Diocesan Development Fund: 2017 Annual Appeal

The Diocesan Development Fund (DDF)—the Bishop's Annual Appeal—directly funds the operational needs of more than 45 ministries that assist all 84 parishes & missions in the diocese. ... Read more … DDF Video
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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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World Day for Consecrated Life coincides with release of 2017 Profession Class Survey

CONGREGATION OF MARY, QUEEN—Bishop Edward Rice with members of the Congregation of Mary, Queen religious community of Springfield. A recent survey, Profession Class of 2017, conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), indicates that two-thirds of responding religious (64 percent) identify as white, more than one in six (18 percent) identifies as Asian, and more than one in 10 (11 percent) identifies as Hispanic. Most responding religious were born in the US (67 percent). Of those born outside the US, the most common country of origin is Vietnam. (The Mirror)
CONGREGATION OF MARY, QUEEN—Bishop Edward Rice with members of the Congregation of Mary, Queen religious community of Springfield. A recent survey, Profession Class of 2017, conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), indicates that two-thirds of responding religious (64 percent) identify as white, more than one in six (18 percent) identifies as Asian, and more than one in 10 (11 percent) identifies as Hispanic. Most responding religious were born in the US (67 percent). Of those born outside the US, the most common country of origin is Vietnam. (The Mirror)

As the Catholic Church prepares to celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life on Feb. 2, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations (CCLV) released the results of a survey taken of the most recent Profession Class of 2017 conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA).

Commenting on the World Day for Consecrated Life, Card. Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark and Chair of the USCCB’s Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations states: “For 21 years, the Church has designated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, Candlemas Day, as an appropriate moment to thank God for the gift of consecrated life. Jesus is manifest as ‘light of revelation for the Gentiles’ and ‘glory for God’s people, Israel.’ Consecrated men and women reflect this light as witnesses of Jesus in a world that is often shrouded in shadow.” Read more

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Historic Village of Pinhook rebuilds with help from CCSOMO

SEVEN YEARS OF WAITING—At long last, former residents of Pinhook Village broke ground Jan. 26 on new homes after a levee was blown by the Army Corps of Engineers in 2011 to alleviate disastrous flooding to a more populated area along the Mississippi. (The Mirror)
SEVEN YEARS OF WAITING—At long last, former residents of Pinhook Village broke ground Jan. 26 on seven new homes in Sikeston after a levee was blown by the Army Corps of Engineers in 2011 to alleviate disastrous flooding to a more populated area along the Mississippi. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (The Mirror)

Faith-based agencies, as well as government and community agencies, partner to rebuild homes destroyed in 2011

There is a beauty that is inherent in the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) as it labors to improve the lives of those in southern Missouri who need it the most. That beauty was clearly found in the faces and the voices of the former residents of the Village of Pinhook, MO, on Fri., Jan. 26, 2018, when they were able to break ground for what will soon be seven new homes in Sikeston, MO. Read more

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Springfield Catholic radio gets boost in power


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At 7 p.m., on Dec. 8, 2017, KQOH (“Our Lady, Queen of Heaven”) 91.9 FM radio in Springfield went back on the air after tower failure in Marshfield made its broadcast inconsistent and often, flat-out impossible.

“On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we came back on the air with double the power and closer to Springfield,” said Jim O’Laughlin of Catholic Radio Network, which owns and operates the station. “This should add some 250,000 people to the coverage area.” Read more

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Christmas Toy Drive huge success in Dexter

TABLES & TABLES OF TOYS—Sacred Heart Parish in Dexter recently held a Christmas Toy Drive. What was first designed to be a way for families to repurpose gently-used, or new toys for area families that might need gifts for their children, turned into a community-wide effort. (Submitted photos)
TABLES & TABLES OF TOYS—Sacred Heart Parish in Dexter recently held a Christmas Toy Drive. What was first designed to be a way for families to repurpose gently-used, or new toys for area families that might need gifts for their children, turned into a community-wide effort. (Submitted photos)

This past holiday season, Sacred Heart Parish in Dexter coordinated a toy drive to assist families in the area who might not otherwise be able to provide toys for their children at Christmas.

“I wanted to give back to the community,” said parishioner Cassy Pulley, who coordinated the Christmas Toy Drive. “I know a lot of families, including mine, that have a lot of great used toys that other children would love.” 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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