Brother Matthew Rehagen CSC, a Jefferson City native and graduate of St. Peter Interparish School and Helias Catholic High School, recently professed first vows in the Congregation of the Holy Cross. During Mass Aug. 3 in Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he and 11 other men professed before God their intention to spend…Read More
The spirituality of the Missionary Society of the Precious Blood is rooted in the radical reconciliation Jesus accomplished at His crucifixion. “It’s about reconciliation, inclusivity and hospitality,” stated Precious Blood Father Mark Miller, recently retired pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Patrick parishes in Sedalia and the St. John the Evangelist mission in Bahner. “It’s…Read More
A unique chapter in American history was on display in our nation’s capital earlier this summer courtesy of three recent graduates of Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School (OLLIS) in Columbia. Fourteen-year-olds Ava Lawless, Claire Glaude and Rebecca Detweiler preasented their extensive research and fielded questions on the topic of “The Radium Girls: The Triumphant…Read More
When I think about my Cursillo experience, I am reminded of what the Lord said to the prophet Habakkuk in about 600 B.C. as the Chaldeans were about to take over Jerusalem: “Look over the nations and see, and be utterly amazed! For a work is being done in your days that you would not…Read More
Father Donald Antweiler puts the cross into his crossword puzzles. The Jefferson City native, who is pastor of Immaculate Conception parish on that city’s East Side, has been constructing the “Across the Diocese of Jefferson City Crossword Puzzle” for The Catholic Missourian for 18 years. “I see it as building-up the faith community and the…Read More
St. Mary of the Angels parish held a volunteer night to paint the louvers on the bell tower of its iconic church in Wien. The work entailed standing on a hydraulic lift, more than 65 feet up. “I wondered how many people would be willing to work that high off the ground,” parishioner Bob Merek…Read More
Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has joined the Center for Ministry Development’s (CMD) board of directors to serve as bishop liaison. CMD (www.cmdnet.org) is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that promotes the development of ministry and catechesis of young people and families through leadership formation, service learning, and resources rooted in Sacred Scripture and Catholic tradition. The…Read More
Ray Hentges didn’t just talk to local families about staying active as a lifelong pursuit. He showed them. Mr. Hentges spoke briefly at the opening of the Jefferson City torch-running festivities for this summer’s Show-Me State Games. He also competed as a golfer in the Senior Show-Me State Games. “At 80, I can’t play much…Read More
A Sedalia couple believes their investment in Catholic education will still be paying dividends long after the kindergarteners at Sacred Heart School (SHS) have children of their own. Sacred Heart parishioners Steve and Karen Ellebracht donated the seed money to build a steel platform on school property and adorn it with an array of solar…Read More
School had been out for the summer for several weeks when the rainstorms hit. No one was around to notice that the lower level of St. Clement School in St. Clement had taken on water, or that the pump installed long ago to handle such matters had failed. The standing liquid had begun to climb…Read More
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