Weekly Memo

The Weekly Memo includes news for and about diocesan services and activities. Please feel free to disseminate to a broader audience, such as parishioners and school families! Items may be submitted to Helen Osman no later than Thursday, 5 pm, for inclusion in the following Monday’s memo.


Jan. 21, 2019

Jan. 14, 2019

  • March for Life, national and Midwest
  • VIRTUS database updating announcement
  • Bishop’s prayer intention for January
  • Breaking the Silence of Abuse
  • Jan. 17: National rosary for healing and protection
  • Jan. 21: Creighton Model introductory session in St. James
  • Jan. 25-27, 2019: Retrouvaille
  • Jan. 29-30: NCEA Day of Giving for Catholic Schools
  • Feb. 2: World Day for Consecrated Life
  • Feb. 4-8: St. Basil Chant School with updated information
  • March 5: Catholic Charities Advocacy Day
  • First Sunday, monthly: Latin Mass in the extraordinary form
  • Second Saturday, monthly: Creighton Model FertilityCare Introductory Sessions
  • Deadlines for Catholic Missourian, including for Lenten events
  • Misal Romano resources: audio and text for cantors and clergy
  • Catholic Charities request
  • Sacred Heart, Columbia offering chairs

Jan. 7, 2019

  • Bishop’s prayer intention for January: CORRECTION in Spanish
  • Breaking the Silence of Abuse
  • Jan. 17: National rosary for healing and protection
  • Jan. 25-27, 2019: Retrouvaille
  • Jan. 29-30: NCEA Day of Giving for Catholic Schools
  • Feb. 2: World Day for Consecrated Life
  • Feb. 4-8: St. Basil Chant School
  • First Sunday, monthly: Latin Mass in the extraordinary form
  • Second Saturday, monthly: Creighton Model FertilityCare Introductory Sessions
  • Deadlines for Catholic Missourian, including for Lenten events
  • IRS mileage rates and minimum wage updates
  • Catholic Charities request
  • Email scam alert
  • Staff schedules
  • Death notices

Dec. 27, 2018

There will be no Weekly Memo on Monday, Dec. 31. Instead, a special holiday issue is being published  Dec. 27. The first issue of the Weekly Memo for the New Year will be Jan. 4, 2019, with a deadline of Thursday, Dec. 27, 5 p.m.

In this week’s Weekly Memo:

  • Bishop’s prayer intention for January
  • Breaking the Silence of Abuse
  • Totus Tuus missionary opportunity
  • First Sunday, monthly: Latin Mass in the extraordinary form
  • Second Saturday, monthly: Creighton Model FertilityCare Introductory Sessions
  • Jan. 25-27, 2019: Retrouvaille
  • Feb. 4-8: St. Basil Chant School
  • Catholic Charities request
  • Chancery holiday closings
  • Staff schedules

Dec. 17, 2018

There will be no Weekly Memo on Monday, Dec. 24 or 31. Instead, a special holiday issue will be published Dec. 27. Deadline for this issue is Thursday, Dec. 20, 5 p.m. The first issue of The Weekly for the New Year will be Jan. 4, 2019.

New this week: 

  • Bishop’s prayer intention for January
  • Updated list of credibly accused
  • Chancery holiday closings
  • BDCW newsletter
  • December Safety Talk 2018

In addition, we have information on:

  • Advent and Christmas liturgical resources in English and Spanish
  • Bilingual La Posadas prayers
  • Holy Family prayer service
  • Rite of Election responses
  • Volunteer/employment opportunities
  • TEC in January at Immaculate Conception
  • Retrouvaille weekend Jan. 25-27, 2019
  • Chant school in February
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Latin Mass offered monthly
  • Monthly NFP classes

Dec. 10, 2018

New this week: 

  • Advent and Christmas liturgical resources in English and Spanish
  • Bilingual La Posadas prayers
  • Holy Family prayer service
  • Rite of Election responses
  • Volunteer/employment opportunities
  • TEC in January at Immaculate Conception
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations
  • Free organ to a parish

In addition, we have information on:

  • Bishop’s prayer intention for December
  • Retrouvaille weekend Jan. 25-27, 2019
  • Chant school in February
  • House parents needed
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Latin Mass offered monthly
  • Monthly NFP classes

Dec. 3, 2018

New this week: 

  • Resources to address sin of racism
  • Liturgical resources for Advent and Christmas
  • Chant school
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrations
  • Fraudulent use of priests’ emails
  • Tolton High School seeking liturgical items
  • Catholic Missourian 2019 print schedule

