NDHS athletes donate $2,000 to ‘Pink Up’ campaign

ATHLETES GIVE BACK—Notre Dame Regional High School, Athletes Give Back (AGB) organization presented a check for $2,000 to the Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation, “Pink Up” campaign. Student athletes, Taylor Allen, Ben Womack, Anna Kate Klueppel, Lindsay Parker, and Allie Ziegler, presented the check to Laura Boos Probst, Notre Dame Class of ‘09, of the Saint Francis Foundation. (??) 

ATHLETES GIVE BACK—Notre Dame Regional High School, Athletes Give Back (AGB) organization, presented a check for $2,000 to the Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation, “Pink Up” campaign. Student athletes, Taylor Allen, Ben Womack, Anna Kate Klueppel, Lindsay Parker, and Allie Ziegler, presented the check to Laura Boos Probst, Notre Dame Class of ‘09, of the Saint Francis Foundation. (Submitted photo)

 

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Women tackle home repairs in Cape Girardeau

BIBLE STUDY TO HOME REPAIRS—One of the women’s bible study groups at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau volunteers with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri providing home repair services. Pictured are Jill Morris, Corrie Young, Lyn Mueller, Lisa Seabaugh, Bridget Ringstaff, Maria Gates, Michelle Pappas, Dana Parker, Melissa McGuire, Debbie Baumgart, and Lori Powderly. After prayer and discernment, the women setpped out of their comfort zones in order to learn new skills and volunteer with Catholic Charities one Friday a month. (The Mirror)
BIBLE STUDY TO HOME REPAIRS—One of the women’s bible study groups at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau volunteers with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri providing home repair services. Pictured are Jill Morris, Corrie Young, Lyn Mueller, Lisa Seabaugh, Bridget Ringstaff, Maria Gates, Michelle Pappas, Dana Parker, Melissa McGuire, Debbie Baumgart, and Lori Powderly. After prayer and discernment, the women setpped out of their comfort zones in order to learn new skills and volunteer with Catholic Charities one Friday a month. (The Mirror)

The Friday morning women’s bible study group of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Cape Girardeau is hungry—not for kettle beef or peach cobbler—but hungry to put their love of Christ into action. Members of the group have been coming together every Friday to pray and study the Word of God. They have had many discussions about how to give back—how to put their faith into action.

“[We] had been praying that the Lord lead us in the right direction,” said Lisa Seabaugh. “Then one day over the summer I happened across a newsletter from Catholic Charities. I’m not sure where I got it. But after seeing all they did, I thought this could be the Lord pointing us where we needed to be.” Read more

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Finding God as a college student

STUDENTS ‘AWAKEN’ TO CHRIST—Fifty college students recently experienced an Awakening retreat at Catholic Campus Ministry on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau. (Photo by Meg Garner/The Mirror)
STUDENTS ‘AWAKEN’ TO CHRIST—Fifty college students recently experienced an Awakening retreat at Catholic Campus Ministry on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau. (Photo by Robert Hendrix/The Mirror)

Awakening retreat held at Southeast Missouri State University

“I loved getting out into the fresh autumn atmosphere in the woods to better hear God’s voice and to encounter His love for me,” said Madison Heisserer, one of the 50 college students that attended the annual Awakening retreat hosted by Catholic Campus Ministry at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO). Awakening is a peer-led retreat for college students facilitated by college students in hopes to lead participants closer to Christ. Read more

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Saint Francis awards 23 healthcare scholarships

HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIPS—Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary, Cape Girardeau, awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 area students on Aug. 5. Pictured were (front) Katy Weston, Morgan Hileman, Jenna Hawkins, Olivia Renner, Morgan Schumer, Ryan O’Rear and Sara Pilsner; (second row) Angela Dickinson, Rachel Hearnes, Shea Scholl, Alexis Engelhart, Emma Steffens and Brianna Lueders; (back row) Abigail Breite, Ethan Seyer, Cody Likens, Joshua Friess and Dana Thiele. Each student received $1,250 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. (Submitted photo)
HEALTHCARE SCHOLARSHIPS—Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary, Cape Girardeau, awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 area students on Aug. 5. Pictured were (front) Katy Weston, Morgan Hileman, Jenna Hawkins, Olivia Renner, Morgan Schumer, Ryan O’Rear and Sara Pilsner; (second row) Angela Dickinson, Rachel Hearnes, Shea Scholl, Alexis Engelhart, Emma Steffens, and Brianna Lueders; (back row) Abigail Breite, Ethan Seyer, Cody Likens, Joshua Friess, and Dana Thiele. Each student received $1,250 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. (Submitted photo)

Saint Francis Healthcare System Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 local students on Aug. 5. Each student received $1,250 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession.

