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15 April 2024

Stewardship Conference — Thank you!

Our first annual diocesan Stewardship Conference was a big success. Thank you to the hundreds of parish leaders, faithful and clergy who joined us for this important event! Click here to access Stewardship resources.


Read the latest issue of The Catholic Missourian

The latest issue of The Catholic Missourian is out now! This issue covers a wide variety of important issues across the diocese including Bishop McKnight’s new Shaping Our Future Together pastoral letter and our diocesan listening session report to the Synod on Synodality — plus much more!

Click here to read all the latest stories online.


Licensing for livestreaming or reprinting worship music

ONE LICENSE provides permissions for parishes to reprint worship music for congregations or livestream music on the Internet. The Diocese of Jefferson City has a group agreement with ONE LICENSE which provides a 20 percent discount to parishes. If your parish does not currently participate in the group agreement and would like more information, please contact Jacob Luecke before April 26, so you can be included in the new group licensing agreement.


National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Update: Spanish versions of the social media graphics, bulletin graphics, and fliers are now available at this link!

As part of the National Eucharistic Revival, the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage will be present in the Diocese of Jefferson City from July 1-5. A media toolkit is now available to begin promoting this special event in your parish. Please watch for more information and details about this exciting event coming soon. The latest updates can be found by clicking here.

Plus, we are asking for feedback on how parish communities are planning to participate — click on the following link to help give us feedback so we can start to plan on how many to expect: https://diojeffcity.org/eucharistic-pilgrimage-parish-interest-form/


Corpus Christi resource now available

The annual resource for the solemnity is now posted on the FDLC website.  It’s thirty-seven pages long. Download it for free at: www.fdlc.org/BodyAndBlood2024.


OCP Parish Grants Program

Since 2001, the OCP Parish Grants Program has donated more than $3.45 million to parishes seeking to enhance their worship experience.

The Parish Grants Program is open to all Roman Catholic parishes and campus ministries (that can demonstrate a consistent Mass schedule throughout the year) in the U.S. and within U.S. territories. Applicants do not have to use an OCP worship program to qualify – only those parishes that received a 2023 Parish Grant are ineligible to apply.

Awarded grants must be used for liturgical and/or musical purposes. Common uses include: purchasing new music and worship resources, repairing or replacing musical instruments, attending or hosting conferences and workshops, improving multicultural ministries through training or purchasing bilingual resources, and more.

2024 applications

Applications for 2024 OCP Parish Grants are being accepted now through May 30, 2024. To apply, a parish representative simply needs to fill out an online application at ocp.org/parish-grants. Grant recipients will be announced in August. For more information, please visit ocp.org/parish-grants.


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El Puente Trivia Night

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Life in the Spirit Seminar

Pentecost is coming. Are you ready for a life changing encounter with the love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? Join us for a series of talks and prayer to renew the power of the Holy Spirit that was conferred in baptism and confirmation to live the life we were meant to live.


2024 Quinceañera Retreats:  Please post the following announcement for available Quineceañera retreatalong with one of the available graphics.  Click the “Download Graphic” button below.

The 2024 Quinceanera Retreats for quinceañeras, damas and chambelanes are now available in the following parishes. Registration required.  

To review our diocesan Quinceanera Preparation Policy, to find your parish contact, and for more information visit: https://diojeffcity.org/ministerio-hispano/preparacion-de-quinceaneras/.

Por favor publique el siguiente anuncio para los retiros de Quineceañera disponibles junto con uno de los gráficos disponibles. Haga clic en el botón “Descargar gráfico” a continuación.

Los Retiros de Quinceañera 2024 para quinceañeras, damas y chambelanes ya están disponibles en las siguientes parroquias. Es necesario inscribirse.

Guía Diocesana para la Preparación de Quinceañeras, contactos parroquiales y más información en el siguiente enlace: https://diojeffcity.org/ministerio-hispano/preparacion-de-quinceaneras/.

