Archive for June 2019

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary is hosting an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, June 19, from 11 AM to 6:30 PM, in the St. Joseph Cathedral Undercroft. Ice cream and cake- $3. Proceeds benefit Patient Care Services at the hospital. Join them for a lunch or dinner too! A variety of menu options are available! SSM…

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Affirming the bishops’ commitment

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight I am returning to our Diocese believing the bishops of the United States have done the right thing in their work this week to make us more accountable to the lay faithful and priests. We had a robust discussion regarding how to strengthen our response to Pope Francis’ document, Vos Estis…

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Disaster Case Managers

Catholic Charities is hiring disaster case managers to work with survivors of the spring floods and tornados that have impacted our 38-county service area.  Background: Disaster Case Management is a time-limited process by which a skilled Disaster Case Manager partners with a disaster-affected individual or family (Client) in order to plan for and achieve realistic goals…

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People affected by tornadoes benefit from a Folk Lenten project

A Lenten project at St. Anthony of Padua parish in Folk is giving some Easter hope to people affected by recent disasters. Between Ash Wednesday and Easter, children of the St. Anthony Parish School of Religion (PSR) collected items such as toiletries, water, adhesive bandages, combs, treats, protein bars and other items to assemble into…

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Helias principal appointed interim superintendent for Catholic schools; national search underway for new superintendent

JEFFERSON CITY — Bishop Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, has appointed Ms. Kenya Fuemmeler as interim superintendent of Catholic schools, effective July 1. The appointment is for up to one year, as the Diocese begins a national search for a superintendent of schools. “Ms. Fuemmeler’s strong Catholic faith, her experience as principal of Helias…

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June 10, 2019

Bishop’s messages Scheduling confirmation It is time to begin the planning and scheduling process for the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation in 2019-2020.  Attached is a form every parish needs to submit to schedule confirmation in the year ahead.  This confirmation cycle marks the first year in our transition process to lower the age.…

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Father Charles D. Pardee dies June 9

Father Charles D. Pardee, age 64, passed to his eternal reward peacefully on the afternoon of Pentecost Sunday, June 9, on his 35th anniversary of ordination to the holy priesthood.  Father Charles D. Pardee was born on September 30, 1954, in St. Louis to the late Donald L. and Concetta K. (Donati) Pardee.  He is…

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Sedalia SHHS graduates told to look ahead with faith, confidence

“Beethoven’s “Hymn to Joy” rang out as the students processed single-file down the aisle and out the massive doors of Sacred Heart Church. Sacred Heart High School’s Class of 2019 then engaged in an impromptu “group hug” on the steps outside. “I’m going to miss my friends,” said class salutatorian Brian Sierra. “They’ve been here…

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