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Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914

Newly formed St. Vincent de Paul parish in Pettis County

October 11, 2019

One parish with three places of worship. That is what the former Sacred Heart and St. Patrick parishes in Sedalia and the former St. John the Evangelist mission in Bahner…

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Faithful gather to mourn for those lost to abortion

October 10, 2019

It was as close to the sidewalk as the babies could get. The Memorial to the Unborn, which usually adorns a grassy area near St. Andrew Church in Holt Summit,…

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Boonville parish takes stock, turns focus outward

October 8, 2019

Ss. Peter & Paul parish in Boonville is in the middle of a substantial reconstruction project. It has nothing to do with bricks and mortar, only the spiritual foundations. “We’re…

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Three professed as members of Secular Franciscan Order

October 7, 2019

The tight family of Secular Franciscans in the Jefferson City diocese has grown by three. Deacon Joseph and Mary Ann Puglis of Our Lady of Lourdes parish in Columbia and…

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Oct. 5-11 National Rosary Congress

October 5, 2019

Catholics traditionally observe October as the Month of the Rosary. For the first time, the Diocese of Jefferson City will join with many dioceses across the country for the National…

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Chicago pilgrims visit sites of Fr. Tolton’s birth, baptism

October 4, 2019

They filled the heavens with sweet accord. Pilgrims from Chicago sang “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” while gathered at the place of Venerable Father Augustus Tolton’s baptism. “It was…

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Notre Dame in LaGrange absorbed into St. Joseph in Canton

October 3, 2019

As part of an effort to solidify the Catholic presence in northeastern Missouri, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issued a decree folding the Notre Dame mission in LaGrange into neighboring St.…

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Future deacons reflect on their call to ministry

October 2, 2019

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has summoned five men of the Jefferson City diocese to become permanent deacons. He plans to ordain them during Mass at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.…

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St. Stanislaus Church renewed, rededicated

September 30, 2019

The bishop and priest raised their eyes and hands toward heaven, gathering the prayers of the people and imploring the Father to receive them. “Truly this is an exalted place,”…

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Sr. Kathleen Wegman SSND has been living out her calling in community for 50 years

September 30, 2019

They sat outside McDonald’s, eating fish sandwiches. The young woman had something to tell the young man she had been dating the last couple of years.  They had thought about…

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The Catholic Missourian serves as the official newspaper of the Diocese of Jefferson City. With a circulation of 28,200 and 26 issues each year, we get the Good News circulated!

The newspaper welcomes photo and written submissions on Catholic topics of regional interest. We are always looking for parish correspondents (see our submission form below) to alert us about local news and events that people throughout the diocese would enjoy reading.

The deadline for story submissions and editorial content to the print edition of The Catholic Missourian is three weeks prior to the publication date.