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12 September 2022

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Bishop’s messages

Parish secretaries quarterly meeting Sept. 14

The next parish secretaries’ meeting will be Wednesday, Sept. 14, 10 am, via Zoom (link here). Topics presented will include:

  • Baptismal entries
  • Stewardship Model in the parishes
  • Floral arrangements around the Altar

Each session will be recorded in case you cannot attend or if you want to re-watch them at a later date. Please bring your questions, and we’ll see you then!


New diocesan director of communications

Jacob Luecke, a parishioner of the Cathedral of St. Joseph, has been appointed diocesan director of communications, effective Sept. 15. Jacob comes from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is looking forward to supporting our parishes and diocese in building up our communication efforts.


Religious Ed, Youth and Young Adult ministry

You can read about all the wonderful activity happening for our young people in this month’s newsletter from our office for Religious Education, Youth and Young Adult Ministry.


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Spanish-speaking events

Curso Introductorio de PFN: St. Peter | San Pedro, Marshall (8 de octubre, 9am-12pm) Este es un curso gratuito sobre el método de planificación familiar natural para todas las parejas. La Fundación Familia de las Américas promueve un método actualizado del Método de Ovulación Billings el cual es un método moderno y científico de planificación familiar natural muy efectivo para concebir o posponer embarazos. Además de ser natural y saludable, este método ayudará a la pareja a fortalecer su comunicación y su relación mutua y con Dios. Para información y registrarse contacte a Enrique o Cristhia Castro al 573-680-3650 / 501-454-8308 o por correo electrónico a ecastro@diojeffcity.org / cmguzman10@gmail.com.


Congreso Diocesano: Multipurpose Building, Marshall (1 y 2 de octubre) El Congreso Diocesano es un evento organizado por el Comité Diocesano de la Renovación Carismática Católica. Es un evento de gracia y bendición para toda la comunidad y las familias Hispanas de la diócesis. Por medio de la alabanza, oración, enseñanza y fraternidad que se vive durante todo el evento, se fortalecen y sanan las familias, los servidores y las comunidades. Este es un evento único y especial que nadie puede perderse.

Para más información contacte Ilsi Palacios al (316) 530-1004 o por correo electrónico a ComiteDiocesanoRCCH@gmail.com.


Formación de Ministros de Comunión: Sacred Heart | Sagrado Corazón, Columbia (24 de septiembre, 9am-3pm) Esta formación está dirigida para todos los Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Comunión que ya desempeñan este servicio en su parroquia, así como aquellos que nuevos candidatos que estén interesados y hayan sido autorizados por su sacerdote para llevar a cabo este ministerio en un futuro.
Cada ministro recibirá conocimiento sobre la liturgia y el ministerio tan importante que desempeña, así como herramientas y sugerencias prácticas para desempeñar su ministerio de una manera digna y apropiada. Tenemos dos opciones para esta formación: 24 de septiembre y 17 de diciembre.  Seleccione la que mejor le convenga. Favor de registrarse por medio del siguiente link: https://diojeffcity.org/ministerio-hispano/formacion-de-ministros-de-comunion/. También puede registrarse por teléfono llamando al diácono Enrique Castro al 573-680-3650.


Retiro de Crecimiento: Annunciation | Anunciación, California (Septiembre 24 – 25) Después de que los participantes han vivido un Retiro de Inicio y recibido las clases de crecimiento, el Retiro de Crecimiento brinda una experiencia de fortalecimiento y re-encuentro con Jesús para renovar su compromiso bautismal. De esta manera, los participantes pueden contribuir de una manera más efectiva y comprometida en la misión de la Iglesia de construir el reino de Dios compartiendo los dones y talentos en sus comunidades. Para más información contacte a Emilio Juarez al (573) 680-9326 o por correo electrónico a emiliojh@outlook.com.


Retiro de Inicio: Our Lady of Lourdes | Nuestra Señora de Lourdes, Columbia — El Retiro de Inicio brinda una experiencia única de encuentro con Jesús resucitado, quien nos invita a vivir una vida nueva y abundante con la ayuda del Espíritu Santo. Todo aquel que desee participar, sin importar su estado de vida actual o situación personal, tendrá la oportunidad de reflexionar sobre su vida y encontrarse con el Amor incondicional de Jesús. Esta es una oportunidad que nadie se puede perder. Para más información y registrarse contacte a Jacqueline de la Cruz al 573-673-2091 o por correo electrónico a delacruzj@missouri.edu



Employment opportunities

St Anthony/St Lawrence parishes in St Elizabeth has an immediate opening for the secretarial/bookkeeper position. Hourly position with benefits included. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Father Aubuchon by emailing only at caubuchon@diojeffcity.org. The deadline for applying for this position is Friday, September 9, 2022.


The Missouri Catholic Conference, the public policy agency for the Catholic Church in Missouri, is seeking a legislative analyst/lobbyist to help advance the public policy priorities of the Catholic Church in state legislative work. Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required. Prior skills in government relations is preferred, but not required. Must be a Catholic in good standing, residing in or near Jefferson City or willing to relocate. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit cover letter and resume to: Missouri Catholic Conference, PO Box 1022, Jefferson City, MO 65102, or, via email, to mocatholic@mocatholic.org.


The Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking a Women’s Ministry Coordinator. This is a part-time position. The successful candidate will be a faith-filled Catholic woman able to recruit, equip and encourage women leadership teams in our parishes. This individual will coordinate the vision of women’s ministry programs to align with the vision of the Catholic Church, addressing moral and social justice issues for women of all ages. This work will include scheduling special events and working with ministry leaders to select program speakers. Qualifications include a sensitive and caring nature and a clear theological-based understanding of God’s design for women with a broad awareness of women’s needs and concerns. Interested candidates should contact Cheryl Hertfelder or apply online with Indeed.com.


The Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking a licensed LPN or RN to serve as Wellness Care Coordinator, monitoring the health of our active and retired priests. This individual will record changes in the patient’s health, act as an advocate and liaison between the patient and the medical provider, and provide education to our priests on how they can take charge of their own health. Limited nursing responsibilities may include patient charting, taking vital signs and wound care. This is primarily a remote position but will require travel within the 38 counties of our diocese; however, most of our priests live and work within seven counties surrounding Jefferson City and Columbia. This position could be part-time or full-time. Benefits are offered for full-time employees. Qualified applicants can apply on Indeed.com or by contacting Cheryl Hertfelder, Director of Human Resources, email HRDir@diojeffcity.org or telephone 573-635-9127, ext. 206.


Holy Family Church in Hannibal is accepting applications for a Director of Youth Ministry. The position includes, but is not limited to, coordinating the high school and middle school youth programs including worship, social, and service activities for the youth in the Catholic community of Holy Family Parish in Hannibal. This is a full-time, hourly position with benefits included. If you are interested in applying please email Father Alex Gabriel or call 573-221-1078.


St. Patrick Church in Laurie has an opening for Parish Secretary. This is a full time non-exempt hourly position with benefits. Qualified candidates should send their resume by email to Conny at bookkeeperstpatricks1@gmail.com.  A full job description is available at https://diojeffcity.org/blog/2022/07/16/st-patrick-parish-secretary/.


St. Peter Parish in Jefferson City is seeking a Parish Volunteer Coordinator. This position provides organization, communication, parishioner engagement and leadership of all St. Peter Parish volunteers, as well as general support for the St. Peter parish office. The candidate must enjoy working with the public with a friendly and helpful demeanor, have excellent organizational and communication skills (both verbal and written), be able to take direction, and initiative to complete tasks with minimal supervision. Please see our website at www.saintpeterjc.org/employment for more detailed information.