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Decree on implementing diocesan policy on capital campaigns and fundraisers

“The Christian faithful are obliged to assist with the needs of the Church so that the Church has what is necessary for divine worship, for the works of the apostolate and of charity, and for the decent support of ministers.” Canon 222 § 1

In the course exercising my duty according to canon law and during the implementation of the stewardship model throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City, the need to further define how capital campaigns and fundraisers are undertaken has become clear. Having considered all the relevant factors, consulted the presbyteral council, the diocesan finance council, the diocesan finance officer, the director of stewardship, and all other interested parties, I now wish to introduce this new policy on Capital Campaigns and Fundraisers. I therefore,

DECREE

that this policy shall be promulgated by being published on the diocesan website, and that it will take effect on 1 July 2022, ad experimentum, for a period of one year. All things to the contrary notwithstanding. At the end of the ad experimentum period this policy will be reevaluated. I furthermore order that a copy of this policy be sent to all concerned parties.

Given at the Chancery on the 13th day of May in the Year of Our Lord 2022.



Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight
Bishop of Jefferson City

Mr. Ben Roodhouse
Chancellor