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Curso de Finanzas Personales & Familiares

Marshall:  St. Peter Parish | Parroquia San Pedro (20 de abril, 9am-3pm)

¡Prepárate para transformar tu vida financiera de manera práctica a la luz de la palabra!
En este curso de 6 horas, descubrirás la relevancia de las finanzas desde una perspectiva espiritual. Te proporcionaremos herramientas y recursos prácticos para que aprendas a ahorrar, liberarte de deudas, salvaguardar tus bienes y gestionar tus finanzas de manera efectiva. Al implementar estos conceptos, experimentarás cómo la astuta gestión financiera se alinea con el plan divino para nuestras vidas.
Para más información y registrarse contacte a Rosalin Howatt por email: rosalinhowatt@gmail.com

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Retiro de Jóvenes

Marshall: St. Peter Parish | Parroquia San Pedro (27-28 de abril)

Este Retiro de Vida en el Espíritu brinda a los jóvenes de 13 a 17 años de edad un espacio para retirarse de la vida cotidiana para darse la oportunidad de tener un encuentro vivo con Jesús. Este retiro renovará sus vidas con la gracia del Espíritu Santo y despertará en ellos el deseo de profundizar más el conocimiento y práctica de su fe.Para más información y registrarse contacte a Marcelino Chavez al 660-631-3748

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Retiro de Vida en el Espíritu: California: Annunciation Parish | Parroquia Anunciación (27-28 de abril)Este retiro 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 contacte al líder RCC de su parroquia.


Formación: Nuevos Ministros Extraordinarios de la Sagrada Comunión: Jefferson City: Chancery | Cancillería (4 de mayo, 9am-4pm) Esta es una oportunidad de formación para todos los candidatos a este servicio después de ser aprobados por su párroco/sacerdote. Recibirá la formación y conocimiento para desempeñar su servicio. Para más información contacte a la oficina parroquial o al Diácono Enrique Castro al (573) 635-9127 o por correo electrónico a ecastro@diojeffcity.org.


Retiro de Vida en el Espíritu: Sedalia: St. Patrick Parish | Parroquia San Patricio (25-26 de mayo) Este retiro 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 contacte al líder RCC de su parroquia.


Ordenación Sacerdotal: Diácono Christopher Hoffman: Jefferson City: Cathedral of St. Joseph | Catedral San José (1 de junio, 10am-12pm) Les invitamos a participar de la ordenacion sacerdotal del diácono Christopher Hoffman de la parroquia San Vicente de Paul en Sedalia. Una gran oportunidad para ser testigos de esta celebración tan especial, para felicitarlo y mostrarle nuestro apoyo como comunidad Hispana. Para más información contacte al Diácono Enrique Castro al (573) 635-9127 o por correo electrónico a ecastro@diojeffcity.org.


Capacitación para facilitadores de VIRTUS: Jefferson City: Chancery | Cancillería (15 de junio, 9am-5pm) Esta capacitacion en español es para empleados y voluntarios que deseen aprender y desempenarse como facilitadores del Programa de VIRTUS en su parroquia y en nuestra diócesis. Es necesario tener la aprobación de su párroco/sacerdote e incribirse al curso. Para incripciones y más información contacte al Diácono Enrique Castro al (573) 635-9127 o por correo electrónico a ecastro@diojeffcity.org.


Misa & Celebración con nuestro Obispo: Jefferson City: Cathedral of St. Joseph | Catedral de San José (23 de junio, 1pm-4pm)La comunidad Hispana de toda la diócesis es cordialmente invitada a celebrar una Misa en español con nuestro obispo, W. Shawn McKnight. Además de convivir con nuestro obispo, tendremos la oportunidad de ver visitar a nuestra Madre la Virgen María de Guadalupe en su capilla dentro de la catedral. Después de la Misa, habrá la oportunidad de convivir y comer juntos en un ambiente de fraternidad con hermanos y hermanas nuestros de otras comunidades.
Confesiones en español a las 12:00. Para más información contacte al Diácono Enrique Castro al (573) 635-9127o por correo electrónico a ecastro@diojeffcity.org.


Retiro Parroquial de ‘Buena Administración’: Sedalia: St. Patrick Parish | Parroquia San Patricio (22 de junio, 9am-3pm) El objetivo de estos retiros es ayudar a toda la comunidad parroquial aprender y reflexionar sobre la ‘Buena Administración’, la cual es nuestra respuesta agradecida como discípulos cristianos a compartir todo lo que Dios nos ha dado para compartirlo con los demás. Para más información contacte a la oficina parroquial o al Diácono Enrique Castro al (573) 635-9127 o o por correo electrónico a ecastro@diojeffcity.org.


Retiro de Niños: Sedalia: St. Patrick Parish | Parroquia San Patricio (26 de junio, 9am-5pm)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.


Curso Introductorio de Planificación Familiar Natural

Columbia: Sacred Heart Parish | Parroquia Sagrado Corazón (25 de mayo, 9am-12pm)

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 Castro al 573-680-3650 o por correo electrónico a ecastro@diojeffcity.org.

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Coming in May – Another Free FDLC Webinar Series

In preparation for the new translation of Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery Outside Mass (optional use starting September 14, 2024; mandatory use on December 1, 2024), the FDLC is pleased to offer a free webinar series on Eucharistic Adoration and Exposition, breaking open the history, pastoral practice, and practical implications of the rites. 

