Bishop blesses first ‘tiny home’ in Eden Village

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

More than 100 people came to the recent open house at Eden Village, a planned, gated community of 30 “tiny homes” for the disabled and chronically homeless. A project of the Gathering Tree, Eden Village is located at the site of a former mobile home park at 2801 E. Division Street in Springfield.

Bishop Edward Rice was invited to bless and dedicate the first home, which arrived in April. Read more

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Sacred Heart Mission celebrates 125th anniversary

Bishop Edward M. Rice was joined by area clergy, religious, and many joyful parishioners as a Mass of Thanksgiving was offered June 18 for the 125th anniversary of Sacred Heart Mission Church, Thayer. Read more

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Annual Scouting awards highlight achievement

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

The annual Catholic Scouting Awards ceremony was held in Old St. Vincent Chapel of Ease, Cape Girardeau, on May 2, with Fr. Allan Saunders, pastor, presenting the awards to the youth. The Scouts receiving Catholic Scouting awards included youth who were from St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral Parish and St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau, Immaculate Conception Parish in Jackson and St. Paul the Apostle Parish in North Little Rock.

Father Patrick Nwokoye is the Diocesan Chaplain for Catholic Scouting.

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Camp Re-NEW-All kicks off 2017 season Camp St. Vincent, Fredericktown

CHALICE & PATEN—Father Colby Elbert received the chalice and paten from Bp. Edward M. Rice June 2 in St. Peter the Apostle Church, Joplin. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by Dean Curtis/The Mirror)
A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (The Mirror)

Open to all youth campers going into grades fifth through ninth, the 43rd annual season of Camp Re-NEW-All has begun, with the young people at Camp St. Vincent completing five days of fellowship, recreation, study, skits, sacraments, and crafts.  Thanks to all of you who contribute to the annual Diocesan Development Fund and those of you who participated in the Capital Endowment Campaign. Your donations make possible these great opportunities for our young people. Thank you, too, to all the volunteers (grades 10th through adult), clergy, and seminarians who take time to be present at camp. Bishop Edward Rice celebrated Mass with the youth in Fredericktown on Mon., June 26.

Please keep our young people in prayer as they grow in faith, in love of our Lord, and closer to one another at Camp Re-NEW-All.

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Convocation Livestream

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US bishops launch 2017 Fortnight for Freedom

Video may be found HERE. (Photo by Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr)
VIDEO on religious freedom may be found HERE.

The US bishops have launched a Website and video to mark the beginning of this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, focusing on religious freedom issues both at home and abroad. The Fortnight for Freedom takes place June 21-July 4.

 

The video, about 10 minutes long and viewable on the Fortnight for Freedom Website, features a number of legal, religious, and other personalities discussing the importance of religious liberty. Read more

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