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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Catholic Scouting promotes faith, values, citizenship

The annual Catholic Scouting Awards ​c​eremony was held in Old St. Vincent Church, Cape Girardea​u, on May 5​,​ with ​Fr.​ Allan Saunders​, pastor, ​​​​presenting the awards to the youth.  The Scouts receiving Catholic Scouting awards included youth who were from St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral Parish and St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau, and Immaculate Conception Parish in Jackson.

Fr. Patrick Nwokoye is the Diocesan Chaplain for Catholic Scouting.


Bishop holds Mass of Peace and Healing


July 8, 2016

Bishop Edward M. Rice offered a Mass for peace and healing in St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night for the tragic events in Dallas and violence around the country. Hundreds gathered in the cathedral on July 8 to pray for the nation and its first responders and all those who sorrow. The readings for the liturgy were Isaiah 9:1-6 and John 15:9-17.

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Detailed historical info

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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