Parish Engagement

Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Jefferson City are answering the call to be Centers of Charity and Mercy. We're helping with:

Parish Ambassadors

Keeping parishioners connected to the work of Catholic Charities

What is a Parish Ambassador?

We get asked this question quite a bit! In Bishop McKnight's Pastoral Letter, A Steward's Journey: Our Call to Greater Communion, his three-year diocesan plan outlined establishing Catholic Charities Parish Ambassadors as a key point of strengthening the parish's ability to be Centers of Charity and Mercy.

In 2024 we plan to provide more networking opportunities, and formation opportunities for Parish Ambassadors. We are also looking for ways to grow connections with parishes to ensure the material, training, and spiritual support as they grow in their capacity to be Centers of Charity and Sanctuaries of Mercy for their communities.

Become a Catholic Charities Parish Ambassador for your parish by filling out the form below, or call us at 573-635-7719 today to learn more!

What do Parish Ambassadors do?

Catholic Charities Parish Ambassadors keep their parishes and parishioners connected to the work of Catholic Charities by engaging with the agency's programs, services, and staff members – carrying that work back to parishioners and parish leadership.

Parish Ambassadors:

  • Pray for Catholic Charities staff and clients intentionally, and encourage their parish to do so as a group
  • Receive the Charity and Mercy Connection monthly eNewsletters.  Not receiving these emails? Update your preferences today!
  • Participate in Parish Ambassador networking and formation webinars and in-person events
  • Collect materials from Catholic Charities to showcase programs and make them known among parishioners and visitors to your parish (brochures, flyers, etc.)
  • Represent Catholic Charities at your parish events – line up our staff to host a table or collect materials from us to inform others of our work

Upcoming Events and Formation Opportunities:

Resources

Click here to view CCUSA's guide on converting church properties into affordable housing.

Click here to learn more about the five core programs that make up Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri.

Click here to learn more about the Catholic Social Teachings that drive our work.

Click here to download the latest Missouri Poverty Report, which includes county-by-county information

Click here for CCUSA's Prayers and Reflections page, which includes many beautiful prayers for our mission, programs and clients.

Click here to download a map of the Diocese of Jefferson City which outlines the Deaneries and Counties of our parishes.

Click here to download the webinar findings that help give us a baseline for parish needs.

Become a Catholic Charities Parish Ambassador

Use this form to sign up to become a Parish Ambassador. In this project, you will receive a special newsletter to help keep you aware of programs and services at Catholic Charities, with special formation opportunities and resources that can help build your parish's capacity to be a Center of Charity and Mercy.

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Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri

Main Phone Line:
573-635-7719


JEFFERSON CITY
1015 Edmonds Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109

COLUMBIA
1240 E. Brown School Rd.
Columbia, MO 65202

SEDALIA
421 West 3rd Street
Sedalia, Missouri 65301


Diocese of Jefferson City
Chancery Offices
2207 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-9127
diojeffcity.org

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