Bishop announces pastoral appointments

Bp. James V. Johnston announced the following list of Pastoral Assignments that will be effective on Mon., July 1, 2013, in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

“I am asking for your prayers for those in new assignments and the continued ministry of all the priests, deacons, and religious in our diocese,” said Bp. James V. Johnston in a May 28 memorandum announcing the appointments. “I would also like to extend my personal thanks to each of you for the outstanding ministry that you provide on behalf of the Church. May God continue to bless you and the people who you serve so faithfully.” Read more

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Fortnight for Freedom

Resources available at www.Fortnight4Freedom.org

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The second annual Fortnight for Freedom will take place from June 21 to July 4, and will consist of national and local efforts to educate Americans on challenges to religious liberty both at home and abroad. As with last year’s Fortnight, the event will begin and end with a special Mass.

Locally, the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau will open the Fortnight for Freedom with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield, on Fri., June 21. Bp. James V. Johnston, Jr., will be the celebrant. Fr. Tom Kiefer will offer Mass in St. Mary Cathedral, Cape Girardeau, on Fri., June 21 at 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.

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Trinity Hills donates 10,000th egg to The Kitchen, Inc.

TRINITY HILLS EGG PRODUCTION--Trinity Hills, a diocesan center for prayer, service, and formation, just donated its 10,000th egg to Springfield’s The Kitchen, Inc. The Kitchen uses the eggs from the Trinity Hills free-range chickens in its resident meal program at The Missouri Hotel, a homeless shelter and education center. Pictured were Trinity Hills farm manager Clare Lund-Molfese; Misty Jordan Farrell, Coordinator of Health Services at The Kitchen; and Catherine Lund-Molfese, farm manager at Trinity Hills. To date, Trinity Hills has donated 10,068 eggs to The Kitchen. To learn more about Trinity Hills, log on to www.thills.org. (Photo by Astara T. Pearson)
TRINITY HILLS EGG PRODUCTION–Trinity Hills, a diocesan center for prayer, service, and formation, just donated its 10,000th egg to Springfield’s The Kitchen, Inc. The Kitchen uses the eggs from the Trinity Hills free-range chickens in its resident meal program at The Missouri Hotel, a homeless shelter and education center. Pictured were Trinity Hills farm manager Clare Lund-Molfese; Misty Jordan Farrell, Coordinator of Health Services at The Kitchen; and Catherine Lund-Molfese, farm manager at Trinity Hills. To date, Trinity Hills has donated 10,068 eggs to The Kitchen. To learn more about Trinity Hills, log on to www.thills.org. (Photo by Astara T. Pearson)

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Catholic Charities deploys disaster response team to Oklahoma

CATHOLIC CHARITIES STAFFERS HEAD TO OKLAHOMA--Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) has deployed four experienced disaster-response case managers from Joplin to the tornado-ravaged area surrounding Moore, OK. The CCSOMO staffers are (first row) Jaime Hund, Andrea Minor, (second row) Linda Robinson, and Andrea Harper. (Photo CCSOMO)
CATHOLIC CHARITIES STAFFERS HEAD TO OKLAHOMA–Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) has deployed four experienced disaster-response case managers from Joplin to the tornado-ravaged area surrounding Moore, OK. The CCSOMO staffers are (first row) Jaime Hund, Andrea Minor, (second row) Linda Robinson, and Andrea Harper. (Photo CCSOMO)

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) deployed four experienced disaster-response case managers from Joplin on May 24 to the tornado-ravaged area surrounding Moore, OK. The CCSOMO staffers will be in Oklahoma for two weeks and provide services out of the Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARCS) that are being established throughout the storm-ridden region. One of the Joplin workers, Andrea Minor, was also deployed to New York in response to Hurricane Sandy. “I am honored to make use of the skills I learned in Joplin to help our neighbors in Oklahoma,” Minor said. Read more

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Camp Re-NEW-All still needs volunteers

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We still need help!!

The following staff positions are still available: Read more

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Catholic Charities seeks donations for Oklahoma survivors

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Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) is accepting donations to fill two box trucks with needed supplies for the tornado-devastated region of Moore, OK. One box truck is located on the parking lot of Hobby Lobby, 1535 E. Battlefield, in Springfield. Another truck is located in Joplin at the Wal-Mart on Rangeline Road.

Catholic Charities is accepting only new items, including shovels, tools, work gloves, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, diapers, wipes, and canned food items. Plastic storage containers are greatly needed. Many survivors also need binders and file folders for holding insurance and FEMA paperwork. Read more

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Faith formation & outreach heart of ministry within bilingual Kennett parish

ST. CECILIA PARISH--Founded in 1923, St. Cecilia Parish, Kennett, MO, is a dynamic, diverse, bilingual parish. (Photo courtesy Catholic Extension)
ST. CECILIA PARISH–Founded in 1923, St. Cecilia Parish, Kennett, MO, is a dynamic, diverse, bilingual parish. (Photo courtesy Catholic Extension)

Like many parishes in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, faith formation and outreach is at the heart of St. Cecilia Parish, Kennett, where Fr. Daniel Robles serves as pastor. Fr. Robles also serves as pastor of St. Eustachius Parish, Portageville. St. Cecilia Parish is a diverse community and is home to many migrant farm-workers in the Bootheel of Missouri. Much of the ministry within the parish includes meeting the people very often where they reside, visiting them at home whenever possible. Read more

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Become a Charter Member of CCSOMO

CHARTER MEMBERS--Bp. James V. Johnston presented a framed Episcopal Blessing to Wanda Drury, a Charter Member of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri. Charter Members “make the love of Christ visible to those in need through their generous and vital support of CCSOMO,” as the Episcopal Blessing notes. Charter Membership closes Dec. 31, 2013. (Submitted photo)
CHARTER MEMBERS–Bp. James V. Johnston presented a framed Episcopal Blessing to Wanda Drury, a Charter Member of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri. Charter Members “make the love of Christ visible to those in need through their generous and vital support of CCSOMO,” as the Episcopal Blessing notes. Charter Membership closes Dec. 31, 2013. (Submitted photo)

Charter Membership is still open for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO).

Charter Membership is an opportunity for individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses to provide a solid foundation for CCSOMO as it becomes established and expands its program base. Read more

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