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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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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Catholic Relief Services and Development (3 in 1) Collection

To help needy, sick and hungry overseas; support the administration and works of the Holy Father; support work of sacred shrines and Church in the Holy Land.

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Communication and Education Collection

To evangelize through TV, radio, internet and other media to spread the Gospel, and to fund academic scholarships and continuing education of priests of the diocese at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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Diocesan Mission Collection

To support diocesan mission projects and efforts in Peru, India, and Africa. In lieu of additional second collections, funds collected in this appeal also supports national mission projects and efforts in Latin America, Africa, Central & Eastern Europe, Catholic Near East Welfare Association and Society of the Propagation of the Faith.

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Seminarian Formation and Priest Retirement Collection (Assessed)

To form and educate diocesan seminarians (candidates for priesthood) and clergy and to provide for the retirement needs of retired diocesan priests who offered their lives in priestly ministry and service.

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Parish News

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Bob Gannon Poster

God’s Miracles in Our Lives

By ssprenger | October 18, 2020

Bob Gannon is a Vietnam veteran who struggled with PTSD, nightmares, and flashbacks for over 30 years until God performed a great miracle in his life through a Novena to St. Therese. Mr. Gannon is coming to St. George Parish to give two inspiring presentations on November 9 at 6:30 PM. The first presentation will…

St. George Online Giving is changing

By ssprenger | October 8, 2020

St. George will be transitioning from our current ParishSoft online giving platform to Blackbaud. All those that use ParishSoft to complete online credit card payments to the church or school will be affected. This new platform will provide a higher level of security, reduce transaction fees, and unify the programs used within the diocese. ParishSoft…

St. George Taste of Italy

By ssprenger | October 7, 2020

The 19th annual St. George Taste of Italy event will be held on January 16, 2021.  This event, sponsored through the Home and School Association, works to bring in funds to support academic programs and projects within our school.  The Italian meal will be sold drive thru style with most of the auction items being…

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…


Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Protection from the Coronavirus

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, we entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.At the foot of the Cross, you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.Patroness of the Diocese of Jefferson City, you know what we need.We are certain of the power of your intercession, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,joy…

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23 November 2020

Bishop McKnight’s message for Advent and the MIssouri bishops address ethical concerns about vaccines are in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

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Decree extended after 27 November

Whereas the case numbers of COVID-19 infections remain at their highest levels for many counties of Mid-Missouri; and Whereas the common good demands that the public health requirements and recommendations of the state are to be observed whenever possible; and Whereas the Presbyteral Council has provided their advice with regard to the ongoing reality of…

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Bishop McKnight affirms importance of the continuance of Catholic health care values; supports role of health care providers in living those values

JEFFERSON CITY – As representatives of SSM Health and Quorum Health Corporation announced their intent to explore a sale of SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City, Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, who leads the Diocese of Jefferson City, looks forward to participating in the process, which will eventually require approval by the Holy See.…

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12 October 2020

All things audio are new to today’s Monday Morning Memo. Are they music to your ear, so to speak? Read more to find out!

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5 October 2020

Catholic Stewardship Appeal 2021 launches The Catholic Stewardship Appeal 2021 for our diocese is beginning. Materials for parishes will be available at the Priests’ Institute this week (or mailed to those not attending). The brochure (English and Spanish versions), poster, logo, bulletin inserts, Mass announcements, and prayer intentions may be found at The gold…

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28 September 2020

Today’s Monday Morning Memo has stuff good for our body, mind and souls: Rosary Across America, Walk with Ease, Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship and more

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The times that try our souls

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight During an historic pandemic, our country faces one of the most contentious presidential election campaigns in recent memory. Some of our fellow Americans may be wondering if they are living in the apocalypse, with fire, drought, hurricanes, flooding, riots and other stresses added to the mix.  Just where is our…

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21 September 2020

Deadlines for ordering vocations material, an upcoming workshop for planning in the midst of uncertainty and more events are in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

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14 September 2020

Planning for uncertainty, a job opening in Fayette and updates on online fertility care courses are in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

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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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