Better Together Welcome to the Diocese of Jefferson City serving 38 counties in Central and Northern 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
Frequently Asked Questions

As we continue our efforts to protect one another from the serious effects of the coronavirus, these FAQs are offered to assist the faithful in understanding the instructions and decrees promulgated by Bishop W. Shawn McKnight. 

Message From the Bishop

Our towns and cities will emerge from this pandemic, but our lives will be very different after the virus has passed. Our efforts are to help the people of our diocese stay healthy, keep calm and work together so our families can thrive. We encourage a sense of co-responsibility between our clergy and laity to ensure our parishes and schools are able to respond to the post-pandemic world with creativity and flexibility.


 "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.

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