News and Events

2017-2018 Diocesan Youth Events

Video of News Conference with Bishop Gaydos & Bishop Elect McKnight – On our diocesan website, you can click the lead story on the new bishop and get a recorded video of the Nov. 21 news conference with Bishop Gaydos and Bishop-Elect McKnight.  On that page, you will also get, Jay Nies’ story that will appear in The Catholic Missourian.  Note that at the bottom of the page there are PDF’s of the full statements of both men. The video is also available on YouTube at



Sunday, December 31st – New Year’s Eve Dance, Music by SHILOH – Our Lady of the Snows Parish Center, Mary’s Home from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am. $20 per single ticket or $30 per couple.  Tickets are limited. Must be 18 years or older to attend. Flyer

January 13-15, 2018, Mid America TEC #248 Weekend – Immaculate Conception parish, Jefferson City
Directors: Lisa Hammond and Fr. Greg Oligschlaeger

T.E.C. is Teens Encounter Christ, but that word “Teens” can be misleading. We are all God’s children and at a TEC weekend the young and not so young gather together.  It is not just for teenagers. It is together that we share Christ actually living among us. When we first arrive we are all strangers so we take some time to get acquainted.  We take a group picture so we can remember who our new friends are. We get into groups at tables where we’ll work on different projects based on talks that young adults and not so young adults share with the group. Those talks are really something to hear!  You may find out that other people have the same problems and obstacles in their lives just as you and I do. You can’t help but admire them for their honesty and their openness.  The tables will then share among themselves whatever reactions they may have to the talks.  You are never forced to say anything unless you want to. We pray, but not so much that it’s boring. You may get to see some new ways to pray that you never thought could be prayer. Prayer that is alive! The Masses at the TEC are the most remarkable you have ever been to, because you’re with people you’ve come to know really well.  The music is simply awesome. Interested – please fill out application by going to

Mark your calendars now for the annual Italian Feast, which is set for February 3, 2018. This is an evening of fine dining – spaghetti, fettuccini, lasagna, breadsticks, salad, & cheesecake, a Silent Auction, and wine tasting. Tickets will be on sale from the school office, Mary’s Home Bank, or any school family around Christmastime. Advance tickets are $10 for adults. Adult tickets at the door are $11. Child tickets (ages 6-12) are $5, in advance or at the door, and 5 and under eat free. We will be serving the meal from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Carry-outs will be available. Wine tasting will be from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and the Silent Auction, featuring unique items & class baskets, will run from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.