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ANNOUNCEMENTS

From the Diocese of Jefferson City

6 April 2020

The Monday Morning Memo offers a guide to livestreaming Holy Week services, information on how our benefits providers are actualizing the federal CARES act for employees, and more!

Palm, Cross and COVID-19

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight delivered the following homily on April 5, 2020, Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, at The Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City: Today’s liturgy contains a huge contrast. We began with the triumphal entry of Jesus on a donkey through the gates of Jerusalem, and we joined the adulation…

Bishop W. Shawn McKnight issues decree to promote public safety and well-being

JEFFERSON CITY — Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of the Diocese of Jefferson City has issued a decree which restricts the type of public gatherings in the 95 parishes of the diocese. The decree is for April 1-30, and limits access of the diocesan campuses — although lessons are continuing through remote learning for students in the diocesan schools.

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.

Catholic Charities, Helias host bread drive for the elderly

April 6, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. Read the full article ONLINE: Jefferson City News Tribune Website As cars drove up to Helias Catholic High School on Saturday afternoon, drivers opened their trunks to reveal piles of bread. Off to the side, large containers were quickly filling up with various bread products.…

Catholic Charities to Host Bread Drive to Support Seniors

March 31, 2020

Bread is in short supply at Aging Best’s senior centers in 19 counties throughout central Missouri.  Join Catholic Charities, Aging Best, Helias Catholic High School, and the Diocese of Jefferson City on April 4th from noon to 4PM as we host a bread drive at Helias Catholic High School.  Volunteers will collect donations directly from…

Pandemic leads volunteers to do missionary work right here at home

March 30, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: News Tribune Website. What separated the volunteers preparing to offer St. Martins community members food through the Cole County Mobile Food Pantry early Wednesday afternoon was space. The pantry is usually manned by volunteers from businesses and churches, but because…

An Unexpected Opportunity to put Gospel Values into Action

March 30, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Catholic Missourian. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ONLINE: Catholic Missourian. By Jay Nies Safe in their cars, people from all around formed a procession through the grounds of St. Martin Church in St. Martins. Each stopped and gave thanks as members of the Frassati Fraternity loaded boxes of food into…

Catholic Charities Launches Online Portal for Relief Efforts

March 26, 2020

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO), the charitable services arm of the Diocese of Jefferson City, has opened an online request form for residents of the 38 counties of the Diocese seeking assistance with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) related needs. “I am inspired by the outpouring of offers to help those…

Amid COVID-19 fears, groups step up to aid seniors

March 21, 2020

This article originally appeared in the Jefferson City News Tribune. READ THE FULL STORY ONLINE: News Tribune Website Concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19 have led to closures across the country — some particularly affecting senior citizens, as social events and meal programs shut down. A group of local organizations is working together to make…

Catholic Charities Service Update – March 19th

March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020 Dear friends, In response to the rapidly changing situation of COVID-19, Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is making some changes to our programming to attempt to balance service continuity for the communities we serve while protecting the health of staff, clients, volunteers and the community. As of March 19, direct…

Responding in Mercy to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 14, 2020

A message from Bishop W. Shawn McKnight Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, As the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic grows, I ask the people of the Diocese of Jefferson City to join me in praying for those who are ill, their loved ones, the healthcare professionals and all who are working tirelessly to…