Across the Diocese

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Mark Saucier
SAUCIER — Beside restful waters August arrived disguised as May, and we ventured on a short hike with some of kids and grandkids. The children ranged in age from 10 to 1, the exact odds against them all enjoying the same …
SAUCIER — Warmth and light I’ve read that in Senegal, when an elder dies, they say, “A library has burned.”  It is appropriate when you think about it. Every person blessed with many years has …
Parishes and schools
Beginning chemotherapy, Father Mike Coleman’s spirit remains bright Father Michael Coleman remained positive while beginning chemotherapy and radiation on July 20. It’s been a month since Fr. Coleman had a tumor the size of two baseballs removed from its …
Parishioner at helm of The Rolla Mission loves people as they are Ashley Brooks enjoys her ringside view of things miraculous. “They happen so frequently here that I’m not really surprised anymore,” said Mrs. Brooks, executive director of The …
Fr. Peckman is helping the masses prepare for spiritual warfare Jesus didn’t just complain about the human condition. He actually did something. “He directly fought the devil!” said Father William Peckman, pastor of Ss. Peter & Paul …
Youth News
Challenging message in store for this year’s Diocesan Youth Rally

NOTE: The deadline for registering for this event is Wednesday, Sept. 5. CLICK HERE to register.   Cooper Ray’s 3-year-old son didn’t want to leave his backyard wading …

Around the Diocese
Diocesan Catholic schools preparing for in-school instruction this fall

All 37 Catholic elementary schools and three Catholic high schools in the Jefferson City diocese are on track to offer in-school instruction at the start of the new school year. All will abide by …

CLICK HERE to see a gallery of photos from this event.,2718 Were he living today, Venerable …
SSM Health and Noble Health announced on July 14 the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to explore a possible transfer of ownership of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Audrain and …
Much has changed since Freeburg native Father Sylvester Bauer helped establish what is now Mercy St. Francis Hospital in Mountain View 64 years ago. Many of the residents of that area in …
National & World News
Vatican releases step-by-step guide on how leaders must handle abuse allegations
CLICK HERE to read the entire document. The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a 17-page document … Read More
Gomez: Truth of saint’s ministry is his respect, loving care of indigenous
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez has asked Catholics of the archdiocese to invoke the intercession of St. Junipero Serra “for … Read More
Pope prays for U.S., calls racism a pro-life issue
Observing with great concern the social unrest unfolding in the United States, Pope Francis said no one can claim to defend the … Read More
Reporting system for recording abuse complaints against bishops
A reporting system accepting sexual misconduct allegations against U.S. bishops and eparchs is in place. Called the Catholic … Read More
Pope composes prayers for end of pandemic to be recited after Rosary
Pope Francis asked Catholics to make a special effort in May to pray the Rosary, knowing that by doing so they will be united with … Read More
Missouri Catholic Conference
Pro-life setbacks call for prayer, vigilance
Three recent developments that could lead to a resurgence in the number of abortions in Missouri highlight the danger of relying on … Read More
Missouri's Catholic bishops issue statement on the death of George Floyd and its aftermath
The Roman Catholic bishops of Missouri have issued a statement in response to the death of George Floyd and its aftermath. The … Read More
Governor gives permission for refugee resettlement to continue
Refugee and Immigration Services (RIS) of Catholic Charites of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), along with the other agencies … Read More
“Until you put your faith into action ...”
Lois Thomas grew up Catholic and was well versed in Jesus’s teachings. But His “what you did for them, you did for Me” … Read More
State’s Catholic bishops seeking support for Medicaid expansion
Missouri’s Roman Catholic bishops are encouraging voters to support a specific effort to expand eligibility for MO HealthNet, the … Read More