Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr.

Bishop James V Johnston

All of us are called to respond to the person of Jesus Christ: to accept his mercy and embrace the truth of his teaching; to believe in his victory over sin; to entrust ourselves and our destiny in faith to him; to carry forward the mission to make him known and loved.  This is what our new life in the Holy Spirit entails.  None of us do this in isolation, but within the people God has made his own, the Church.

Together, let us renew and deepen our desire to be authentic, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ.  Let us strive to be “One Church, East to West: Loving Jesus, Serving Jesus, and Sharing Jesus!”

May God bless you and our diocese, One Church, East to West​.

Sincerely yours in our Lord,

The Most Reverend James V. Johnston
Bishop, Springfield-Cape Girardeau,* March 31, 2008 – Nov. 4, 2015

JVJ Coat of Arms


On The Way

Bishop Johnston’s column On The Way is printed in The Mirror, the diocesan publication, and Online here.

Pastoral Letters

Bishop Johnston has written a number of pastoral letters on faith.


Bishop Johnston’s biography.

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