Midwest

Stories of Faith

A mix of strong faith and sweat equity builds community—and a church—in Unionville, Missouri - Built in 1871, St. Mary Mission has been the only Catholic presence within 25 miles of rural Unionville, Missouri. For a long time, Catholics struggled to find their place within the local community.

 

Young and energetic campus ministry leaders are creating vibrant faith communities at colleges across our country - On June 20, 2012, campus ministry teams from colleges and universities across the United States arrived at the University of Missouri prepared for four days of idea sharing, fellowship and faith as part of the Campus Ministry Leadership Institute (CMLI). 

More than 50 years ago, Catholic Extension helped build a church in Jetmore, Kansas. The people built a parish family - Jetmore, Kansas, is one of America’s quintessential small towns. Located in the western part of the state, Jetmore is surrounded by miles of farmland and grounded by a sense of family values; parish family values, that is.

Scarce resources cannot quell the hope of small, rural faith community. The spirited parishioners of San Juan Diego Mission in Stilwell, Oklahoma, gather each week in a simple storefront.  The front portion of this rented space serves as their “church"...

St. Mary’s Mission is the hand that guides on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Amid the widespread unemployment and crippling poverty facing the Red Lake Ojibwa Reservation in northern Minnesota stands St. Mary’s Mission and School...

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