5 June, 2023

Hoffmann ordained to transitional diaconate

On June 3, Christopher Hoffmann was ordained to the transitional diaconate. The ordination took place at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City. Mr. Hoffmann is currently a seminarian at Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio.

Click here to watch a recording of the ordination.

Please join us in prayer as Mr. Hoffmann continues to discern his vocation to the priesthood. 

Last chance to register: Spring into Summer Retreat

Download this flyer and share it with women in your parish!

On June 10, join the women of our diocese for a day of prayer, fellowship and faith formation in the newly rededicated Cathedral of St. Joseph!

Enjoy tours of the Cathedral, a breakout session on ways to deepen your prayer life and an Adoration Hour.

Participants will also learn from Catholic speaker Patty Schneier who will present on The Eucharist: The Source and Summit of Everything.

Lunch is included.

Download the flyer for more information.

Click here to register.

The June Women’s Ministry Walking Together Newsletter is also available now! It includes a new book club recommendation and information about the Spring Into Summer Pilgrimage. Click here to read the June Walking Together Newsletter.

Corpus Christi resources

This 36 page booklet from the FDLC contains resources for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi:

  • Mass Preparations for the Solemnity — Year A
  • Music Suggestions for Mass
  • Music Suggestions for a Period of Exposition
  • Vocabulary list
  • Guideline of how to do a Eucharistic Procession
  • Answers to Frequently-asked Questions

Tribunal office closed June 5-9

The Matrimonial Tribunal Office will be Closed, June 5-9, for vacation.

June Parish Secretaries’ Workshop

Parish Secretaries’ Workshop – June 7, 2023: Zoom Link

The Offices of the Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia will host presentations from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Chancery and via Zoom on topics relating to your role as Parish Secretary. Pastors, Administrators, and PLC’s are welcome and encouraged to attend! 

Please use this link to attend via Zoom.

All of the sessions will be recorded and available on the diocesan website for future viewing.

Come & See Blackbaud Event

Is your parish looking for a church management solution to improve efficiency and make your parishioner data actionable? Are you interested in how parishes in our diocese are using the integrated Raiser’s Edge software solution? Learn more on June 22 during the Come & See Blackbaud Event, available in person at the Chancery or via Zoom. Download the flyer for more information. RSVP at:

Attention All Priests, PLCs, Deacons and Lay Certified Marriage Preparation Facilitators

What: Practicum & Follow-Up Workshop on Prepare/Enrich (P/E) Couple Assessment Facilitation

When: Three options: June 30, 1pm-5pm; July 1, 8am-12pm; July 1, 1pm-5pm (español) 

Where: Chancery Offices in Jefferson City & via zoom

Details: Although not mandatory, clergy and lay certified MPFs are highly encouraged to attend one of the half-a-day practicum & refresher workshops. 

Trainer: Teresita Johnson, from Prepare/Enrich

RegistrationClick here to register. (

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Spanish Mass with Bishop McKnight:
St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City (June 18, 1pm)

All are invited to join us for a Spanish Mass and celebration with Bishop W. Shawn McKnight on June 18 at 1 p.m. at the renovated Cathedral of St. Joseph. We would love to see you there! 

Graphics in Spanish & English are available to promote the event to all diocesan parishioners!

Help promote our summer camps

Please help us spread the word that Summer Camp registration is now open. Click here to download flyers you can use to promote our summer camps in your parish.

For More information on Diocesan Summer Camps and to register click here:

For Camps to be a success we need help from others:

For High Schoolers interested in Volunteering:

For Parishioners and Parents interested in Volunteering:

“In the End, My Immaculate Heart will Triumph – Mary’s ‘Fiat’” will be led by Felicia Anunoby, a parishioner of St. Peter Parish in Jefferson City. Originally from Nigeria, by way of London, Anunoby credits her experiences of “heaven on earth” to her devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The pilgrimage will include prayer, presentations, lunch, adoration and reflection opportunities. There is no charge for the day, but R.S.V.P. is requested so adequate hospitality can be prepared. Please email or visit to register.

Attention all engaged couples, MPFs and pastors:

2023 Pre-Cana Conference dates & locations:

  • June 17th @ Chancery Offices: 2207 W Main St, Jefferson City, MO 65109
  • September 23rd @ St. Thomas More Newman Center: 602 Turner Ave, Columbia, MO 65201

2023 Engaged Encounter dates & location are to be determined.

Calling all donors! Catholic Charities will host a blood drive at their Central Offices at 1015 Edmonds Street in Jefferson City. Come to the community room to experience Catholic Chariites and donate to save a life on June 20th, from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM. Pre-register online by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter CCCNMO.

An Introduction to Centering Prayer

Exploring an 11th Step Practice

For all those practicing any 12 Step Program, the simple yet powerful method of Centering Prayer, when used as an 11th Step Practice, opens one to a deeper healing and Spiritual Awakening.

