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Clergy Assignment Assessment Forms Due by December 31:

Please prayerfully complete your assignment assessment form and mail it to Bishop Kemme by December 31. 

Priest and Seminarian Christmas Gathering on December 28:

Bishop Kemme is inviting all priests and seminarians to his home for a come-and-go Christmas gathering on Thursday, December 28, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Gift for Bishop-Elect Shawn McKnight:

As brothers, we are purchasing the crozier for Bishop-Elect Shawn McKnight, as he goes forth to the Diocese of Jefferson City.  If you wish to contribute toward this gift, please send your contribution to the Chancery Office.  We will gather for a Farewell Dinner for our brother on Sunday, January 28, at the Spiritual Life Center.





















"What is a Parish Pastoral Council?  And What Do I Do with One?" 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center

Every parish should or does have one, but most of us were not schooled in what to do with this lay leadership council.  This workshop will give an understanding of what a council is, models or approaches, structure, and finally concrete examples of what a pastoral council does.  This workshop has been given in parishes throughout the Diocese, and it has been the pastors who participate, who have appreciated it the most!  No reservations necessary, just come!


"How to Increase Stewardship Participation in Your Parish"
Thursday, January 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center

This workshop will offer practical ideas of how to increase stewardship participation in the parish with topics such as:  how to create year-round stewardship awareness; communication; community building; tithing and the Sunday offerings; and the history of stewardship in the diocese.  We will also address the threats to stewardship such as complacency, lack in inspiration, failure of formation, and lack of lay leadership really leading.  No reservations necessary, just come!

"Same Sex Attraction: A Pastoral Response"

Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center

How do we respond as a priest faithful to the gospel and the magisterium, when someone confides in you that he or she is struggling with homosexuality?  As a representative of Christ, we want to respond with gentleness, patience, understanding, and fidelity to the truth.  This presentation will discuss how we can best respond and offer practical resources for the priest. No reservations necessary, just come!







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