Monday Memo

June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019

Bishop’s messages Scheduling confirmation It is time to begin the planning and scheduling process for the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation in 2019-2020.  Attached is a form every parish needs to submit to schedule confirmation in the year ahead.  This confirmation cycle marks the first year in our transition process to lower the age.…

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June 3, 2019

June 3, 2019

Bishop’s messages This past week has seen a great deal of work by our Catholic faithful, deacons, pastors and Catholic Charities staff to support those impacted by the natural disasters this year. Please consider publicizing the following information: Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, an agency of our Diocese, is working with other agencies…

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May 27, 2019

May 27, 2019

Bishop’s messages We continue to pray for all who are impacted by the natural disasters this year, both the tornadoes that hit Cole, Hickory, Miller and Randolph counties this past week, and the flooding of major rivers in our Diocese. Counties impacted by that flooding include Boone, Callaway, Camden, Chariton, Clark, Cole, Gasconade, Howard, Lewis,…

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May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

Bishop’s messages Official appointments are posted here. As a reminder: Liturgical resources for Lent, Triduum and the Easter Season in English and Spanish Bishop’s prayer intention for May Breaking the Silence of Abuse – resources for bulletins and web. Also, please publicize upcoming Protecting God’s Children (Virtus) workshops. Notices The calendar for special collections for…

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May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

Bishop’s messages Official appointments for the newly ordained deacons are posted here. As a reminder: Liturgical resources for Lent, Triduum and the Easter Season in English and Spanish Bishop’s prayer intention for May Breaking the Silence of Abuse – resources for bulletins and web. Also, please publicize upcoming Protecting God’s Children (Virtus) workshops. Notices Registration…

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May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

Bishop’s messages We are blessed with 13 new deacons in our Diocese! Thank you to everyone who participated in the celebration on Saturday. You can find a video of the Mass online. As a reminder: Liturgical resources for Lent, Triduum and the Easter Season in English and Spanish Bishop’s prayer intention for May Breaking the…

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April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019

Bishop’s messages This Saturday, May 4, we will be blessed with the ordination of 13 men to the order of the diaconate. The event will be live-streamed on our diocesan website and Facebook page. Please join us in praying for these men, their families and their parishes. The Catholic Missourian has profiled each deacon. Please…

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April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019

Bishop’s messages In Christ’s resurrection,  God’s light has shone in the darkness of our sinful humanity. May the resurrection of the Lord fill your heart with hope this Easter season! On April 16, I announced official appointments. The appointments are in the Catholic Missourian and online here. Please continue to pray for those who serve…

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April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

Bishop’s messages The weekend after Easter Sunday, April 27-28, we will be participating in a national special collection for our Home Missions. The Appeal funds grants to home mission dioceses — dioceses and eparchies in the United States unable to offer their people the basic pastoral ministries of word, worship, and service without outside help.…

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April 8, 2019

April 7, 2019

Bishop’s messages I’m delighted to ask everyone to “save the date” of June 29, 2019, for the priestly ordination of Deacon Brad Berhorst at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City, at 10 a.m. More information will be forthcoming. Official appointments Mrs. Kimmie Bax has been appointed Priest Wellness Coordinator, beginning July 1, 2019.  Her…

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