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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Saint Francis awards 23 healthcare scholarships

HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIPS—Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary, Cape Girardeau, awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 area students on Aug. 5. Pictured were (front) Katy Weston, Morgan Hileman, Jenna Hawkins, Olivia Renner, Morgan Schumer, Ryan O’Rear and Sara Pilsner; (second row) Angela Dickinson, Rachel Hearnes, Shea Scholl, Alexis Engelhart, Emma Steffens and Brianna Lueders; (back row) Abigail Breite, Ethan Seyer, Cody Likens, Joshua Friess and Dana Thiele. Each student received $1,250 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. (Submitted photo)
HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIPS—Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary, Cape Girardeau, awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 area students on Aug. 5. Pictured were (front) Katy Weston, Morgan Hileman, Jenna Hawkins, Olivia Renner, Morgan Schumer, Ryan O’Rear and Sara Pilsner; (second row) Angela Dickinson, Rachel Hearnes, Shea Scholl, Alexis Engelhart, Emma Steffens, and Brianna Lueders; (back row) Abigail Breite, Ethan Seyer, Cody Likens, Joshua Friess, and Dana Thiele. Each student received $1,250 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. (Submitted photo)

Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 local students on Aug. 5. Each student received $1,250 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession.

The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was created in 1980. Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary fund the program. Since its inception, the program has provided more than $579,000 in education scholarships to college students in an effort to encourage participation in professional healthcare careers. Scholarship recipients must have completed at least one year in an accredited healthcare program and be currently enrolled, maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA, and complete the application and essay requirements by the scheduled deadline. They must also reside within the Saint Francis service area, as defined in the application. Read more

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For MO bishops, limitless concealed carry is a bad idea

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The Missouri legislature should let stand the governor’s veto of a bill that would allow concealed carry of firearms without a permit or background check, the state’s Catholic bishops have said.

“Catholic Church teaching recognizes the right to self-defense as a way of preserving one’s life and in defense of others in the face of an imminent threat,” the Missouri Catholic Conference said.

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SEMO football supports Pink Up with jersey auction

PINK UP FOR BREAST CANCER—Southeast Football head coach Tom “Tuke” Matukewicz revealed the 2016 Pink Up game jerseys to the Redhawks football team on Aug. 11. The jerseys will be auctioned off and personalized with the winners’ names then worn during a special Pink Up game on Oct. 29. Proceeds from the auction benefit Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Dig for Life fund to provide lifesaving screenings and other cancer services to local residents who otherwise could not afford them. The auction is Online through Oct. 8 at www.pinkupcape.com. (Photo by Saint Francis Medical Center)
PINK UP FOR BREAST CANCER—Southeast Football head coach Tom “Tuke” Matukewicz revealed the 2016 Pink Up game jerseys to the Redhawks football team on Aug. 11. The jerseys will be auctioned off and personalized with the winners’ names then worn during a special Pink Up game on Oct. 29. Proceeds from the auction benefit Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Dig for Life fund to provide lifesaving screenings and other cancer services to local residents who otherwise could not afford them. The auction is Online through Oct. 8 at www.pinkupcape.com. (Photo by Saint Francis Medical Center)

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.

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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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