The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was created in 1980. Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary fund the program. Since its inception, the program has provided more than $579,000 in education scholarships to college students in an effort to encourage participation in professional healthcare careers. Scholarship recipients must have completed at least one year in an accredited healthcare program and be currently enrolled, maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA, and complete the application and essay requirements by the scheduled deadline. They must also reside within the Saint Francis service area, as defined in the application. Read more

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SEMO football supports Pink Up with jersey auction

PINK UP FOR BREAST CANCER—Southeast Football head coach Tom “Tuke” Matukewicz revealed the 2016 Pink Up game jerseys to the Redhawks football team on Aug. 11. The jerseys will be auctioned off and personalized with the winners’ names then worn during a special Pink Up game on Oct. 29. Proceeds from the auction benefit Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Dig for Life fund to provide lifesaving screenings and other cancer services to local residents who otherwise could not afford them. The auction is Online through Oct. 8 at www.pinkupcape.com. (Photo by Saint Francis Medical Center)
PINK UP FOR BREAST CANCER—Southeast Football head coach Tom “Tuke” Matukewicz revealed the 2016 Pink Up game jerseys to the Redhawks football team on Aug. 11. The jerseys will be auctioned off and personalized with the winners’ names then worn during a special Pink Up game on Oct. 29. Proceeds from the auction benefit Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Dig for Life fund to provide lifesaving screenings and other cancer services to local residents who otherwise could not afford them. The auction is Online through Oct. 8 at www.pinkupcape.com. (Photo by Saint Francis Medical Center)

The Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) football team recently revealed special new Pink Up jerseys to be worn during the annual Pink Up game on Oct. 29. The jerseys will be available for purchase through an Online auction now until Oct. 8 to raise money for Saint Francis Healthcare System’s Pink Up campaign.

This collaboration, led by head coach Tom “Tuke” Matukewicz, is a way for Southeast football to celebrate survivors and honor those who have lost their battles with cancer.

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Catholic Scouting promotes faith, values, citizenship

The annual Catholic Scouting Awards ​c​eremony was held in Old St. Vincent Church, Cape Girardea​u, on May 5​,​ 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, and Immaculate Conception Parish in Jackson.

Fr. Patrick Nwokoye is the Diocesan Chaplain for Catholic Scouting.

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Celebrating mercy: Encounter with holy relics emphasizes Passion of Christ

A Relics of the Passion tour made its way to Springfield and Cape Girardeau recently. Relics of the True Cross were present in St. Mary Cathedral on June 4 and in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Springfield, on June 5. The unique collection of relics was brought together in a program of meditations, music, and prayer in order to draw participants of all ages to a deeper faith and understanding of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Notre Dame Regional High School a​nnounces​ ​Hall of Fame recipients

HALL OF FAME—​2016 inductees at Notre Dame Regional High School for its Athletics Hall of Fame​ are ​Ray Reinagel​, ​Randi Senciboy​, ​Paul Hale​, and ​Matt Vollink​. Not pictured were ​ Adam Prasanphanich​, ​Austin Critchlow​, and ​Bryce Willen. (Submitted photo)
HALL OF FAME—​2016 inductees at Notre Dame Regional High School for its Athletics Hall of Fame​ are ​Ray Reinagel​, ​Randi Senciboy​, ​Paul Hale​, and ​Matt Vollink​. Not pictured were ​ Adam Prasanphanich​, ​Austin Critchlow​, and ​Bryce Willen. (Submitted photo)

Notre Dame Regional High School recently released the inductees or its Athletics Hall of Fame and its Performing and Visual Arts (PAVA) Hall of Fame. The honorees are:

Athletes Hall of Fame 

Ray Reinagel graduated from Notre Dame Regional High School (NDHS) in 1976. He played basketball for three years and lettered all four years in baseball. Reinagel was MVP his senior year. He went on to play a year of baseball at Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO), and became very active in men’s fast pitch where his teams have won numerous state, regional & national titles. In 1995, his team won the gold medal in the final Olympics sports festival in Denver, CO. In 2010, Reinagel was elected to the Missouri ASA softball Hall of Fame. He stays very active in softball by coaching several girls teams during the summer and in 2003 became the assistant softball coach at Notre Dame. During that 13-year time period they have won 322 games, won 10 district titles, made seven final four appearances and have one state championship. Read more

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Annual golf tournament benefits Patients, families at Saint Francis

MORNING FLIGHT—The winners of the morning championship flight were Mark Cicero, Erin Hoffman, Jasvindar Singh, and Alexandra Mating. (Submitted photo)
MORNING FLIGHT—The winners of the morning championship flight for the May 16 Ken Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament were Mark Cicero, Erin Hoffman, Jasvindar Singh, and Alexandra Mating. (Submitted photo)

Along with 160 golfers, more than 30 volunteers turned out for the 13th Annual Ken Hayden Memorial Golf Tournament. Held at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson, MO, the event raised more than $73,000 in support of patients and their families at Saint Francis Healthcare System.

Since its inception in 2004, the tournament has generated over $686,000, helping Saint Francis regional patients and their families. The tournament is named in memory of Ken Hayden, who died in 2002, and who loved helping people and playing golf. Hayden was a member of Saint Francis Medical Center Board of Directors and the Saint Francis Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors. Read more

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