Bishop blesses first ‘tiny home’ in Eden Village

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

More than 100 people came to the recent open house at Eden Village, a planned, gated community of 30 “tiny homes” for the disabled and chronically homeless. A project of the Gathering Tree, Eden Village is located at the site of a former mobile home park at 2801 E. Division Street in Springfield.

Bishop Edward Rice was invited to bless and dedicate the first home, which arrived in April. Read more

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Catholic Charities provides aid to area flood victims

Drury Southwest partners with Catholic Charities to provide help FLOOD RESPONSE—Ed Powell, a veteran and a survivor of the recent floods, visited with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri staff at the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) held in Ellington, MO, on May 10. Among other damages, he reported the loss of his refrigerator in the flood. Ed, a diabetic, was concerned because his insulin medication must be kept at a certain temperature. Thanks to a donation of refrigerators by Drury Southwest of Cape Girardeau, Shea Lane, CCSOMO Director of Disaster Preparedness and Response, was able to deliver a replacement refrigerator to Ed’s home the next day. Together, Catholic Charities is helping our neighbors in need every day!
Drury Southwest partners with Catholic Charities to provide help
FLOOD RESPONSE—Ed Powell, a veteran and a survivor of the recent floods, visited with Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri staff at the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) held in Ellington, MO, on May 10. Among other damages, he reported the loss of his refrigerator in the flood. Ed, a diabetic, was concerned because his insulin medication must be kept at a certain temperature. Thanks to a donation of refrigerators by Drury Southwest of Cape Girardeau, Shea Lane, CCSOMO Director of Disaster Preparedness and Response, was able to deliver a replacement refrigerator to Ed’s home the next day. Together, Catholic Charities is helping our neighbors in need every day!

Individuals impacted by the recent floods were able to access information and assistance at a one-day Outreach Center held on Wed., June 7, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Our Lady of the Cove Catholic Church, 20 Kimberling Blvd, Kimberling City.

Disaster response staff from Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri were available to meet with survivors to identify and assess unmet needs, provide support and connection to other resources, and furnish information on next steps. Unmet needs may include temporary housing, replacing personal belongings, home repairs, and long-term needs related to financial, physical, emotional, or spiritual well-being. Read more

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Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri responds to catastrophic flooding

DISASTER RELIEF—CCSOMO staff, Shea Lane, Tammy Latimer, and Dee Maples, at West Plains MARC on May 9. (CCSOMO photo)
DISASTER RELIEF—CCSOMO staff, Shea Lane, Tammy Latimer, and Dee Maples, at West Plains MARC on May 9. (CCSOMO photo)

First MARCs (Multi Agency Resource Centers) scheduled for counties throughout diocese

Thirteen inches of rain fell throughout southern Missouri between April 28 and May 3 this year. In the initial days after the flooding, Shea Lane, Director of Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (CCSOMO) traveled to nine counties (Barry, Christian, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, Stone, and Taney) providing outreach to survivors, and partnered with other agencies such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army along with the State Emergency Management team to coordinate the disaster response. Lane was moving west to east across the state, following the path of receding waters. Read more

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Atrium & lounge dedicated in honor of Sr. Mary Raynald Blomer, SSND

PROVINCIAL AND BISHOPS—Bishop Edward M. Rice, Sr. Maryann Owens, SSND, Central Pacific Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Louis, and Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht celebrated the blessing and dedication of the Sr. Mary Raynald Blomer Atrium and Lounge at Springfield Catholic High School, Feb. 1. Photos of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by Dean Curtis/The Mirror)
PROVINCIAL AND BISHOPS—Bishop Edward M. Rice, Sr. Maryann Owens, SSND, Central Pacific Provincial of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, St. Louis, and Bishop Emeritus John J. Leibrecht celebrated the blessing and dedication of the Sr. Mary Raynald Blomer Atrium and Lounge at Springfield Catholic High School, Feb. 1. Photos of this event may be found HERE. (Photo by Dean Curtis/The Mirror)

‘Dear God, we thank you for all the gifts and talents bestowed upon Springfield Catholic High School by Sr. Mary Raynald Blomer,” said Bp. Edward Rice Feb. 1 to a packed gymnasium during Catholic Schools Week. “She was a faithful servant to You, showed true commitment to her students, and was passionate about Catholic education.”

In addition to Bp. Rice, Bp.-Emeritus John J. Leibrecht, and Central Pacific Provincial Leader for the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Sr. Maryann Owens, participated in the Mass and dedication of the Sr. Mary Raynald Blomer Atrium and Lounge, as did many area pastors, fellow School Sisters of Notre Dame, students, faculty, and administrators at Springfield Catholic High School (SCHS). Read more

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Daddy-Daughter Dinner & Dance held March 4

The annual Daddy-Daughter Dinner & Dance was held March 4 at St. Joseph Catholic Academy, Springfield. Sponsored by the Home and School organization, the event is open to all girls, preschool-eighth grade, and almost 100 percent of them attend. Girls and dads were presented with a daddy-daughter framed photo. A rose was presented to each girl as the evening came to a close as well as an opportunity to fill a treat bag they’d decorated with assorted treats from the Candy Bar. Read more

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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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