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Kindergarteners learn the alphabet

LETTER PEOPLE—​The kindergarten class in Guardian Angel School, Oran, have spent most of the academic year learning the alphabet letters and sounds through the Letter People phonics and reading program.  To celebrate the completion and mastery of the alphabet, the students came to school on April 20 dressed as their given letter in costumes designed​ ​with the help of parents.  The event kicked off a week​-​long celebration of Letter People and a host of activities.  The Letter People are Blaine Jolley (Mr Q), Dane Loper (Miss A), Porter Gadberry (Miss S), Weston Woods (Miss W), Westyn Keller (Mr. Z), Ellie Montgomery (Miss F), Eva LeGrand (Mr. M), and Jonah Dirnberger (Mr. B).​ (Submitted photo)​
LETTER PEOPLE—​The kindergarten class in Guardian Angel School, Oran, have spent most of the academic year learning the alphabet letters and sounds through the Letter People phonics and reading program. To celebrate the completion and mastery of the alphabet, the students came to school on April 20 dressed as their given letter in costumes designed​ ​with the help of parents. The event kicked off a week​-​long celebration of Letter People and a host of activities. The Letter People are Blaine Jolley (Mr Q), Dane Loper (Miss A), Porter Gadberry (Miss S), Weston Woods (Miss W), Westyn Keller (Mr. Z), Ellie Montgomery (Miss F), Eva LeGrand (Mr. M), and Jonah Dirnberger (Mr. B).​ (Submitted photo)​
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McAuley Math Team takes First

McAuley Catholic High School students participated in the annual Ozark 7 Conference Math and Science Competition on Tue., March 10, 2015, in Monett, MO. The McAuley Team took First Place in the Math competition and won a variety of individual awards in both math and science. The math and science students were prepared by Mr. Gary Boehne, Mrs. Paula Kamler, and Mr. John Lewis.  Congratulations to the McAuley Math and Science Warriors!

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Acts provides blueprint for Christians

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“Now many signs and wonders were done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women …” —Acts 5:12, 14

It is not insignificant that the book of the Bible that describes the early Church right after Easter and Pentecost is named Acts. This book is the account of what is arguably the most important chapter of our Church’s history. It describes the remarkable years immediately after the resurrection of Jesus and gives insight into how the Christian faith transformed the pagan world against seemingly insurmountable obstacles; and then, aided by the advantages provided by the Roman Empire, began its spread to the corners of the world. Read more

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DYC 2015 – He is King of Kings!

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​2015 DiOCESAN YOUTH CONFERENCE—​Youth participate​d​ in music-and-action sequences led by the Cooper Ray Band during the ​22nd Annual ​Diocesan Youth Conferece in West Plains the weekend of March 27-29.  Ray captivated a crowd of more than 300 ​high-school ​youth during his series of keynote presentations, speaking on the diocesan ​vision​ of ‘loving Jesus, serving Jesus, and sharing Jesus.’​ (Photos by J.B. Kelly)​
​2015 DiOCESAN YOUTH CONFERENCE—​Youth participate​d​ in music-and-action sequences led by the Cooper Ray Band during the ​22nd Annual ​Diocesan Youth Conferece in West Plains the weekend of March 27-29. Ray captivated a crowd of more than 300 ​high-school ​youth during his series of keynote presentations, speaking on the diocesan ​vision​ of ‘loving Jesus, serving Jesus, and sharing Jesus.’​ (Photos by J.B. Kelly)​

More than 300 high-school youth from across southern Missouri turned out for the 22nd Annual Diocesan Youth Conference held March 27-29 in West Plains, MO. The conference placed emphasis on the diocesan mission of “loving Jesus, serving Jesus, and sharing Jesus” because “He is King of Kings!” Youth and adults from Sacred Heart Parish in Webb City served as the planning team for this year’s conference.

Keynote speaker Cooper Ray, who travels the country entertaining and motivating Catholic youth with stories, humor, and audience participation, gave a passionate testimony on the importance of establishing and fostering an authentic relationship with Jesus. During general sessions on Sat., March 28, Ray urged the youth to not look for ‘completeness’ in a relationship with anyone other than Jesus Christ.

“He is everything that you could ever imagine in a friend,” Ray said. “Once we start beginning to spend just a little more time with Jesus, we will realize how amazing He is, how awesome He is.” Read more

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Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri holds first annual Bishop’s Walk

‘Families Helping Families’

SPRINGFIELD—Parishioners from Holy Trinity Parish, Springfield, posed for a photo after joining many walkers on the track at Springfield Catholic High School March 21 for the first annual Bishop’s Walk— “Families Helping Families.” Pictured were (front row) Mary Gray, Nancy Pikey, Cindy Bennett; (second row) Sr. Diane Frederick, OSF, Darryl Gates, Sue Gates, Lisa Spragg, Diana Mullen, Anita Gilliam; (third row) Tom Gray, and Jacob Gray. (Submitted photo)
SPRINGFIELD—Parishioners from Holy Trinity Parish, Springfield, posed for a photo after joining many walkers on the track at Springfield Catholic High School March 21 for the first annual Bishop’s Walk— “Families Helping Families.” Pictured were (front row) Mary Gray, Nancy Pikey, Cindy Bennett; (second row) Sr. Diane Frederick, OSF, Darryl Gates, Sue Gates, Lisa Spragg, Diana Mullen, Anita Gilliam; (third row) Tom Gray, and Jacob Gray. (Submitted photo)

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) held its first annual Bishop’s Walk—“Families Helping Families” on Sat., March 21, 2015. The event was held at various times across southern Missouri on the same day in order to fund CCSOMO social services. For example, the walk was held in Joplin at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Parish and at 12-noon at St. Peter the Apostle Parish; in Springfield, the walk was held at 9 a.m. at Springfield Catholic High School. Bp. James V. Johnston walked at Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau at its 12-noon event.

With people coming together as a Catholic community all over the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri raised $17,480 to fund such programs as LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home in Springfield, Supportive Services for Veteran Families, and homelessness prevention even as a new initiative, the Bishop’s Walk had 1,000 parishioners walking to help neighbors in need. Read more

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The nine regions of the diocese cover more than 25,000 square miles which includes 39 counties in southern Missouri. Within the regions, 66 parishes, 18 missions, and four chapels serve the 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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