosary together in public

November 14, 2019

A crisp, sunny Saturday afternoon, two blue baskets, a banner and an antiphonal litany of intercession. These are what people passing one of Gasconade County’s busiest intersections saw the afternoon of Oct. 12, as Immaculate Conception parish in Owensville held its second annual Public Square Rosary Rally. “Lots of prayer,” said Jeanne Dorner, a member…

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Knights’ dinner, bobblehead doll auction benefit vocation efforts

November 13, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight smiled and nodded in approval. So did the gift he had just been handed. Members of Columbia’s three Knights of Columbus councils had auctioned off custom-made bobblehead dolls depicting members of the local clergy, during their third annual Vocations Appreciation Dinner in May. The Knights presented one of the dolls, made…

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Fr. Secrist sees his diocesan role with pipe organs as a chance to promote beauty, fellowship

November 12, 2019

Mozart proclaims the organ to be the “King of Instruments,” but it actually works more like a parliament. It reigns when its panoply of voices speak in harmony and balance, with whispers and crescendos drawing upon the full spectrum of sound and human emotion. “There’s the capacity to surround and fill the space with a…

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The Catholic Missourian serves as the official newspaper of the Diocese of Jefferson City. With a circulation of 22,300 and 25 issues each year, we get the Good News circulated!

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