Diocesan Announcements

Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for Protection from the Coronavirus

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, we entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick.At the foot of the Cross, you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith.Patroness of the Diocese of Jefferson City, you know what we need.We are certain of the power of your intercession, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee,joy…

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23 November 2020

Bishop McKnight’s message for Advent and the MIssouri bishops address ethical concerns about vaccines are in today’s Monday Morning Memo.

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Decree extended after 27 November

Whereas the case numbers of COVID-19 infections remain at their highest levels for many counties of Mid-Missouri; and Whereas the common good demands that the public health requirements and recommendations of the state are to be observed whenever possible; and Whereas the Presbyteral Council has provided their advice with regard to the ongoing reality of…

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Diocesan Events

The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord

By Denise Barnes | February 13, 2020

December 25, 2020 | The Solemnity of the Nativity of Our Lord is a Holy Day of Obligation. Check Mass times at your local parish.

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Infirm Priest Fund Collection (Assessed)

By Denise Barnes | February 27, 2020

To maintain a reserve fund for out-of-the-ordinary health needs of diocesan priests not covered by health insurance.

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Catholic Relief Services and Development (3 in 1) Collection

By Denise Barnes | February 27, 2020

To help needy, sick and hungry overseas; support the administration and works of the Holy Father; support work of sacred shrines and Church in the Holy Land.

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Parish News

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By Christi | November 24, 2020

Recently we shut down for two weeks due to covid-19 and our concern of exposure.  Two weeks is the allotted time to see if symptoms develop for those exposed to a positive case.  Thankfully, we did not hear of any new cases developing which means that our procedures of social distancing, mask-wearing, and hand sanitizer…

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By Christi | November 6, 2020

While the country was focused on Election Day, November 3rd, our parish office had a different focus.  November 3rd was Audit Day.  Standard practice in the Diocese of Jefferson City when pastors change is for an audit of the financial records and practices to help the new pastor if there are “best practices” that should…

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Book of Remembrance

By Christi | October 29, 2020

November is the month in which we are especially mindful of our deceased family and friends because of All Souls Day and the fact that we are in the last weeks of the Church year.  The readings at Mass start emphasizing the Day of the Lord – the Second Coming of Christ.  During this month,…

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St Pope John Paul II

By Christi | October 23, 2020

Thursday, October 22, was the feast day of St John Paul II.  I remember being in a cornfield in Iowa with my parents in 1979 just to see a Polish Pope who had come to America.  He was a tiny white dot on the horizon who had emerged from a helicopter, but it’s an experience…

CSA Kickoff!

By Christi | October 15, 2020

The Times That Try Our Souls

By Christi | October 8, 2020

By Bishop W. Shawn McKnight During an historic pandemic, our country faces one of the most contentious presidential election campaigns in recent memory. Some of our fellow Americans may be wondering if they are living in the apocalypse, with fire, drought, hurricanes, flooding, riots and other stresses added to the mix.  Just where is our…

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By Christi | October 2, 2020

Please welcome Fr Chrysostom this week who will cover for me while I attend the PriestInstitute with the other Diocesan priests.  Fr. Chrys comes from Burma but is a retired priest for the Diocese of Wichita.  He filled in for me this time last year so some of you may remember him.  Next weekend, Fr…

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By Christi | September 24, 2020

For 20 years we have been storing 16 stained-glass windows in a storage room of our Education Center.  The windows came out of the old church.  A few of them are displayed in the front room of the Ed. Center.  Recently, the Parish Council discussed and agreed to give seven of the windows to Our…