Bishop Rice to walk in his first Bishop’s Walk–Families helping Families

TRAVELING TROPHIES—Bishop Edward Rice presented the 2016 Bishop’s Walk traveling trophies to Tim Pashia, St. Mary Church, Lamar, and to pastor Fr. Patrick Teter. Held annually, the 2017 Bishop’s Walk is being held diocesan-wide April 1 & 2. (The Mirror)
TRAVELING TROPHIES—Bishop Edward Rice presented the 2016 Bishop’s Walk traveling trophies to Tim Pashia, St. Mary Church, Lamar, and to pastor Fr. Patrick Teter. Held annually, the 2017 Bishop’s Walk is being held diocesan-wide April 1 & 2. (The Mirror)

Annual CCSOMO event April 1 & 2

The third annual “Bishop’s Walk—Families Helping Families”—will be held across southern Missouri on Sat., April 1 and Sun., April 2, 2017. Bishop Edward M. Rice will be walking April 1 in his first Bishop’s Walk on the track at Springfield Catholic High School. Everyone in the diocese is encouraged to contact the local parish and get a group together to walk, or visit a neighboring church, make new friends, and help those in need within the diocese. Read more

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Bishop drops puck for MSU Ice Bears

A PHOTO GALLERY for the hockey match is here.
Bishop Edward M. Rice dropped the puck at the hockey match-up Friday night, Jan. 20, between the Missouri State University (MSU) Ice Bears and the Missouri University Tigers at Mediacom Ice Park. ​The Bears won Game One by a score of 10-4 over ​Mizzou.  In addition to dropping the puck, Bishop Rice sat with players in the penalty box and took photos with players and fans.

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Parish family replaces stolen bike

NEW ‘CRUISER’ FOR SISTER—Sister Frances Wessel, SSND, recently had her bicycle stolen while she was on a ministry visit at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Her ‘parish family’ of St. Joseph the Worker in Ozark held a ‘fill-the-boot’ fundraiser after Masses the weekend of Jan. 14-15 to assist Sr. Wessel with her lack of transportation. The parish raised enough money to buy her a brand-new, “sacred-heart-red”colored ‘cruiser,’ complete with basket, bell, lights, helmet, and a bike-lock. The bicycle was delivered on Jan. 18 and blessed by Fr. Scott Sunnenberg, pastor. Pictured were Carol Craig, St. Joseph the Worker Parish secretary, Fr. Sunnenberg, Sr. Wessel, and Bill Hennessey, Parish Council Member and Vice President of Mission Services at Mercy Springfield. This is a perfect example of the ‘love of one’s neighbor’ Msgr. Pope speaks about in this article. (Photo by J.B. Kelly/The Mirror)
NEW ‘CRUISER’ FOR SISTER—Sister Frances Wessel, SSND, recently had her bicycle stolen while she was on a ministry visit at Mercy Hospital in Springfield. Her ‘parish family’ of St. Joseph the Worker in Ozark held a ‘fill-the-boot’ fundraiser after Masses the weekend of Jan. 14-15 to assist Sr. Wessel with her lack of transportation. The parish raised enough money to buy her a brand-new, “sacred-heart-red”colored ‘cruiser,’ complete with basket, bell, lights, helmet, and a bike-lock. The bicycle was delivered on Jan. 18 and blessed by Fr. Scott Sunnenberg, pastor. Pictured were Carol Craig, St. Joseph the Worker Parish secretary, Fr. Sunnenberg, Sr. Wessel, and Bill Hennessey, Parish Council Member and Vice President of Mission Services at Mercy Springfield. (Photo by J.B. Kelly/The Mirror)

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Fourth annual joint worship service to be held Jan. 18

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The Roman Catholic Church and the Assemblies of God will hold a joint worship service on Wed., Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. This is the fourth annual event always held during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Jan. 18-25 this year. The location of the ecumenical event alternates annually between a Catholic church and a pentecostal church. The worship service will be held Jan. 18 in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Springfield. The speaker is Rev. Mark Hausfeld, President of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) at Evangel University also in Springfield. Read more

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Bishop greets Congregation of Mary, Queen

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS—Bishop Edward M. Rice and the Congregation of Mary, Queen, exchanged Christmas greetings Tue., Dec. 20, before the annual Christmas Pageant put on by the Queen of Angels daycare that the women religious run. Pictured are Sr. Maxine Ngo, CMR; Sr. Faustina Le​, CMR; Sr. Rosaline Nguyen, CMR; Sr. Rosaline Nguyen, CMR; Bishop Rice; Sr. Josephine Do, CMR, Sr. Marguerite Tran, CMR, Regional Superior; and Sr. Theresa Ha, CMR. (The Mirror)
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS—Bishop Edward M. Rice and the Congregation of Mary, Queen, exchanged Christmas greetings Tue., Dec. 20, before the annual Christmas Pageant put on by the Queen of Angels daycare that the women religious run. Pictured are Sr. Maxine Ngo, CMR; Sr. Faustina Le​, CMR; Sr. Rosaline Nguyen, CMR; Sr. Rosaline Nguyen, CMR; Bishop Rice; Sr. Josephine Do, CMR, Sr. Marguerite Tran, CMR, Regional Superior; and Sr. Theresa Ha, CMR. (The Mirror)

Pageant story can be found here.

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Queen of Angels daycare Christmas pageant

The religious community of the Congregation of Mary, Queen, next door to The Catholic Center in Springfield, coordinated its annual Christmas pageant on Tue., Dec. 20. The community runs Queen of Angels daycare. Parents, friends, Bishop Edward Rice, Bishop Emeritus John J. Leibrecht, and The Catholic Center staffers enjoyed the performance, which also included gifts for the children from Bishop Rice and a visit from Santa Claus.

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School-wide service project benefits foster children

ADVENT SERVICE—Students at Immaculate Conception School in Springfield filled mitten trees during the Advent Season. Mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks were collected throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas and donated to Sammy’s Window, which provides services to meet the needs of foster children in the Ozarks. (Submitted photo)

ADVENT SERVICE—Students at Immaculate Conception School in Springfield filled mitten trees during the Advent Season. Mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and socks were collected throughout the weeks leading up to Christmas and donated to Sammy’s Window, which provides services to meet the needs of foster children in the Ozarks. (Submitted photo)

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