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31 August 2020

New pro-life ministry resources and a discernment process for parts of our diocese are in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

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24 August 2020

Bishop McKnight has updated the diocesan decree regarding safety measures during the pandemic, including the wearing of face coverings during Mass.

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17 August 2020

This week’s Monday Morning Memo includes official appointments, upcoming meetings for musicians, job openings and more…

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Diocesan Events

The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord

December 25, 2020 | The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord is a Holy Day of Obligation. Check Mass times at your local parish.

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The Solemnity of All Saints

November 1, 2020 | The Solemnity of All Saints Day (All Saints Day) is a Holy Day of Obligation. Check Mass times at your local parish.

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Infirm Priest Fund Collection (Assessed)

To maintain a reserve fund for out-of-the-ordinary health needs of diocesan priests not covered by health insurance.

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Parish News

Heritage Hallway

By ssprenger | June 27, 2020

St. George’s New Heritage Hallway Is Looking Good!  Thanks to Arlene Broeker for the MANY hours of labor and planning in bringing this gem of history to fruition!  And thanks to Rodney Kliethermes, Mike Jacquin, Valora Budnik and many others for their help, too!

Welcome Father Franklin

By ssprenger | June 27, 2020

Welcome, Fr. Colin Franklin, our new Pastor! Fr. Franklin was ordained on June 9, 2012. Most recently, he has been Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Edina and St. Aloysius in Baring, and chaplain to the Newman Center in Kirksville.

Summer Catechetical Program for Children and Youth – July 19 – 24, 2020

By ssprenger | June 24, 2020

TOTUS TUUS TOTUS TUUS (Latin for “totally yours”), a parish mission for youth, is coming to our parish the week of July 19-24. Students going into grades 1-6 next fall are invited to participate Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 2:30pm each day for catechesis, games, Mass, songs, Reconciliation, and a chance to build a stronger relationship…

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Heritage Hallway

By ssprenger | June 27, 2020

St. George’s New Heritage Hallway Is Looking Good!  Thanks to Arlene Broeker for the MANY hours of labor and planning in bringing this gem of history to fruition!  And thanks to Rodney Kliethermes, Mike Jacquin, Valora Budnik and many others for their help, too!

Welcome Father Franklin

By ssprenger | June 27, 2020

Welcome, Fr. Colin Franklin, our new Pastor! Fr. Franklin was ordained on June 9, 2012. Most recently, he has been Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Edina and St. Aloysius in Baring, and chaplain to the Newman Center in Kirksville.

Summer Catechetical Program for Children and Youth – July 19 – 24, 2020

By ssprenger | June 24, 2020

TOTUS TUUS TOTUS TUUS (Latin for “totally yours”), a parish mission for youth, is coming to our parish the week of July 19-24. Students going into grades 1-6 next fall are invited to participate Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 2:30pm each day for catechesis, games, Mass, songs, Reconciliation, and a chance to build a stronger relationship…

National search announced for new president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School, Columbia

By Helen Osman | April 1, 2019

COLUMBIA — Bishop Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, announced today a national search for the next president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School. The school, which opened its doors in 2011, currently has 262 students in grades nine through 12. The national search will be coordinated by School Sisters of Notre…

Ad limina: an opportunity to cross a threshold

By Helen Osman | March 8, 2019

By Bishop Shawn McKnight Next January, I will be making a special trip to Rome, along with other bishops from Missouri and some adjoining states. We have been invited to make our “ad limina” visit to the Holy See. The Latin phrase refers to one of the primary reasons for the visit, to pray at…

Preventing email and text scams

By Helen Osman | February 24, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — The Diocese of Jefferson City warns the public of what appears to be an ongoing phishing scam involving emails and texts purportedly from priests or parish/Chancery staff. This scam has hit many parishes across the United States. The email or text purports to be from a person the target knows, such as one’s…

Diocesan Review Board meets

By Helen Osman | February 17, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — The membership of the Diocesan Review Board met Jan. 26, 2019 for an orientation session. The board, which is comprised of 17 appointed members and three staff from the Diocese of Jefferson City, is a confidential, consultative body for Bishop Shawn McKnight. The board advises Bishop McKnight on policies and responses to allegations…

Leadership Roundtable

By Helen Osman | February 14, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ and Partners in Ministry, Bishop McKnight has, in consultation with both lay and ordained diocesan leaders, decided that the time is right for us to get an Assessment of the current functional state of the diocesan chancery and the diocese.  This Assessment will be conducted with the help of an experienced…