Communications Office
Key Contacts

Helen Osman

Associate Director
Ashley Wiskirchen

Communications Specialist
Denise Barnes
573-635-9127, ext. 246

The Catholic Missourian

Jay Nies
573-635-9127, ext. 235

Associate Editor/Advertising Coordinator
Kelly Martin
573-635-9127, ext. 238

Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center

2207 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914

Sharing the Heart of the Church's Mission

Communication and community lie at the heart of the Church's mission because God's self revelation draws every believer into the faith community.

Communication within the Church is about the sharing of faith, the preaching of the Word, the celebration of the sacraments, service to the poor and marginalized, and the union of the larger body.

Human communication in the Church mirrors the communication of the Trinity, the divine community, in whom we discover the fullness of communion and communication.

How We're Serving the Diocese

If you're interested in receiving the latest news from the Diocese in our e-newsletter, we invite you to sign up for the Monday Morning Memo. If you'd like to keep up with our initiatives, projects, and progress, you can find our latest posts below.

Weekly Webinar: Social Media for Parishes I

By Ashley Wiskirchen | October 15, 2021
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RENXT Securities and Best Practices

RENXT: Securities and Best Practices

By Ashley Wiskirchen | October 8, 2021
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Weekly Webinar: Best practices for schools within parish websites

By Ashley Wiskirchen | October 4, 2021

In this Weekly Webinar we cover best practices for school and parish websites.

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Common Workflows for Parishes

By Ashley Wiskirchen | October 4, 2021

Creating and uploading a parish bulletin: Adding a New Page: Guides in progress: Events on the Events Calendar Event Grids on pages

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Weekly Webinar: Updating parish information to the Diocese

By Ashley Wiskirchen | September 13, 2021

In this Weekly Webinar, Helen Osman tours the forms parish staff can use to update information (events, parishioners, etc.) to the diocese easily online.

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Weekly Webinar RENXT Queries

Weekly Webinar: RENXT Basics of a Query

By Ashley Wiskirchen | September 7, 2021

In this Weekly Webinar, Denise Barnes explores basics of a queries in the RENXT database.

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Weekly Webinar Copyright and Permissions

Weekly Webinar: Copyright and Permissions

By Ashley Wiskirchen | August 27, 2021

In this video: 1:00: A general overview of Copyrights and Permissions (definitions of keywords, practical applications, up-to-date understanding of what can be copyright and what can or is not). 5:00: Protecting your copyright 8:30: Protecting the copyright of others 10:00: Understanding “Fair Use” 12:00: Common resources + standard contract language to help you 15:00: Church…

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Weekly Webinar: Online Giving and Merchant Services

Weekly Webinar: Online Giving II

By Ashley Wiskirchen | August 24, 2021

Before you watch: Clarifying Services and Programs Within the “Blackbaud Universe,” we have several programs and offerings that we are leveraging to serve parish and parishioners digitally. In this training we are working within three of these programs: Merchant Services Merchant Services is the system we use to track online gifts at the parish level.…

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Weekly Webinar: User and User Roles

By Ashley Wiskirchen | August 19, 2021

n this Weekly Webinar, we discussed the Users and User Roles functionality of parish websites in the Parish Website Project.

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Weekly Webinar: RE NXT Record Management II

Weekly Webinar: RENXT Record Management II

By Ashley Wiskirchen | August 12, 2021

Material Referenced: Click here for Blackbaud’s “How to Download and install the Citrix Workspace” Guide Click here to download Denise’s Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Child Records Timestamping in progress

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Weekly Webinar Quick-Look: Parish + School Websites

By Ashley Wiskirchen | August 5, 2021

In this Weekly Webinar Quick-Look we explore the key advantages and practicalities of combining your parish and school websites into one.

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Gravity Forms II

Weekly Webinar: Gravity Forms II

By Ashley Wiskirchen | August 2, 2021

In this Gravity Forms II Weekly Webinar we explore custom functions that will help you organize and program logic that can streamline work for your parish office.

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Communicating Better Together

By Helen Osman | June 7, 2019

Please enjoy this overview of our strategic communications plan, presented by Helen Osman, the Director of Communications for the Diocese of Jefferson City. You can learn more about our progress on building parish branding efforts, developing interactive and engaging parish websites and supporting parish communicators…


We've collected helpful diocesan resources designed to serve parish communicators and website administrators.