The Diocese, or ecclesiastical territory, is composed of 22,127 square miles [57,287 square kilometers], decided rural, embracing 38 counties in northeastern and central Missouri. It includes the urban areas of Columbia, Hannibal and the State Capital of Jefferson City. The Diocesan patroness is the Immaculate Heart of Mary
The Catholic Missourian is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Jefferson City. The paper is published on Fridays, 44 times per year; weekly from September through May and biweekly from June through August. The Catholic Missourian serves to inform people about diocesan events, programs, news, announcements and personalities.
The Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) is the Public Policy agency for the Catholic Church in Missouri. The MCC Is actively involved in all levels of government, especially state and federal issues. The MCC promotes the common good by advocating for public policy that upholds the sanctity and dignity of all human life.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose.
The Lake of the Ozarks West Chamber of Commerce serves as the catalyst for the economic growth by promoting the commercial, industrial, educational, civic and community interest in the Lake West area.