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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Bishop announces pastoral appointments

Bishop Edward M. Rice announced the annual pastoral appointments on June 24, 2016. “Having been designated the Ordinary of this diocese on June 1, 2016, one of the first responsibilities for me was to make the pastoral assignments,” Bp. Rice said. “Below you will see the details of the appointments. I deeply appreciate the willingness of these men to undertake these ministerial responsibilities. For those of you who are leaving the diocese to work elsewhere in the Church, my prayers go with you. As members of the presbyterate, let us keep one another in prayer.”

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Press conference introduces bishop-designate to Springfield area

HISPANIC MINISTRY—Bishop-designate Edward M. Rice shared a laugh with Director of Hispanic Ministry Milagros Calvetti in The Catholic Center April 26. Diocesan staff had an opportunity to greet the man whom Pope Francis appointed that same morning as the next Shepherd for southern Missouri. (Photo by Dean Curtis/The Mirror)
HISPANIC MINISTRY—Bishop-designate Edward M. Rice shared a laugh with Director of Hispanic Ministry Milagros Calvetti in The Catholic Center April 26. Diocesan staff had an opportunity to greet the man whom Pope Francis appointed that same morning as the next Shepherd for southern Missouri. (Photo by Dean Curtis/The Mirror) *Click on photo for gallery*

On April 26 in Rome, Pope Francis answered the prayers of the faithful in southern Missouri when he announced at noon (5 a.m. in southern Missouri) that The Most Reverend Edward M. Rice, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis, has been named the seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. The diocese has been Vacant since the installation of The Most Reverend James V. Johnston as Bishop of Kansas City – St. Joseph on November 4, 2015.

“The Diocese has been at prayer that the Holy Spirit will send us a bishop. Bishop Rice comes to us with strong administrative and pastoral experience,” said Monsignor Thomas E. Reidy, who has served the Church in Southern Missouri as Administator since November. “We are grateful for having such wonderful bishops in our 60-year history, and we now look forward to the leadership of Bishop Rice.” Read more

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$15,000 raised in annual Bishop’s Walk for Catholic Charities

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Over 1,000 walkers participated in the second annual Bishop’s Walk for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri—Families Helping Families on March 12. Twenty-eight parishes participated raising over $15,000 in support of our neighbors in need in Southern Missouri.

Parishioners from various parishes gathered together at the three main Walk sites in Cape Girardeau, Joplin, and Springfield, and seven parishes hosted their own Walks. Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau held its Bishop’s Walk on March 7 with the entire student body participating. The NDHS walk alone raised $3,000.

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