Public Health Concerns

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issues decree to promote public safety and well-being

April 1, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY — Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City has issued a decree which restricts the type of public gatherings in the 95 parishes of the diocese. The decree is for April 1-30, and limits access of the diocesan campuses — although lessons are continuing through remote learning for students in the diocesan schools.

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Decree On Pastoral Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 1, 2020

The following decree was issued by Bishop W. Shawn McKnight on March 31, 2020. It is effective April 1-30, 2020.

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Catholic schools closed through April 30

April 1, 2020

In a letter dated March 31, Interim Superintendent Kenya Fuemmeler announced that diocesan schools will abide by a decree issued by Bishop W. Shawn McKnight and remain closed through April 30, with the possibility of finishing the school year online. The full letter follows. In light of the guidance from the United States Federal Government,…

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Parish financial information

March 29, 2020

The following letter was sent by Bishop W. Shawn McKnight on March 29 to pastors, parish administrators, parish life collaborators and presidents of parish finance and pastoral councils.

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Volunteering with Teens amidst the Crisis: Considerations, Challenges, and Solutions

March 27, 2020

Many of us feel called to help in some way as our communities struggle with the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. Yet, volunteering while practicing social distancing and self-isolation poses unique challenges to many of the traditional ways we are accustomed to serving.

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Protecting diocesan employees and volunteers as they continue to serve communities

March 26, 2020

The Jefferson City diocese is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy workspace for employees and visitors while ensuring as much continuity as possible during for parishes, schools and other charitable services during the COVID-19 emergency.

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Online contributions available to all parishes

March 26, 2020

The Diocese of Jefferson City is providing a temporary solution to online giving for parishes needing immediate access to online giving tools.

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COVID-19 presents a new challenge for diocesan schools

March 24, 2020

Spencer Allen, Principal of St. Joseph Cathedral School, shares insights on the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presents to Catholic faculty, staff and students in the Diocese of Jefferson City.

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SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital opens drive-thru testing site

March 23, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (March 21, 2020) – SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City will open its drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, Monday, March 23, at the Health Plaza East entrance, 2505 Mission Drive. The site will be open from noon to 4 pm initially and hours may vary depending on volume.

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Parishes across the diocese live-stream Masses to engage the faithful in the liturgy remotely

March 21, 2020

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of parishes who are live-streaming Masses in both English and Spanish. Please check your parish’s website or social media channels for more information: let us know if we can add yours by email communication@diojeffcity.org.

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