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
As we celebrate the birth of Christ, may our hearts be open to receiving him.
May those who have been away from the Church find in this time of preparation an opportunity to “Come Home for Christmas.”
What an honor it has been for me to remember your deceased loved ones in my daily Mass and prayers at the residence chapel. The baskets of cards, filled with the names of your deceased loved ones, are a visual reminder of my commitment to pray for your intention. My prayers continue beyond the month of November. Read more
The Friday morning women’s bible study group of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau is hungry—not for kettle beef or peach cobbler—but hungry to put their love of Christ into action. Members of the group have been coming together every Friday to pray and study the Word of God. They have had many discussions about how to give back—how to put their faith into action.
“[We] had been praying that the Lord lead us in the right direction,” said Lisa Seabaugh. “Then one day over the summer I happened across a newsletter from Catholic Charities. I’m not sure where I got it. But after seeing all they did, I thought this could be the Lord pointing us where we needed to be.” Read more
For a diocesan overview, see below
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.