Posts by Helen Osman

Aug. 19, 2019

Bishop’s messages Please use this bulletin announcement and graphic to promote the Missouri Catholic Conference’s Annual Assembly, which will be Oct. 5 in Jefferson City. You can find more information on the MCC’s website and my letter of invitation and registration information is available here. The Catholic Bishops of Missouri invite you to attend the…

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Aug. 12, 2019

Bishop’s messages Please mark your calendars for the Missouri Catholic Conference’s Annual Assembly, which will be Oct. 5 in Jefferson City. This year, rather than breaking out into groups for morning workshops, the entire morning session will be held in the House Chamber, where all attendees of the Annual Assembly will gather to hear Catholic…

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Aug. 5, 2019

Bishop’s messages Last week we had the exciting announcement of a new leadership team for the Fr. Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School. You can find our media release here. We are blessed by the generosity of Doug Callahan, Jill McIntosh and Gwenn Roche in their service to our community. Doug will be the new…

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Message regarding Father Geoffrey Brooke

From Bishop W. Shawn McKnight (Espanol) In early March, I reported to you that the Diocese had received reports of boundary violations involving two minors regarding Father Geoffrey Brooke. Following diocesan policy, we notified the Missouri Children’s Division hotline and placed Father Brooke on administrative leave. The police were also made aware of the reports…

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Mensaje con respecto al Padre Geoffrey Brooke

Del Obispo McKnight A principios de marzo, les informé que la Diócesis había recibido acusaciones de violaciones de límites con dos menores de edad con respecto al Padre Geoffrey Brooke. Siguiendo la política diocesana, notificamos a la línea directa de la División de Niños de Missouri y el Padre Brooke fue puesto en licencia administrativa.…

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You are what you read

With the rise of social media and digital access to news sources, it can sometimes be challenging to understand the origins of the news stories we encounter. Quite frankly, it can be hard to process the news in today’s world of sensationalized headlines and misdirecting clickbait. This is not to say credentialed sources are obsolete;…

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New leadership team for Fr. Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia

Doug Callahan, Jill McIntosh, Gwenn Roche tapped as president, vice president and principal COLUMBIA — Bishop W. Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, announced today the leadership team for the Fr. Augustine Tolton Regional Catholic High School. Doug Callahan, Scout Executive of the Great Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America, will serve…

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July 29, 2019

Bishop’s messages Thank you to everyone who joins with me each month in a prayer intention for our diocese. The August prayer intention is as follows: For the education of our youth in the faith.  May parents and teachers share their knowledge with gentleness and patience, and may students thirst for knowledge of the things…

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July 22, 2019

As a reminder: Bishop’s prayer intention for August Breaking the Silence of Abuse – resources for bulletins and web. Also, please publicize upcoming Protecting God’s Children (Virtus) workshops. Notices Carla McDaniel has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant for the Vocations and Development Offices. For almost 15 years, Carla served in the development office of…

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