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21 November 2022

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Get ready for cold weather

 It’s time to prepare your facilities for cold weather. There are several basic steps you should be taking now to make sure low temperatures don’t cause damage. Click here for a guide with steps to help you prepare!


Advent/Christmas liturgical preparation aid

 Once again, the FDLC is providing a liturgical preparation aid for the seasons of Advent and Christmas.  This annual, seasonal resource is now posted on the public pages of the FDLC website, in English and Spanish: www.fdlc.org/adventchristmas2022

Thank you to Sr. Rosanne Belpedio, CSJ  for her translation work and to Michael Poradek for the cover design.   Thanks, especially, to the USCCB, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine,  and to the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) who have given their kind permission to reprint their copyrighted material.  

The thirty-one page booklet contains: 

  1. The full text for the Rite of Reconciling Several Penitents with individual Confession and Absolution
  2. Alternate readings, sample penances, music suggestions
  3. A liturgical calendar advisory
  4. A list of Lectionary readings for Sundays and solemnities
  5. The Proclamation of the Nativity of the Lord  (to be used at the Christmas Vigil)
  6. The Proclamation of the Moveable Feasts (to be used on Epiphany)

Upcoming Matrimonial Tribunal closure dates

 The Matrimonial Tribunal will be closed on the following dates for vacation:

  • Wednesday, November 23
  • Friday, December 9
  • Tuesday, December 20
  • Wednesday, December 21
  • Thursday, December 22

Official Catholic Directory update portal now open

It is time to update your listing for the Official Catholic Directory (OCD).

An email notification will have come directly from the publisher, …@nrpdirect.com, with instructions for updating your information. Please note:

  • The updating system is optimized for Google Chrome.
  • School and Chapel information is located on the Sub-organization page. This page should be opened even if there is a green checkmark. You will need to hit the “Edit” button next to each listing in order to review and update this information.
  • Under the Statistics page, the “Number of Lay Ministers” refers to parish office employees and should not include school personnel/educators. Similarly, students under “Catechesis/Religious Education” refers to PSR students. All information regarding the school, including personnel/educators and students will be counted on the school’s Statistics page.

The deadline for submission is December 7, 2022. If you have questions, concerns, or need assistance with your listing, please contact Bernadette Adams in the Chancery at badams@diojeffcity.org or 573-635-9127, x236.


Annual Property & Casualty Insurance Invoice

Parishes that have not fully paid their annual insurance invoice will have a 1/2% late fee assessed starting December 1. Please reach out to Kathy Smith financeks@diojeffcity.org or Darla Veltrop darla.veltrop@winter-dent.com if you have any questions. 


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As part of National Vocation Awareness Week, the Diocese of Jefferson City shared religious vocation stories from across our diocese. Those graphics and stories are now available for you to download and share. You can download the graphics at the link below. Click here to see the full stories: diojeffcity.org/vocation-stories. More stories and graphics will be shared in the coming days.


The Four Pillars of Stewardship is a four-session small group faith sharing experience. It is available in both English and Spanish. Download copies for free at www.diojeffcity.org/stewardship


The bulletin inserts and graphics are available for you to download as the 2022-2023 Catholic Stewardship Appeal continues.


¡Atención! La Diócesis de Jefferson City tiene parroquias que ofrecen Misas en español. Los lugares y horarios actualizados los puede encontrar en el siguiente enlace: https://diojeffcity.org/ministerio-hispano/misas-en-espanol/.



Surround yourself with women of faith at the Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room event at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Msgr. Hoog Hall at St. Peter Parish in Jefferson City. All women are welcomed to join in the celebration and reflect on the season of Advent with prayer, laughter and messages of hope, joy, love and peace. Register by Nov. 19 to Sharon Naught (573-619-9636 or sharon.naught@gmail.com) or Diana Unruh (573-645-2040 or dianaunruh54@gmail.com).


