Pastoral Vision

Adaptations to Ministry

May 15, 2020
Msgr. Mak with chalice

For the last two months I’ve been managing the stress of dealing with the pandemic by thinking of it as a temporary break from the normal routine, a break during which I may miss significant features of my life, but most likely can make up for everything in a short while. Once I managed the…

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Things to Consider: May Musings

May 8, 2020

I would like to draw your attention to a few things to consider in the coming days. Often the information that we produce comes out in piecemeal fashion, bits and pieces here and there in different posts and bulletin announcements. I thought I would do a brain dump here and see where it takes me.…

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Vatican News Resources: a universal perspective

April 25, 2020
Vatican News Portal

During my five years in Rome, I experienced firsthand one of the creedal hallmarks of the Catholic Church:  universality. The primary experience of that was meeting students and professors from all over the world who attended my university. But it was listening to Vatican Radio and reading L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper introduced me to the…

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Being the Domestic Church

April 17, 2020
Jesus Cross

With the extension of Governor Parson’s stay-at-home order through May 3, along with  the decision to keep school buildings in the state closed for the rest of the academic year, Bishop McKnight has issued an updated decree on public worship. We all understand that resuming public life will be a gradual process; therefore, Bishop has…

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Pastoral Planning

January 24, 2020

It’s been already two years since the Holy Spirit gave us Bishop Shawn McKnight as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City. He has not squandered any of the grace of ordination during this time as the shepherd of God’s people. He has responded with compassion and determination in leading us in a…

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