29 March 2021

Links to more information are available by clicking on words highlighted in blue. Bishop’s messages In observance of the Easter Triduum, the Chancery offices will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday. Parish staff orientation It was exciting to have more than 70 parish staff join us for an orientation regarding letters of good standing,…

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Employment opportunities in our Catholic schools

Follow this link for a full listing of openings and to apply. To Teach in the Diocese of Jefferson City Schools: The school communities of the Diocese of Jefferson City are avenues of the saving mission of Christ. They accept the continuing mission of proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ to the world and…

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22 March 2021

Links to more information are available by clicking on words highlighted in blue. Bishop’s messages NEW DEADLINES!Marriage preparation trainings for clergy and laity Our new Marriage Preparation Policy, which becomes effective July 1, requires training. Priests will need to participate in the training (optional for retired clergy) and invite qualified lay people to be trained as marriage…

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Adopting a new Coat of Arms for the Diocese of Jefferson City

Whereas the present coat of arms of the Diocese of Jefferson City has caused concern among some of the faithful regarding the use of certain secular symbols on it, namely the Phrygian cap and the liberty pole; and Whereas there exists among the clergy and faithful a desire for more explicit Christian symbolism in the…

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15 March 2021

Links to more information are available by clicking on words highlighted in blue. Bishop’s messages New decree modifying pandemic decrees On Friday, March 12, I issued a decree modifying restrictions on the use of printed materials and holy water in our churches, and providing guidance for the resumption of social gatherings. It is available in…

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DECRETO

Enmienda de decretos anteriores sobre actividades pastorales en la Diócesis de Jefferson City Considerando que la dirección del Centro para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades del gobierno de los EE. UU. aconseja: 1) cuanto más frecuentemente se toque una superficie por varias personas, con mayor frecuencia ésta se debe limpiar y luego desinfectar,…

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Decree emending previous decrees

On Pastoral Activities in the Diocese of Jefferson City Whereas guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Government advises: 1) the more frequently a surface is touched by multiple people, the more frequently it should be cleaned and then disinfected, and 2) frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected…

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Establishing New Deaneries in the Diocese of Jefferson City

Whereas canon 374 §2 of the Code of Canon Law provides that several neighboring parishes can be joined together in special groups known as “Vicariates Forane,” or Deaneries, for the purpose of fostering pastoral care under a priest appointed by the Diocesan Bishop as the Dean (cf. canons 553-555); and Whereas changing demographics, especially in…

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8 March 2021

Links to more information are available by clicking on words highlighted in blue. Bishop’s messages Updates on response to pandemic: Holy Week celebrations, vaccines Last week I issued a decree with guidance for pastors in the celebration of Lent, Holy Week and the Easter Triduum which extends important safety measures to help protect people from infection and…

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