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Celebrate those consecrated to the Lord and his people

The World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in the Church on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2018 and in parishes on the weekend of Feb. 3-4, 2018.

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in the consecrated religious  life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the light of the world. So too, those in consecrated life are called to reflect the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. The celebration of World Day for Consecrated Life is transferred to the following Sunday in order to highlight the gift of consecrated persons for the whole Church.

Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.

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New tax benefit for Catholic school parents


Catholic school parents may benefit from the recent changes to the federal tax code. The recently passed federal tax law allows parents to make contributions to a child’s Missouri 529 MOST account for K-12 tuition, in addition to expenses for higher education that are already permitted.

The Missouri 529 MOST account is an investment program sponsored by the Missouri State Treasurer’s office. Anyone can open a MOST account, including parents, grandparents, or friends of K-12 or college-aged students. In this way, if parents lack financial resources, others can contribute to the family’s MOST account. Read more

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Fall Faculty Days honor educators in diocesan Catholic schools


The annual Fall Faculty Days sponsored by the diocesan Catholic Schools Office were held on Oct. 19 and Oct. 20 in Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Jackson, and Springfield Catholic High School respectively. These days of renewal and fellowship for all faculty, educators, and principals in diocesan Catholic schools are also an opportunity to acknowledge various levels of service awards among the educators. Read more

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Bishop announces pastoral assignments

Branson, MO—Bishop Edward Rice recently announced the appointment of Fr. Samson Dorival, SMM, to Priest in Residence at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Branson, MO. Fr. Dorival will assist pastor, Fr. David Hulshof, with Hispanic Ministry in the parish, while continuing English Language Studies at Ozarks Technical Community College. This assignment is effective Dec. 1, 2017. Fr. Dorival most recently served as associate pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Ozark. Read more

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Christian League ends season play

Guardian Angel School, Oran, has ended its regular season play with the Christian League. The JV Redwings ended the season with 8 wins and 2 losses. Their tournament was on Dec. 4, 6, and 7 at St. Ambrose School, Chaffee. They placed Second in the league and won Second in the tournament. The Varsity Redwings had 2 wins and 6 losses for the season. Their tournament was on Dec. 9 and 10 at St. Augustine School, Kelso. They placed Fourth in the league and won Third place in the tournament. The Redwing Cheerleaders won First place in league for their performance and won Second in the tournament at Kelso. Congratulations Guardian Angel Redwings! Read more

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At the passing of Cardinal Bernard Law:


At the news of his passing, the Church in Southern Missouri offers its condolences to the family of Bernard Law. Having served as this diocese’s Fourth Bishop, we recall with gratitude all that was accomplished during his tenure here (1973-1984). At his death, we encourage prayers for him before God.  May he rest in peace.  Amen.
Here is the link to our Online history, written on the occasion of our 40th anniversary, 1996.



Leslie Anne Eidson

Director—Communications, Media, Publications
Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
601 S. Jefferson Avenue  *  Springfield, Missouri  65806-3143
(417) 866.0841     www.dioscg.org     @DioSCG
The Most Reverend Edward M. Rice, Bishop

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