CURRICULUM VITAE for The Most Reverend EDWARD M. RICE

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(Photo by Dean Curtis/The Mirror)
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Ordained to the priesthood in 1987, Bishop Edward Matthew Rice most recently served the Archdiocese of St. Louis as Auxiliary Bishop from 2011 to 2016. Bishop Rice holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and a Master of Divinity Degree. He was appointed the seventh Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau on April 26, 2016 by his Holiness, Pope Francis. His Installation to the Church in Southern Missouri was June 1, 2016.

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Personal

  • Son of John L. and Helen (Madden) Rice, both deceased.
  • Family members: John*, Mark, Mary Ann, James, Patrick, Vincent, Leo, Virginia, Helen (*deceased)
  • Baptized: August 14, 1960, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, St. Louis, MO.
  • Parish of Origin: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, St. Louis, MO.
  • Diaconate Ordination: May 3, 1986, Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, St. Louis, MO. (Bishop Terry Steib, SVD, ordaining prelate)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Jan. 3, 1987, Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis, MO. (Archbishop John L. May, ordaining prelate)
  • First Mass: Jan. 4, 1987, St. Cecilia Parish, St. Louis, MO.
  • Pope Benedict XVI appointed him a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title Monsignor: July 2, 2008.
  • Appointed auxiliary by Pope Benedict XVI Dec. 1, 2010.
  • Episcopal consecration Jan. 13, 2011.
  • Appointed Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau April 26, 2016.
  • Installed June 1, 2016 in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, by Abp. Robert Carlson.

Education

  • Master of Divinity degree, Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, MO, 1987
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Cardinal Glennon College, St. Louis MO, 1982
  • St. Mary’s High School, St. Louis, MO, 1978
  • St. Cecilia Grade School, St. Louis, MO, 1974

Ministry at a Glance:

  • Airport Ministry
  • Charismatic Renewal
  • Consecrated Life
  • Deaf Ministry
  • Intercultural and Interreligious Affairs
  • Priest Mutual Benefit Society
  • Priest Personnel
  • Regina Clergy
  • Saint Charles Lwanga Center
  • Society for the Propagation of the Faith
  • Vocation Office
  • Office of Youth Protection

Administrative and Pastoral Experience

  • Seventh Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau June, 2016-present
  • Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, 2011-2016
  • Director for the Office of Vocations, Archdiocese of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, 2008-2016
  • In Residence, Holy Redeemer Parish, Webster Groves, MO, 2008-2016
  • Pastor, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Louis, MO, 2000-2008
  • In Residence, Holy Redeemer Parish, Webster Groves, MO, 2008-2016
  • Pastor, St. John the Baptist Parish, St. Louis, MO, 2000-2008
  • Director, Cardinal Glennon College Seminary, St. Louis, MO, 1996-2000
  • Assistant Director, Cardinal Glennon College Seminary, St. Louis, MO, 1995
  • In Residence, St. Mary Magdalen Parish, St. Louis, MO, 1991-1995
  • Religion department, St. Mary’s High School, St. Louis, MO, 1991—1995
  • Associate Pastor, Our Lady of the Presentation Parish, Overland, MO, 1987-1991
  • Transitional Deacon, Immacolata Parish, Richmond Heights, MO, 1986

Memberships, Past and Present

  • Chairman Bishop of Episcopal Region IX USCCB
  • Committee for Catholic Education—US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Washington
  • Archbishop’s Committee for Eucharistic Renewal, St. Louis
  • Spiritual Moderator, Legion of 1,000 Adorers, St. Louis
  • Dean, South City Deanery, St. Louis
  • Retreat Director: Marian Sisters of Waverly, NE; Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, Mishawaka, IN; Pink Sisters, Philadelphia, PA; Discernment Retreat, Little Sisters of the Poor; Retreat for priests of the Diocese of Lafayette, IN.
  • Spiritual Director for Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, MO
  • Board of Directors, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis

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