Diocesan Development Fund: 2016 Annual Appeal

Our Diocesan Development Fund Campaign (DDF) is the Annual Appeal for the diocese and takes place the first weekend of May. The funds raised through the campaign advance our mission through ... Read more
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Capital Endowment Campaign

Endowments to augment youth, seminarians; retired priests. After reviewing the results of a feasibility study conducted in the diocese, the bishop approved a proposal to conduct a diocesan-wide capital campaign for $15 million. ... Read more
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Redwings soar to Second Place

??—The Guardian Angel JV boys basketball team of Oran finished the 2016 season with a record of eight wins and two losses during the Christian League play this year, earning its Second Place distinction.  Pictured are:  (front row) Owen Forehand, Drew Pobst, Lawson Hahn, Riley Schlosser, Camden Hahn, and Michael Eftink; (back row) Asst. Coach Andrew Hulshof, Nathaniel Woods, Connor Watkins, Gabe Dirnberger, Kyle Eftink, Parker Bryant, Nolan Loper, and Coach Kent Mangels.The league tournament was held Dec. 2-4 at St. Joseph School in Scott City.  The Redwings won Second Place at the tournament. (The Mirror)
CHRISTIAN LEAGUE—The Guardian Angel JV boys basketball team of Oran finished the 2016 season with a record of eight wins and two losses during the Christian League play this year, earning its Second Place distinction. Pictured are: (front row) Owen Forehand, Drew Pobst, Lawson Hahn, Riley Schlosser, Camden Hahn, and Michael Eftink; (back row) Asst. Coach Andrew Hulshof, Nathaniel Woods, Connor Watkins, Gabe Dirnberger, Kyle Eftink, Parker Bryant, Nolan Loper, and Coach Kent Mangels.The league tournament was held Dec. 2-4 at St. Joseph School, Scott City, and the Redwings won Second Place. (The Mirror)

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Bishop Rice greets students in Scott City

FIRST RECONCILIATION—Students preparing for First Communion in St. Joseph Parish, Scott City, had their first confessions Dec. 1 with Bishop Edward Rice and Fr. Joe Weidenbenner, pastor. (The Mirror)
FIRST RECONCILIATION—Students preparing for First Communion in St. Joseph Parish, Scott City, had their first confessions Dec. 1 with Bishop Edward Rice and Fr. Joe Weidenbenner, pastor. (The Mirror)

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Mhoon awarded MCC Citizen Recognition Award

CITIZEN RECOGNITION AWARD—Despite being hospitalized, Margaret Ann Mhoon received her Citizen Recognition Award from the Missouri Catholic Conference. Bishop Edward Rice presented the award to Mhoon in Southeast Hospital on Dec. 1.  The annual award from the MCC recognizes individuals who promote the dignity of human life through Catholic principles. Mhoon is a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Sikeston. (The Mirror)
CITIZEN RECOGNITION AWARD—Despite being hospitalized, Margaret Ann Mhoon received her Citizen Recognition Award from the Missouri Catholic Conference. Bishop Edward Rice presented the award to Mhoon in Southeast Hospital on Dec. 1. The annual award from the MCC recognizes individuals who promote the dignity of human life through Catholic principles. Mhoon is a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Sikeston. (The Mirror)

Margaret Ann Mhoon is the diocesan recipient of the 2016 Citizen Recognition Award bestowed annually by the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC). Mhoon is a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Sikeston. Normally the award is presented at the MCC Annual Assembly, however, Mhoon was unable to attend the event, so Bishop Edward M. Rice presented the award on Dec. 1. There was to be an assembly that morning in her honor at St. Francis Xavier School, however Mhoon was hospitalized for testing in Southeast Hospital. Bishop Rice presented her with the award bedside at the hospital. Read more

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The nine regions of the diocese cover more than 25,000 square miles which includes all 39 counties in southern Missouri. Within the regions, 66 parishes, 18 missions, and four chapels serve over 66,000 Catholics who comprise the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. The diocese has two cathedrals: St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Cathedral of St. Agnes in Springfield, MO.

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