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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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Bishop celebrates Vietnamese Lunar New Year

YEAR OF THE DOG—Bishop Edward M. Rice marked the launch of the Year of the Dog Feb. 11, 2018, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, including Mass and festivities in St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield. (The Mirror)
YEAR OF THE DOG—Bishop Edward M. Rice marked the launch of the Year of the Dog Feb. 11, 2018, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, including Mass and festivities in St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield. (The Mirror)

Bishop Edward M. Rice celebrated the launch of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Feb. 11 with the Vietnamese community of St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield. The community is served by Fr. Thomas Luu Duc M. Vu, CRM, associate pastor and member of the Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer of Carthage, formerly the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix. Also present were members of the religious community the Congregation of Mary, Queen, headquartered in Springfield. To follow is a portion of Bishop Rice’s homily: Read more

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PCCW hosts 29th annual Valentine’s Day Luncheon

Each year, the Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW) of Holy Family Parish, Shell Knob, invites all the women from the surrounding area to an ecumenical luncheon in order to socialize and get to know one another. Special guests this year including Fr. David Baunach, associate pastor; Bp. Edward M. Rice; Fr. Hank Grodecki, CM, pastor, and Rev. Mr. Brian Straus.

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Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau reports a complaint of sexual abuse

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The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau reports a complaint of sexual abuse of a minor involving Father John Wells, deceased (1972). The allegation pertains to a period in the late-1960s. The Diocese has notified civil authorities of the allegation.

John Wells was born in 1925 in Louisville, KY, and was ordained a priest in 1950 for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. He was incardinated into the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Giardeau in 1964. Father John Wells died Dec. 28, 1972. Read more

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PCCW retreat in Lebanon focuses on the Annunciation & Visitation

NCCW SPIRITUAL COMMISSION—Mary Rowley of Sacred Heart Parish, Bolivar, and Spiritual Commission chair for the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) was the guest presenter at the regional PCCW Spiritual Retreat held Jan. 27 at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lebanon. (The Mirror)
NCCW SPIRITUAL COMMISSION—Mary Rowley of Sacred Heart Parish, Bolivar, and Spiritual Commission chair for the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) was the guest presenter at the regional PCCW Spiritual Retreat held Jan. 27 at St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lebanon. (The Mirror)

The First Annual Spiritual Retreat of area Parish Councils of Catholic Women (PCCW) was held Jan. 27 in the Family Center Gym at St. Francis de Sales Parish hosted by its PCCW. The focus and topic was the “Annunciation and Visitation,” presented by Mary Rowley, Spiritual Commission for the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW). Rowley is a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Bolivar. 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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