Parish family replaces stolen bike

NEW ‘CRUISER’ FOR SISTER—Sister Frances Wessel, SSND, recently had her bicycle stolen while she was on a ministry visit at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Her ‘parish family’ of St. Joseph the Worker in Ozark held a ‘fill-the-boot’ fundraiser after Masses the weekend of Jan. 14-15 to assist Sr. Wessel with her lack of transportation. The parish raised enough money to buy her a brand-new, “sacred-heart-red”colored ‘cruiser,’ complete with basket, bell, lights, helmet, and a bike-lock. The bicycle was delivered on Jan. 18 and blessed by Fr. Scott Sunnenberg, pastor. Pictured were Carol Craig, St. Joseph the Worker Parish secretary, Fr. Sunnenberg, Sr. Wessel, and Bill Hennessey, Parish Council Member and Vice President of Mission Services at Mercy Springfield. This is a perfect example of the ‘love of one’s neighbor’ Msgr. Pope speaks about in this article. (Photo by J.B. Kelly/The Mirror)
NEW ‘CRUISER’ FOR SISTER—Sister Frances Wessel, SSND, recently had her bicycle stolen while she was on a ministry visit at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Her ‘parish family’ of St. Joseph the Worker in Ozark held a ‘fill-the-boot’ fundraiser after Masses the weekend of Jan. 14-15 to assist Sr. Wessel with her lack of transportation. The parish raised enough money to buy her a brand-new, “sacred-heart-red”colored ‘cruiser,’ complete with basket, bell, lights, helmet, and a bike-lock. The bicycle was delivered on Jan. 18 and blessed by Fr. Scott Sunnenberg, pastor. Pictured were Carol Craig, St. Joseph the Worker Parish secretary, Fr. Sunnenberg, Sr. Wessel, and Bill Hennessey, Parish Council Member and Vice President of Mission Services at Mercy Springfield. (Photo by J.B. Kelly/The Mirror)

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Marian Conference being held at St. Mary Cathedral Parish

Parishioners are invited to the first Marian Conference at St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral, Cape Girardeau on April 28-29, 2017. The agenda for the conference includes five speakers, Mass, Adoration, Confession, the Rosary, and spiritual resources. The Marian Conference will convene Friday afternonn with Adoration at 4 p.m., sign-in and finger foods at 5 p.m., speakers, Mass, and will close at 9:30 p.m.  Saturday’s  activities will begin with Adoration at 6 a.m., Mass at 7 a.m., donuts and coffee at 7:30 a.m., speakers, Lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by the afternoon program, and will conclude with the regular 4.p.m. parish Mass. Childcare will be available during the conference. To watch a video infomercial on the conference go to this link:  https://vimeo.com/198378706  ADMISSION AND ALL REFRESHMENTS ARE FREE OF CHARGE!!   PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND. For more information, or to make a donation to support the Marian Conference, please contact St. Mary Cathedral at (573) 335-9347.

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Fourth annual joint worship service to be held Jan. 18

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The Roman Catholic Church and the Assemblies of God will hold a joint worship service on Wed., Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. This is the fourth annual event always held during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25 this year. The location of the ecumenical event alternates annually between a Catholic church and a pentecostal church. The worship service will be held Jan. 18 in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Springfield. The speaker is Rev. Mark Hausfeld, President of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) at Evangel University also in Springfield. Read more

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Bishop greets Congregation of Mary, Queen

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS—Bishop Edward M. Rice and the Congregation of Mary, Queen, exchanged Christmas greetings Tue., Dec. 20, before the annual Christmas Pageant put on by the Queen of Angels daycare that the women religious run. Pictured are Sr. Maxine Ngo, CMR; Sr. Faustina Le​, CMR; Sr. Rosaline Nguyen, CMR; Sr. Rosaline Nguyen, CMR; Bishop Rice; Sr. Josephine Do, CMR, Sr. Marguerite Tran, CMR, Regional Superior; and Sr. Theresa Ha, CMR. (The Mirror)
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS—Bishop Edward M. Rice and the Congregation of Mary, Queen, exchanged Christmas greetings Tue., Dec. 20, before the annual Christmas Pageant put on by the Queen of Angels daycare that the women religious run. Pictured are Sr. Maxine Ngo, CMR; Sr. Faustina Le​, CMR; Sr. Rosaline Nguyen, CMR; Sr. Rosaline Nguyen, CMR; Bishop Rice; Sr. Josephine Do, CMR, Sr. Marguerite Tran, CMR, Regional Superior; and Sr. Theresa Ha, CMR. (The Mirror)

Pageant story can be found here.

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Christmas visit with the Congregation of Mother Coredemptrix

US ASSUMPTION PROVINCE—Bishop Edward M. Rice hosted leadership from the Congregation of the Mother Coredemptrix (US Assumption Province) at his residence for the annual Christmas visit on Dec. 19. Pictured with Bishop Rice are Rev. Peter M. Khuong Tran, CMC, Assistant IV - Formation; Rev. Polycarp M. Nguyen DucThuan, CMC, Assistant VI - Finance; Rev. John M. Felix Viet Luan Dinh, CMC, Assistant II - Personnel; Bishop Rice; Very Rev. Louis M. Minh Nhien, CMC - Provincial Minister; Rev. Francis M. HungLong Tran, CMC, Assistant V - Secretary; Rev. Bernardine M. Minh Tan Dang, CMC, Assistant III - Evangelization; Rev. John M. Paul Van Tai Tran, CMC, Assistant Provincial Minister. The community is headquartered in Carthage, MO. (The Mirror)

US ASSUMPTION PROVINCE—Bishop Edward M. Rice hosted leadership from the Congregation of the Mother Coredemptrix (US Assumption Province) at his residence for the annual Christmas visit on Dec. 19. Pictured with Bishop Rice are Rev. Peter M. Khuong Tran, CMC, Assistant IV – Formation; Rev. Polycarp M. Nguyen DucThuan, CMC, Assistant VI – Finance; Rev. John M. Felix Viet Luan Dinh, CMC, Assistant II – Personnel; Bishop Rice; Very Rev. Louis M. Minh Nhien, CMC – Provincial Minister; Rev. Francis M. HungLong Tran, CMC, Assistant V – Secretary; Rev. Bernardine M. Minh Tan Dang, CMC, Assistant III – Evangelization; Rev. John M. Paul Van Tai Tran, CMC, Assistant Provincial Minister. The community is headquartered in Carthage, MO. (The Mirror)

 

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Queen of Angels daycare Christmas pageant

The religious community of the Congregation of Mary, Queen, next door to The Catholic Center in Springfield, coordinated its annual Christmas pageant on Tue., Dec. 20. The community runs Queen of Angels daycare. Parents, friends, Bishop Edward Rice, Bishop Emeritus John J. Leibrecht, and The Catholic Center staffers enjoyed the performance, which also included gifts for the children from Bishop Rice and a visit from Santa Claus.

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