27 December 2021

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Bishop’s messages

Holy days and holiday schedule

The Matrimonial Tribunal will be closed for staff vacation on Tuesday, Dec. 28. The Chancery offices will be closed Dec. 24, 27 and 31, and Jan. 3, 2022.

Staff changes

Effective Jan. 1, LeAnn Korsmeyer, current director of Parish and Charitable Services, will transition into the exclusive role of director of Women’s Ministry so that more time will be spent in direct services to the women of our diocese. She will also continue to serve as the bishop’s liaison to the board of directors for Catholic Charities, Samaritan Center and the Missouri Catholic Conference Public Policy Board, and continue in her role on the Diocesan Commission for the Diocesan Phase of the 2023 Synod of Bishops on Synodality and with the Diocesan Pastoral Council.  

Denise Barnes has been appointed as director of Parish Services, effective Jan. 1. She will continue providing services to parishes regarding diocesan database services (Blackbaud systems), and assume responsibility for pastoral planning services to the parishes.

Mandatory training for new payroll system

With the transition to new payroll software, Paylocity Payroll, all pastors, principals and parish/school/affiliate payroll bookkeepers are required to attend mandatory training. Please mark your calendars now for these trainings.

Principals: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 1-2:30 pm by Zoom (email with the Zoom link will be sent at a later date).

Pastors may choose one of two sessions: Wednesday, Feb. 23, 10:30-noon OR Thursday, Feb. 24, 2-3:30 pm. Both sessions are by Zoom (email with the Zoom link will be sent at a later date).

Principals and pastors training is an overview of Paylocity Payroll, how to approve time off requests and how to manage time and attendance. Someone other than the bookkeeper will be responsible for approving time of non-exempt employees before payroll can be processed. Other employees, such as directors, managers, or supervisors are welcomed to attend one of these virtual sessions. Please provide their names, job titles and session being attended to Cheryl Hertfelder by emailing 

Parish/School/Affiliate Bookkeepers Training is a two-session, mandatory, in-person training at the diocesan Chancery, 2207 W. Main Street, Jefferson City. Bookkeepers must attend the assigned sessions, based on your parish’s accounting number. Please bring a laptop. If you cannot bring a laptop, please let Cheryl Hertfelder, director of Human Resources, know by Nov. 18 by calling 573-635-9127. Lunch will be provided for all sessions.

  • Parishes 001-030: Wednesday, Feb. 2 and Wednesday, Feb. 9, 10 am – 2 pm each day
  • Parishes 031-065: Thursday, Feb. 3 and Thursday, Feb. 10, 10 am – 2 pm each day
  • Parishes 066-130: Friday, Feb. 4 and Friday, Feb. 11, 10 am – 2 pm each day

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Marriage preparation

Pre-Cana conferences and Engaged Encounter weekends have been scheduled for 2022 as follows:

Pre-Cana conferences: March 12, June 11 and Sept. 10. For more information & registration:

Engaged Encounter weekends: Jan. 7-9, March 4-6, May 6-8 and Aug. 5-7. For more information and registration:

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Promoting online giving

Parishes are encouraged to promote online giving. The diocesan communication team has developed a series of graphics which can be customized with your parish’s URL and branding and used in bulletins and social media; below is a sample. For more information, please contact us at

Synod listening sessions

Listening sessions for the universal Synod 2021-2023 for our diocese will begin in late January. Please encourage people to begin praying for Synod 2021-2023, using these resources.

Employment opportunities

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

St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Sedalia is seeking a Finance Manager to provide advanced bookkeeping and accounting work for both the parish and school, including but not limited to check writing, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, banking and cash receipts. The Finance Manager will review and analyze detailed financial records and prepare various reports with budget variances for the pastor and finance council. This individual will also be responsible for all payroll processes including onboarding of new employees, ensuring the accuracy of timekeeping records, management of time off accounts, computing wages, and ensuring employees are paid correctly and on time. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or business administration is required. An emphasis in non-profit work is desired. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite is required with a preference for three years experience working with financial accounting and payroll systems. Qualified applicants should contact Fr. Joe Corel ( or Fr. David Veit ( or call either at 660-827-2311.

The Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking an IT Coordinator, responsible for coordinating, planning, and leading computer-related activities within the diocese. This position provides direct support to the chancery office and is a supportive consultant to parishes. The focus of this position will require the coordinator to have hands-on experience with complex data management systems such as Blackbaud, email maintenance, telecommunication systems, website development as well as management and support for telecommunications and audio visual needs of the organization. Qualified candidates are encouraged to send their resume to

The Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking a Creative Services Coordinator to create quality communication assets for the diocese, in print, audio/visual and digital format. The individual will be responsible for updating the diocesan website and serves as support for parish websites. We are specifically seeking an individual who has a desire to use technology to make the Catholic Church more accessible and relevant. Experience with Adobe Creative Suites, WordPress websites and audio/video editing software is required. Qualified candidates should send their resume to Final candidates will be required to submit a portfolio of creative work.

Helias Catholic High School is seeking a skilled, strategy-minded candidate for the position of Director of Finance. This is a full-time, salaried, 12-month position. The qualified candidate will direct the financial functions of Helias Catholic High School in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. In addition, the successful applicant will advise the president and the school’s advisory council and its committees as well as the board of directors to meet their fiduciary responsibilities. Interested candidates should make application through the school office of the Diocese of Jefferson City at s well as submit a letter of interest and resume directly to Helias Catholic High School.

Helias Catholic High School is seeking a full-time Technology Specialist to assist the Director of IT in providing quality support to students and staff by troubleshooting software, hardware, network and classroom technology problems. The technology specialist will assist with the setup of new devices and technology and maintain existing systems, as well as provide guidance on the use of software and hardware to enhance the educational environment of the school. Interested candidates should make application through the school office of the Diocese of Jefferson City ( as well as submit a letter of interest and resume directly to Helias Catholic High School.

St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish in Columbia is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Adult Faith Formation to serve a diverse parish community on the campus of the University of Missouri. This position reports directly to the pastor and serves with a team of faith formation ministers including the RCIA director, middle school/high school youth minister, and director of grade school religious education, as well as with college campus ministry. This position is responsible for the faith formation of adults in the Catholic tradition. For a full job description, visit or contact Father Dan Merz, pastor, at

The president and CEO of The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, is responsible for the overall management and growth of the Shrine to ensure that it has the facilities, administration, spiritual programs, and financial means to carry out its mission for future generations. The Shrine seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial leader who can lead the growth and operations of the Shrine to become a world class pilgrimage site. The right leader is an experienced and proven executive who can build a team and work with the Board of Directors and staff to establish and execute long-range goals and strategies. This person will be the face of the organization. This full-time permanent position is for immediate hire at The Lake of the Ozarks, Laurie, Missouri. A full description is available online.

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