Director of Diocesan Communications
573.635.9127, ext. 232
Director of Parish Communications
573.635.9127, ext. 231
573.635.9127, ext. 246
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
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Our communications team has put together this Online Giving Guide for Parishes to help you communicate the process and usefulness of using these services in your parish. Please consider using this guide to help your parishioners understand how online giving works, the security measures that protect their information, and the importance of continuing their stewardship goals in-person or digitally.Read More
To assist parishes in their efforts to livestream liturgies, this download provides details on options and equipment to improve livestream broadcasts for parishioners.Read More
Shout out to you Parish Website Admins who bring me the best questions, dust off features we hadn’t been using, and find great short-cuts to get things done. This process came from Sacred Heart, Eldon’s parish website administrator, who found a way to import a CSV (excel file) as calendar items and requested a “Master…Read More
Now that the parish website project is well underway, you may be interested to learn whether or not your parishioners are visiting your website frequently. With data on website traffic, we can learn about our visitors, and tailor content to make things easy for them to find and stay updated by.Read More
All Holy Week Services from the Cathedral of St. Joseph will be livestreamed here: www.vimeo.com/diojeffcity and “simulcast” to Facebook here: www.facebook.com/diojeffcity. A list of parishes providing livestreaming services is available here: https://diojeffcity.org/sunday-masses-being-live-streamed/. Please check with your parish regarding Holy Week Services, since we can’t guarantee our list is complete. Improving or monitoring internet connection Before…Read More
El objetivo de este video es informar a la comunidad Hispana de la Diócesis de Jefferson City sobre las acciones que ha estado tomando la Diócesis frente a la situación actual del COVIT-19. El video también informa sobre las diferentes oportunidades que tenemos como católicos de contribuir al bienestar de aquellos que más lo necesitan y de nuestras comunidades parroquiales.Read More
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (March 21, 2020) – SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City will open its drive-thru COVID-19 testing site, Monday, March 23, at the Health Plaza East entrance, 2505 Mission Drive. The site will be open from noon to 4 pm initially and hours may vary depending on volume.Read More
The diocesan Communications Office has a few suggestions on how you can communicate in this time when some “ordinary” channels of communication
have been shut down.
We know that parishes are bringing vital services online as quickly as possible to ensure that the day-to-day tasks they perform for the community continue. Our Communications Office is working to build the capacity of parish services online, including online giving.Read More
Practical tips for parishes to provide live-streamed Masses to parishioners, point to shared resources online and offline, and notes on how to best communicate with parishioners amid extensive social distancing.Read More
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.