Decree Renewing Catholic Tuition Policy

Click here to read the Inactive Catholics and Tuition policy.

“The duty and right of educating belongs in a special way to the Church, to which has been
divinely entrusted the mission of assisting persons so that they are able to reach the fullness of
the Christian life.” Canon 794 § 1

In the course of exercising my vigilance over Catholic schools according to canon 806 § 1, and during the implementation of the Stewardship Model throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City, on 13 May 2022 I promulgated the policy “Inactive Catholics and Tuition,” ad experimentum, for a period of 1 year ending on 30 June 2023. Having evaluated the policy in light of this past year and having discussed the matter with the Presbyteral Council, the Diocesan Finance Council, the Diocesan Finance Officer, the Director of Stewardship, the Superintendent of Schools and all other interested parties, I now wish to make the policy on Inactive Catholics and Tuition permanent.

I therefore,


that this policy, first promulgated on 13 May 2022, shall be in effect permanently throughout the Diocese of Jefferson City, all things to the contrary notwithstanding. This decree with the renewed policy shall be promulgated by being published on the Diocesan website. I furthermore order that a copy of this decree, together with the renewed policy, be sent to all concerned parties.

Given at the Chancery in Jefferson City on the 25th day of July in the Year of Our Lord 2023.