Public Health Concerns

Catholic schools in Diocese of Jefferson City will remain in distance learning mode through end of school year

April 9, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY – In light of Governor Michael Parson’s announcement today, the Diocese of Jefferson City’s Catholic elementary and high schools will continue providing lessons through remote means so as to conclude their school year on May 15. As Catholics now enter into the holy time of the sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday, next week…

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How to watch Holy Week services live

April 8, 2020

All Holy Week Services from the Cathedral of St. Joseph will be livestreamed here: www.vimeo.com/diojeffcity and “simulcast” to Facebook here: www.facebook.com/diojeffcity. A list of parishes providing livestreaming services is available here: https://diojeffcity.org/sunday-masses-being-live-streamed/. Please check with your parish regarding Holy Week Services, since we can’t guarantee our list is complete. Improving or monitoring internet connection Before…

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Palm, Cross and COVID-19

April 5, 2020

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight delivered the following homily on April 5, 2020, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, at The Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City: Today’s liturgy contains a huge contrast. We began with the triumphal entry of Jesus on a donkey through the gates of Jerusalem, and we joined the adulation…

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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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Catholic schools closed through April 30

April 1, 2020
Diocese of Jefferson City Schools Office

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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Decree On Pastoral Activities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 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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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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