22 March 2021

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Bishop’s messages

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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 prep facilitators. Information on the qualities needed for these lay facilitators, how many are needed, and more can be found HERE.

Please, register for a training by using an online form. There are separate trainings for priests, deacons and lay people (in English and Spanish), with in-person and virtual options. If you need the link for the registration form, request it from Jamie at or 573-635-9127.

Deadlines and trainings

Registration deadline: March 28
Deacons: April 24 (in-person and virtual)
Laity: May 1 (in-person and virtual)
ESPANOL (Laity and Clergy): May 15 (in-person and virtual)

Registration deadline: May 1
Priests: June 4 (in-person and virtual)
Laity: June 12 (in-person and virtual)

The only charge to the parishes is $50 per lay individual/couple. All costs for priests and deacons are being covered by the diocese. Thank you for your kind attention to this important training.

April prayer intention of Bishop McKnight

Parish staff orientation

All parish staff involved in administrative functions are invited to an orientation session hosted by the Chancellor and diocesan offices of Hispanic Ministry and Communications on Tuesday, March 23, 10 am to 1:30 pm (30 minute lunch break) via Zoom. Topics will include sacramental record keeping, letters of good standing, matters concerning Hispanic parishioners, updating parishioners’ contact information, online giving and parish websites. If you have recommendations of topics for future sessions, please let us know by emailing You can join the March 23 session at Please be sure to identify yourself when you log in, so we can admit you to the meeting!

ONE LICENSE Group agreement renews

The Diocese of Jefferson City has a group agreement with ONE LICENSE, which gives our parishes a 20% discount on ONE LICENSE’s rates. Our group agreement renews April 30. If you are interested in joining this group agreement, or changing your license to livestreaming only, please contact Helen Osman as soon as possible by email with the name of your parish, average weekly attendance, and the type of license you need (livestreaming only or printing and livestreaming). Reporting is easy via their online tools and ensures composers and artists are compensated for their music. For more information, view a workshop sponsored by our local NPM group and presented by ONE LICENSE.

Please also ensure you provide credit with each use of music, whether in print or online. Each individual piece of music/composer/copyright information should be provided. You can follow this format:

Words: John Doe, © 1988 ABC Music Co.; Music: Jane Doe, © 1990 XYZ Publications. Reprinted with permission under ONE LICENSE #A-xxxxxxx. All rights reserved.

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Scholarships available

Applications for the 2021-2022 Simon Scholarship are being accepted through March 31, 2021. Applications can be acquired through the pastor or parish life collaborator or may be downloaded at 

Employment opportunities

St. Anthony Catholic Church, Camdenton, is seeking a bookkeeper/communications admin. Pay would be commensurate with one’s work experience. Please send in a resume to the Parish Office at 1874 N Business Route 5, Camdenton, MO 65020 or email to Please contact Father Vacca by phone (573-346-2716) or e-mail ( if you have questions. Training would be provided. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance.

Helias High School is seeking a president. More information is available online.

Annunciation Catholic Church, California, Missouri is seeking a financial bookkeeper/secretary.  Depending upon hours worked, there is a benefit package available.  If interested, please send a resume to Annunciation Catholic Church, 301 South Mill Street. California, Missouri 65018 or respond to .  The perfect candidate would be proficient in Word, Excel and willing to learn the parish financial computer program.  Training would be provided.  Confidentiality is of the utmost importance.

The Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking a maintenance worker for its Chancery building, located at 2207 West Main St, Jefferson City. The successful candidate will have at least five years of custodial experience, experience with grounds maintenance, electrical and plumbing repair, hardware, painting, and building maintenance. For more information, visit

Opportunity for experienced, self-motivated, dependable, and hardworking administrative assistant is available within the Chancery office. This is a great fit for someone who enjoys variety within their work day, creative thinking, and problem solving. Organization, team mindset and attention to detail is a must. Candidates are encouraged to apply through and complete Word and Excel assessments. 

The Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking a Director of Religious Education and Youth/Young Adult Ministry administer the curriculum approval process within the Diocese of Jefferson City for parish based religious education. He/she will provide direct support for and development of parish-based young adult leaders and youth ministers in the outreach, evangelization, faith formation and pastoral care of their youth. For more information, visit