Senior party held at St. Agnes Cathedral

CARE MINISTRY AT CATHEDRAL—Around 70 parishioners attended a catered luncheon and celebration held on Oct. 28 at St. Agnes Cathedral Parish. The event was organized to honor and recognize parishioners who are ages 90-100, and included musical entertainment of singing rag-time tunes and sounds from the big band era. Pictured were (front Mike McElhaney, Rose Mae Arnold, Dorothy Gilcrease, Hilda Glore, Mary Roberts, Lois Ruzicka, Ernie Ruzicka, Agnes McLean, and Joe Fortier; (back) Dorothy Kennon, Fr. Lewis Hejna, pastor; Agnes Wagstaff, Sr. Elizabeth Ann Weiler, ASC, pastoral minister; Joan Bean, and Anna Coleman. (Submitted photo)
CARE MINISTRY AT CATHEDRAL—Around 70 parishioners attended a catered luncheon and celebration held on Oct. 28 at St. Agnes Cathedral Parish. The event was organized to honor and recognize parishioners who are ages 90-100, and included musical entertainment of singing rag-time tunes and sounds from the big band era. Pictured were (front Mike McElhaney, Rose Mae Arnold, Dorothy Gilcrease, Hilda Glore, Mary Roberts, Lois Ruzicka, Ernie Ruzicka, Agnes McLean, and Joe Fortier; (back) Dorothy Kennon, Fr. Lewis Hejna, pastor; Agnes Wagstaff, Sr. Elizabeth Ann Weiler, ASC, pastoral minister; Joan Bean, and Anna Coleman. (Submitted photo)

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‘Boo fest’ held at St. Agnes School

THREE SCARY CHARACTERS—Pastor Fr. Lewis Hejna sported a cappello, which identified him as a priest from Rome; Bp. Edward M. Rice, and seminarian Josh Carroll dressed as “a priest” for the annual Boo Fest Fri., Oct. 21, held at St. Agnes Catholic School, Springfield. Someone at the Boo Fest commented to Bp. Rice, “I like your bishop costume. It’s very realistic!” (Photo by Josh Carroll)
THREE SCARY CHARACTERS—Pastor Fr. Lewis Hejna sported a cappello, which identified him as a “priest from Rome;” Bp. Edward M. Rice, and seminarian Josh Carroll dressed as “a priest” for the annual Boo Fest Fri., Oct. 21, held at St. Agnes Catholic School, Springfield, where treats, inflatables, games, and other seasonal fare greeted the children. Someone commented to Bp. Rice, unaware that he is the Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, “I like your bishop costume. It’s very realistic!” (Photo by Josh Carroll)

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Pirate theme teaches lessons in maps & compasses

St. Joseph Catholic Academy kindergarten and first grade classes recently experienced learning with a Pirate theme.

The students made maps, learned how to find their way with the use of a compass, and enjoyed eating Pirate snacks.

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Bishop holds Mass of Peace and Healing

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July 8, 2016

Bishop Edward M. Rice offered a Mass for peace and healing in St. Agnes Cathedral, Springfield, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday night for the tragic events in Dallas and violence around the country. Hundreds gathered in the cathedral on July 8 to pray for the nation and its first responders and all those who sorrow. The readings for the liturgy were Isaiah 9:1-6 and John 15:9-17.

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