Our Bishop

john Gaydos
Dear Friends,
I welcome you and wish you the peace of Jesus Christ as you visit this web site of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City. Here you will find much information about our over 150 parishes, schools, and institutions that are located in the 38 counties of Central and Northern Missouri that comprise our local Church.

If you are interested in becoming a member of a parish or wish to enroll a child in any of our schools, please contact the parish pastor or school principal in your area.  If you wish to become a Catholic or simply have questions about the faith, you may contact the diocesan office or the parish nearest you.

Finally, I wish God’s blessing on you as you browse this site and learn more about us.

With my best wishes and personal regards, I am
Sincerely yours in Christ,

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Most Reverend John R. Gaydos
Bishop of Jefferson City