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Catholic schools in Diocese of Jefferson City will remain in distance learning mode through end of school year

JEFFERSON CITY – In light of Governor Michael Parson’s announcement today, the Diocese of Jefferson City’s Catholic elementary and high schools will continue providing lessons through remote means so as to conclude their school year on May 15.

As Catholics now enter into the holy time of the sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday, next week Bishop W. Shawn McKnight will review the implications of this decision on the pastoral activities of the parishes and provide more guidance as soon as possible.

All parishes and schools are abiding by a decree issued by Bishop McKnight on March 31, which restricts the type of public gatherings in the 95 parishes of the diocese through April 30.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City includes 38 counties in northeastern and central Missouri and is led by Bishop McKnight. Approximately 82,000 Catholics live in the diocese, worshipping and serving in 110 parishes. There are 37 elementary schools and three high schools in the diocesan school system.