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12 June, 2023


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

Una ocasión especial para celebrar la Misa juntos, para conocer la catedral recién renovada y para convivir como hermanos y hermanas Hispanos.

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This Sunday: Spanish Mass with Bishop McKnight at the Cathedral of St. Joseph

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!


Presbyteral Council votes to continue Mass attendance counts

Mass attendance counting will continue in the Diocese of Jefferson City for at least the next 1 to 2 years. The decision was made by the Presbyteral Council during their June 6 meeting. The counting had been set to end on July 31. However, the counts were deemed useful to the Pastoral Planning process and it was decided that parishes should continue to collect these statistics.

Going forward, all parishes should continue counting and reporting their Mass attendance. 

The rules for reporting will remain the same. Parishes are encouraged to continue using the online form to report their counts: https://diojeffcity.org/mass-attendance/   


Thank you for joining the Spring into Summer Retreat!

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Cathedral of St. Joseph on June 10 for our Women’s Ministry Spring into Summer Retreat! And don’t forget to read the June edition of our Walking Together Newsletter.


Catholic Missourian — June 9, 2023 issue now available

The latest issue of Catholic Missourian is out now! Click here to read the stories online


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: https://diojeffcity.org/raisers-edge-training/


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“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 June 17 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 shrinemothers@gmail.com or visit MothersShrine.com 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 RedCrossBlood.org 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.”


Sign up now for the Contemplative Outreach of Central Missouri Living Flame 1 Program

The Living Flame Program is a seven session offering of in-depth spiritual study and enrichment, presented over a seven month period. It is designed to heighten the awareness of the dynamics of Centering Prayer in the context of the spiritual journey. Download the flyer to learn more. Click here for registration and more details.


Eventos en Español

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 ComiteDiocesanoRCCH@gmail.com.



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 ecastro@diojeffcity.org / cmguzman10@gmail.com.

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

DESCARGAR GRÁFICO


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 ecastro@diojeffcity.org.


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.


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 nellymruanorn6@gmail.com.


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 mariagomezm221@gmail.com 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 nellymruanorn6@gmail.com.


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 ComiteDiocesanoRCCH@gmail.com.


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 ComiteDiocesanoRCCH@gmail.com.


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 mariagomezm221@gmail.com 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 bhead@sacredheart-church.org for job description. Send resume to bhead@sacredheart-church.org.


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 Indeed.com or send resume to hrdir@diojeffcity.org.


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: diojeffcity.org/cfo

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


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 Indeed.com 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 Indeed.com.


Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School Positions:

  • Food Prep Position: OLLIS has an opening for a cafeteria worker. We are looking for someone to join our crew of 4 in the preparation, serving, and clean-up of our meals at lunch. Qualifications include love of children, practicing Catholic preferred, ability to lift 50 lbs., and standing on feet for extended periods. Hours are 7:30-1:30. Pay is based on experience. If interested, please email Elaine Hassemer at ehassemer@ollisk8.org
  • Cafeteria Supervisor: OLLIS is looking for three adults (parents, grandparents, friends) who like children and want to make extra money. Qualifications include love of children, practicing Catholic preferred, ability to lift 50 lbs., and standing on feet for extended periods. This is a position that follows the students’ calendar. You are off when students are off. The essential duties include supervising students and assisting them with their needs during lunch, such as opening things, sweeping up the floor, and washing tables between shifts. This would be fun if you could find two other friends to join you. We would love to see a group that can help us with our ROAR expectations and makes our dining experience something students continue to enjoy. Hours are 10:30-1:30. If interested, please email Elaine Hassemer at ehassemer@ollisk8.org.
  • Speech Pathologist (Full-Time: This position is to improve the speech and/or language of students identified with speech and/or language disabilities or students with speech and/or language delays, which interfere with the child’s ability to derive full benefit from the educational program. QUALIFICATIONS — Minimum: Advanced degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Communication Disorders; Missouri Professional Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology, Eligible for a Speech-Language Pathology Student Services Certificate; Effective human relations and communication skills. Preferred:  Previous experience as a speech-language pathologist in a school is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a professional and friendly demeanor and be an active practicing Catholic. Pay based on experience. If interested, please email Elaine Hassemer at ehassemer@ollisk8.org
  • Music Instructor (Part-Time: We are still seeking a part-time music/band instructor for our middle school. Applicants should have a background in music education and preferably be an active practicing Catholic. Pay based on experience. If interested, please email Elaine Hassemer at ehassemer@ollisk8.org