Catholic Charities seeks donations for Oklahoma survivors


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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Press Release: Mass for Holy Father slated for Feb. 27

Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr., will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI in Holy Trinity Church, Springfield, on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 6:30 p.m.

If you are media and plan to be in attendance, please contact Angie at The Catholic Center, (417) 866-0841, or via Email at

Established in 1956, the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is comprised of 66 parishes, 18 mission churches, and two chapels covering 39 counties in southern Missouri and over 25,000 square miles. The Diocese serves a Catholic population of close to 68,000.

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