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As one-year anniversary of tornado nears, long-term recovery panel continues its marathon of work

May 21, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: News Tribune Website A year after an EF-3 tornado brought destruction to parts of Jefferson City, Cole County and Miller County, the group organized to help residents recover continues its work. The Long-Term Recovery Committee continues to meet weekly, said…

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Catholic Charities hires new director of development, outreach

May 20, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: News Tribune Website Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri has hired Cristal Backer to serve as its new director of development and outreach. Her primary responsibilities will include overseeing development and communication efforts to support the organization’s work of…

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New bridges among Catholic groups, agencies to help people in need during COVID-19 crisis

May 1, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Catholic Missourian. Read the full article online: CATHOLIC MISSOURIAN WEBSITE By Jay Nies “Siendo discípulos misioneros — testigos del amor de Dios.” Deacon Enrique Castro, diocesan director of intercultural and marriage ministries, described the best response for the Church to the COVID-19 pandemic: “Being missionary disciples — witnesses to…

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Catholic Charities, Helias host bread drive for the elderly

April 6, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full article ONLINE: Jefferson City News Tribune Website As cars drove up to Helias Catholic High School on Saturday afternoon, drivers opened their trunks to reveal piles of bread. Off to the side, large containers were quickly filling up with various bread products.…

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Pandemic leads volunteers to do missionary work right here at home

March 30, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: News Tribune Website. What separated the volunteers preparing to offer St. Martins community members food through the Cole County Mobile Food Pantry early Wednesday afternoon was space. The pantry is usually manned by volunteers from businesses and churches, but because…

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An Unexpected Opportunity to put Gospel Values into Action

March 30, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Catholic Missourian. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: Catholic Missourian. By Jay Nies Safe in their cars, people from all around formed a procession through the grounds of St. Martin Church in St. Martins. Each stopped and gave thanks as members of the Frassati Fraternity loaded boxes of food into…

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Catholic Charities Launches Online Portal for Relief Efforts

March 26, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), the charitable services arm of the Diocese of Jefferson City, has opened an online request form for residents of the 38 counties of the Diocese seeking assistance with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) related needs. “I am inspired by the outpouring of offers to help those…

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Amid COVID-19 fears, groups step up to aid seniors

March 21, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL STORY ONLINE: News Tribune Website Concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 have led to closures across the country — some particularly affecting senior citizens, as social events and meal programs shut down. A group of local organizations is working together to make…

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Responding in Mercy to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 14, 2020

A message from Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows, I ask the people of the Diocese of Jefferson City to join me in praying for those who are ill, their loved ones, the healthcare professionals and all who are working tirelessly to…

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Renovations in the future for Shikles center

March 2, 2020

This story originally appeared on the KOMU 8 website. View the full story online: KOMU 8 WEBSITE JEFFERSON CITY – The Shikles Center has a new owner. The center, which will provide social services to some residents, was bought from the Jefferson City Housing Authority by the Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri with…

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