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50 Women Gather at the Well in Kirksville for Lenten Retreat

April 23, 2019 | Comments Off on 50 Women Gather at the Well in Kirksville for Lenten Retreat

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Fr. Quinn Gets Hannibal Chamber of Commerce’s Highest Honor

April 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Fr. Quinn Gets Hannibal Chamber of Commerce’s Highest Honor

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Abby Johnson’s Example an Inspiration in Mid-Missouri

April 13, 2019 | Comments Off on Abby Johnson’s Example an Inspiration in Mid-Missouri

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

April 1, 2019 | Comments Off on National search announced for new president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School, Columbia

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…

Fr. Tolton Catholic HS receives million-dollar gift

January 22, 2019 | Comments Off on Fr. Tolton Catholic HS receives million-dollar gift

COLUMBIA — Bishop Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, announced Jan. 22, 2019, that an anonymous donor has given one million dollars to Fr. Tolton Catholic High School to assist in its debt relief. The donor’s intention is that the gift will inspire other friends of the school to support the school’s…

Sedalia’s Sacred Heart Catholic School to benefit from million dollar gift to Diocese

January 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Sedalia’s Sacred Heart Catholic School to benefit from million dollar gift to Diocese

SEDALIA – Sacred Heart Catholic School will benefit from an anonymous donation of one million dollars to be used in tuition assistance. Bishop Shawn McKnight made the announcement Jan. 18, 2019 at a Mass at Sacred Heart Parish. “This endowment, given to the Diocese of Jefferson City, will enable families in Sedalia to provide an…

Father Mark Porterfield placed on administrative leave

January 11, 2019 | Comments Off on Father Mark Porterfield placed on administrative leave

JEFFERSON CITY — The Diocese of Jefferson City has received an allegation of inappropriate behavior by Father Mark Porterfield, pastor of St. Martin Parish and judicial vicar for the diocese. While the allegation does not involve a minor, it does fall within the protocol of the diocese for clergy conduct and requires further consultation and investigation.…

Diocese of Jefferson City updates list of credibly accused clergy; adds two names, changes status of one priest

December 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Diocese of Jefferson City updates list of credibly accused clergy; adds two names, changes status of one priest

JEFFERSON CITY – Catholics in the Diocese of Jefferson City have received an updated list of 35  priests and religious brothers credibly accused and/or removed from ministry in the diocese. The information was provided in parish bulletins this weekend in the Diocese, which covers 38 counties in central and northeast Missouri. Parishioners also received a statement…