All Saints Parade held in Lebanon, around the diocese

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION— The PSR classes held Oct. 29 in St. Francis de Sales Church presented an All Saints Parade just in time for the Solemnity of All Saints. Saints included Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. George, St. Rose Lima, and St. Joseph, to name a few. Father David Miller serves as pastor of St. Francis de Sales in Lebanon. Sister Barbara Sledziewska, CSFN, serves the parish as its Director of Religious Education. (Submitted photos)
PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION—The PSR classes held Oct. 29, 2017, in St. Francis de Sales Church presented an All Saints Parade just in time for the Solemnity of All Saints. Saints included Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. George, St. Rose of Lima, and St. Joseph, to name a few. Father David Miller serves as pastor of St. Francis de Sales in Lebanon. Sister Barbara Sledziewska, CSFN, serves the parish as its Director of Religious Education. (Submitted photos)

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Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) held in Lebanon

TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC)—The 160th Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) was held Aug. 5-7 in St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lebanon. Participants numbered 42 candidates and their team, representing 15 different parishes. The team included (not in order): Kirk Verhoff, Daniel Mezzacapa, Jimmy Mezzacapa, Deacon Jim Walters, Susie Walters, Andrew Peters, Deacon James Soptick, John Patton, Hunter Crockett, Isaac Mezzacapa, Korrie Buckman, Kathy Werner, Jennifer Bartlett, Emily Seiler, Crystal Folks, Ian Wille, Anna Padgett, Cindy Hiatt, Rick Mulheron, and Emma Buckman. The candidates were (not in order): Lydia (DJ) Austin, Dakota Risinger, Jacob Toombs, Rita Hempel, Jesus Martinez, Cale Bartlett, Alondra Sanchez, Sarah Smith, Jack Silberberg, Lydia Prescott, Austin (AJ) Perkins, Tristen Meints, Becca Williams, Kelsey Bartlett, Philomena Hempel, Sebastian Rhoades, Alexandria (Ally) Gerant, Garrett Belken, Noah Risinger, Mary Hempel, John Hubbert,and Jozie Jensen. (The Mirror)
TEENS ENCOUNTER CHRIST (TEC)—The 160th Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) was held Aug. 5-7, 2017 in St. Francis de Sales Parish, Lebanon. Participants numbered 42 candidates and their team, representing 15 different parishes. The team included (not in order): Kirk Verhoff, Daniel Mezzacapa, Jimmy Mezzacapa, Deacon Jim Walters, Susie Walters, Andrew Peters, Deacon James Soptick, John Patton, Hunter Crockett, Isaac Mezzacapa, Korrie Buckman, Kathy Werner, Jennifer Bartlett, Emily Seiler, Crystal Folks, Ian Wille, Anna Padgett, Cindy Hiatt, Rick Mulheron, and Emma Buckman. The candidates were (not in order): Lydia (DJ) Austin, Dakota Risinger, Jacob Toombs, Rita Hempel, Jesus Martinez, Cale Bartlett, Alondra Sanchez, Sarah Smith, Jack Silberberg, Lydia Prescott, Austin (AJ) Perkins, Tristen Meints, Becca Williams, Kelsey Bartlett, Philomena Hempel, Sebastian Rhoades, Alexandria (Ally) Gerant, Garrett Belken, Noah Risinger, Mary Hempel, John Hubbert,and Jozie Jensen. (The Mirror)

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Lebanon youth, adults pray rosary for Bishop Rice

Youth in Parish School of Religion (PSR) classes Sun., Oct. 2, prayed the rosary in honor of and in welcome to Bp. Edward M. Rice. Bp. Rice was installed the seventh bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau on June 1, 2016. Teachers and students gathered around the statue of the Blessed Mother, Mary, on the grounds of St. Francis de Sales Parish, in Lebanon, and prayed for Bp. Rice’s leadership, health, and success in shepherding the parishes and missions of the diocese. Over 50 youth, PSR teachers, and parents were in attendance.

Becoming more intentional in prayer efforts, on Wed., Sept. 28, the St. Francis De Sales Youth Group invited parishioners to a “See You At The Pole” event. Youth organized a Mass and afterward participants gathered around the flagpole to offer prayers for our nation, our schools, our families, teachers, leaders, Pope Francis, Bp. Rice, and all clergy and religious. The evening closed with over 47 participants gathered in the Mumford Building at the parish for fellowship and good food.

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​Teens Encounter Christ in Lebanon

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Teens Encounter Christ (TEC)​ 156 was held ​in​ St. Francis de Sales ​P​arish in Lebanon Aug​.​ 2-4, 2014. Twenty-three candidates and three adult observers joined 27 adult and teen team members as they had the opportunity to encounter and integrate the Paschal Mystery in their lives, while making new friends and having some fun. Read more

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