The Catholic Church in Southern Missouri
Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
Every year, the week before All Saints Day, the 8th grade class of Guardian Angel School, Oran, MO, put on a Saints Program. The students decide on a saint that interests him/her and then they research the Saint. A paper is written about interesting facts of that saint, including dates of birth and death, of what he/she is the patron saint, and where he/she lived. At the program, which took place this year on Wed., Oct. 28, in Guardian Angel Church, each student dressed like the chosen saint, along with any props necessary, and gave a talk about the saint. Michelle Priggel, religion teacher, is in charge of this project. Read more
For at least the fifth year running, Catholic high school students in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau have once again scored significantly higher on their ACT scores than the 2015 Missouri State average.
The three Catholic high schools in the diocese, McAuley Catholic High School, Joplin; Notre Dame Regional High School, Cape Girardeau; and Springfield Catholic High School, teach “the whole child” as evidenced in the way students excel in academics, fine arts, and athletics. Proud of our successes, diocesan Catholic schools continue to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and build Catholic identity as the students strive to become intentional disciples every day of their lives. Last year, 243 seniors completed 22,500 hours of community service, living out their baptismal call to corporal works of mercy.