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 Brochure: English or Spanish — Donate to DDF now
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 Brochure: English or Spanish — Donate to Capital Campaign now
Founded in 1965, The Mirror is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. It is published bi-weekly.
Standing on a hilltop overlooking a park outside of Krakow, Poland, left Will Motazedi awe-struck.
He had been traveling for about a week in Poland with a group of 35 youth and adults to attend World Youth Day (WYD) in Krakow. Things were culminating the evening of July 30 at the all-night, candlelight prayer vigil. The following day, Pope Francis would celebrate Mass, drawing WYD 2016 to a close.
The Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) football team recently revealed special new Pink Up jerseys to be worn during the annual Pink Up game on Oct. 29. The jerseys will be available for purchase through an Online auction now until Oct. 8 to raise money for Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Pink Up campaign.
This collaboration, led by head coach Tom “Tuke” Matukewicz, is a way for Southeast football to celebrate survivors and honor those who have lost their battles with cancer.
As you read this column, I am well into my Road Rally 2016, “On the Road, Again!” So far, I have visited almost 50 of our parishes and missions where I have celebrated Holy Mass, led the Rosary, or offered a prayer service, sharing my thoughts on our Shared Vision of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.
Upon my arrival to the diocese, I had no idea that my predecessor, Bp. Johnston, had established an Envisioning Team and had embarked on an 18-month process in order to better focus the mission and intentions of the Diocese. The process included regional listening sessions that were held throughout the diocese in order to hear what the faithful thought our priorities should be as a diocese. After learning of all the hard work, effort, and time put into this “(En)vision quest,” I concluded that it is only right to honor the good work of the committee.
Thanks to support and a generous grant from the diocese, the Beginning Experience program is one of the best kept secrets and most complete programs of its kind in the country.
Beginning Experience (BE) is a ministry of the Catholic Church designed to help “facilitate the grief resolution process for adults and children who have suffered a loss through death, divorce, or separation, thereby enabling them to again love themselves, others, and God.”
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.