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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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National search announced for new president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School, Columbia

April 1, 2019

COLUMBIA — Bishop Shawn McKnight, bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City, announced today a national search for the next president of Fr. Tolton Catholic High School. The school, which opened its doors in 2011, currently has 262 students in grades nine through 12. The national search will be coordinated by School Sisters of Notre…

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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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Preventing email and text scams

February 24, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — The Diocese of Jefferson City warns the public of what appears to be an ongoing phishing scam involving emails and texts purportedly from priests or parish/Chancery staff. This scam has hit many parishes across the United States. The email or text purports to be from a person the target knows, such as one’s…

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Diocesan Review Board meets

February 17, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY — The membership of the Diocesan Review Board met Jan. 26, 2019 for an orientation session. The board, which is comprised of 17 appointed members and three staff from the Diocese of Jefferson City, is a confidential, consultative body for Bishop Shawn McKnight. The board advises Bishop McKnight on policies and responses to allegations…

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Leadership Roundtable

February 14, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ and Partners in Ministry, Bishop McKnight has, in consultation with both lay and ordained diocesan leaders, decided that the time is right for us to get an Assessment of the current functional state of the diocesan chancery and the diocese.  This Assessment will be conducted with the help of an experienced…

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