Fr. Patrick Shortt Request for Prayers

Fr. Pat Shortt, pastor of Our Lady of the Snows parish in Mary’s Home, has taken a turn for the worse.  He has been struggling with an infection that has caused him some problems. He has undergone surgery, which was successful and is on a ventilator to help with breathing.  Please keep him in your prayers, especially that they might be able to find a way to deal with this infection and put him back on the road to recovery.


Liz Kuster, daugher-in-law to Terri Kuster will fulfill a life long dream and will be in Jeopardy Monday, June 12 at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to watch!

We Remember in Prayer

Obituary for Martha Agnes (Kempker) Schulte | Phillips Funeral Home

Martha Agnes Schulte, 98, of Henley, Missouri passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Summit Villa in Holts Summit, Missouri.  She was born February 13, 1919 in Miller County, Missouri to the late Henry and Sophia (Lepper) Kempker.  On October 10, 1940 in Mary’s Home, Missouri she united in marriage to Fred H. Schulte who preceded her in death in 2010.


Daughters, Marilyn Forck (Jerome) of Jefferson City Mo., Margaret Oligschlaeger (Paul) of Jefferson City Mo.

Sons, Ron Schulte (Flo) Henley Mo., Gary Schulte (Pam) Henley Mo.

Son in Law, Larry Luetkemeyer of Maryland Heights Mo.

Fifteen Grandchildren, Thirty-Four Great Grandchildren & One Great Great Grandchild

Sister Alma Loethen of Mary’s Home Mo.

Preceded in death by a daughter Marlene Luetkemeyer, a great granddaughter & great grandson, 3 brothers, Adolph Kempker, Fred Kempker & Matt Kempker. 4 sisters, Elizabeth Luckenhoff, Maggie Doerhoff, Hilda Doerhoff & Annie Bax.

Martha was a lifelong member of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church of Mary’s Home, member of the Altar Sodality, and enjoyed quilting and bowling.

Visitation will be on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church with a prayer service at 4:00 P.M.  Funeral Mass will be Saturday June 10, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. also at the Church.  Reverend Greg Oligschlaeger officiating.  Interment will follow at Our Lady of the Snows Cemetery.

Memorials in her name are suggested to Our Lady of the Snows Parish.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church
274 Hwy H, Eugene MO 65032

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.


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!


Fr. Faraway

Fr. Faraway


Thanks to Deacon Al and Dena Brand – Fr. Faraway got his summer vacation off to a great start.  They took Fr. Faraway on a pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal.  After Fr. Faraway had a few days to rest – the Steve and Theresa Meystrik Family took him to a wedding in Kansas and the following day they visited another Catholic Church that Fr. Faraway was told to visit.  Check out the parish webpage for some great pictures from both of these trips.  Remember to take Fr. Faraway along with you and be sure to get to Mass while on vacation.  Look for some of the many beautiful Catholic Churches and shrines along the way.  Send pictures to or text them to Steve Meystrik at (573) 353-8652.

Fr. Faraway – June 11 2017

Fr. Faraway – June 11 2017 (2)

New Email Contact Information

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

Cathedral Email Parish Office 
Bulletin Editor/ Parish Secretary Amanda Geiger
Associate Pastor Father Duncan
Executive Assistant Darlene Kliethermes
Accountant Jim Vignola
Youth Minister Julie Gramlich
Pastor Monsignor Kurwicki
Music Director Tom Halpin