COMMUNICATIONS

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Communications Staff

Director of Diocesan Communications
Helen Osman
573.635.9127, ext. 232
512.785.3006

Director of Parish Communications
Ashley Wiskirchen
573.635.9127, ext. 231

Communications Specialist
Erin Boeckmann
573.635.9127, ext. 246


2207 West Main St | PO Box 104900
Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900

Communications Staff

Director of Diocesan Communications
Helen Osman
573.635.9127, ext. 232
512.785.3006

Director of Parish Communications
Ashley Wiskirchen
573.635.9127, ext. 231

Communications Specialist
Denise Barnes 
573.635.9127, ext. 246


2207 West Main St
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.

Diocesan Directory updates

By Helen Osman | April 24, 2020

These updates are for the printed Directory. To obtain a copy, contact the diocesan Communication Office at communication@diojeffcity.org First Quarter 2020Fourth Quarter 2019Third Quarter 2019

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How to watch Holy Week services live

By Helen Osman | April 8, 2020

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…

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Online contributions available to all parishes

By Ashley Wiskirchen | March 26, 2020

The Diocese of Jefferson City is providing a temporary solution to online giving for parishes needing immediate access to online giving tools.

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Mensaje sobre acciones de la Diócesis frente a COVID-19

By Ashley Wiskirchen | March 26, 2020

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.

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SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital opens drive-thru testing site

By Ashley Wiskirchen | March 23, 2020

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.

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Enhancing parish communication in a time of “social distancing”

Enhancing parish communication in a time of “social distancing”

By Ashley Wiskirchen | March 20, 2020

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.

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Online giving options for parishes

By Ashley Wiskirchen | March 20, 2020

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.

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Five ways your parish can increase digital access to Mass amid COVID-19

By Ashley Wiskirchen | March 17, 2020

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.

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Online Masses and Liturgical Resources

By Helen Osman | March 14, 2020

UPDATE: These protocols have been replaced by a new decree of Bishop McKnight’s.

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Adding “Distributed Content” from the diocese to your parish website.

By Ashley Wiskirchen | February 19, 2020

The Annual Lenten Regulations and Admonitions, provided by Fr. Daniel Merz, Chair of the Liturgical Commission, were distributed this week in the Monday Morning Memo, but parishes using the WordPress websites developed for us in our collaboration with Blackbaud have a unique way to get this information visitors to their parishioners and community members online.…

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Quick Reference for Parish Website Admins: Automated Post Updates + Sample Workflow

By Ashley Wiskirchen | December 10, 2019

As our parishes continue migrating content onto their new parish website (and a few new parishes sign up for the second “wave” of website adoption) I have the unique vantage point of seeing how parishes ranging in size, community make-up, and ministries are communicating with their people. While every parish is unrepeatably unique, it’s so…

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Quick Reference for Parish Website Administrators: Key Takeaways from Onboarding

By Ashley Wiskirchen | November 7, 2019

As common and frequently asked questions arise, I’ll be addressing them in posts on this website, conveniently collected at this link: Quick References for Parish Website Admins. As always, if you have additional questions, please do call or email me; “Better Together” doesn’t just mean being on the same page, but sharing struggles and triumphs…

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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…

Resources

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