NDHS National Commended Students and Missouri 100 Scholar

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Brother David Anthony Migliorino, OSF, principal at Notre Dame Regional High School (NDHS), Cape Girardeau, recently announced three National Commended Students, a National Hispanic Commended Student, and a Missouri 100 Scholar. Congratulations graduates! Read more

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Third annual Bishop’s Walk raises over $15,000 for neighbors in need

FIRST BISHOP’S WALK—Ray Gumacio (left), Immaculate Conception Parish, Springfield, participated in the 2017 Bishop’s Walk April 1 at Springfield Catholic High School as did Bishop Edward M. Rice (right) for the first time. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by J.B. Kelly/The Mirror)
FIRST BISHOP’S WALK—Ray Gumacio (left), Immaculate Conception Parish, Springfield, participated in the 2017 Bishop’s Walk April 1 at Springfield Catholic High School as did Bishop Edward M. Rice (right) for the first time. A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by J.B. Kelly/The Mirror)

‘Thank you to our Catholic community for stepping out to serve the poorest and most vulnerable of our neighbors,” said Melinda Arnold, Catholic Charities director of development. “When we come together, we are an awesome force for good!”

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri held its Third Annual Bishop’s Walk for Catholic Charities—Families Helping Families—on April 1 and 2. Over 1,000 participants representing 30 parishes raised more than $15,000 in donations to help neighbors most in need throughout the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.

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Day of joy & gratitude: Vocation rally at NDHS

A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (The Mirror)
A photo gallery of this event may be found HERE. (The Mirror)

A diocesan Vocation Rally was organized by the diocesan Office of Vocations and Seminarians at Notre Dame High School on Mon., March 27. Bishop Edward M. Rice was the keynote of the day which centered around praise to God with a line-up of seminarians, religious sisters and brothers, priests, and others reflecting on their personal relationships as disciples of Christ. Centering on their own service in the Church, presenters offered tips and insights to encourage young people to ask the deeper questions as to what the Lord might be calling them to do with their lives. Read more

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Bishop greets married couples at annual anniversary celebrations

61 YEARS OF MARRIAGE—Bernard and Dorothy Kluesner posed for a photo with Bp. Edward Rice during the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration Feb. 19 in St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral, Cape Girardeau. The Kluesners shared the “Longest Married Couple” distinction with Bill and Mary Loos. Photos of this event in Cape Girardeau may be found HERE. Photos of this event in Springfield may be found HERE. (Photo by Harrison Backer/The Mirror)
61 YEARS OF MARRIAGE—Bernard and Dorothy Kluesner posed for a photo with Bp. Edward Rice during the Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebration Feb. 19 in St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral, Cape Girardeau. The Kluesners shared the “Longest Married Couple” distinction with Bill and Mary Loos. Photos of this event in Cape Girardeau may be found HERE. Photos of this event in Springfield may be found HERE. (Photo by Harrison Backer/The Mirror)

Bishop Edward M. Rice recently celebrated two annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Celebrations. One was held in Springfield on Feb. 12 while the other was celebrated the afternoon of Feb. 19 in Cape Girardeau. These events allow couples and their families to come together to affirm and witness to the gift of marriage to the Church, communities, and society. Representing some 6,247 years of marriage, 149 couples and their families participated in these recent liturgies and receptions. The longest married couples were designated to cut the cakes. In Springfield, Vernon and Ann Cashel, celebrating 70 years, cut the cake with Bishop Rice. The honor was shared in Cape Girardeau as two couples, Bernard and Dorothy Kluesner and William and Mary Loos, both will mark 61 years of marriage in 2017. Read more

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Theology on Tap with Bishop

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THEOLOGY ON TAP—Participants, including Mary Ann Hennecke, listened as Bishop Edward Rice spoke to students of Catholic Campus Ministry in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 16. Held at Bella Italia, the “Theology on Tap” session allowed time for conversation with Bp. Rice and refreshments. Photos of this event may be found HERE. (Photos by Harrison Backer/The Mirror)
THEOLOGY ON TAP—Participants, including Mary Ann Hennecke, listened as Bishop Edward Rice spoke to students of Catholic Campus Ministry in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 16. Held at Bella Italia, the “Theology on Tap” session allowed time for conversation with Bp. Rice and refreshments. (Photos by Harrison Backer/The Mirror)

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Bishop visits Saint Francis Healthcare System

NEONATAL CARE—Dr. Karlyle Christian-Ritter (left) introduced a Level III NICU infant to Bp. Edward M. Rice and Steven C. Bjelich, Saint Francis Healthcare System president and CEO on Feb. 6. (Photo courtesy of SFHS)
NEONATAL CARE—Dr. Karlyle Christian-Ritter (left) introduced a Level III NICU infant to Bp. Edward M. Rice and Steven C. Bjelich, Saint Francis Healthcare System president and CEO on Feb. 6. (Photo courtesy of SFHS)

Saint Francis Medical Center was recently honored with the Aim for Excellence Award (AIM) from the Missouri Hospital Association (MHA). Saint Francis won in the small and large metropolitan statistical area hospitals category with a quality improvement initiative to reduce necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) rates by 50 percent in the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). This is the first year of the award which recognizes progress toward the Triple Aim—better health, improved care, and lower cost. Read more

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