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ANNOUNCEMENTS

From the Diocese of Jefferson City

25 May 2020

Derek Hooper will be ordained to the diaconate on May 30, Bishop’s prayer intention for June and a special Pentecost retreat in Spanish are in this week’s Monday Morning Memo

18 May 2020

Today’s Monday Morning Memo includes a new employment opportunity, an opportunity to unite in prayer to support those affected by COVID-19, and more!

Official appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments: Retirements REVEREND PATRICK DOWLING, from hospital and prison ministry, to retirement with residence at Holts Summit, effective July 1, 2020. REVEREND GERALD J. KAIMANN, from pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Marceline and Immaculate Conception Parish in Brookfield, to retirement with residence at St. Joseph…

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church. Check Mass times at your local parish.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

January 1: The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church. Check Mass times at your local parish.

Assumption of Mary

Holy Day of Obligation. Check Mass times at your local parish.

Statement of the Missouri Catholic Bishops on the Death of George Floyd and its Aftermath

June 2, 2020

Originally published by the Missouri Catholic Conference: READ THE FULL STATEMENT ONLINE: Missouri Catholic Conference Website We, the Catholic bishops of Missouri, wish to express our anger and sadness at the senseless death of George Floyd. This tragedy tears open a wound that hasn’t completely healed in Missouri following the death of Michael Brown. It…

The Journey to Disaster Recovery Continues

June 2, 2020

This article originally appeared in the print edition of the Catholic Missourian: READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE A strong and violent wind heralded a year of favor from the Lord. It began with the Eldon and Jefferson City tornado of May 22, 2019, continued with a summer of flooding throughout central and northeastern Missouri, and…

Give a Hand Food Drive – May 30

May 26, 2020

Join Catholic Charities, Helias Catholic High School, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, and the United Way of Central Missouri as we host a food drive in support of Aging Best senior centers throughout mid-Missouri. This is a drive thru donation event – simply place your items for donation in your trunk, and…

Shikles Auditorium to become hub for recovery efforts

May 21, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL STORY ONLINE: News Tribune Website For now, Shikles Auditorium serves as a clearinghouse for donated furniture, appliances, electronics and other products people still recovering from Mid-Missouri’s May 2019 tornado need. Volunteers will soon move those items to another location — the clearinghouse’s…

As one-year anniversary of tornado nears, long-term recovery panel continues its marathon of work

May 21, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: News Tribune Website A year after an EF-3 tornado brought destruction to parts of Jefferson City, Cole County and Miller County, the group organized to help residents recover continues its work. The Long-Term Recovery Committee continues to meet weekly, said…

Catholic Charities hires new director of development, outreach

May 20, 2020

This story originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: News Tribune Website Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri has hired Cristal Backer to serve as its new director of development and outreach. Her primary responsibilities will include overseeing development and communication efforts to support the organization’s work of…

New bridges among Catholic groups, agencies to help people in need during COVID-19 crisis

May 1, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Catholic Missourian. Read the full article online: CATHOLIC MISSOURIAN WEBSITE By Jay Nies “Siendo discípulos misioneros — testigos del amor de Dios.” Deacon Enrique Castro, diocesan director of intercultural and marriage ministries, described the best response for the Church to the COVID-19 pandemic: “Being missionary disciples — witnesses to…

Career Opportunity: Bilingual (English/Spanish) Disaster Case Manager

April 22, 2020

Background: Disaster Case Management is a time-limited process by which a skilled Disaster Case Manager partners with a disaster-affected individual or family (Client) in order to plan for and achieve realistic goals for recovery following a natural disaster (including COVID-19/Coronavirus). This comprehensive and holistic Disaster Case Management approach to recovery extends beyond providing relief, providing…