Press Mentions

Our Opinion: Diocese puts faith into action

February 14, 2020

The Jefferson City Diocese is putting its faith into action through its plans to renovate Shikles Auditorium into a food pantry and other services.

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New J.C. hub for Catholic Charities gets a boost from St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation

February 9, 2020

$200,000 toward estimated $4 million needed to transform former community center to center of mercy and charity

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Bishop invites community to help transform Shikles

February 3, 2020

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, of the Diocese of Jefferson City, said Friday it will take an estimated $4 million to complete the renovation of the Shikles Auditorium into a space for a food pantry and other services to be offered by Catholic Charities.

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St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation Gift to help Catholic Charities create community center

January 31, 2020

This article originally appeared on the Jefferson City News Tribune’s website and can be read in it’s entirety there. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE Although Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri closed Jan. 10 on the purchase of Shikles Auditorium, activity at the 1200 Linden Drive site has not been obvious. A $200,000 donation…

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Missouri to Continue Refugee Resettlement in 2020

January 17, 2020

This press release from the Missouri Catholic Conference can also be found on their website.

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Tornado intensified Jefferson City housing shortage

November 23, 2019
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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Disaster grants help Mid-Missouri organizations provide hugs, guidance

November 22, 2019
Disaster grants help Mid-Missouri organizations provide hugs, guidance

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 Over the past six months, United Way of Central Missouri staff and volunteers have provided hugs and guidance to help those affected by summer flooding and a tornado that blew through…

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Tornado victims searching for ‘new normal’

November 21, 2019
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

October 15, 2019
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

October 3, 2019
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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