July 29, 2019

In this issue:

Bishop’s messages

Thank you to everyone who joins with me each month in a prayer intention for our diocese. The August prayer intention is as follows:

For the education of our youth in the faith.  May parents and teachers share their knowledge with gentleness and patience, and may students thirst for knowledge of the things of this world while always pursuing God’s wisdom.

Por la educación en la fe de nuestros jóvenes. Que los padres de familia y maestros puedan compartir su conocimiento con tacto y paciencia, y que los estudiantes tengan sed de conocimiento por las cosas de este mundo, siempre tendiendo a la sabiduría de Dios.

You can find graphics for use in bulletins and other printed material and on social media here.

As a reminder:


Please place this graphic in bulletins and on social media. Let’s spread the word!

Confirmation Response Forms

Deadline to submit scheduling forms for the celebration of the sacrament of confirmation is now passed. If you have not submitted your parish form to schedule the sacrament of confirmation next year, please do so as soon as possible. Contact Mr. John DeLaporte in the Office of Youth Ministry and Religious Ed with questions.

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.

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.”

Mass at the Fair

Mass will be celebrated at the Missouri State Fairgrounds Youth Building on Aug. 15, 5:30 p.m. for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a holy day. Fair-goers may also consider other Masses in Pettis County for the the feast day include on Aug. 14: 5:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart; 6:30 Spanish Mass at St. Patrick; 7:30 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist in Bahner. On Aug. 15, Masses will be 8 a.m. at St. Patrick and 8:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart and 5:30 p.m. on the fairgrounds at the Youth Building.

Pastors are asked to distribute fliers they have received 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!

A Healing Prayer Service in the Jefferson City Diocese: Please join us for an Ecumenical Healing Prayer Service for all those individual and families affected by the opiate crisis and or from addictions/compulsions of any kind. In the midst of this dreadful crisis plaguing every aspect of our society, we strive to offer a healing service of hope and recovery. We will gather on Friday, Sept. 6 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City with the doors opening at 6 p.m. This very special event will include: Open 12 Step Meetings (AA-NA-Al Anon) for anyone who is a member of a fellowship, or for those who seek information about these programs; seasoned sponsors from various 12 Step Programs will be available to listen to 5th Steps; priests of our diocese will be available for reconciliation. A healing prayer service will begin at 8 p.m. with the opportunity for a special blessing and commitment to recovery and healing. This event will be followed with fellowship and hospitality. Please see more information to follow in The Catholic Missourian. If you have any questions, please e-mail Fr. Matthew Flatley @ (Diocesan Moderator of Spiritual Formation.) For many, many years, addicts and alcoholics have met in our church basements and now it is time to invite them and their families upstairs, into the sanctuary.

FertilityCare Practitioner Program

FertilityCare Center of Kansas City Teacher Education Program is pleased to announce a new FertilityCare Practitioner Program beginning Sept. 7 to 14 to be held at the Chancery in Jefferson City. Program director is Phyllis A. White, CFCE, of Sacred Heart Parish in Columbia. Medical Consultant is Dr. Mark F. Stegman, OBGYN, CFCMC of St. Louis. Information and application materials can be found at under FCP Training.
This Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner Program is a 13-month program with two Education Phases and two Supervised Practicum. Dates for Education Phase I are Sep 7-14 and Education Phase II are March 7-12, 2020. Students begin teaching at their own home location immediately after EPI. Questions: Phyllis White or 816-550-8789.