Registrants will have access to both the live presentations (Wednesdays, 1pm ET) and the recordings following each presentation. Click here to learn more and register.

  • May 1, Rev. Ed Foley, OFM, Capuchin: History and Theology of Eucharistic Adoration after Vatican II, Part 1
  • May 8, Rev. Ed Foley, OFM, Capuchin: History and Theology of Eucharistic Adoration after Vatican II, Part 2
  • May 15, Dr. Steve Janco: Music for a Period of Exposition
  • May 22, Rev. Matthew Ernest: Best Practices for Adoration and Exposition
  • June 5, Rev. Dustin Dought (BCDW) and FDLC Staff: An examination of the newly revised liturgical text, Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery outside Mass (First use, September 14)

Women’s Conference of Healing and Forgiveness

We all have something in our lives that is broken — that needs to be mended, fixed or healed. When we turn to Jesus and align our hearts and minds with Him and trust in His mercy, He comes to us and wraps His arms lovingly around us. He gently reminds us that “together, we can fix this!” Christ can heal broken relationships with God, broken relationships with others and broken parts of ourselves. Come join us to experience Jesus’ Divine Mercy through His Healing and Forgiveness which is freely offered to all. The 3-day Women’s Conference of Healing and Forgiveness, entitled “Women of Hope,” will be held September 5-7, 2024 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa, Kansas. Click here to learn more.


Employment opportunities

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Sedalia is seeking an experienced Finance Manager to provide general accounting, budgeting and financial reporting services for the parish and school. In addition to traditional financial accounting practices, this person will be responsible for overseeing cash handling procedures and processes and implementation of best financial practices and internal controls. The ideal candidate will be proficient in QuickBooks OnLine, Microsoft office products and Google Workspace. A bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is preferred but can be offset by years of experience. This position is open to persons of all faiths. Qualified candidates can apply to our job posting on Indeed.com or send their resume to hrdir@diojeffcity.org.


The Chancery Office of the Diocese of Jefferson City is seeking an experienced administrative assistant to support the Director of Religious Education & Youth/Young Adult Ministry and the Coordinator of Women’s Ministry. Requirements include: at least 5 years’ experience; intermediate to advanced skills in Word and Excel; experience with website content management (preferred); ability to prioritize tasks and support more than one director; and willingness to assist with events. This is a full-time position offering a competitive wage with comprehensive benefits which include life insurance, long-term disability, medical, dental, vision and a matching 403(b) retirement plan. Applicants are encouraged to apply on Indeed.com or send resume to hrdir@diojeffcity.org.


St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director of Campus Ministry. To see a full job description, go to: https://www.comonewman.org/job-openings/


St. Martin Catholic Parish is seeking a Parish Bookkeeper. Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of payroll, associated taxes and reports
  • Prepares bank deposits and records receipts
  • Prepares vouchers, including coding and payment of invoices
  • Reconciles parish, school, and cemetery books, if applicable
  • Maintains tuition and school accounts, if applicable
  • Balances checkbook(s) monthly
  • Produces accurate financial reports as requested; may work with outside accounting firm
  • Other duties as directed by pastor/director

For more information or to apply, see our ad on Indeed.com or email your resume to hrdir@diojeffcity.org.


Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church is seeking a Custodian. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for maintenance, minor repairs, painting and safety at all parish buildings.
  • Janitorial (cleaning) services at all parish buildings, including church, fellowship building, offices, and educational areas.
  • Develop and maintain a cleaning schedule for all parish buildings in coordination with the pastor and administration commission.
  • Perform ground maintenance and repairs to include lawn mowing, snow removal, etc.
  • Provide preventive maintenance program for parish to include plumbing, HVAC, and electrical, and maintain records as necessary. Maintain records of venders and projects for office staff.
  • Perform regular building inspections and report deficiencies to pastor.
  • Set up furniture and fixtures as necessary for religious education and other church sponsored activities.

Applicants should express their interest by emailing: office@ourladylakeozark.org.


We are seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic Programs Assistant to join our team at The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, contributing to the memorable and spiritual experiences and growth of our pilgrims and visitors. As a Programs Assistant, you will collaborate closely with the Director of Operations to conceptualize, plan, and execute various enriching experiences including Shrine tours, Catholic Masses, pilgrimages, retreats, and events, with a particular focus on honoring Mary as Mother of the Church and all mothers in accordance with our Mission Statement. View our website at: MothersShrine.com. You may access the full job description at this link.


Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri has several openings within its agency.

