Blog

7 June 2021

Links to more information are available by clicking on words highlighted in blue or the gold buttons. Click on to open our folder with all graphics for use in parish print or digital resources.


Bishop’s messages

Parish staff enrichment

All parish staff involved in administrative functions are invited to an orientation session hosted by the Moderator of the Curia on June 16, 10-11:30 am via Zoom. Learn about how you can ensure your parish is in compliance with church and civic laws, and how systems provided by the Chancery can help you in those tasks. If you have recommendations of topics for future sessions, please let us know by emailing mcuria@diojeffcity.org. You can join the June 16 session at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83875709598. Please be sure to identify yourself when you log in, so we can admit you to the meeting!


New staff contact information

Jacqueline Baldwin, who has extensive experience in social work throughout Central Missouri, has been appointed diocesan victims assistance coordinator. She replaces Nancy Hoey, who has moved out of the diocese. Ms. Baldwin is a licensed clinical social worker and holds a master’s in social work from the University of Missouri in Columbia. As before, our victims assistance coordinator can be reached at reportabuse@diojeffcity.org or 573.694.3199.

Maureen Quinn is our new director of religious education and youth ministry for the diocese. Her email is maureenquinn@diojeffcity.org (not to be confused with Father Michael Quinn’s email!) and she can be reached by phone at the Chancery, 573-635-9127.


The antiphons

Our pastoral musicians hosted a very informative presentation on the antiphons. If you missed the live presentation, you can find it online here. A hint for priests: since you’ve already received the information in Father Schrader’s presentation, you may want to go to the 30 minute mark for the discussion regarding how to use the antiphons and musical examples.



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Our Year of St. Joseph continues with a series of graphics suitable for social media or print, which use quotes from Pope Francis’ “Patris Corde,” the document announcing the Year of St. Joseph. You can find all 14 graphics in the linked folder below. Or watch for them on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts to share!

Catholic Disaster Preparedness Program

Disaster season is upon us! There is no better time to first plan and prepare your family to respond to a disaster. This three part series will look at how to help your family plan for a disaster, how to prepare your parish to respond to a disaster and how to share your gifts with your community. Please join us for this FREE training! Sessions are being held in person and via Zoom, beginning June 24, 28 and 29. For more details, see the graphics available by the link below, or contact Pamela Mallinckrodt at pmallinckrodt@cccnmo.org or 573-635-7719.


Seven Sisters ministry

Curious about the Seven Sisters Apostolate?  Can’t figure out how to spend a whole hour in prayer every week for just one person?  Visit https://www.miparish.org/seven-sisters for links to more information from the international apostolate, our downloadable booklet full of prayers for priests, and links to the Rosary and Stations of the Cross specifically for priests.  If you think God might be calling you to this ministry, feel free to email SevenSistersJeffCity@gmail.com with your questions.


VOLUNTERS NEEDED: Mentors for refugee youth and young adults will meet weekly with their mentee (aged 15-24) during the ten weeks of summer between July-September, exact start date to be determined. Mentors will provide friendship and support to the mentee, doing activities of their choosing together, for example: visiting local parks, walking on trails, bike riding, visiting the library, and providing tutoring. Interested? Contact Amber Kemp at akemp@cccnmo.org or (573) 540-1122.




Employment opportunities

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is hiring now! For information, please visit cccnmo.diojeffcity.org/about-us/careers.


The Chancery has an opening for a part-time Wellness Case Coordinator. The Wellness Case Coordinator serves as an advocate for priests and deacons within the Diocese of Jefferson City. This individual is responsible for educating priests and permanent deacons so that they can take care of their own health, and if needed, can act as an advocate and liaison between the priest/deacon and their medical provider(s). This is a part-time, virtual position with some travel within the diocese. The ideal candidate will be a RN, LPN or Nurse Case Manager with a Missouri state nursing license, or a social worker with healthcare experience. Candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest and resume to HRDir@diojeffcity.org.


Helias Catholic High School is seeking an art instructor for the 2021-2022 school year. This individual will join a dynamic and Christ-centered team in forming “a community of saints and scholars for Christ.” The art instructor will plan and implement lessons for students in ninth through 12th grades. A successful candidate is a practicing Catholic in good standing who can minister to students regardless of subject area or a teacher who, consistent with the Mission of Helias Catholic High School, promotes and teaches the Catholic faith as reasonably determined by the principal. Applicants should hold the appropriate Missouri teaching certification or its equivalent. All interested persons should complete the application on the Jefferson City Diocesan website at: https://diojeffcity.org/blog/2019/06/17/employment-in-our-catholic-schools/ and contact the incoming Principal, Spencer Allen at sallen@heliascatholic.com.


St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City is seeking an Organist/Director of Music and Liturgy. The primary functions of the Organist and Director of Music are to assure, direct and facilitate the continuous quality of the music ministry and to assist the Pastor in directing the liturgical functions at St. Peter Parish. For a detailed description please go to www.saintpeterjc.org/employment


Our Catholic schools are hiring! Go to diojeffcity.org/employment-in-our-catholic-schools/ to learn more!