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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Communicating Better Together

Please enjoy this overview of our strategic communications plan, presented by Helen Osman, the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Jefferson City. You can learn more about our progress on building parish branding efforts, developing interactive and engaging parish websites and supporting parish communicators in our “Better Together Branding Initiative” series here on the…

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Fr. Aubuchon: ‘Seek holiness, pursue God’s unique path for you’

Fr. Christopher Aubuchon, diocesan vocations director drew extensively on Scripture and the inspired teachings of the Church to bring that lesson to live for hundreds of young people at Sixth Grade Vocation Day. The annual event, sponsored by the diocesan Vocation Office and held this year on May 1, reinforces for sixth-graders from throughout the…

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Sixth-graders urged to ask good questions, seek God’s direction

“This annual springtime event, sponsored by the diocesan Vocation Office, draws sixth-graders from the diocese’s 37 Catholic schools and from parishes near and far. In an upbeat, field-trip-style atmosphere, they learn about the importance and specific ways of putting God in charge of their future.” -Catholic Missourian Click here to read the full Catholic Missourian…

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June 3, 2019

Bishop’s messages This past week has seen a great deal of work by our Catholic faithful, deacons, pastors and Catholic Charities staff to support those impacted by the natural disasters this year. Please consider publicizing the following information: Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, an agency of our Diocese, is working with other agencies…

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200 women sent forth, assured of God’s ceaseless presence

“‘I Am’. Two simple words that acknowledge the inadequacy of human intellect to comprehend everything that is God. Looking to Him from a place of wonderment, trust and total reliance was the premise of St. Stanislaus parish’s Women’s Ecumenical Lenten Retreat, held March 31 in Wardsville.” -Catholic Missourian Click here to read the full Catholic…

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