Better Together The Catholic Church in 38 counties of Central and Northeastern Missouri

Come, Holy Spirit!

Better Together is more than a phrase for us; it is an invitation to go deeper into what it means to be a Catholic Christian. Our pastoral planning process is underway and everyone has a role.

"See How they Love One Another"

The Church in a pandemic

As more people become vaccinated and the number of COVID-19 cases decline in our area, all Catholics are invited to join us to worship together, in person, and to receive the Body of Christ in Holy Communion, which nourishes our souls and heals us of our sins. That’s why we are obliged to participate in the Sunday liturgy each week.

Of course, if you are ill, are traveling, or otherwise dispensed from our obligation to participate in the Mass, please continue to join us online. Many of our parishes are providing livestreaming of Masses. Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in person at Mass!

Message From the Bishop

Understanding the best ways to welcome and invite people back to our parishes should form how we implement our parish and diocesan pastoral plans. We can build on what is already happening in our parishes.


 "As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." (1 Peter 4:10)


Learn more about what is happening in our 100+ faith communities and how you can get involved.

All Christians are called to service by virtue of their baptism. The call to priesthood and religious life is heard at various ages and circumstances of life; God’s call is often incarnated through the words, example, and support of others.

Help us to awaken the call within those called to ordination or vowed religious life.