This workshop is Saturday, June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m and will be presented via Zoom and in-person. It will help those searching for emotional and spiritual sobriety through a 12-Step Program. Those already with an established Centering Prayer practice will also benefit by refreshing the essentials of the practice. Download the flyer for more details.

Registration: First come, first served. The fee is $20 (scholarships are available). Click here to register.

P23 Discernment Camp

Support after abortion for men

Base Camp is an open-forum, weekly discussion group for men who have been impacted by abortion. The group meets Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Each week, men will be invited into the conversation as we discuss abortion, healing, authentic masculinity and other issues that plague men today. Attendees can remain anonymous or not. The group is led by Greg Mayo, Men’s Healing Strategist for Support After Abortion and author of “Almost Daddy: The Forgotten Story.”

Eventos en Español

Taller de Cursillo: Sacred Heart | Sagrado Corazón, Sedalia (10 de junio, 9am-4pm)

Este taller está dirigido a todos los cursillistas de la diócesis. Es una oportunidad de formación en el carisma y prácticas propias del movimiento para el fortalecimiento del mismo y de sus miembros. ¡De colores!
Para más información y registrarse contacte a Maria Gomez al (660) 620-3405 o Raul Lopez al (660) 287-8920.

RCC Formación – Ministerio de Evangelización Infantil: St. Patrick | San Patricio, Sedalia (10 de junio, 8:30am-12pm)

Esta formación brindara el conocimiento y herramientas necesarias para que el equipo de evangelización infantil pueda prepararse para ofrecer retiros de Vida en el Espíritu a niños y niñas de 7 a 11 años de edad.
Para más información contacte a Ilsi Palacios al (316) 530-1004 o por correo electrónico a

RCC Encuentro “Kairos” para Líderes Juveniles: Austin, TX (16-18 de junio)

Este encuentro ayuda a los líderes juveniles (mayores de edad) a reflexionar y centrarse en el amor de Dios, el cual brinda una libertad total para vivir sin ataduras. Es un retiro que ayuda al joven líder a desprenderse de aquello que lo ata y no le ayuda a caminar como discípulo de Jesús para guiar a otros hacia Él.
Para más información contacte a Ilsi Palacios al (316) 530-1004 o por correo electrónico a

Curso Introductorio de PFN: San Pedro, Marshall (17 de junio, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Las parejas aprenderán sobre cómo concebir o posponer embarazos de una manera natural, sin los dañinos efectos de todos los métodos artificiales anticonceptivos. Es un curso gratuito, ideal para todas las parejas en preparación matrimonial, casadas o que están viviendo juntos.

Para información y registrarse contacte a Enrique o Cristhia Castro al 573-680-3650 / 501-454-8308 o por correo electrónico a /


Misa y Celebración con Nuestro Obispo: Catedral de San José, Jefferson City (18 de junio; 1pm)


Encuentro Regional: Savior Pastoral Center, Kansas City (23-25 de junio)

Un encuentro dirigido para el liderazgo diocesano de las diócesis de la región IX (Missouri, Kansas City, Iowa y Nebraska). El encuentro proveerá una formación adecuada para que los representantes diocesanos fortalezcan su liderazgo, lo cual les será útil al momento de ofrecer su servicio en sus comunidades locales. Además, van a ser actualizarlos sobre los procesos regionales y nacionales en cuestión del Ministerio Hispano.

Para más información contacte a Diácono Enrique Castro al (573) 680-3650 en su celular o en WhatsApp o por correo electrónico a

Kermes: St. Patrick | San Patricio, Sedalia (25 de junio, 1pm-3pm)

Esta es una actividad que tiene el fin de recaudar fondos para las distintas actividades del movimiento de Cursillos.
Para más información contacte a Maria Gomez al (660) 620-3405 o Raul Lopez a (660) 287-8920.

Atención diáconos y todos los Facilitadores Certificados de Preparación Matrimonial Hispanos

Quién: Diáconos y parejas que participaron en la capacitación en español que se llevó a cabo en mayo de 2021
Qué: Práctica y seguimiento del inventario prematrimonial Prepare/Enrich
Cuándo: 1 de julio, 1pm-5pm (español) 
Dónde: Oficinas de la Cancillería, Jefferson City
Detalles: Los talleres se centrarán en una repaso de los conceptos básicos de Prepare/Enrich, en cómo interpretar y brindar retroalimentación, en la selección adecuada de los ejercicios para la pareja comprometida y en las mejores prácticas para los facilitadores del inventario prematrimonial. Habrá oportunidad para practicar y hacer trabajo en grupos pequeños. Los participantes deben revisar su manual de capacitación antes del taller, en particular aquellos facilitadores que aún no han tenido la oportunidad de facilitar el inventario de Prepare/Enrich.
Capacitadora: Teresita Johnson, de Prepare/Enrich

