Diocesan Announcements

12 July 2021

Links to more information are available by clicking on words highlighted in blue or the gold buttons. Click on to open our folder with all graphics for use in parish print or digital resources. Bishop’s messages Please see this link for official appointments which were announced on July 8, and join me in praying for…

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5 July 2021

Links to more information are available by clicking on words highlighted in blue or the gold buttons. Click on to open our folder with all graphics for use in parish print or digital resources. Bishop’s messages Grandparents Day The World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly will be celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of…

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Weekly Webinar #7: Online Giving

This webinar covers the benefits of online giving for parishioners and your parish, how it incorporates into a parish stewardship model and how you can take advantage of the diocesan contract with Blackbaud to save time and money for your parish.

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Diocesan Events

The Solemnity of All Saints

By Denise Barnes | February 13, 2020

November 1 | The Solemnity of All Saints Day (All Saints Day) is a Holy Day of Obligation. Check Mass times at your local parish.

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Seminarian Formation and Priest Retirement Collection (Assessed)

By Denise Barnes | February 27, 2020

To form and educate diocesan seminarians (candidates for priesthood) and clergy and to provide for the retirement needs of retired diocesan priests who offered their lives in priestly ministry and service.

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Reserved – Diocesan Priestly Ordination Date

By Denise Barnes | November 6, 2020

The first Saturday of each June, beginning June 5, 2021, is reserved for priestly ordination celebrations in the Jefferson City Diocese at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, 10:00 am.

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Parish News

Stay connected with our parish by enjoying these latest news items


By Rene | July 30, 2021

Last winter as the Diocese was collecting money for their Appeal, we had the same assurance from Bishop McKnight as the previous year that if we met our goal we would get money back.  The exact ratio was 10% back of our specified goal and 90% back from what surpassed the goal.  The goal for…

Pope Benedict XVI’s Prayer for Grandparents

By Rene | July 22, 2021

Lord Jesus,you were born of the Virgin Mary,the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.Look with love on grandparents the world over.Protect them! They are a source of enrichmentfor families, for the Church and for all of society.Support them!  As they grow older,may they continue to be for their familiesstrong pillars of Gospel faith,guardians of noble…


By Rene | July 16, 2021

This booklet from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC, 2020, includes the Litany of St. Michael the Archangel, the Litany of Protection, a longer version of St. Patrick’s Breastplate, and other hymns, readings and prayers regarding deliverance from evil.  It is made available specifically for the laity. Pope Francis says, “we should…

A Prayer for Good Humour

By Rene | July 8, 2021

Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and something to digest. Grant me a healthy body and the necessary good humour to sustain it. Grant me a simple soul that knows how to treasure all that is good    And that doesn’t frighten easily at the sight of evil,    But rather finds the means to…

In Congress, July 4, 1776

By Rene | July 2, 2021

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and…

Knights of Columbus Raffle & Wimbledon

By Rene | June 25, 2021

This is the final week to take a chance on the John Deere riding mower.  The winner will be drawn next weekend on July 4th.  Chances are one for $10 or 6 chances for $50.  What a great way to celebrate the holiday than with your own little parade around your yard on a new…


By Rene | June 17, 2021

Monsignor Louis McCorkle was just pictured in the latest Catholic Missourian celebrating his 100th birthday on May 28th, the first priest of this Diocese to reach the century mark.  While we were celebrating last Sunday our Diocesan Patroness, the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monsignor passed away. Monsignor McCorkle was born on May 28, 1921, in…

Immaculate Heart of Mary

By Rene | June 10, 2021

The memorial to the Immaculate Heart of Mary always falls on a Saturday.  But since she is a patroness of our Diocese of Jefferson City, Bishop McKnight transfers her memorial to be observed at the Sunday Masses.  Our Lady is always remembered under this particular title on the day after celebrating the Sacred Heart of…