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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Bishop visits Saint Francis Healthcare System

NEONATAL CARE—Dr. Karlyle Christian-Ritter (left) introduced a Level III NICU infant to Bp. Edward M. Rice and Steven C. Bjelich, Saint Francis Healthcare System president and CEO on Feb. 6. (Photo courtesy of SFHS)
NEONATAL CARE—Dr. Karlyle Christian-Ritter (left) introduced a Level III NICU infant to Bp. Edward M. Rice and Steven C. Bjelich, Saint Francis Healthcare System president and CEO on Feb. 6. (Photo courtesy of SFHS)

Saint Francis Medical Center was recently honored with the Aim for Excellence Award (AIM) from the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA). Saint Francis won in the small and large metropolitan statistical area hospitals category with a quality improvement initiative to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) rates by 50 percent in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This is the first year of the award which recognizes progress toward the Triple Aim—better health, improved care, and lower cost. Read more

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Msgr. Stanton marks 60 years a priest

60th ANNIVERSARY—The staff at St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral held a luncheon in honor of Msgr. William Stanton’s 60th Anniversary as a priest March 18, 2016, in the parish hall. Pictured were Fr. Allan Saunders, pastor; Fr. Normand Varone, retired; Msgr. William Stanton, retired; Msgr. Richard Rolwing, retired; and Fr. Joseph Kelly, associate pastor. Msgr. Stanton is a classmate of Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht who also graduated from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis on March 17, 1956. (Photo by Lisa Simmons)
60th ANNIVERSARY—The staff at St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral held a luncheon in honor of Msgr. William Stanton’s 60th Anniversary as a priest March 18, 2016, in the parish hall. Pictured were Fr. Allan Saunders, pastor; Fr. Normand Varone, retired; Msgr. William Stanton, retired; Msgr. Richard Rolwing, retired; and Fr. Joseph Kelly, associate pastor. Msgr. Stanton is a classmate of Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht who also graduated from Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis on March 17, 1956. (Photo by Lisa Simmons)

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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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