All employees of Catholic Charities must possess a strong commitment to the mission of the agency, including the understanding of Catholic Social Teaching and the ability to demonstrate the philosophy and values of the agency. The identity of the agency is clearly Catholic; and as such, Catholic Charities adheres to the social and moral teachings of the Catholic Church.

All positions require the utilization of common software and digital applications (Microsoft Office suite, Outlook, Teams, timekeeping software, etc.)

We invite you to review our current opportunities. 


Immaculate Heart of Mary Child Development Center is seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to join our team as Early Childhood Center Staff in a LEAD Position. A successful candidate is committed to providing a safe, Christ-like environment for the children, where they are loved, safe, and encouraged to learn. As part of our center, you will play a crucial role in providing a nurturing and educational environment for young children. Your primary responsibilities will include engaging in age-appropriate activities, ensuring the safety and well-being of children, promoting their social and cognitive development, and maintaining a positive atmosphere within the center. Starting pay for a lead position is $18.00 per hour for a qualified employee. Click here to apply online.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Child Development Center is seeking dedicated and passionate individuals to join our team as Early Childhood Center Staff. A successful candidate is committed to providing a safe, Christ-like environment for the children, where they are loved, safe, and encouraged to learn. As part of our center, you will play a crucial role in providing a nurturing and educational environment for young children. Your primary responsibilities will include engaging in age-appropriate activities, ensuring the safety and well-being of children, promoting their social and cognitive development, and maintaining a positive atmosphere within the center. Starting pay is $15.00 per hour. 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.


St. Clement Catholic School in St. Clement, MO has an opening for a Classroom Teacher – 1st and 2nd Grade. This position is for the 2024-2025 school year. A successful candidate is a practicing Catholic in good standing who can minister to students regardless of subject area or a teacher who, consistent with the Mission of St. Clement Catholic School, promotes and teaches the Catholic faith as reasonably determined by the principal. Applicants should hold the appropriate Missouri teaching certification, or its equivalent. All interested persons should complete the application and contact the Principal,  Laurie Schuckenbrock, at lschuckenbrock@stclementmo.org


St. Joseph Catholic School in Westphalia, MO is seeking a dedicated Physical Education teacher to join our team. If you are enthusiastic about promoting health, fitness, and teamwork among students in K – 8 in a strong Catholic based setting, we encourage you to apply. Experience in teaching physical education to students in K – 8, development and implementation of age – appropriate PE lessons that promote physical fitness, skill development, student team building, sportsmanship, and integrate Catholic values and principles into the physical education activities and lessons. All interested applications should complete the application. We ask you also submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Patricia Kirk at pkirk@stjosephwestphalia.org


St. Joseph Catholic School in Westphalia, MO is seeking a passionate and dedicated Music Teacher to join our team and inspire our students K – 8 through the joy of music. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in music education, a deep appreciation for Catholic values, and the ability to create engaging and enriching music experiences for students in grades K – 8. Previous music teaching experience, proficiency in playing the piano, organ, and at Masses. Commitment to Catholic education and the mission of Catholic education. All interested applications should complete the application. We ask you also submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Patricia Kirk at pkirk@stjosephwestphalia.org


St. Joseph Catholic School in Westphalia, MO is seeking a creative and passionate Art Teacher for students in K – 8. If you have the desire for inspiring creativity and fostering artistic expression in children within a Catholic setting, we courage you to apply. Development and implementing the art curriculum for students in grades K – 8 aligning with national and diocesan standards. Plan and facilitate art lessons that encourage creative thinking, and expressions across various mediums and techniques. Foster a positive and inclusive classroom environment where students feel encouraged to explore their artistic talents, and develop their skills. Showcase student artwork through exhibitions, and within the halls of the school. If you have had experience in teaching art in K-8, proficiency in art mediums and techniques, and have a love to integrate Catholic values and principles within your art lessons, please complete the application. We also ask to please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Patricia Kirk at pkirk@stjosephwestphalia.com


Holy Cross School in Cuba is seeking a dedicated and nurturing preschool teacher and two part-time aides to join our team. This position is for a 3/4 year old classroom. If you are passionate about working with young children and creating an engaging and creative learning environment, we encourage you to apply on our website at hcschoolcuba.org


St. Andrew School in Tipton has 2 openings for Junior High Teachers for the 2024-2025 school year.  Junior High is departmentalized and the available content area is Science, Social Studies, ELA, and Religion with 7th and 8th grade homeroom.  All interested persons can contact the Principal, Kara Higgins, at khiggins@saintandrewpirates.com


Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School Positions:

  • 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.