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21 October 2019

October 21, 2019

Bishop’s messages Official appointments Deacon Edwin J. Schepers, from assisting the pastor of Annunciation Parish, California, to assist the pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Tipton, effective July 1, 2019. Deacon Christopher M. Wickern, from assisting the pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Sedalia, to assist the pastor of St. Ann Parish, Warsaw and the Mission of…

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14 October 2019

October 14, 2019

Bishop’s messages Last week we published an updated Reporting Protocols Relating to Allegations of Abuse or Neglect. This updated policy delineates clearly the expectation of the Diocese regarding reporting allegations of abuse, involving minors or vulnerable adults.  For reference purposes, there is a “Frequently Asked Questions” section which, among other things, contains key definitions regarding…

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Oct. 7, 2019

October 7, 2019

Bishop’s messages Promotional material for the Catholic Stewardship Appeal 2020 is now available online. A video message will be added soon. Bishop’s prayer intention for October FOR PRIESTS ONLY: All priests are kindly asked to respond by Oct. 10 to the invitation to the annual social and dinner hosted by St. Andrew 50+ Club on…

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Sept. 30, 2019

September 30, 2019

Bishop’s messages Promotional material for the Catholic Stewardship Appeal 2020 is now available online. A video message will be added soon. Bishop’s prayer intention for October FOR PRIESTS ONLY: All priests are kindly asked to respond by Oct. 10 to the invitation to the annual social and dinner hosted by St. Andrew 50+ Club on…

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Sept. 23, 2019

September 23, 2019

Bishop’s messages Blessings to our new parish, St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Pettis County! You can find its new staff configuration and other details, including the three worship sites, here. Photos courtesy of The Catholic Missourian from yesterday’s Mass, during which the parish’s pastors were installed, are available here. Promotional material for the Catholic…

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Sept. 16, 2019

September 16, 2019

Bishop’s messages On Friday, the Missouri Attorney General issued a report based on a 13-month investigation on clergy sexual abuse of minors in the four Roman Catholic dioceses of Missouri.  My letter to the faithful of the Diocese in response is here. Save the Date:  The Diocese of Jefferson City anticipates an ordination Mass for…

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Sept. 9, 2019

September 9, 2019

Bishop’s messages Save the Date:  The Diocese of Jefferson City anticipates an ordination Mass for diaconal candidates from our Hispanic community on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. A reception will follow the ordination.    FOR PRIESTS ONLY: Msgr. Greg Higley has asked for assistance in the Hospitality Room…

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Sept. 2, 2019

September 2, 2019

Bishop’s messages Save the Date:  The Diocese of Jefferson City anticipates an ordination Mass for diaconal candidates from our Hispanic community on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. A reception will follow the ordination.    FOR PRIESTS ONLY: Msgr. Greg Higley has asked for assistance in the Hospitality Room…

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Aug. 26, 2019

August 26, 2019

Bishop’s messages Monthly Prayer Intention Please be so kind as to make this a part of your group and private prayer. Please add this intention to your parish bulletins and newsletters as well as to your parish Eucharistic Adoration Chapels. Graphics for bulletin inserts and social media are available on our website. For first responders; that…

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Aug. 19, 2019

August 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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