29 March 2021

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Bishop’s messages

In observance of the Easter Triduum, the Chancery offices will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Parishes may use this graphic if they are not providing livestreaming services. You can also share on your social media channels from @DioJeffCity.

Parish staff orientation

It was exciting to have more than 70 parish staff join us for an orientation regarding letters of good standing, sacramental record-keeping, Hispanic ministry, websites and other communication services. Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, June 16, for the next orientation. We welcome your suggestions for an agenda; please email All of the sessions are now available as videos on our diocesan web page for Policies, Procedures and Best Practices.

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: 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.

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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MidWest March For Life

Join thousands of Missourians at the Missouri State Capitol on April 14, 7:30 am to 3:30 pm for the MidWest March For Life. Exhibits open at 9:15 am; March begins 10 am; Rally 11 am; grilled hot dog lunch by Knights; followed by Adult Apologetics with Eric Scheidler; Youth Apologetics by Students for Life; Live play Viable on steps of Capitol; Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life–Keynote along with other speakers. Shuttle Service.  Go to or call 573-340-8444 for more info.

Marriage preparation during a pandemic

Stay-at-Home FertilityCare

FertilityCare Instruction continues to be offered by Zoom.  The Introductory Session is always complimentary.  This class is of interest for marriage preparation, infertility, medical applications from adolescence to menopause, regular or irregular cycles, breastfeeding and fertility appreciation for all ages. Contact FertilityCare Services of Columbia, Phyllis A. White, CFCE 816-550-8789 or

Employment opportunities

Our Catholic schools are hiring! Go to to learn more!

Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City, a four-year co-educational diocesan high school serving more than 750 students, is seeking a dynamic, mission-driven leader to become its next principal. The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic who is a proficient and organized administrator with strong skills in faculty development, evaluation and management; a minimum five years teaching experience and two years administrative experience; master’s degree in Educational Administration; Missouri Administrator Certification; and Catechetical Certification. Candidate is expected to assume the responsibilities of the position in July 2021. To apply, visit

Helias High School is also 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