Third annual Bishop’s Walk raises over $15,000 for neighbors in need

FIRST BISHOP’S WALK—Ray Gumacio (left), Immaculate Conception Parish, Springfield, participated in the 2017 Bishop’s Walk April 1 at Springfield Catholic High School as did Bishop Edward M. Rice (right) for the first time. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by J.B. Kelly/The Mirror)
FIRST BISHOP’S WALK—Ray Gumacio (left), Immaculate Conception Parish, Springfield, participated in the 2017 Bishop’s Walk April 1 at Springfield Catholic High School as did Bishop Edward M. Rice (right) for the first time. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by J.B. Kelly/The Mirror)

‘Thank you to our Catholic community for stepping out to serve the poorest and most vulnerable of our neighbors,” said Melinda Arnold, Catholic Charities director of development. “When we come together, we are an awesome force for good!”

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri held its Third Annual Bishop’s Walk for Catholic Charities—Families Helping Families—on April 1 and 2. Over 1,000 participants representing 30 parishes raised more than $15,000 in donations to help neighbors most in need throughout the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

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Annual dinner auction spreads fun in school

The entire student body and staff looks forward every year to the annual Guardian Angel Dinner Auction. Among the auction items at the February 25 event were Principal of the Day, Secretary of the Day, Teacher of the Day, Cooks of the Day, and a VIP student of the week. The bidding on these items usually goes pretty high. The parents/grandparents of Traci Hency (principal), Camryn Lynch (secretary), John Crippen (teacher), Katie Webb (who chose Kennedi McVay to be her co-cook), and Seth Reed (VIP) were the high bidders this year. On March 29, the substitutes took their positions in their prized spots. Hency, as principal, decreed a dress down and flip flop day and a no homework day. Additionally, students did not have to sit at assigned spots or tables in the lunch room and they also got to play bingo after lunch. As secretary, Lynch helped out in the office and assisted students in walking over to the public school for classes. Crippen helped Ann Whistler in instructing her math and history classes. Webb and McVay adorned aprons and chef hats, and aided Mrs. Robin and Mrs. Diebold in making dumplings for the entire student body, faculty, and staff. The food was delicious. As VIP student of the week, Reed enjoyed several perks, including sitting at the teacher’s desk, being exempt from a test of his choosing, and enjoying special snacks and beverages. Read more

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Day of joy & gratitude: Vocation rally at NDHS

A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (The Mirror)
A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (The Mirror)

A diocesan Vocation Rally was organized by the diocesan Office of Vocations and Seminarians at Notre Dame High School on Mon., March 27. Bishop Edward M. Rice was the keynote of the day which centered around praise to God with a line-up of seminarians, religious sisters and brothers, priests, and others reflecting on their personal relationships as disciples of Christ. Centering on their own service in the Church, presenters offered tips and insights to encourage young people to ask the deeper questions as to what the Lord might be calling them to do with their lives. Read more

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Men’s Cursillo Weekend held near Fredericktown

CURSILLO IN SOUTHERN MISSOURI—The cross is the focal point near the lake at Pinecrest Camp and Conference Center, the perfect setting for faith enrichment during Cursillo weekends in the diocese. Photos of this event may be found HERE. (The Mirror)
CURSILLO IN SOUTHERN MISSOURI—The cross is the focal point near the lake at Pinecrest Camp and Conference Center, the perfect setting for faith enrichment during Cursillo weekends in the diocese. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (The Mirror)

Al Stoverink served as Rector for the Men’s Cursillo #98 Weekend held March 23-26 at Pinecrest Camp and Conference Center near Fredricktown, MO. Dan Williams served as Assistant Rector along with a leadership team in aiding the 27 candidates from parishes throughout the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau to enrich and invigorate their faith. Read more

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Atrium & lounge dedicated in honor of Sr. Mary Raynald Blomer, SSND

PROVINCIAL AND BISHOPS—Bishop Edward M. Rice, Sr. Maryann Owens, SSND, Central Pacific Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Louis, and Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht celebrated the blessing and dedication of the Sr. Mary Raynald Blomer Atrium and Lounge at Springfield Catholic High School, Feb. 1. Photos of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by Dean Curtis/The Mirror)
PROVINCIAL AND BISHOPS—Bishop Edward M. Rice, Sr. Maryann Owens, SSND, Central Pacific Provincial of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Louis, and Bishop Emeritus John J. Leibrecht celebrated the blessing and dedication of the Sr. Mary Raynald Blomer Atrium and Lounge at Springfield Catholic High School, Feb. 1. Photos of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by Dean Curtis/The Mirror)

‘Dear God, we thank you for all the gifts and talents bestowed upon Springfield Catholic High School by Sr. Mary Raynald Blomer,” said Bp. Edward Rice Feb. 1 to a packed gymnasium during Catholic Schools Week. “She was a faithful servant to You, showed true commitment to her students, and was passionate about Catholic education.”

In addition to Bp. Rice, Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht, and Central Pacific Provincial Leader for the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sr. Maryann Owens, participated in the Mass and dedication of the Sr. Mary Raynald Blomer Atrium and Lounge, as did many area pastors, fellow School Sisters of Notre Dame, students, faculty, and administrators at Springfield Catholic High School (SCHS). Read more

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