The Southeast Missouri State University football team has again partnered with Saint Francis Healthcare System to raise awareness for breast cancer through the “Pink Up” Auction.
Fans can begin bidding now at pinkupcape.com for the chance to personalize a player’s jersey with the name of a loved one on the back. These jerseys will be worn by Southeast football players during the UT Martin game on November 4. Read more
During the week of July 31-Aug. 4, 60 students in grades kindergarten through sixth as well as 15 high school students attended the St. John Parish, Leopold, and St. Anthony Parish, Glennon, joint Vacation Bible School (VBS) in Glennon, MO.
The theme for the week was “Celebrating the Mass” in which the students learned all about the parts of the liturgy including what prayers we say, why we do what we do during Mass, and the names of items and symbols we see in Mass each week. Read more
More than 170 golfers and 40 volunteers turned out for the 30th annual Benefit Golf Tournament for Cape Girardeau’s Saint Francis Medical Center on Aug. 18 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, MO. The tournament raised more than $149,000 and will provide free valet parking services for patients and visitors.
Notre Dame Regional High School (NDHS), Cape Girardeau, was recognized Aug. 22 as a Catholic Education Honor Roll School. The national Honor Roll program is directed by the Cardinal Newman Society and has recognized over 300 high-performing Catholic high schools nationwide since the program’s inception in 2004. Notre Dame Regional High School has been on this esteemed list since 2005. Read more
On Aug. 11, the faculties of McAuley Catholic High School, Joplin, and Springfield Catholic High School were blessed to have Bro. David Migliorino, OSF, share his faith and passion for Catholic education as he presented a Back-to-School Day of Reflection at the O’Reilly Catholic Student Center, on the campus of Missouri State University. Read more
Over the Rainbow: How God’s Rainbow Promise is Being Fulfilled in Rural Nicaragua—The Rainbow Network Story
By Linda Leicht
Bolivar, MO: Quite Waters Publications, 2017
Anyone who has read local Springfield newspaper and magazine publications is familiar with reporter Linda Leicht, who recently released her first book: Over the Rainbow: How God’s Rainbow Promise is Being Fulfilled in Rural Nicaragua—The Rainbow Network Story (Bolivar, MO: Quite Waters Publications, 2017, $17.95). Leicht has also written for The Mirror. Read more
As we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, (Sept. 14) let us never fear to draw close to the sign of our salvation. May the Cross be a sign of victory in the midst of all suffering, particularly those who suffer from the poison of racism or the wrath of Hurricane Harvey. May we find comfort in the Cross and the heart of our merciful Father.
The sin of racism
On Aug. 14, 2017, I gathered with other members of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks to attend a Faith Voices Call to Action gathering in responding to the acts of hatred which began in Charlottesville and subsequently spread to other parts of our country.
The evil of racism with its tenets of “white supremacy” and “neo-Nazism“ has no place in a civilized society. Read more
Bishop Edward Rice was invited to speak to a gatheing of Catholic school teachers at the launch of the new academic year. His remarks follow:
Pope Francis, in his letter “Joy of the Gospel,” tells us “The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus.” Francis reminds us that “the Church’s primary mission is to evangelize the world.” So, as we look to the beginning of another academic year in our schools, it is important to revisit what it is that we are about. Read more