Public Health Concerns

Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Protection from the Coronavirus

November 24, 2020

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, we entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.At the foot of the Cross, you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.Patroness of the Diocese of Jefferson City, you know what we need.We are certain of the power of your intercession, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,joy…

Read More

Decree extended after 27 November

November 13, 2020

Whereas the case numbers of COVID-19 infections remain at their highest levels for many counties of Mid-Missouri; and Whereas the common good demands that the public health requirements and recommendations of the state are to be observed whenever possible; and Whereas the Presbyteral Council has provided their advice with regard to the ongoing reality of…

Read More

Online Giving Guide for Parishes Using Blackbaud’s Merchant Services Application

October 14, 2020
Online Giving Guide For Parishes

Our communications team has put together this Online Giving Guide for Parishes to help you communicate the process and usefulness of using these services in your parish. Please consider using this guide to help your parishioners understand how online giving works, the security measures that protect their information, and the importance of continuing their stewardship goals in-person or digitally.

Read More

Downloadable livestreaming equipment guide for parishes

September 3, 2020

To assist parishes in their efforts to livestream liturgies, this download provides details on options and equipment to improve livestream broadcasts for parishioners.

Read More

Decree on pastoral activities during the COVID-19 pandemic and after 11 September 2020

August 20, 2020

Whereas the Department of Health and Senior Services of the State of Missouri and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States federal government continue to recommend the observance of social distancing and the use of face masks when in gatherings; that persons 65 years of age and older, as well as…

Read More

Protocols for positive COVID-19 test results

July 19, 2020

Anyone visiting a current COVID-19 hot spot or traveling internationally will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days before being allowed back on parish/school property. This includes students or anyone who is on parish/school property on a regular basis. This may require staff to utilize sick days, vacation days, or short-term leave.  Please use the…

Read More

Singing in a pandemic

July 19, 2020

There is legitimate concern on the part of many of the faithful throughout the diocese regarding singing in church during Mass, especially given the recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in several counties.  Understanding that there are differences from county to county in terms of health needs, and differences in resources and church…

Read More

Protocol for response to positive test of COVID-19

July 15, 2020
Read More

Decree on pastoral activities following the governor’s declaration lifting statewide restrictions for the COVID-19 pandemic

June 15, 2020

Whereas Governor Mike Parson has lifted the statewide health order beginning 16 June 2020, leaving the determination of public health requirements to local governments; and Whereas the Department of Health and Senior Services of the State of Missouri and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States Federal Government continue to recommend:…

Read More

Instructions to fulfill decrees for pastoral activities during COVID-19 pandemic

April 28, 2020

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has provided a decree with updated instructions for parishes effective Tuesday, June 16, after Gov. Mike Parson lifted statewide regulations on June 15, leaving the determination of public health requirements to local governments. Important safety measures will continue to help protect congregants from infection and slow the spread of the coronavirus. The following…

Read More