For our faithful departed, may they rest in the peace of Christ.
October is Respect Life Month
As we celebrate the Feast of St. Luke, Patron of Physicians (Oct. 18), we ask all Catholic physicians and others who work in health care, to uphold the sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person. Let each of us do our part in building a Culture of Life.
As we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, (Sept. 14) let us never fear to draw close to the sign of our salvation. May the Cross be a sign of victory in the midst of all suffering, particularly those who suffer from the poison of racism or the wrath of Hurricane Harvey. May we find comfort in the Cross and the heart of our merciful Father.
For the safety and protection of all students as they return to school, particularly those away from home for the first time, may they be strong in the faith.
May Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whose feast we celebrate July 16, always protect us, guide us, and bring us closer to her son.
As we celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart during the month of June, let each of us come to know and be drawn ever deeper into His divine love.
May Our Lady be our companion this Easter Season, guiding us to deeper joy in the Resurrection of her Son.
That the joy and peace of the Risen Christ permeate our thoughts, our words, and our actions.
Authentic Christian love
As we remember the early Christian martyr St. Valentine, may we recapture the essence of authentic Christian love, expressed in our sacrificial love for our neighbor in need.
That Mary, the Mother of God, will protect and guide the faithful of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau throughout the New Year! May Mary’s “fiat,” her “yes” to the will of God inspire each one of us in 2017.