Over 23 million raised for youth formation, retired priests, seminarian education
If there was ever any doubt about the generosity and ability to give on the part of the members of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, it was soundly put to rest after the Diocese wrapped up its first-ever Capital Endowment Campaign.
Designed to raise funds to care for a growing number of retired clergy, to support seminarian education, and to help youth develop in their Catholic faith, the diocese exceeded its target of $15 million by raising a total of $23.2 million or 155 percent of the goal. Read more
First MARCs (Multi Agency Resource Centers) scheduled for counties throughout diocese
Thirteen inches of rain fell throughout southern Missouri between April 28 and May 3 this year. In the initial days after the flooding, Shea Lane, Director of Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) traveled to nine counties (Barry, Christian, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Stone, and Taney) providing outreach to survivors, and partnered with other agencies such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army along with the State Emergency Management team to coordinate the disaster response. Lane was moving west to east across the state, following the path of receding waters. Read more
With the development of a more refined job description for Mr. Nick Lund-Molfese and utilizing his many gifts toward social concerns, advocacy, and forming partnerships within the community, I am pleased to announce that Nick began new duties for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau as Diocesan Director of Social Ministry and Family Life beginning May 1, 2017. Read more
The Office of Vocations & Seminarians recently sponsored two Come and See Weekends for men and women interested in the priesthood or life as a consecrated religious. 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.