Formación de Ministerios de Música Part I: St. Peter | San Pedro, Marshall (8 de julio, 9am-12pm)

Todos los músicos litúrgicos, coros, ministerios de música y ministerios de alabanza están invitados a esta formación. Es una oportunidad formarse y obtener conocimiento y herramientas prácticas para poder brindar un mejor servicio a través de ese gran regalo de Dios, la música.
Para más información contacte a Liliana Ruano al (660) 202-0317 o por correo electrónico a

Cursillo de Mujeres: Saint Patrick | San Patricio, Sedalia (13-16 de julio)

Cursillo de Hombres: Saint Patrick | San Patricio, Sedalia (20-23 de julio)

Los Cursillos de Mujeres y Hombres son una experiencia de tres días alejadas de la rutina y de las distracciones diarias de la vida. En un espíritu de fraternidad, oración, reflexión y alegría, el equipo de servidores brinda ‘rollos’ (temas) que ayudan al participante a reflexionar y a tener un encuentro consigo mismo, con Dios, con los demás y con la Iglesia de Cristo. Esta experiencia es transformadora y única que nadie se puede perder. Es necesario registrarse.
Para más información o registrarse contacte a Maria Gomez al o (660) 620-3405 o Raul Lopez a (660) 287-8920.

Retiro de Parejas: St. Peter | San Pedro, Marshall (15 y 16 de julio)
Este retiro es una oportunidad para que todas las parejas fortalezcan y renueven su relación de pareja y/o su matrimonio. Es un fin de semana de reflexión, oración y aprendizaje las parejas invitan a Dios a caminar con ellos y a sanar cualquier herida que tengan para que se puedan amar de una manera más entregada con la ayuda de la gracia de Dios.
Para más información contacte a Liliana Ruano al (660) 202-0317 o por correo electrónico a

Convivio Diocesano RCC: Bothwell Park, Sedalia (29 de julio, 12pm-6pm)
Este convivio es una oportunidad de fraternidad para toda la familia de la renovación carismática de la diócesis. Es un momento para disfrutar de la compañía y amistad en un ambiente familiar.
Para más información contacte a Ilsi Palacios al (316) 530-1004 o por correo electrónico a

Retiro de Vida en el Espíritu para Niños (7-11 años): Sacred Heart School | Escuela Sagrado Corazón, Sedalia (22 de julio, 9am-3pm)Este retiro está dirigido especialmente a niños y niñas de 7 a 11 años de edad. El retiro brinda un espacio para que, en un ambiente apropiado para estas edades, los niños y niñas puedan experimentar y vivir el amor de Dios en sus vidas. De esta manera, siendo más conscientes de ese Amor que los acompaña siempre tendrán el deseo de compartirlo y de servir a los demás con los dones que Dios les ha dado.
Para más información contacte a Ilsi Palacios al (316) 530-1004 o por correo electrónico a

Bienvenida de Cursillistas: Saint Patrick | San Patricio, Sedalia (30 de julio, 1pm-3pm)
Esta es un evento en el que oficialmente se les da la bienvenida a los nuevos cursillistas (hombres y mujeres) que acaban de vivir su Cursillo. Todos los cursillistas se reúnen para acoger a sus nuevos hermanos y hermanas cursillistas en un ambiente de celebración y alegría.
Para más información y registrarse contacte a Maria Gomez al o (660) 620-3405 o Raul Lopez al (660) 287-8920.

PEREGRINACIÓN A ROMA Y TIERRA SANTA del 20 de noviembre al 1 de diciembre del 2023 – Diócesis de Jefferson City (Pilgrimage in Spanish)

¡Acompañe al Padre Cesar Anicama en una gran peregrinación a Roma y Tierra Santa! Volaremos a Roma para visitar sus basílicas, y lugares culturales, audiencia con el Papa, Asís y más. Después volaremos a Tierra Santa donde caminaremos por los lugares santos donde Jesús vivió, incluyendo Tiberíades, Belén, Jerusalén, Galilea y más. 

Para hacer una reservación, póngase en contacto con Canterbury Pilgrimages & Tours HOY al: 1-800-653-0017. También por WhatsApp/textos/llamadas al (347) 463-3998. 

Contacto local: Diacono Enrique Castro (573) 680-3650. 

