Parish Social Ministry

Catholic Charities
of Central and Northern Missouri

2201 W Main St. Jefferson City, MO 65109

Contact Us

Jefferson City - Main Street
2201 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-7719

Jefferson City - Elm Street
1130 East Elm Street
Jefferson City, MO  65102
Phone: (573) 632-0017

Columbia
916 Bernadette Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: (573) 442-7568

Sedalia                                                                            421 West 3rd Street                                                      Sedalia, Missouri 65301                                      Phone: (573) 658-0284

   
Email:
info@cccnmo.org


Diocese of Jefferson City Chancery Offices

Phone: (573) 635-9127

How Parish Social Ministry (PSM) Works

“I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you made me welcome; lacking clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me; in prison and you came to see me … In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it to me.” (Matt. 25:35-36, 40)

PSM works with parishes to empower parishioners to live out their baptismal call to serve the needs of those living right in their own communities. The program assists in establishing or enhancing current parish ministries and programs to address unmet community needs, gather and train volunteers, and help obtain any additional funding needed to implement these services.

Learn More

Below, you can find the various Parish Social Ministry initiatives the CCCNMO is supporting in the Diocese of Jefferson City. If you have additional questions or desire to learn more, contact John Doyle, Parish & Community Outreach Coordinator.

“Parishes are the home of the Christian community; they are the heart of our Church. Parishes are the place where God’s people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the Church’s life… But until now, we have not specifically addressed the crucial role of parishes in the Church’s social ministry… we are convinced that the local parish is the most important ecclesial setting for sharing and acting on our Catholic social heritage.”

—Introduction to USCCB Communities of Salt and Light: Reflections on the Social Mission of the Parish

In partnership with Catholic parishes, Parish Social Ministry (PSM) is a resource specialist in the development and delivery of services that strengthens the capacity of parish communities to serve vulnerable people of all faiths and become Centers of Charity and Mercy for their neighbors in need. We provide leadership, guidance and training to those called to serve and those who are served. We do this with mutual respect and caring, Christ-centered compassion, insight and adaptability to meet the varied and changing needs of those we serve.