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Catholic Schools Week celebrated across diocese, nation

Students, faculty, alumni and friends of McAuley Catholic High School in Joplin participated in national Catholic Schools Week (CSW) by reading, singing, ushering, and other service during the Sunday liturgy Jan. 31 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lamar, under the direction of Fr. Rahab Isidor, pastor. Fr. Isidor is also chaplain for McAuley Catholic High School.

The annual celebration of Catholic Schools Week is Sun., Jan. 31, 2016 to Sat., Feb. 6, 2016. Schools typically observe National Catholic Schools Week with Masses, open houses, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our Church, our communities, and our nation. The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has 23 Catholic elementary schools and three high schools. Resources for CSW may be found at http://www.ncea.org/ourservices/catholic-schools-week.

PARTICPATING IN THE LITURGY—Pictured are participants of the Mass on Jan. 31, 2016, launching Catholic Schools Week. Students of McAuley Catholic High School, Joplin, as well as students in all 23 Catholic elementary schools and three high schools of the diocese, will be involved in a variety of events to honor Catholic education throughout our nation. (Photo by Gina Hartman)
PARTICPATING IN THE LITURGY—Pictured are participants of the Mass on Jan. 31, 2016, launching Catholic Schools Week for McAuley Catholic High School. Students of McAuley Catholic High School, Joplin, as well as students in all 23 Catholic elementary schools and three high schools of the diocese, will be involved in a variety of events to honor Catholic education throughout our nation. (Photo by Gina Hartman)
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Seminarian/Family Winter Gathering held in Van Buren

Diocesan seminarians and their families held their annual winter gathering on Fri., Jan. 1, at The Landing in Van Buren after Mass that morning in St. George Mission Church with Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht. Family members were able to gather and extend Christmas greetings to one another while the seminarians spent the night and left the following morning. Also on hand were Fr. J. Friedel, director of the diocesan Office of Vocations/Seminarians and Caitlin Blaine, administrative support.

WINTER GATHERING—Pictured at the Jan. 1 Winter Gathering of diocesan seminarians were (front) Fr. J. Friedel, Colby Elbert, Jacob Mezzacapa, Joshua Carroll, Andrew Williams, Daniel Belken, Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht; (second row) Joseph Stoverink, Charles Peirano, Nicholas Newton, John Hawks; (third row) Brian Straus, (paper cutout of Rev. Mr. Charles Dunn who couldn’t be there), Rev. Mr. David Baunach, Gideon Barr, Allen Kirchner, and Ethan Protzel. (Photo by Dan Williams)
WINTER GATHERING—Pictured at the Jan. 1 Winter Gathering of diocesan seminarians were (front) Fr. J. Friedel, Colby Elbert, Jacob Mezzacapa, Joshua Carroll, Andrew Williams, Daniel Belken, Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht; (second row) Joseph Stoverink, Charles Peirano, Nicholas Newton, John Hawks; (third row) Brian Straus, (paper cutout of Rev. Mr. Charles Dunn who couldn’t be there), Rev. Mr. David Baunach, Gideon Barr, Allen Kirchner, and Ethan Protzel. (Photo by Dan Williams)
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Every teen can indeed inspire change

FUNDRAISING BENEFITS PEDIATRIC CENTER—The Springfield Catholic High School Rotary Interact Club recently partnered with E.T.H.I.C. (Every Teen Helps Inspire Change) to sell bracelets along with other fundraising activities, the proceeds of which produced a check for $4,000 to the Jane Pitt Pediatric Center at Mercy Springfield.  Pictured were: Justin Haake (one of the founding members of E.T.H.I.C.), Nichole Shah, Crosby Mills, Regan DeLeon, Maggie Witt, and Eva Holland. (Submitted photo)
FUNDRAISING BENEFITS PEDIATRIC CENTER—The Springfield Catholic High School Rotary Interact Club recently partnered with E.T.H.I.C. (Every Teen Helps Inspire Change) to sell bracelets along with other fundraising activities, the proceeds of which produced a check for $4,000 to the Jane Pitt Pediatric Center at Mercy Springfield. Pictured were: Justin Haake (one of the founding members of E.T.H.I.C.), Nichole Shah, Crosby Mills, Regan DeLeon, Maggie Witt, and Eva Holland. (Submitted photo)
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Donation is music to the ears of McAuley students

KEYBOARD—Students and faculty thank Steve Lucchi, McAuley Catholic High School Class of 1971, who recently donated the necessary funds for a much-anticipated keyboard to be used by the choir and theater programs at McAuley in Joplin, MO. (Submited photo)
KEYBOARD—Students and faculty thank Steve Lucchi, McAuley Catholic High School Class of 1971, who recently donated the necessary funds for a much-anticipated keyboard to be used by the choir and theater programs at McAuley in Joplin, MO. (Submited photo)
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