Meet Bishop-elect Shawn McKnight

On November 21, the Diocese of Jefferson City held a news conference that announced the retirement of Bishop Gaydos and the appointment of Bishop-elect Shawn McKnight by Pope Francis. You can watch the news conference below or by clicking this link. Read the article that appeared in the Catholic Missourian here and find statements from both Bishop Gaydos and Bishop-elect McKnight at the bottom of the linked page.  

Pastoral Planning Update from the Catholic Center in Jefferson City

With the feedback and input of our diocese’s faithful, on Pentecost 2010, Bishop Gaydos established the Pastoral Plan priorities of faith, family, reaching out and planning for the future as a shared path for ministries and activities of our parishes and the Catholic Center (chancery office) in Jefferson City. The 2010 plan provided for a review after five years; the review concluded last year. After the review, the diocese has…Keep Reading

Kids Please Sign-up for our Christmas Pageant Cast (changes this year)

We’re doing a new show this year.  Most of the dialogue  will be read by narrators who do NOT need to memorize lines.   We will also have speaking roles and those characters WILL be asked to memorize lines but there are only a few lines to memorize. We also have non-speaking roles. The biggest change is that this story is all in the past so there’s no Santa & kids in the…Keep Reading

Thank you for all your support in disaster relief!

Over the last several weeks, our community has been asked to support disaster relief and Catholic Charities/Relief Services on two separate occasions. I am humbled by the generosity of this community, and I am grateful to all who found a way to be a part of this effort. The two collections netted a little over $32,000 dollars; that in addition to our regular collections that have remained solid. We are…Keep Reading

Pope Francis calls us to Love our Neighbors in Global Campaign

On September 27, 2017, Pope Francis launched a global campaign to support immigrants and refugees around the world called “Share the Journey.” Through this campaign, our Church hopes to dispel widespread fear of newcomers and to raise awareness of why so many people are compelled to leave their homes at this time in history. Our brothers and sisters often make perilous journeys, leaving their homelands because they are forced to…Keep Reading

Second Collection for Hurricane Irma victims

Cardinal DiNardo, the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has asked dioceses to hold a special second collection next weekend, September 30—October 1, to respond to the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irma: “I am aware that this call comes on the heels of the emergency collection for Hurricane Harvey. That storm, which hit Texas and Louisiana and held on for days before moving inland, caused catastrophic damage…Keep Reading

St. Padre Pio comes to the Archdiocese of St. Louis

Come and venerate the official relics of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, during this first US tour to celebrate the 130th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s birth and the 15th anniversary of his canonization. When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Where: Assumption Parish; 4725 Mattis Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63128 At 7 p.m., a Mass will be celebrated in honor of St. Padre Pio by the…Keep Reading

Job Opening: Receptionist/Secretary

The St. Thomas More Newman Center has an upcoming opening for a full-time receptionist/secretary. We are looking for someone with experience as an executive assistant, administrative assistant, or receptionist with computer skills including proficiency in Google Calendar and Microsoft Office, as well as strong organizational skills. Send your resume to Fr. Rich at by Monday, October 23 to apply.

Second Collection for Hurricane Harvey victims

There will be a second collection next weekend, September 9-10, to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Funds collected will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities and will provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. If donations are made by check, please make your check out to the Newman Center with “Hurricane Relief” in the memo line.

Addressing the Sin of Racism — from the USCCB

The following was prepared by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and is offered as a way to assist Priests and Deacons to address the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia in particular and the sin of racism in general. The below is prepared as a resource for preparation of homilies for Mass or prayer vigils. They seek to keep in mind the readings for the 20th and 21st Sundays…Keep Reading

Fall Pilgrimage at Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine in Starkenburg

The Historic Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows Shrine at Starkenburg will host its annual Fall Pilgrimage on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The special day will begin at 10 a.m. with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The Pilgrims will then carry a statue of Seven Delores, an image that has been at the Shrine since 1895, in a rosary procession through the Shrine grounds, stopping at each of the outdoor…Keep Reading

Women’s Spirituality Discussion

Sr. Karen Freund, O.P. will guide a discussion of “Hearing and Responding to God in Prayer” this fall. To honor busy schedules, participants can gather at Sr. Karen’s home, 1922 W. Broadway, on either Sunday afternoons from 3-4:30 p.m. or Monday mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. on the following dates: August 27/28, September 17/18, October 15/16, and November 12/13. Please buy a copy of Prayer: Our Deepest Longing by Ronald Rolheiser….Keep Reading