Monday Memo

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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Faith Formation Department 2018 highlights

April 7, 2019

Intercultural Ministries Hispanic Ministry V National Encuentro of Hispanic/Latino Ministry Process—12 diocesan delegates attended the preparatory Regional Encuentro in Kansas City; and, 5 diocesan delegates (out of 3500 national delegates) attended the National Encuentro in Grapevine, TX. Diocesan Charismatic Conference—80 volunteers and 400 families from around the diocese attended. Family Conference in Marshall—200 families from…

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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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New summer mission trip for teens

April 7, 2019

Young Neighbors in Action is a Catholic mission trip designed for high school age youth.  You will meet Christ in those in need, in each other, and in engaging liturgies, adoration and morning and evening prayer.  As you grow deeper in your relationship with Christ through service, you will discover the connection between Scripture and…

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Summer youth camps registration now open!

April 7, 2019

Visit each site to download registration packets! Camp SienaJuly 28-Aug 1 | St. Patrick, Laurie CHRISTpowerJuly 14-20  | Helias High School, Jefferson City Camp MaccabeeJune 16-20; June 23-28; July 21-26St. Robert Parish, St. Robert

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Charity and Mercy Grant applications being accepted

April 7, 2019

Please consider promoting this opportunity: Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has opened the application cycle for 2019 Charity and Mercy Grants.  Applications for Charity and Mercy Grants will be accepted only from parishes and affiliated groups and organizations (i.e. parish social concerns groups, St. Vincent de Paul Societies, etc.) which are located…

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Breaking the silence of abuse

April 7, 2019

As a diocese, we are committed to breaking the silence of abuse. When someone is reporting abuse, we must acknowledge their pain and how difficult it is to talk about it. False allegations are very rare. Our initial response to someone who is disclosing abuse for the first time must be compassionate. For those who…

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Liturgical Preparation Aid for Lent/Triduum/Easter Season

April 7, 2019

Once again, the FDLC offers a liturgical preparation aid for Lent, the Sacred Paschal Triduum, and the Easter Season.  This 48-page resource for the Great Ninety Days is attached. It will also be posted on the FDLC website. A Spanish version is also available. The document contains: A full presider’s text for the “Rite of Reconciliation…

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Child Abuse Prevention Month resources

April 1, 2019

As we recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has provided an excellent set of resources parishes may utilize in a variety of ways including bulletin announcements, website and social media postings. All of these resources are available at https://catholiccurrent.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CYP-TWIM-Final-1.pdf. The pdf is interactive; you can click on the various…

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