Diocesan Development Fund: 2017 Annual Appeal

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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NDHS contributes to hurricane-ravaged high schools

Concerned about the recent devastation in the wakes of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, students, faculty, parents, and staff of Notre Dame Regional High School (NDHS) in Cape Girardeau dug deep to support two Catholic high schools in Texas and Florida.

Brother David Migliorino, OSF, principal, recently announced that two checks were bring issued from the Notre Dame family: $10,500 to Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FL, and $10,500 to St. Pius X High School in Houston, TX. Read more

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Bishop announces Diocesan Youth Endowment Fund

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September 21, 2017

As you may recall, a recent Capital Endowment Campaign was recently conducted in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau to meet the impending needs of three areas of concern: to augment existing endowments for seminarian education and retired priests, and to establish an endowment for youth formation. The people of the Church in Southern Missouri responded generously and the Capital Campaign realized pledges and cash gifts in the amount of $23,319,000, surpassing its original goal of $15 million.
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First ‘Blue’ Mass celebrated in the Diocese

2017 BLUE MASS—Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cape Girardeau Police Department, Cape Girardeau Fire Department, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, Fruitland Fire Department, and retirees from federal agencies celebrated a Blue Mass with Bp. Edward M. Rice on Sept. 9 in St. Mary Cathedral, Cape Girardeau. A reception followed the liturgy. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. Photos by Dan Williams/The Mirror
2017 BLUE MASS—Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cape Girardeau Police Department, Cape Girardeau Fire Department, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, Fruitland Fire Department, and retirees from federal agencies celebrated a Blue Mass with Bp. Edward M. Rice on Sept. 9 in St. Mary Cathedral, Cape Girardeau. A reception followed the liturgy. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. Photos by Dan Williams/The Mirror

Bishop Edward. M. Rice and area clergy celebrated a liturgy on Sept. 9 for all First Responders in St. Mary Cathedral, Cape Girardeau. The first-ever “Blue” Mass was well-attended and was offered as a way to honor the members of law enforcement, fire fighters, EMTs, dispatchers, chaplains, etc., who serve and minister in that area of vocation within our communities. Further, it shined a light on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and those who lost their lives in service on that tragic day and their families. Read more

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Grandparents honored at Guardian Angel School

GRANDPARENT DAY—Maebry Enderle (pre-k) soaked up the love of four grandparents Sept. 14 in Guardian Angel School, Oran. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photos by The Mirror)
GRANDPARENT DAY—Maebry Enderle (pre-k) soaked up the love of four grandparents Sept. 14 in Guardian Angel School, Oran. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photos by The Mirror)

Grandparent Day is always a highlight for both students and families. On Thu., Sept. 14, Guardian Angel School, Oran, MO, hosted a cookie social for the grandparents of the students in pre-k thru eighth grade. The day began with Mass at Guardian Angel Church. After Mass, everyone gathered at school so that the grandparents and grandchildren could sit together and enjoy cookies, milk, and coffee, as well as conversation. Entertainment was provided by two seventh graders, Traci Hency and Camryn Lynch; two eighth graders, Dalaini Bryant and Logan Dame; and music teacher Geri LeGrant. The group played guitars and sang the song, “Grandpa” by the Judds.

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Diocesan V Encuentro Sept. 30

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The past year, parishes in our diocese from east to west have been engaged in the V Encuentro Church celebration and convocation. The V Encuentro is part of the US Bishop’s Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. A five-week evangelization process has three prongs: evangelization, consultation, and a process of building communion. 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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