Media Mentions

And Diocesan Announcements


From the Diocese of Jefferson City

Statement for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Today we honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Christian who sacrificed his life in enabling our country to come to a “more perfect union.” His words are perhaps more urgent today, as we struggle with what we can do to heal the terrible divisions and to cease…

18 January 2021

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King. Read Bishop McKnight’s statement, and more information, in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

11 January 2021

Join us in praying for civic leaders, thanking our religious, and keeping our copyrights clean … in today’s Monday Morning Memo!

Infirm Priest Fund Collection (Assessed)

To maintain a reserve fund for out-of-the-ordinary health needs of diocesan priests not covered by health insurance.

Catholic Relief Services and Development (3 in 1) Collection

To help needy, sick and hungry overseas; support the administration and works of the Holy Father; support work of sacred shrines and Church in the Holy Land.

Communication and Education Collection

To evangelize through TV, radio, internet and other media to spread the Gospel, and to fund academic scholarships and continuing education of priests of the diocese at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Jim Wisch stays busy helping Jefferson City community

January 19, 2021

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full story at the News Tribune Website. Jim Wisch has worn a number of hats — from engineer to business owner to hospital board member to volunteer to artist. Although Wisch is retired, he finds himself very busy these days.Your He oftentimes finds…

Catholic Charities Receives $3,243 Donation for a New Upright Refrigerator from The Food Bank

January 14, 2021

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) announced today that they are a recipient of a $3,243 grant from The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri (The Food Bank) to help provide hunger-relief to Cole County families. The funds have been used to purchase a glass-door upright refrigerator that…

Catholic Charities begins overhaul of Shikles building

January 6, 2021

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full story online: Jefferson City News Tribune Website. The transformation of the former Shikles Auditorium in Jefferson City to become the new home of Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is underway. Crews have been on the site since November, said Cristal…

Agencies enthusiastically prepare for increased refugee resettlement in Columbia

January 6, 2021

This story originally appeared in the Columbia Daily Tribune. Read the full story online: Columbia Daily Tribune Website. After four years of decline, refugee resettlement in Columbia may be on the upswing again soon with the start of the Biden administration. Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services in fiscal year 2020 resettled 34 people in mid-Missouri, said Sam Moog,…

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Career Opportunity – Food & Nutrition Services AmeriCorps Member

December 16, 2020

CCCNMO is seeking a new AmeriCorps Member to: Work directly with our leadership to research, conceptualize, develop, and implement a comprehensive food and nutrition services program, including a client choice food pantry and nutrition education programming. Establish relationships with the local food bank; develop program policies and procedures, researching and develop nutrition curriculum, develop a…

Enroll Today: Next Walk With Ease Program January 10 – February 20

December 4, 2020

Register online by Monday, January 4 for the next Walk With Ease Program, offered by Catholic Charities, Live Well By Faith, and MU Extension

Catholic Charities announces expansion in Refugee and Immigration Services

December 2, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) has announced that as of December 1,, 2020, Samantha “Sam” Moog will serve as their new Director of Refugee Resettlement. Lorna Tran, who directed both the refugee resettlement program and the immigration services program for the non-profit for the last 13 years, will…

Catholic Charities to serve as distribution site for World Day of the Poor Event

November 9, 2020

St. Peter Catholic Church in Jefferson City will be holding their annual World Day of the Poor Event on Sunday, November 15. In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, they have modified their usual sit-down meal and event to a drive thru event for this year. Catholic Charities is proud to serve as one of four…