Diocesan Events

The Solemnity of All Saints

November 1 | 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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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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2021 Spring Fling

By ssprenger | February 22, 2021

The 2021 St. George Spring Fling will be virtual this year! The event will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 and will be live streamed via the St. George Parish Facebook page starting at 7:30 PM. Each $100 ticket will give you the chance of winning one of the 20 money prizes. A total…

Consecration to St. Joseph

By ssprenger | January 8, 2021

What does it mean for a person to be consecrated to St. Joseph? Well, it basically means that you acknowledge that he is your spiritual father, and you want to be like him. To show it, you entrust yourself entirely into his paternal care so that he can help you acquire his virtues and become…

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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…


15 February 2021

As we enter the sacred season of Lent, this Monday Morning Memo is chockfull of resources for Lent, info on the Rite of Election, and more.

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8 February 2021

We’re celebrating the domestic Church this week, and looking to Lent in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

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1 February 2021

Let’s celebrate our Catholic schools!

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25 January 2021

Links to more information are available by clicking on words highlighted in blue. Bishop’s messages IRS warns of scams The Internal Revenue Service is offering public service announcements to assist the public in avoiding scammers who intend to steal Economic Impact Payments from individuals. You can find the above graphic and other resources to inform…

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Statement for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Today we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Christian who sacrificed his life in enabling our country to come to a “more perfect union.” His words are perhaps more urgent today, as we struggle with what we can do to heal the terrible divisions and to cease…

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18 January 2021

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King. Read Bishop McKnight’s statement, and more information, in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

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11 January 2021

Join us in praying for civic leaders, thanking our religious, and keeping our copyrights clean … in today’s Monday Morning Memo!

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4 January 2021

Links to more information are available by clicking on words highlighted in blue. Bishop’s messages Seeking marriage preparation facilitators With the new diocesan policy for marriage preparation (available at, pastors are encouraged to recruit lay facilitators to work with engaged couples. This policy will be mandatory on July 1, 2021. In the coming months,…

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21 December 2020

Blessings as we draw closer to the great Feast of the Incarnation!

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Official appointments

On 7 December, 2020, the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments: REVEREND AUGUSTINE A. OKOLI, acceptance of resignation as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Montgomery City and St. Patrick Parish, Jonesburg, continuing as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Martinsburg and Resurrection Parish, Wellsville, effective 1 January 2021. REVEREND…

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30 November 2020

This Advent promises to be like none other. With the pandemic raging, it is important to find ways to nurture our faith as we look forward to the great feast of the Incarnation, the Son of God becoming one of us.

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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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