Vicar for Priests

Vicar for Priests
Office Staff

Vicar for Priests
Rev. Christopher L. Cordes
573-635-9127, ext. 271

Senior Administrative Assistant
Salena Morgan
573-635-9127, ext 214

Priests Wellness Coordinator
573-635-9127, ext. 207


Alphonse J. Schwartze
Memorial Catholic Center

2207 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109-0914

Vicar for Priests

A bishop is the visible face of a diocese, appointed by the pope to lead the clergy and the faithful. The bishop appoints vicars to handle many of the his administrative tasks. The Vicar for Priests represents the bishop in matters pertaining directly to the priests of the diocese.

Priests Institute 2022 Registration

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Priest Wellness Newsletter, Words of Wellness

Beginning in January 2020, priests receive a monthly wellness newsletter addressing various topics related to health & wellness from the Priests Wellness Coordinator.

If you are a priest who has not received your newsletter or would like it mailed to you, please notify Ms. Bax at 573-953-9031.

Words of Wellness