Tragedy strikes Pierce City

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From the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau:

As the investigations continue into the tragic deaths of Sara Spears, 40, and Kaydee Moerer, 10, in Pierce City, we respectfully request consideration and sensitivity for the students, faculty, and staff of St. Mary Catholic School in Pierce City. Read more

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St. Mary Parish is ‘Best of the Best’

HAPPY BIRTHDAY—Fr. Peter Morciniec celebrated his 70th birthday on Sept. 23 with students in St. Mary School, only four days before being named “Best Pastor” by The Monett Times. Fr. Morciniec is pastor of St. Mary Parish, Pierce City, and St. Agnes Parish, Sarcoxie. (Photo by Shelly Wrobleski)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY—Fr. Peter Morciniec celebrated his 70th birthday on Sept. 23 with students in St. Mary School, only four days before being named “Best Pastor” by The Monett Times. Fr. Morciniec is pastor of St. Mary Parish, Pierce City, and St. Agnes Parish, Sarcoxie. (Photo by Shelly Wrobleski)

The Monett Times newspaper recently announced its 2014 “Best of the Best” list as voted by its readership, and St. Mary Parish, Pierce City, was an all-around winner.

Fr. Peter Morciniec, pastor, was awarded the distinction of “Best Pastor,” while St. Mary Parish earned the “Best Church” award within the community. Fr. Morciniec is also pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Sarcoxie. Read more

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Bishop blesses town of Pierce City

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A Mass of blessing was offered 10 years to the day after a tornado on May 4, 2003, destroyed most of Pierce City, MO. Bp. James V. Johnston was the main celebrant of the May 4, 2013, Mass in St. Mary Catholic Church, marking the storm’s effects and blessing a community that has seen healing and rebuilding. Concelebrating the Mass with Bp. Johnston were Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht; Fr. Bob Landewe, retired; and Fr. Peter Morciniec, pastor, St. Mary Parish. Attended by many from surrounding communities, the Mass was followed by a reception in St. Mary Parish hall. Read more

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