In addition, we have information on:

  • Chancery closed Dec. 10
  • Bishop’s prayer intention for December
  • Retrouvaille weekend Jan. 25-27, 2019
  • House parents needed
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Latin Mass offered monthly
  • Monthly NFP classes

Nov. 26, 2018

New this week:

  • Prayer intention for December
  • Retrouvaille weekend Jan. 25-27, 2019
  • Chancery closed Dec. 10
  • Baptismal font available
  • House parents needed

In addition, we have information on:

  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Rite of Election reservations due Nov. 30
  • Help organize Mass for those suffering from addictions
  • Latin Mass offered monthly
  • Monthly NFP classes
  • Nov. 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom
  • Dec. 1-2: Curso para Padres y Madres de Familia (Español)
  • Promotional material for January March for Life sign-ups due Nov. 30

Nov. 19, 2018

New this week:

  • Thanksgiving blessings
  • Bishop McKnight’s reflection on USCCB meeting
  • Inclement weather policy

In addition, we have information on:

  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Rite of Election reservations due Nov. 30
  • Help organize Mass for those suffering from addictions
  • Latin Mass offered monthly
  • Monthly NFP classes
  • Nov. 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom
  • Dec. 1-2: Curso para Padres y Madres de Familia (Español)
  • Promotional material for January March for Life sign-ups

Nov. 12, 2018

New this week:

  • Last week’s media conference and resources online
  • Help organize Mass for those suffering from addictions
  • Latin Mass offered monthly
  • Updated registration for Natural Family Planning in Spanish
  • Updated registration for parenting classes in Spanish
  • Safety news

In addition, we have information on:

  • USCCB General Assembly livestreaming
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Rite of Election reservations due Nov. 30
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development promotional material for weekend of Nov. 10-11
  • Nov. 17: NFP in Spanish
  • Nov. 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom
  • Dec. 1-2: Curso para Padres y Madres de Familia (Español)
  • Promotional material for January March for Life sign-ups
  • Official Catholic Directory info due Nov. 30

Nov. 5, 2018

New this week:

  • Thank you for listening sessions
  • REMINDER: Bishop’s prayer intention for November
  • Preservation notice from Moderator of the Curia
  • Creighton Model FertilityCare sessions
  • National Vocations Awareness Week
  • Retrouvaille weekend
  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development promotional material for weekend of Nov. 10-11
  • Methodist rural ministry conference
  • USCCB General Assembly livestreaming
  • Official Catholic Directory info due Nov. 30
  • Organ for donation

In addition, we have information on:

  • Prayer and Penance for Nov. 11
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Rite of Election reservations due Nov. 30
  • Nov. 10: Women’s Pro-life Mini Conference
  • Nov. 10: Closing of 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil
  • Nov. 10: Young adult Sorsum Corda reflection day
  • Nov. 10 and Dec. 1: Creighton Model Fertility Care
  • Nov. 17: NFP in Spanish
  • Nov. 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom
  • Dec. 1-2: Curso para Padres y Madres de Familia (Español)
  • Promotional material for January March for Life sign-ups

Oct. 29, 2018

New this week:

  • Prayer and penance – prayers of the faithful for Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 to support bishops
  • Reflection questions for Listening Sessions in the Diocese
  • Bishop McKnight’s prayer intention for November
  • RSVPs for sacrament of confirmation celebrations
  • Women’s pro-life conference
  • Closing of 40 Days for Life
  • March for Life promotional material – registration deadline Nov. 30
  • NFP in Spanish
  • Seminarian Contact Information
  • BCDW newsletter

In addition, we have information on:

  • Mass for deceased priests (RSVPs due Oct. 31)
  • CSA2019
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Rite of Election reservations
  • Oct. 26-28 Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
  • Oct. 27: Annual Youth Leaders’ Retreat
  • Nov. 1: Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri banquet
  • Nov. 2: All Souls Day Mass in extraordinary form
  • Nov. 2-4: Engaged Encounter
  • Nov. 3-4: Marriage Encounter
  • Nov. 3: Young adults discuss abuse crisis with Bishop McKnight
  • Nov. 10: Young adult Sorsum Corda reflection day
  • Nov. 10 and Dec. 1: Creighton Model Fertility Care
  • Nov. 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom
  • Dec. 1-2: Curso para Padres y Madres de Familia (Español)

