Decree updating diocesan religious compensation policy

“As a consecration of the whole person, religious life manifests in the Church a wonderful marriage brought about by God, a sign of the future age. Thus the religious brings to perfection a total self-giving as a sacrifice offered to God, through which his or her whole existence becomes a continuous worship of God in charity.” Canon 607 § 1

In order to ensure the equitable remuneration of the religious who minister in the Diocese of Jefferson City and those who serve the diocese, it is necessary from time to time to adjust the Religious Compensation Policy. Having considered all the relevant factors, consulted the Presbyteral Council, and with the collaboration of the Finance Officer, I now wish to introduce this new Religious Compensation Policy. The policy shall take effect as of the 2022 – 2023 fiscal year which begins on 1 July 2022.

I therefore,


that the updated Religious Compensation Policy shall be promulgated by being published on the Diocesan website, and that they will take effect on 1 July 2022, all things contrary notwithstanding. I furthermore order that a copy of the policy be sent to all concerned parties.

Given at the Chancery on the 1st day of April in the Year of Our Lord 2022.

Official appointment

Msgr. Marion Makarewicz as dean of the North Deanery, effective June 7, 2022.