On the morning of Sat., Aug. 12, St. Agnes Cathedral in Springfield, the diocese celebrated the ordinations of Mike Fritz and Jim Walter to the Permanent Diaconate. The two men recently completed formation and studies through a program sponsored by the neighboring Diocese of Tulsa. The ordination marked a significant point in the vocational journey of the two men who each have their own story to tell. While some commonalities are shared between Deacon Fritz and Deacon Walter-—devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and praying the rosary, and to the Deacon-Martyr St. Lawrence, for example—their careers, families, and discernment processes have given both a unique set of experiences that will undoubtedly benefit those whom they serve in ministry. Read more
Holy Trinity Parish in Marshfield hosted its annual “March of the Saints” on Sunday afternoon, Nov . 3, in commemoration of the recently-celebrated All Saints Day (Nov. 1). Students in the parish’s school of religion also composed reports on the lives of various saints which were displayed the in the parish hall.
The Solemnity of All Saints is celebrated on the first of November. It was instituted to honor all of the saints, both known and unknown, and, according to Pope Urban IV, to supply any deficiencies in the faithful’s celebration of saints’ feasts during the year. Read more
Covenant Network and Catholic Radio Network partner with donors to make it happen
The first Catholic radio station in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau began broadcasting out of offices of Sacred Heart Parish, Dexter, MO. Dedicated to the Heart of Jesus and Mary, KHJM 89.1 FM, hit the airwaves on March 25, 2010, and can be heard in many areas throughout southeast Missouri including the Bootheel.
That same year, members of a lay apostolate were working to launch a Springfield-area station they anticipated a “sign-on” date later in 2010. Finances, as well as issues related to land surveying, site studies, and negotiating lease agreements, caused several delays to the process. Read more