Employment opportunities

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Columbia, MO., has an opening for a part-time (20 hours) Coordinator of Liturgical Ministry. Applicants must be a practicing Catholic registered in a Catholic parish; proficient in playing keyboard and/or guitar; knowledgeable in Church music and liturgical rituals and ceremonies; organizational and management experience; and proficient in editing software and communication technology. Contact Sacred Heart Parish Office at 573-443-3470 or for job description. Send resume to

St. Thomas More Newman Center (Newman) is hiring a Development Director.  Established in 1963, Newman is a vibrant Catholic parish located adjacent to the University of Missouri (MU) campus.  Newman serves 850 resident parishioner households with a full range of faith formation programs including a highly active Campus Ministry program that serves approximately 1,000 students at MU, Stephens College and Columbia College, all located in Columbia, Missouri.  The Parish is looking for someone who is cheerful, enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, confident in their ability to ask for financial support and close philanthropic gifts, with a passion for building and maintaining strong relationships with both student and resident parishioners that will bear fruit in the form of philanthropic gifts to Newman. Learn more.

The Coordinator of Stewardship and Planned Giving is responsible for assisting the Director of Stewardship and the Director of Development and Missions in implementing the Bishop’s vision of spirituality of stewardship throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City, which covers 38 counties in central and northeastern Missouri.

  • Prepares presentation materials and strategic briefings for deans and pastors
  • Meticulously plans, coordinates and executes events and activities
  • Provides administrative support for the department
  • Works closely with the Director of Stewardship and Director of Development and Missions as a team partner to recognize donors and convey the impact and importance of the spirituality of stewardship

Practicing Catholic in good standing is preferred. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Event planning and management is desired. Please apply through our job posting on or send resume to

The Diocese of Jefferson City seeks a Chief Financial Officer who can ensure consistency, transparency, and simplicity in the financialsystems of the parishes, schools and chancery. As a member of the Bishop’s cabinet, the CFO provides clear and timely communications of financial and other information throughout the diocese maintaining confidentiality where appropriate.

The CFO is responsible for providing, developing, and maintaining financial accountability standards and ethics for all diocesan entities in order to promote respect and trust among parishioners. The CFO directs, manages, and supervises the financial operations of the Chancery in conjunction with the Bishop and the members of the Corporate Board. The CFO manages the diocesan assets and advises management in financial operations. 

The full job listing is available at this link:

To apply, please email your resume to Brent Morton, Vice President, Catholic Recruiter Associates:

St. Joseph Church in Palmyra, Missouri, is accepting applications for a DRE/Youth Minister. Key responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for assisting the pastor in the responsibility for the Catholic faith formation for parish youth and adults
  • Implements the Bishop’s confirmation preparation policy
  • Organizes, schedules and oversees religious education in the parish
  • Administers a formation program for catechists that leads to certification and tracks completion
  • In cooperation with Diocesan Director of Religious Education and Youth Minister, orders approved textbooks, liturgy materials and other works that complement the religious education efforts of the parish
  • Provides resources and programs for adult formation
  • Working with the pastor, the director will assess the needs of parish youth and organize volunteers to help meet their needs

Bachelor’s degree in theology or religious education is preferred.

This position is flexible and may be offered at either a part-time or full-time status. Group insurance benefits are available for full-time employees (30 hours a week). The pastor is also open to the possibility of two part-time candidates. If you are interested in the position, please apply on or send your resume directly to Fr. Alex Gabriel, St. Joseph Parish, PO Box 606, Palmyra, MO 63461.

The Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking a skilled and dynamic Executive Director to promote the work and mission of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, this role provides leadership and program support, ensures fiscal responsibility, and represents the agency with partner organizations, parishes, and communities across the diocese. Strong candidates are mission-minded, understanding that all leadership responsibilities are performed in concert with the agency’s vision and Catholic social and moral teaching.

Catholic Charities responds to the needs of people in 38 counties regardless of faith, culture, or situation. This includes services in mental health, food security, health and nutrition education, Hispanic community support, disaster preparation and response, family reunification through immigration legal services, and resettlement of refugees. Click here for more information.

Holy Family Parish in Hannibal is seeking a Director of Religious Education and Youth Minister. Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist the pastor in the responsibility for the Catholic faith formation for parish youth and adults
  • Implements the Bishop’s confirmation preparation policy
  • Organizes, schedules and oversees religious education in the parish
  • Administers a formation program for catechists that leads to certification and tracks completion
  • In cooperation with Diocesan Director of Religious Education and Youth Minister, orders approved textbooks, liturgy materials and other works that complement the religious education efforts of the parish
  • Provides resources and programs for adult formation

A Bachelor’s degree in theology or religious education is preferred. The pastor is willing to consider either one (1) full-time candidate or possibly two (2) part-time individuals. Resumes can be sent directly to Fr. Alex Gabriel, Holy Family Parish, 218 S. Maple Avenue, Hannibal, MO 63401 or applicants can apply on

We are now hiring for summer missionaries! These are paid summer jobs for graduating seniors in high school through college age. Please help spread the word and personally invite young adults that may be a great missionary. To access social media, bulletin and flyer please click here:

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