The first annual Bishop’s Walk for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri—’Families Helping Families’—will be held Sat., March 21, 2015. Catholics and other people of goodwill all over southern Missouri will walk on the same day at each parish to show and give support to our neighbors in need. Read more
Pope Francis is asking people to take time out of their frenzied lives to visit the sick, spend time with them and learn from their suffering.
Marking the World Day of the Sick on Feb. 11, communities, parishes, dioceses and bishops’ conferences around the world gathered in prayer with Pope Francis for the suffering and their caregivers. Read more
“The Church must be a place of mercy freely given, where everyone can feel welcomed, loved, forgiven, and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.” —Pope Francis, “The Joy of the Gospel,” 114.
Our doors are open and the light is on!
“The Light is On For You” is an initiative of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau where, beginning Wed., Feb. 25 and continuing through Wed., March 25, Catholic churches across southern Missouri are open for quiet prayer and confessions each Wednesday evenings throughout Lent. Read more
As Catholics, we are indeed a sacramental people. The sacraments are at the heart of our Catholic Faith and play an essential role both in our spirituality and in our relationship with the Lord. The “sacramental system” is, to a certain degree, uniquely “Catholic” and contributes not only to our identity as Catholics, but also helps form and establish the nature and mission of the Church. Read more
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.