NDHS contributes to hurricane-ravaged high schools

Concerned about the recent devastation in the wakes of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, students, faculty, parents, and staff of Notre Dame Regional High School (NDHS) in Cape Girardeau dug deep to support two Catholic high schools in Texas and Florida.

Brother David Migliorino, OSF, principal, recently announced that two checks were bring issued from the Notre Dame family: $10,500 to Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FL, and $10,500 to St. Pius X High School in Houston, TX. Read more

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Bishop announces Diocesan Youth Endowment Fund

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September 21, 2017

As you may recall, a recent Capital Endowment Campaign was recently conducted in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau to meet the impending needs of three areas of concern: to augment existing endowments for seminarian education and retired priests, and to establish an endowment for youth formation. The people of the Church in Southern Missouri responded generously and the Capital Campaign realized pledges and cash gifts in the amount of $23,319,000, surpassing its original goal of $15 million.
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First ‘Blue’ Mass celebrated in the Diocese

2017 BLUE MASS—Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cape Girardeau Police Department, Cape Girardeau Fire Department, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, Fruitland Fire Department, and retirees from federal agencies celebrated a Blue Mass with Bp. Edward M. Rice on Sept. 9 in St. Mary Cathedral, Cape Girardeau. A reception followed the liturgy. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. Photos by Dan Williams/The Mirror
2017 BLUE MASS—Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cape Girardeau Police Department, Cape Girardeau Fire Department, Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office, Fruitland Fire Department, and retirees from federal agencies celebrated a Blue Mass with Bp. Edward M. Rice on Sept. 9 in St. Mary Cathedral, Cape Girardeau. A reception followed the liturgy. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. Photos by Dan Williams/The Mirror

Bishop Edward. M. Rice and area clergy celebrated a liturgy on Sept. 9 for all First Responders in St. Mary Cathedral, Cape Girardeau. The first-ever “Blue” Mass was well-attended and was offered as a way to honor the members of law enforcement, fire fighters, EMTs, dispatchers, chaplains, etc., who serve and minister in that area of vocation within our communities. Further, it shined a light on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and those who lost their lives in service on that tragic day and their families. Read more

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Grandparents honored at Guardian Angel School

GRANDPARENT DAY—Maebry Enderle (pre-k) soaked up the love of four grandparents Sept. 14 in Guardian Angel School, Oran. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photos by The Mirror)
GRANDPARENT DAY—Maebry Enderle (pre-k) soaked up the love of four grandparents Sept. 14 in Guardian Angel School, Oran. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photos by The Mirror)

Grandparent Day is always a highlight for both students and families. On Thu., Sept. 14, Guardian Angel School, Oran, MO, hosted a cookie social for the grandparents of the students in pre-k thru eighth grade. The day began with Mass at Guardian Angel Church. After Mass, everyone gathered at school so that the grandparents and grandchildren could sit together and enjoy cookies, milk, and coffee, as well as conversation. Entertainment was provided by two seventh graders, Traci Hency and Camryn Lynch; two eighth graders, Dalaini Bryant and Logan Dame; and music teacher Geri LeGrant. The group played guitars and sang the song, “Grandpa” by the Judds.

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Diocesan V Encuentro Sept. 30

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The past year, parishes in our diocese from east to west have been engaged in the V Encuentro Church celebration and convocation. The V Encuentro is part of the US Bishop’s Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. A five-week evangelization process has three prongs: evangelization, consultation, and a process of building communion. Read more

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Southeast football supports ‘Pink Up’ with auction

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The Southeast Missouri State University football team has again partnered with Saint Francis Healthcare System to raise awareness for breast cancer through the “Pink Up” Auction.

Fans can begin bidding now at pinkupcape.com for the chance to personalize a player’s jersey with the name of a loved one on the back. These jerseys will be worn by Southeast football players during the UT Martin game on November 4. Read more

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VBS highlights celebration of the Mass

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A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. Photos by The Mirror

During the week of July 31-Aug. 4, 60 students in grades kindergarten through sixth as well as 15 high school students attended the St. John Parish, Leopold, and St. Anthony Parish, Glennon, joint Vacation Bible School (VBS) in Glennon, MO.

The theme for the week was “Celebrating the Mass” in which the students learned all about the parts of the liturgy including what prayers we say, why we do what we do during Mass, and the names of items and symbols we see in Mass each week. Read more

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Annual golf tournament benefits Saint Francis patients & visitors

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More than 170 golfers and 40 volunteers turned out for the 30th annual Benefit Golf Tournament for Cape Girardeau’s Saint Francis Medical Center on Aug. 18 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, MO. The tournament raised more than $149,000 and will provide free valet parking services for patients and visitors.

AFTERNOON CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT—More than 170 golfers and 40 volunteers turned out for the 30th annual Benefit Golf Tournament for Cape Girardeau’s Saint Francis Medical Center on Aug. 18 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, MO. The tournament raised more than $149,000 and will provide free valet parking services for hospital patients and visitors. Pictured is the team that won the afternoon championship flight: Aaron Wright, Dr. Chris Montgomery, Jason Siener, and Steve Bjelich. (Submitted photo)
AFTERNOON CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT—More than 170 golfers and 40 volunteers turned out for the 30th annual Benefit Golf Tournament for Cape Girardeau’s Saint Francis Medical Center on Aug. 18 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, MO. The tournament raised more than $149,000 and will provide free valet parking services for hospital patients and visitors. Pictured is the team that won the afternoon championship flight: Aaron Wright, Dr. Chris Montgomery, Jason Siener, and Steve Bjelich. (Submitted photo)

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Notre Dame Regional High School named to the Catholic Education Honor Roll

TWELVE YEARS AND COUNTING—Brother David Migliorino, OSF, posed with a group of Notre Dame Regional High School students as they celebrated the school’s distinction as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The Cape Girardeau high school is home to 507 students where Bro. Migliorino serves as principal. Notre Dame High School been on the list of Catholic Honor Roll schools since 2005. (The Mirror)
TWELVE YEARS AND COUNTING—Brother David Migliorino, OSF, posed with a group of Notre Dame Regional High School students as they celebrated the school’s distinction as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The Cape Girardeau high school is home to 507 students where Bro. Migliorino serves as principal. Notre Dame High School been on the list of Catholic Honor Roll schools since 2005. (The Mirror)

Notre Dame Regional High School (NDHS), Cape Girardeau, was recognized Aug. 22 as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The national Honor Roll program is directed by the Cardinal Newman Society and has recognized over 300 high-performing Catholic high schools nationwide since the program’s inception in 2004. Notre Dame Regional High School has been on this esteemed list since 2005. Read more

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