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24 January 2022

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Bishop’s messages

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Synod listening sessions

Listening sessions for the universal Synod 2021-2023 for our diocese are scheduled from Jan. 25-Feb. 26, both in person and via Zoom. Please encourage people to participate in this unique opportunity. Graphics in English and Spanish (example above) can be used in parish bulletins and in social media. Please register for a listening session and consider inviting someone to come with you! For more information, visit diojeffcity.org/synod.


World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life is Feb. 2

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. Attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Feb. 2, it is transferred to the following Sunday to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church. Please consider using this bulletin announcement and prayer for the liturgies the weekend of Jan. 29-30:

World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in the Church on Wednesday, Feb. 2, and in parishes over the weekend of Feb. 5-6. Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.

Prayers of the Faithful for liturgies the weekend of Feb. 5-6:
For those consecrated to God by the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience that they may seek to live their baptismal promises more intensely and have the grace to persevere in their commitment to the Lord and serve with open hearts and willing spirits. We pray to the Lord…
For those who have responded to the prompting of the Holy Spirit to be a consecrated person that they may experience the support of the Church as they continue their growth in holiness. We pray to the Lord…


Sacramental records report

The forms for reporting sacramental records for 2021 are due Feb. 28 to Connie Schepers. Please submit your completed forms as soon as possible.



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 HRDir@diojeffcity.org. 

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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Music workshops March 25-26

The diocesan chapter of NPM is delighted to announce two renown musicians will be presenting workshops on liturgical music March 25, 6:30 pm, and March 26, 9 am to noon, at Our Lady of Lourdes in Columbia. Please download the flyer NPM-March-25-26-2022 for more details. Promotional graphics will be provided soon. Register by emailing jeffersoncitymo@npm.org.


Schools Job Fair Feb. 12

Looking for a job that feeds your soul? Join us for the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Jefferson City Job Fair Feb. 12, 9-11 am, at Parkade Plaza, 601 Business Loop 70W, Columbia. Representatives from our schools across mid-Missouri will be in attendance to talk about how you can serve young people and help form them in the faith. Schools have openings across all grade levels, early childhood through high school. DJC schools offer competitive salaries, great benefits and a beautiful, Christ-centered community in which to work.

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Scholarships available

Parishioners in our diocese are encouraged to apply for $1,000 college scholarships from the William H. (Bill) Simon Scholarship and John L. Warack Scholarship funds. Deadline for applying is March 31, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit diojeffcity.org/college-scholarships.


Cursillo Grand Reunion Feb. 26

All Cursillistas are invited to a Grand Reunion Feb. 26, 9:30 am to 4 pm, at Tolton Catholic High School, 3351 E Gans Road in Columbia, MO. Come to inspire, to encourage, and to replenish spiritually for the work the Holy Spirit intends for us. It is sure to be an inspirational day filled with some great speakers, share a meal, and group with others across our diocese! For more information and to register, go to bit.ly/DJC-Cursillo.



Employment opportunities

St. Patrick Church and The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, Laurie, MO are accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Supervisor.  The Supervisor maintains 56 acres of land and facilities, directs staff, contractors and volunteers, performing a wide variety of maintenance duties for operation of the facilities. 3 to 5 years experience in a closely related field with a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience. Some night and weekend work in an emergency or for snow removal, ability to work in inclement weather with physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs. working indoors and outdoors, operating tools, equipment and machinery.  Salary commensurate with background and experience.  Comprehensive benefit program included. Apply by February 15, 2022 to bookkeeperstpatricks1@gmail.com


Looking for meaningful work? We’re hiring! Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri has open positions in Jefferson City and Columbia, Missouri — including an Agency-wide Receptionist Position, a Financial Stability Program Specialist and several critical Catholic Charities Refugee Services roles. Bring your skills into a diverse, creative working environment built on Catholic teachings and the call to provide care and create hope for the lives of the vulnerable through compassionate social services that respect the dignity of each person and engage the local community in our mission. View open positions and application instructions online at: cccnmo.diojeffcity.org/careers.


The Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking a Director of Communications to support the pastoral ministry of the Bishop and parishes. This is a cabinet level position and will serve as the general everyday spokesperson and communications consultant for the Bishop with creative use of media and communications. This position is also the Assistant Publisher of the diocesan newspaper and supervises staff within the communications department. A degree in Journalism, Digital Communications, Communications, or Marketing plus relevant experience is required. Qualified candidates should send their resume to HRDir@diojeffcity.org or apply on indeed.com.


The Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking a Director of the Office of Child and Youth Protection who is responsible for implementing, overseeing, and maintaining programs and policies in accordance with the USCCB’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. This office represents the Bishop of Jefferson City in efforts to create a compassionate and healing place for victims of clergy sexual abuse and to ensure a safe environment for children, young people, and vulnerable adults in the Diocese of Jefferson City. A degree in Counseling, Education, Human Resources, or Social Work plus relevant experience or knowledge of trauma informed care is required. Qualified candidates should send their resume to HRDir@diojeffcity.org or apply on indeed.com.


The Chancery office of the Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking an experienced administrative assistant that will provide clerical support of confidential data for the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia. This individual will have regular contact with outside vendors for minor maintenance of the building, telephone systems, maintenance of fleet vehicles, office supplies and office equipment. Responsibilities are varied. Professional demeanor and appearance and self-starter attitude is required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software is a must. Qualified candidates should apply through indeed.com. Skills assessments are required through the application process.


The Diocese of Jefferson City Youth Office is seeking Totus Tuus missionaries for summer 2022. The position requires a young adult active in your Catholic faith and a desire to share the Gospel with others. You will need to be available June 1 through July 30 (with a mid summer break for the July 4th holiday). For more information and to access applications go to https://diojeffcity.org/missionary-application-for-totus-tuus/


Newman Parish in Columbia is accepting applications for a full-time Director of Communications & Technology to serve a diverse parish community on the campus of the University of Missouri. The director will lead the design, marketing, and communication efforts for the parish and its various constituent groups. The coordinator will oversee and have direct responsibility for both internal and external communications efforts – actively seeking to foster the church’s mission and craft a positive image of Newman Parish to the community. They will oversee all parish communications: the website, emails, social media, and weekly bulletin. For more information, visit www.comonewman.org/job-openings or email frdan@comonewman.org.


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 HRDir@diojeffcity.org.


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 HRdir@diojeffcity.org. 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 https://diojeffcity.org/employment-opportunities-in-our-catholic-schools/ 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 (diojeffcity.org/employment-opportunities-in-our-catholic-schools) as well as submit a letter of interest and resume directly to Helias Catholic High School.


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