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
100th anniversary of apparitions at Fatima
July 13 prayer for peace
St. Eustachius Church, Portageville
Bishop Edward M. Rice on Our Lady of Fatima:
This year marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal: St. Francisco de Jesus Marto (June 11, 1908-April 4, 1919), his sister St. Jacinta de Jesus Marto (March 11, 1910-Feb. 20, 1920), and their cousin Lúcia Santos (1907–2005). Read more
‘Behold, I make all things new …’
Drawing from the verse from Revelation 21:5, the theme of this year’s Steubenville Mid America Youth Conferences focused on the power of God, His Church, and the sacraments to truly ‘elevate’ modern society and all peoples to holiness. More than 8,000 young Catholics gathered together in the JQH Arena on the campus of Missouri State University, Springfield, the weekends of July 14-16 and July 21-23 to ponder that message and celebrate their faith.
For the safety and protection of all students as they return to school, particularly those away from home for the first time, may they be strong in the faith.