Office of Communications

Director of Communications
Jacob Luecke
573-635-9127, ext. 261

Creative Services Coordinator
Annie Williams
573-635-9127, ext. 231

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 1: Parish Website Overview

Weekly Webinar: Overview of Parish Websites

By Ashley Wiskirchen | May 13, 2021

As we kick off the new professional development opportunity for parish staff and volunteers who are tasked with projects supported by the Office of Communications, we began our “Weekly Webinar”…

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“Weekly Webinars” offer training and professional development opportunities for Parish Staff

By Ashley Wiskirchen | May 8, 2021

Parish Staff and Parish Office Volunteers,  The Communications Office for the Diocese of Jefferson City invites you to join us in our upcoming “Weekly Webinar” training calls for parish staff…

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Online Giving Guide For Parishes

Online Giving Guide for Parishes Using Blackbaud’s Merchant Services Application

By Ashley Wiskirchen | October 14, 2020

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.

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Downloadable livestreaming equipment guide for parishes

By Ashley Wiskirchen | September 3, 2020

To assist parishes in their efforts to livestream liturgies, this download provides details on options and equipment to improve livestream broadcasts for parishioners.

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Importing the 2020-2021 Diocesan Events List to your Parish Website

By Ashley Wiskirchen | July 6, 2020

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…

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Diocesan Directory updates

By Helen Osman | July 3, 2020

These updates are for the printed Directory. To obtain a copy, contact the diocesan Communication Office. July 2022 March 2022 December 2021

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How to incorporate Google Analytics to track your website traffic

By Ashley Wiskirchen | July 1, 2020

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.

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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: and “simulcast” to Facebook here: A list of parishes providing livestreaming services is available…

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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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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.