Oct. 22, 2018

  • Listening Sessions and Prayers for the Church —  NEW
  • CSA2019
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Listening Sessions —  NEW
  • Rite of Election reservations
  • Oct. 26-28 Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
  • Oct. 27: Annual Youth Leaders’ Retreat
  • Nov. 1: Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri banquet
  • Nov. 2: All Souls Day Mass in extraordinary form
  • Nov. 2-4: Engaged Encounter
  • Nov. 3-4: Marriage Encounter
  • Nov. 3: Young adults discuss abuse crisis with Bishop McKnight
  • Nov. 10: Young adult Sorsum Corda reflection day
  • Nov. 10 and Dec. 1: Creighton Model Fertility Care
  • 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom
  • Dec. 1-2: Curso para Padres y Madres de Familia (Español)
  • House parents/relief parents needed

Oct. 15, 2018

  • Listening Sessions and Prayers for the Church —  NEW
  • CSA2019
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Listening Sessions —  NEW
  • Rite of Election reservations —  NEW
  • Oct. 19: Marriage Encounter
  • Oct. 20-21: World Mission Sunday —  NEW
  • Oct. 20: Familia de las Américas (Español)
  • Oct. 26-28 Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat
  • Oct. 27: Annual Youth Leaders’ Retreat
  • Nov. 1: Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri banquet
  • Nov. 2: All Souls Day Mass in extraordinary form
  • Nov. 2-4: Engaged Encounter
  • Nov. 3: Young adults discuss abuse crisis with Bishop McKnight
  • Nov. 10: Young adult Sorsum Corda reflection day —  NEW
  • Nov. 10 and Dec. 1: Creighton Model Fertility Care
  • 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom
  • Dec. 1-2: Curso para Padres y Madres de Familia (Español)
  • New Chancery staff —  NEW
  • House parents/relief parents needed

Oct. 8, 2018

  • Prayer Intention for October
  • Request from Pope Francis for Rosaries in October —  NEW
  • CSA2019
  • October attendance count
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Oct. 13: Pre-Cana
  • Oct. 13: sesquicentennial in Laurie
  • Oct. 19: Marriage Encounter
  • Oct. 20-21: World Mission Sunday  —  NEW
  • Oct. 20: Familia de las Américas (Español)
  • Oct. 26-28 Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat —  NEW
  • Oct. 27: Annual Youth Leaders’ Retreat
  • Nov. 1: Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri banquet —  NEW
  • Nov. 2: All Souls Day Mass in extraordinary form —  NEW
  • Nov. 2-4: Engaged Encounter
  • Nov. 3: Young adults discuss abuse crisis with Bishop McKnight
  • Nov. 10 and Dec. 1: Creighton Model Fertility Care
  • Nov. 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom
  • Dec. 1-2: Curso para Padres y Madres de Familia (Español) —  NEW
  • Jan. 16-19, 2019: March for Life
  • August BCDW newsletter —  NEW
  • New Events Coordinator —  NEW
  • House parents/relief parents needed

Oct. 1, 2018

  • Respect Life Month resources – NEW
  • October Prayer Intention
  • CSA2019 update – NEW
  • October attendance count
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Natural Family Planning / Planificación familiar natural courses
  • Oct. 6: Annual Assembly of the Missouri Catholic Conference
  • Oct. 4-7 Ignatian Silent Retreat/Retiro de Silencio Ignaciano (event in Spanish)
  • Oct. 13: Pre-Cana
  • Oct. 13: sesquicentennial in Laurie – NEW
  • Oct. 19: Marriage Encounter
  • Oct. 20: Familia de las Américas (Español)
  • Oct. 27: Annual Youth Leaders’ Retreat
  • Nov. 2-4: Engaged Encounter – NEW
  • Nov. 3: Young adults discuss abuse crisis with Bishop McKnight – NEW
  • 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom
  • 16-19, 2019: March for Life
  • House parents/relief parents needed

Sept. 24, 2018

  • Diaconal ordination – NEW
  • CSA2019 update – NEW
  • Recovery from Hurricane Florence – NEW
  • October Prayer Intention – NEW
  • October attendance count
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Diocesan Review Board Seeking New Members
  • Sept. 29: Come and See; Vocational Youth Retreat (Bilingual)
  • Natural Family Planning / Planificación familiar natural courses– NEW
  • Oct. 6: Annual Assembly of the Missouri Catholic Conference
  • Oct. 4-7 Ignatian Silent Retreat/Retiro de Silencio Ignaciano (event in Spanish)
  • Oct. 13: Pre-Cana– NEW
  • Oct. 19: Marriage Encounter– NEW
  • Oct. 20: Familia de las Américas (Español) – NEW
  • Oct. 27: Annual Youth Leaders’ Retreat
  • Nov. 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom
  • Free hymnals– NEW
  • Schools inspected for asbestos– NEW
  • House parents/relief parents needed– NEW
  • Chancery job openings
  • Carpool for Kenrick alumni

