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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Mhoon awarded MCC Citizen Recognition Award

CITIZEN RECOGNITION AWARD—Despite being hospitalized, Margaret Ann Mhoon received her Citizen Recognition Award from the Missouri Catholic Conference. Bishop Edward Rice presented the award to Mhoon in Southeast Hospital on Dec. 1.  The annual award from the MCC recognizes individuals who promote the dignity of human life through Catholic principles. Mhoon is a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Sikeston. (The Mirror)
CITIZEN RECOGNITION AWARD—Despite being hospitalized, Margaret Ann Mhoon received her Citizen Recognition Award from the Missouri Catholic Conference. Bishop Edward Rice presented the award to Mhoon in Southeast Hospital on Dec. 1. The annual award from the MCC recognizes individuals who promote the dignity of human life through Catholic principles. Mhoon is a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Sikeston. (The Mirror)

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

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Oran parish marks centennial

100TH ANNIVERSARY—Bishop Edward M. Rice celebrated the parish centennial of Guardian Angel, Oran, on Sun., Nov. 6. Pictured are (front) Sr. Joan Stoverink, Sr. Sharon Van Horn, Sr. Francis Newton, Sr. Jane Kiefer, Bp. Rice, Sr. Mary Jane Jansen, Sr. Helen Moore, and Sr. Jacinta Willenburg; (back) Fr. Norman Varone, retired; Fr. Randy Tocktrop, pastor; Msgr. Richard Rolwing, retired; and Fr. John Harth. Bishop Rice’s homily may be found Online at www.dioscg.org. (The Mirror)
100TH ANNIVERSARY—Bishop Edward M. Rice celebrated the parish centennial of Guardian Angel, Oran, on Sun., Nov. 6. Pictured are (front) Sr. Joan Stoverink, Sr. Sharon Van Horn, Sr. Francis Newton, Sr. Jane Kiefer, Bp. Rice, Sr. Mary Jane Jansen, Sr. Helen Moore, and Sr. Jacinta Willenburg; (back) Fr. Norman Varone, retired; Fr. Randy Tocktrop, pastor; Msgr. Richard Rolwing, retired; and Fr. John Harth. Bishop Rice’s homily may be found Online at www.dioscg.org. (The Mirror)

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Women tackle home repairs in Cape Girardeau

BIBLE STUDY TO HOME REPAIRS—One of the women’s bible study groups at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau volunteers with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri providing home repair services. Pictured are Jill Morris, Corrie Young, Lyn Mueller, Lisa Seabaugh, Bridget Ringstaff, Maria Gates, Michelle Pappas, Dana Parker, Melissa McGuire, Debbie Baumgart, and Lori Powderly. After prayer and discernment, the women setpped out of their comfort zones in order to learn new skills and volunteer with Catholic Charities one Friday a month. (The Mirror)
BIBLE STUDY TO HOME REPAIRS—One of the women’s bible study groups at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau volunteers with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri providing home repair services. Pictured are Jill Morris, Corrie Young, Lyn Mueller, Lisa Seabaugh, Bridget Ringstaff, Maria Gates, Michelle Pappas, Dana Parker, Melissa McGuire, Debbie Baumgart, and Lori Powderly. After prayer and discernment, the women setpped out of their comfort zones in order to learn new skills and volunteer with Catholic Charities one Friday a month. (The Mirror)

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

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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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