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Weekly Wrap 8.30.19

Cyber Security: How to protect student and staff data? Recently one of our schools received a ransomware attack through their technology service provider, they and several local businesses were impacted. Luckily, the school had taken several precautions to secure student and staff data. Please consider advising all of your staff on the following ways to…

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Center for mercy and charity to open in Jefferson City as part of Catholic Church’s social services

JEFFERSON CITY – A health and social services center for the Diocese of Jefferson City will find a home in a former Catholic seminary building, following an agreement of terms between the Jefferson City Housing Authority and Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO). The agreement allows the purchase and renovation of the Shikles…

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Aug. 26, 2019

Bishop’s messages Monthly Prayer Intention Please be so kind as to make this a part of your group and private prayer. Please add this intention to your parish bulletins and newsletters as well as to your parish Eucharistic Adoration Chapels. Graphics for bulletin inserts and social media are available on our website. For first responders; that…

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Bishop McKnight joins CMD board of directors

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has joined the Center for Ministry Development’s (CMD) board of directors to serve as bishop liaison. CMD (www.cmdnet.org) is a nonprofit, Catholic organization that promotes the development of ministry and catechesis of young people and families through leadership formation, service learning, and resources rooted in Sacred Scripture and Catholic tradition. The…

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Ray Hentges to Show-Me State Games athletes: ‘Stay active’

Ray Hentges didn’t just talk to local families about staying active as a lifelong pursuit.  He showed them. Mr. Hentges spoke briefly at the opening of the Jefferson City torch-running festivities for this summer’s Show-Me State Games. He also competed as a golfer in the Senior Show-Me State Games. “At 80, I can’t play much…

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Couple’s gift sparks savings, learning opportunities in Sedalia

A Sedalia couple believes their investment in Catholic education will still be paying dividends long after the kindergarteners at Sacred Heart School (SHS) have children of their own. Sacred Heart parishioners Steve and Karen Ellebracht donated the seed money to build a steel platform on school property and adorn it with an array of solar…

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Weekly Wrap 8.23.19

New Addition Open at Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School Congratulations to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School (OLLIS) in Columbia on the opening of their new addition. Once fully completed this fall, the addition will include 12 new classrooms, a writing lab, a makerspace, a new media center and the school office. Additionally, the…

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Rain damage leads to renewed space in St. Clement School

School had been out for the summer for several weeks when the rainstorms hit. No one was around to notice that the lower level of St. Clement School in St. Clement had taken on water, or that the pump installed long ago to handle such matters had failed. The standing liquid had begun to climb…

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Aug. 19, 2019

Bishop’s messages Please use this bulletin announcement and graphic to promote the Missouri Catholic Conference’s Annual Assembly, which will be Oct. 5 in Jefferson City. You can find more information on the MCC’s website and my letter of invitation and registration information is available here. The Catholic Bishops of Missouri invite you to attend the…

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School project brings greater unity to Columbia parishes

Construction worker Bill Myers gently hoisted the crucifix into place over the new entrance to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School (OLLIS) in Columbia. “Lift high the cross!” called out Father Paul Clark, associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes parish. The crucifix has two sides, reminding all who enter, leave or drive past the…

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