2017 Distinguished Graduate & Outstanding Volunteer

DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE: Edith Vogel graduated from St. Joseph Cathedral in 1965, from Helias High School in 1969 and from the Jefferson City Public School of Practical Nursing in 1972. She has been active in civic life, serving for eight years on the City Council, representing Ward 2 (1999-2007) and 20 years on a fund allocation committee for the United Way. As a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, she has served in various roles, including the Parish Council, both as a member and as president, the schola and as a lector. Prior to joining St. Joseph Cathedral, she actively participated as a member at St. Peter parish, including as Parish Council president. Ms. Vogel says that she learned an important lesson while attending Catholic schools: “Don’t lie, don’t cheat and don’t steal, and you’ll turn out okay!”

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER: Kevin Vollet graduated in 1981 from Assumption Catholic Grade School in South St. Louis County; 1985 from Bishop DuBourg High School in South St. Louis City; and 1993 from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, with a BS degree in Civil Engineering. He is currently working as a Civil Computer Aided Design Support at MoDOT. Of the importance of volunteering, Mr. Vollet says, “Volunteering allows me to be closer to my kids by sharing in their experiences and teaches them to think of others with their own skills and gifts. It is a great way to give back to the Catholic Church that I feel has given so much to me and my family.” Our Outstanding Volunteer has been active in volunteering in various organizations and activities.


2016 Christmas Bazaar Results

2016 Bazaar Results

Cathedral Golf Tournament


The St. Joseph Cathedral Golf Tournament raised $17,500. The proceeds were presented to St. Joseph Cathedral Parish, St. Joseph Cathedral School, and St. Joseph Cathedral Athletic Committee. Thank you for all of your hard work in making this a successful Parish event!

School Debt Pay-Off

School Loan Payoff

Msgr. Kurwicki, Jim Vignola and Clarence Denkler presented the final check to Central Bank on the 2008 two million dollar loan on the School addition. This brings that 5.6 million dollar campaign to a very successful conclusion thanks to your prayers, support and gifts. Those debt reduction envelopes work!


Carl Gales Update

Carl will be taking his 1st Vows on Saturday, August 6, 2016.  He is presently in a Chicago suburb, Techny, IL.  After his vows he will head into the city of Chicago for two years of Advanced Theology.

Carl sends his love and prayers to everyone at the “Great Cathedral” and thanks each of you for your thoughts and prayers.

See photos of Carl and his fellow seminarians.

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Fr. Faraway

Fr. Faraway


Olivia and Addison Monnig’s brother went to the Baltic countries and they insisted he take Fr. Faraway with him.  Check out the parish webpage for some great pictures of several Catholic churches in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia.  Thanks to the Monnig girls for making sure Fr. Faraway went on that fantastic trip – it looks like he had a great time visiting these beautiful churches.

Fr. Faraway – August 14 2016



The Barnes recently took Fr. Faraway to Ireland – so make sure to check the parish webpage for pictures!  Remember to take Fr. Faraway with you on your travels and keep the pictures coming – send them to meystrik@centurylink.net.

Fr. Faraway – August 7 2016



Two Cathedral Parish families took Fr. Faraway with them on recent trips.  Last weekend, Fr. Faraway visited Springfield, MO with Daniel (2nd grade) and Nick (preschool) Morris.  Fr. Faraway attended Mass at Immaculate Conception parish with Daniel and Nick – as well as their aunt, uncle, and cousin.  The Brunnert Family recently took Fr. Faraway to Boston and among the historic sites they visited was the Old North Church.  This was the church where the Patriots hung lanterns – one if by land, two if by sea.  Remember to take Fr. Faraway with you on your travels and keep the pictures coming – send them to meystrik@centurylink.net.

Fr. Faraway – August 1 2016



The Meystrik Family recently took Fr. Faraway to Conception Abbey and to visit the Carmelites staying in Clyde, MO with the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration.  Check out the parish website for pictures from both the Abbey Basilica and the monastery at Clyde (including a relic of St. Francis of Assisi from their relic chapel).  Don’t forget to send in your pictures with Fr. Faraway and make sure he gets to Mass each weekend!

Fr. Faraway – July 16, 2016



The Delk Family and Fr. Faraway continued their travels though historic Charleston, South Carolina – including a stop at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.  Check out the parish website for pictures.  Don’t forget to take Fr. Faraway with you this Summer and make sure he gets to Mass each weekend!

Fr. Faraway – June 28 2016



This week Fr. Faraway traveled to historic Charleston, South Carolina with the Delk Family.  Although Fr. Faraway missed his flight with Mrs. Jennie Busby – she made sure to take pictures for him from her trip to Southeast Asia.

Fr. Faraway – June 20 2016



This week’s Fr. Faraway Update highlights some Catholic Churches in Tennessee where parishioners went while on vacation.  Kenadi Harrison introduced Fr. Faraway to a priest in Gatlinburg and a couple of beautiful stops the Delk family made with Fr. Faraway in Nashville.   Keep going to Mass and keep the pictures coming!

Fr. Faraway – June 12 2016

New Email Contact Information

The stjosephb@catholicweb.com email address is no longer active. Please use the following to contact the Cathedral Parish Office by email.

Cathedral Email Parish Office info@cathedraljc.org 
Bulletin Editor/ Parish Secretary Amanda Geiger amanda.g@cathedraljc.org
Associate Pastor Father Duncan AssociatePastor@cathedraljc.org
Executive Assistant Darlene Kliethermes darlene.k@cathedraljc.org
Accountant Jim Vignola jim.v@cathedraljc.org
Youth Minister Julie Gramlich julie.g@cathedraljc.org
Pastor Monsignor Kurwicki Pastor@cathedraljc.org
Music Director Tom Halpin tom.h@cathedraljc.org