Confirmation Retreats for January (Jefferson City) and February (Monroe City) are now open for registration! For more information and to register click here


Eventos en Español

Retiro para Cursillistas: St Patrick | San Patricio, Sedalia (3 de diciembre; 9 am- 4 pm)
Los retiros para cursillistas son eventos que tienen la finalidad de brindar un espacio de oración, reflexión y fraternidad para todos los participantes. Además, este retiro profundiza en el carisma del Movimiento de Cursillos de Cristiandad con el propósito de fortalecer al cursillistas y su servicio en el movimiento y en la Iglesia.

Para más información contacte a Oswaldo Diaz al (660) 829-5213 o por correo electrónico a deleono@sedalia200.org.


Formación para Ministros de Comunión: Cancillería, Jefferson City (17 de diciembre, 9 am- 3 pm) Para todos los Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Comunión que desempeñan este servicio en su parroquia y para nuevos candidatos que 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 que desempeña, así como herramientas y sugerencias prácticas para llevar a cabo su ministerio de una manera digna y apropiada.  Favor de registrarse por medio del siguiente link: https://diojeffcity.org/ministerio-hispano/formacion-de-ministros-de-comunion/ o llamando al 573-680-3650.


CAMBIO DE FECHA: Encuentro de Liderazgo Diocesano: Chancery Offices | Las Oficinas de la Cancillería, Jefferson City (14 de enero; 8:30 am-3:30 pm) El Encuentro de Liderazgo Diocesano es un evento dirigido para el liderazgo parroquial (comité parroquial Hispano, grupo base, etc.) y para el liderazgo diocesano de los movimientos (Renovación Carismática y Cursillos). Para más información contacte a Diácono Enrique Castro al (573) 680-3650 por su celular o WhatsApp o por correo electrónico a ecastro@diojeffcity.org.


Employment opportunities

The Chancery Office of the Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking a full-time senior bookkeeper with advanced bookkeeping and elementary accounting work in the maintenance, review and analysis of detailed financial records throughout the entire accounting cycle. This individual will perform a variety of moderately complex to advanced bookkeeping/accounting tasks and procedures. Experience with general ledger, investments, insurance administration and payroll is strongly desired. Employer offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, and matching 403b retirement plan. Experience with Sage Intacct accounting system would be considered a plus. Knowledge and preparation of worksheets and financial statements and general ledger account classification is required. Qualified candidates should send their resume to HRDir@diojeffcity.org


Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is seeking an organized, collaborative counseling professional who has experience in staff management and/or clinical direction to serve as the director of Counseling Services. Ideal candidates possess an understanding of and commitment to the mission of Catholic Charities, leadership skills to bring counseling services program toward integration with existing services and external accountability requirements, and is able to provide/ensure high quality mental health treatment while acknowledging the role of faith in an individual’s journey as desired by the client. Click here to learn more and apply online.


Catholic Charities is also seeking a Clinical Therapist, Youth and Teen professional to provide faith-informed (when the client desires) compassionate counseling services to youth and teen clients. Ideal candidates are experienced in individual and group therapy, are collaborative and open to working with schools on social/emotional learning curricula, confident with public presentations an ability to travel within the agency service area (Diocese of Jefferson City). Click here to learn more and apply online.


If you, or someone you know, is looking for a year-long service opportunity (with a stipend) Catholic Charities has two open AmeriCorps VISTA positions in Jefferson City and Columbia, Missouri. Catholic Charities is seeking a Community Sponsorship AmeriCorps VISTA and a Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA to build agency capacity and community outreach for programs in Refugee Services, and additional programs. You can learn more about AmeriCorps and the year-long VISTA opportunities at https://americorps.gov/serve/fit-finder/americorps-vista


St. Andrew Catholic School in Tipton has an opening for a junior high science and literature teacher.  Part-time science and/or literature would be acceptable.  All interested persons can contact the principal, Kara Higgins, at khiggins@saintandrewpirates.com.