Conception Seminary College celebrates largest group of graduates in 12 years

BACHELOR’S DEGREE—Seminarian Joshua Carroll received his Bachelor of Art’s degree from Abbot Benedict Neenan, OSB, May 13, during commencement ceremonies at Conception Seminary College. (Submitted photo)
BACHELOR’S DEGREE—Seminarian Joshua Carroll received his Bachelor of Art’s degree from Abbot Benedict Neenan, OSB, May 13, during commencement ceremonies at Conception Seminary College. (Submitted photo)

The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Conception Seminary College brimmed with graduates, family, and friends on Sat., May 13, 2017, as 31 seminarians completed the requirements to earn bachelor’s degrees this spring. Earning a Bachelor of Art’s degree was Joshua Carroll of St. Agnes Cathedral Parish, Springfield. Carroll is a seminarian for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

Conception Seminary’s annual spring commencement ceremonies also celebrated numerous seminarians and their academic achievements as they were honored with scholarships. Read more

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Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri responds to catastrophic flooding

DISASTER RELIEF—CCSOMO staff, Shea Lane, Tammy Latimer, and Dee Maples, at West Plains MARC on May 9. (CCSOMO photo)
DISASTER RELIEF—CCSOMO staff, Shea Lane, Tammy Latimer, and Dee Maples, at West Plains MARC on May 9. (CCSOMO photo)

First MARCs (Multi Agency Resource Centers) scheduled for counties throughout diocese

Thirteen inches of rain fell throughout southern Missouri between April 28 and May 3 this year. In the initial days after the flooding, Shea Lane, Director of Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) traveled to nine counties (Barry, Christian, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Stone, and Taney) providing outreach to survivors, and partnered with other agencies such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army along with the State Emergency Management team to coordinate the disaster response. Lane was moving west to east across the state, following the path of receding waters. Read more

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Come & See weekends for college-age men and women

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The Office of Vocations & Seminarians recently sponsored two Come and See Weekends for men and women interested in the priesthood or life as a consecrated religious. Read more

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