Making a Big Difference in Prison Ministry

Secular Franciscans Order at the Cathedral of St. Joseph

I have searched hard, yet no words exist to fully describe the physical and emotional unrest felt with the loss of freedom. The distinctive sounds (clank!) of the cell door closing, and suddenly there is no control or power over any situation. You find yourself in a space smaller than a standard master bathroom with…

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Tornado intensified Jefferson City housing shortage

Tornado intensified Jefferson City housing shortage

This article originally appeared on the Jefferson City News Tribune’s website and can be read in its entirety there. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE Jefferson City residents, late on a May night, stumbled out of decades-old homes that had been converted into apartments, dazed and confused by the impact of a powerful tornado. “You could…

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Tornado victims searching for ‘new normal’

Tornado victims searching for 'new normal'

This article originally appeared on the Jefferson City News Tribune’s website and can be read in its entirety there. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE This is part of a five-part series exploring what was lost, what progress has been made and what challenges remain six months after the May 22 tornado in Jefferson City. WEDNESDAY: The…

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The Linda McAnany Show with Dan Lester Catholic Charities

Linda McAnany Show with Dan Lester, 2019

Dan Lester, Executive Director of the Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, sits down with Linda McAnany to talk about Catholic Charities’ mission, how they are serving their communities in Central and Northern Missouri, and how you can get involved. This program is recorded at Lincoln University of Missouri and broadcast by JCTVAccess on…

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Catholic Charities works with all, for all who are in need

Catholic Charities works with all, for all who are in need

This article originally appeared on the Catholic Missourian’s website and can be read in its entirety there. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE ou don’t have to be Catholic to get help from Catholic Charities. “Some people hear the name and think, ‘If I’m not Catholic, I’m not able to receive help,” said Dan Lester, executive…

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Career Opportunity at Catholic Charities: Director of Food & Nutrition Services

CCCNMO Director Of Nutrition Services

Catholic Charities of Central & Northern Missouri is seeking a dynamic leader to join our team and help us build our Food & Nutrition Services program! We are in the planning stages for a new food pantry in our community, and we are looking for an energetic, experienced, committed team player to assist us with the development, implementation, and ongoing management of this new project.

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