Media Mentions

And Diocesan Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

From the Diocese of Jefferson City

22 June 2020

Job openings, Bishop’s prayer intention for July and his homily on racism are in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

15 June 2020

A new decree on our responsibilities of being a church in a pandemic is available.

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

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.

The Nativity of our Lord

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…