Sept. 17, 2018

  • Important CSA information arriving in postal mail – NEW
  • October attendance count
  • Breaking the silence of abuse
  • Diocesan Review Board Seeking New Members
  • Sept. 29: Come and See; Vocational Youth Retreat (Bilingual)
  • St. Raymond’s Society/Respect Life Month
  • Oct. 6: Annual Assembly of the Missouri Catholic Conference
  • Oct. 4-7 Ignatian Silent Retreat/Retiro de Silencio Ignaciano (event in Spanish)
  • Oct. 27: Annual Youth Leaders’ Retreat – NEW
  • 30 or Dec. 1: Navigating Science and Religion in the Catholic Classroom – NEW
  • Email scam alert — NEW
  • Safety talk — NEW
  • Chancery job openings
  • Carpool for Kenrick alumni

Sept. 10, 2018

  • October attendance count- NEW
  • Breaking the silence of abuse – UPDATED
  • Diocesan Review Board Seeking New Members- NEW
  • New policy for construction and renovation projects- NEW
  • Sept. 12: Priests’ social at St. Andrew, Holts Summit
  • Sept. 14: Solemn High Mass
  • Sept. 29: Come and See; Vocational Youth Retreat (Bilingual) – UPDATED
  • St. Raymond’s Society/Respect Life Month
  • Oct. 6: Annual Assembly of the Missouri Catholic Conference
  • Sept. 14: Family Conference, St. Peter, Marshall (event in Spanish) – UPDATED
  • Sept. 15: Diocesan continuous formation for parish lectors at the Chancery (event in Spanish)
  • Oct. 4-7 Ignatian Silent Retreat/Retiro de Silencio Ignaciano (event in Spanish) – NEW
  • Chancery event coordinator- NEW
  • Chancery job openings
  • Carpool

Sept. 3, 2018

  • Bishop McKnight in Rome – NEW
  • Prayer Intention for September
  • Sept. 8: 2018 Diocesan Youth Rally – UPDATED
  • Sept. 12: Priests’ social at St. Andrew, Holts Summit
  • Sept. 14: Solemn High Mass
  • Sept. 29: Come and See; Vocational Youth Retreat (Bilingual) – NEW
  • St. Raymond’s Society/Respect Life Month
  • Oct. 6: Annual Assembly of the Missouri Catholic Conference
  • May 4, 2019: Mass of Ordination of Deacons
  • Events in Spanish or bilingual – NEW
  • Sept. 8 – NFP at Sacred Heart in Columbia (event in Spanish) – NEW
  • Sept. 14: Family Conference, St. Peter, Marshall (event in Spanish) – NEW
  • Sept. 15: Diocesan continuous formation for parish lectors at the Chancery (event in Spanish) – NEW
  • Chancery job openings – NEW
  • Development Director Jake Seifert contact information – NEW
  • Email scam alert – NEW
  • Confirmation forms now due – NEW
  • Carpool – UPDATED

Aug. 27, 2018

  • Priests meeting Aug. 28
  • Protect and heal graphics for web and bulletins
  • St. Raymond’s Society
  • Bishop’s prayer intention for September in English/Spanish and pdf placement
  • Sept. 8 youth rally
  • Sept. 12 priests’ social
  • Sept. 14 Solemn High Mass
  • St. Raymond’s Society
  • Oct. 6: Annual Assembly of the Missouri Catholic Conference
  • May 4, 2019: Mass of Diaconal Ordinations
  • Paula Glynn new admin for School Office
  • Carpool to Kenrick Seminary alumni gathering

 

Aug. 20, 2018

  • Bishop McKnight’s letter to the faithful and clergy
  • Bishop’s prayer intention for September in English/Spanish and pdf placement
  • New dates for Catholic Stewardship Appeal
  • New dates for Catholic Engaged Encounter
  • Welcome priest scholars in Columbia
  • Sept. 12 priests’ social
  • Phone system at St. Thomas
  • Sept. 14 Solemn High Mass
  • Mass of Ordination of Deacons

Aug. 13, 2018

  • Official appointments
  • Bishop’s prayer intention for September
  • Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary
  • Confirmation response forms due
  • Diocesan Youth Rally
  • Directors and Coordinators of Parish Religious Education meetings
  • Chancery staff update
  • Missouri Catholic Conference Annual Assembly