Diocesan Ecumenical Officer appointed


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Bishop Edward M. Rice recently announced the appointment of Nicholas Lund-Molfese, MA, JD, as Diocesan Ecumenical Officer and liaison for matters related to public policy and Faithful Citizenship. The appointment is effectively immediately, and positions him as a knowledgeable resource to clergy, religious, and apostolates within the Church in Southern Missouri. Lund-Molfese currently serves as the diocesan representative to the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) and the MCC Public Policy Committee, which advises the Missouri Bishops on issues of legislative concern. Formerly the Director of Trinity Hills Catholic Worker House and Farm, which closed within the diocese this past year, Lund-Molfese serves the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau as its full-time Director of Social Ministry and Family Life as well as Director of Health Affairs and Respect for Life. In these capacities, he assists the bishop and other members of The Catholic Center staff in all matters related to protecting the sanctity of Life, ethics in healthcare, Catholic institutional identity, municipal ordinances, and issues related to poverty and the other pillars of Catholic social teaching within our Diocese.

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Second Collection for Catholic Charities, Nov. 19

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All Saints Parade held in Lebanon, around the diocese

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION— The PSR classes held Oct. 29 in St. Francis de Sales Church presented an All Saints Parade just in time for the Solemnity of All Saints. Saints included Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. George, St. Rose Lima, and St. Joseph, to name a few. Father David Miller serves as pastor of St. Francis de Sales in Lebanon. Sister Barbara Sledziewska, CSFN, serves the parish as its Director of Religious Education. (Submitted photos)
PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION—The PSR classes held Oct. 29, 2017, in St. Francis de Sales Church presented an All Saints Parade just in time for the Solemnity of All Saints. Saints included Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. George, St. Rose of Lima, and St. Joseph, to name a few. Father David Miller serves as pastor of St. Francis de Sales in Lebanon. Sister Barbara Sledziewska, CSFN, serves the parish as its Director of Religious Education. (Submitted photos)

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Tragedy strikes Pierce City

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From the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau:

As the investigations continue into the tragic deaths of Sara Spears, 40, and Kaydee Moerer, 10, in Pierce City, we respectfully request consideration and sensitivity for the students, faculty, and staff of St. Mary Catholic School in Pierce City. Read more

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National Vocations Awareness Week set for Nov. 5-11


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October 11, 2017

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week, Nov. 5-11, 2017. This annual event is a special time for parishes in the US to actively foster and pray for a culture of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life. Read more

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