Bishop holds Mass of Peace and Healing


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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