Public Health Concerns

20 March 2020

March 20, 2020

UPDATED APRIL 1, 2020: These protocols have been replaced by a new decree of Bishop McKnight’s.

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Enhancing parish communication in a time of “social distancing”

March 20, 2020
Enhancing parish communication in a time of “social distancing”

The diocesan Communications Office has a few suggestions on how you can communicate in this time when some “ordinary” channels of communication
have been shut down.

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Bishop McKnight’s Message for Diocesan Employees

March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020: Most Rev. W. Shawn McKnight’s message to employees of the Diocese of Jefferson City.

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Bishop McKnight’s Message to Stewards

March 20, 2020

March 20, 2020: Most Rev. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight’s message to stewards in the Diocese of Jefferson City.

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Online giving options for parishes

March 20, 2020

We know that parishes are bringing vital services online as quickly as possible to ensure that the day-to-day tasks they perform for the community continue. Our Communications Office is working to build the capacity of parish services online, including online giving.

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Update for spring marriage preparation courses

March 18, 2020

As you know, due to COVID-19 diocesan regulations, a number of events are being canceled. This may affect the way we handle marriage preparation within the coming months, especially for those couples who were planning to attend a conference or a retreat as part of their marriage preparation.

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Anointing of the Sick during the pandemic

March 18, 2020

When celebrating the Anointing of the Sick, it would be most prudent to adopt practices that limit to the greatest extent possible the spread of COVID-19 from one recipient to another. Utilizing allowances given in the Code of Canon Law and Liturgical Law, it would be optimal to bless fresh oil before each visit to a…

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SSM Health offering free ‘virtual visits’ for COVID-19

March 18, 2020

SSM Health — the Catholic health system of which the St. Mary’s Hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico are a part — is offering a free Virtual Visit for individuals who are concerned they may be experiencing symptoms of or been exposed to, Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Guidance from Interim Superintendent of Catholic Schools regarding COVID-19 Break

March 18, 2020

March 18, 2020: An update from Kenya Fuemmeler, Interim Superintendent of Catholic Schools Office for the Diocese of Jefferson City on commonly asked questions from teaching staff regarding the COVID-19 break.

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UPDATED: Liturgical Protocols for Public Health Safety

March 17, 2020

UPDATED APRIL 1, 2020: These protocols have been replaced by a new decree of Bishop McKnight’s.

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