14 February 2022

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Bishop’s messages

Resources for Lent, the Sacred Triduum and the Easter Season

Information regarding the Lenten regulations and admonitions, the timing of the Easter Vigil and other resources, can be found on our website. Please note this is a “distributed post,” so parishes using the Blackbaud website system will find this very easy to include on their website as well. In addition, the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions has provided its annual resource. It can be downloaded here.

MCC from the Capitol: Podcast on the death penalty

Few issues are as morally challenging for Catholics as the death penalty. Since capital punishment was re-instated in 1976, the United States has executed 1,536 individuals. Missouri, with 91 executions, is in the top five states resorting to capital punishment. While support for the death penalty has steadily decreased over the years, the majority of Americans favor it. What does the Catholic Church teach about capital punishment? Exonerated death row prisoner Joe Amrine and one of the members of the jury that convicted him, Deacon Larry Hildebrand, share their incredible stories of faith and forgiveness on the Missouri Catholic Conference podcast series, which can be found at

Marriage Preparation Facilitators resources

Are you confused about the marriage prep process, its components, how to request the P/E Assessment, where to find MPF resources, or have other questions?  We have two options to alleviate your confusion!

  • Watch the MPF Introductory Video on our diocesan webpage and/or
  • Attend a live online refresher session. Two sessions will be available each month:  the first Tuesday at 10:30 am (beginning Tuesday, March 1) and the third Tuesday at 5:30 pm (beginning Tuesday, Feb. 15). An email with the Zoom links was sent to all registered MPFs.  Please email Jamie Schulte for more information or to register by the Monday prior to the session you wish to attend.

Tax exempt application

All parishes in the Diocese of Jefferson City must use the same sales tax exempt number. To obtain a “certificate of no tax due” when planning a parish event which requires a liquor license, please download this form and follow the instructions on the form.

The Office of Religious Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry has launched the Salt and Light Newsletter. You can find issues on our website at The February newsletter is chock-full of summer opportunities for our young people! Please contact Maureen Quinn if you’d like to receive it in your email or need more information.

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.

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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. Register by emailing

Engaged couples: The next Pre-Cana Conference is March 12, 8:45 am – 4:30 pm at St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia. Please go to to register. Or consider an Engaged Encounter weekend March 4-6 at St. Pius X Parish in Moberly. More information and registration is at

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 Two graphics for use in bulletins or social media are available through the link below.

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

Employment opportunities

Immaculate Conception Parish and School in Jefferson City has an opening for a Facilities Manager. Applicant is to be skilled in facilities upkeep and repair, with basic electrical, mechanical and plumbing knowledge. Applicant will work under the direction of the parish pastor and school administrator. Wages depend on experience. All interested persons should complete the application on the diocesan website at contact the parish at

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

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:

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 or apply on

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 or apply on

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 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

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 or email

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

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. 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