July 22, 2019

In this issue:

As a reminder:


Carla McDaniel has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant for the Vocations and Development Offices. For almost 15 years, Carla served in the development office of State Technical College managing various gifts and grants. She also has a passion for fitness and is a Certified Personal Trainer. She and her husband are members of St. George’s Parish in Linn and she has previously served on the school board. Carla’s first day will be Aug. 1. Please make her feel welcome!

Great resource for men groups: Inspired by Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, Kapaun’s Men unites men in prayer, formation and discussion in order to help us courageously respond to God’s universal call to holiness and become better husbands, fathers, leaders and friends.  If you are interested in getting a Kapaun’s Men group established in your parish, find more information at or contact Scott Carter at

The Weekly Wrap, a new column published each Friday from the Catholic Schools office, is intended to keep our principals and their pastors updated on school matters. The blog can be found on the landing page of the Catholic Schools Office.

Please consider printing this bulletin announcement or including the attached flyer:

Do you have a loved one or family member who is incarcerated? Are you looking for a safe, welcoming community? Kolbe Family Ministry is a support group designed to accompany family members on their journey. All are welcome, regardless of faith affiliation, as are children, although advance notice of children is encouraged. Meetings are confidential and there is no cost to you. Contact us at 573.635.7719, ext. 7, or KFM is a ministry of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri.

As a reminder:

Upcoming events

Please consider promoting these events in your bulletins, other print publications, on your website and in other digital sites. Please use the description in our online event page (links provided for each event) for your print products. You may find more events on our diocesan website.

Protecting God’s Children workshops
The Catholic Church in the United States is committed to providing safe environments in all of our ministries and activities, especially those involving children and youth. One aspect of our commitment is that anyone who works with minors in our parishes, schools and other Catholic organizations in the Diocese of Jefferson City receive training. For a full list of trainings currently available, please visit our Virtus site and select “Jefferson City, MO (Diocese),” or go to our Events page and filter by “Protecting God’s Children.”

Creighton Introductory Session (NFP) – Aug. 3, Sacred Heart, Columbia
Come and learn about the Creighton Model FertilityCare System and the medical applications called NaProTechnology. This is chemical-free reliable family planning to achieve or avoid pregnancy and to monitor women’s health, with medical applications that find the cause and treat it to make the woman healthy.  Perhaps you are tired of taking the birth control pill for every reproductive problem or of having your daughters on this steroid for acne or cramps?  Or being told that IVF is your only solution for infertility? In addition, these systems are totally in accord with Church teaching affirming that there is no conflict between faith and science – good medicine and Church teaching.  Contact 573-443-3470.

Catholic Charismatic Reunion/Prayer Meeting
The Diocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service Team is sponsoring a Prayer Meeting Aug. 4, 3 p.m., at St. Pius X Church in Moberly.  If you have been touched by the Renewal, come and see what God is doing and renew old acquaintances and make new ones. If  you have not experienced the Charismatic Renewal, come and see,  everyone is welcomed. Music will be led by  Deacon John Hill, Deacon Ken Berry will provide the teaching on Ezekiel 47 vs. 1-12, followed by an opportunity for individual prayer needs.  For more information, contact Deacon Ken Berry at 660-341-4099 or

Cursillo de Mujeres – Aug. 1-4 San Patricio, Sedalia
Un encuentro de tres días para mujeres en el cual, en un clima de fraternidad y alegría, se promueve un encuentro con uno mismo, con Dios, con los demás y con la Iglesia de Cristo. Contacto: Maria Gómez 660-460-0388.

Pastors are asked to distribute fliers they have received this week to promote the Marian Conference on Aug. 9-10 at the Cathedral. Please see below for more information.

Misa Diocesana en español con nuestro Obispo. Además de celebrar la Eucaristía juntos, podremos convivir con muchos hermanos y hermanas Hispanos nuestros durante la comida después de Misa. Un evento para toda la familia. ¡Los esperamos!

Are you longing for more in your Catholic faith life? Are you looking for sound inspirations to carry you through on your Christian journey?  CURSILLO (pronounced Ker-SEE-yo) may be for you. It’s a 3 Day Weekend of Catholic learning and faith-sharing.  There are most likely people in your own parish who have made a Cursillo and can help you understand how Cursillo will help you find connections within yourself, with Jesus and putting your faith into action with others. Contact Marcia Doll at 573-999-5066 to help you find a local Cursillista to help you decide if an upcoming Cursillo will be a blessing for you!
Men’s Cursillo weekend is Oct. 24-27; women’s Cursillo is Nov. 7-10; both will be held at St. Pius X in Moberly. For more information check out the Cursillo link at the Diocese website at