Notre Dame Regional High School principal, Bro. David Migliorino, OSF, recently announced that Drew Beussink has been named a Commended Student in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the principal to this scholastically talented senior. Read more
Bishop Edward M. Rice had Mass Sept. 10 with Catholic Campus Ministry students at Southeast Missouri State University. He talked about prayer and country music. His homily follows:
How often have people gathered in prayer only to have the prayer go unanswered or go in a total opposite direction? How often have maybe some of you prayed for the physical healing of a loved one or the spiritual healing of a friend and have had that prayer go unanswered? How often have we prayed for peace in our world only to see war, violence, and destruction increase? Read more
Maryann Reese was installed as President and CEO of Saint Francis Healthcare System (SFHS) on Sept. 20 by The Most Rev. Edward M. Rice in the St. Francis Conference Center. Reese, RN, MHA, DHA, FACHE, has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Saint Francis since August 2015.
Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, retired Sept. 1 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Healthcare System. He had led Saint Francis since 1999. Read more
Concerned about the recent devastation in the wakes of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, students, faculty, parents, and staff of Notre Dame Regional High School (NDHS) in Cape Girardeau dug deep to support two Catholic high schools in Texas and Florida.
Brother David Migliorino, OSF, principal, recently announced that two checks were bring issued from the Notre Dame family: $10,500 to Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, FL, and $10,500 to St. Pius X High School in Houston, TX. Read more
Saint Francis Healthcare System is pleased to announce Jim Lawrence, RN, MBA, has accepted the newly-established position of Director of Mission. Lawrence officially started his new role July 31, 2017.
The mission director will support Saint Francis in fulfilling its mission: to provide a ministry of healing and wellness inspired by its Catholic philosophy and values. The roots of Saint Francis Hospital were established in 1875 when three Franciscan Sisters, Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary from Salzkotten Germany (via Carondelet, South St. Louis), began work in a rented two-story framed house accommodating 12 patients. They came to Cape Girardeau at the request of Fr. Joseph Schmidt, pastor of St. Mary Church (now St. Mary Cathedral). Read more
Bishop Edward. M. Rice and area clergy celebrated a liturgy on Sept. 9 for all First Responders in St. Mary Cathedral, Cape Girardeau. The first-ever “Blue” Mass was well-attended and was offered as a way to honor the members of law enforcement, fire fighters, EMTs, dispatchers, chaplains, etc., who serve and minister in that area of vocation within our communities. Further, it shined a light on the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and those who lost their lives in service on that tragic day and their families. Read more
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
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