COVID-19 Response and Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, in tandem with the Diocese of Jefferson City, is committed to continuing our mission of "Providing Care and Creating Hope" throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Have you been impacted and need help? Complete our online request form: Coronavirus Relief Request

Want to Volunteer to help your neighbors in need?  Sign-up here: Volunteer Sign Up

Parish Based Disaster Response Teams are encouraged to apply for a Charity & Mercy Grant:  Learn More and Apply

Donate to Catholic Charities Coronavirus Relief Fund: Donate Today

Catholic Charities Services and Programs

Given the fluid nature of the pandemic situation, Catholic Charities is continually reviewing and modifying our service provision protocols.  Some services may be modified (i.e. case management services that might normally be conducted face to face might be done over the phone) and some non-critical services may be postponed.  For the latest updates on services, please return to this website, or contact us: (573) 635-7719 or

Catholic Charities Policies and Procedures

Catholic Charities is using the following policies and guidelines in formulating our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We present these materials as a model for other service providers and in the interest of transparency for our clients and supporters.

Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Protection from the Coronavirus

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, we entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.
At the foot of the Cross, you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.
Patroness of the Diocese of Jefferson City, you know what we need.
We are certain of the power of your intercession, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,
joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s will
and to do what Jesus tells us:
He who taught us to “love one another, as I have loved you”
took our sufferings upon Himself and bore our sorrows
to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection.
Bring under your mantel of protection all who provide care for the sick and
minister to their needs, as your Son implores us to do for one another.

V. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God.

R. Do not despise our pleas and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.