On April 27, Oran’s fire chief Jimmy Watkins gave five students a ride to Guardian Angel School, fed them donuts, and arrived back at school to safely usher each of them home. This event was the result of a purchase made by Tracy Mitchell at the school’s annual dinner and auction for her two nephews and sister. The students were provided the full experience as the sirens were utilized, so of course people pulled over for them along the route. Read more
For 20th consecutive year, St. Mary Cathedral School named Renaissance National Honor Roll for Reading achievementCape Girardeau MO
Saint Mary Cathedral School was recently named to the Renaissance National Honor Roll for outstanding performance in advancing student achievement in Reading.
Renaissance®, the leader in K-12 grade analytics, recognizes educators around the nation who have implemented reading or math practice programs successfully and have led their students to meet or exceed data targets that research shows leads to significant student growth. Read more
There is a line from Scripture that says, Woe to the solitary man. If he falls he has no one to lift him up (Ecclesiastes 4:10). Read more
Brother David Anthony Migliorino, OSF, principal at Notre Dame Regional High School (NDHS), Cape Girardeau, recently announced three National Commended Students, a National Hispanic Commended Student, and a Missouri 100 Scholar. Congratulations graduates! Read more
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.
The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Conception Seminary College brimmed with graduates, family, and friends on Sat., May 13, 2017, as 31 seminarians completed the requirements to earn bachelor’s degrees this spring. Earning a Bachelor of Art’s degree was Joshua Carroll of St. Agnes Cathedral Parish, Springfield. Carroll is a seminarian for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.
Conception Seminary’s annual spring commencement ceremonies also celebrated numerous seminarians and their academic achievements as they were honored with scholarships. Read more
The apparition of an angel and Our Lady to three poor children in Fatima, Portugal in the early 20th century is one of the most famous miracles in the Catholic world.
The children received many messages, mostly calling for personal conversion and prayer, as well as the words of five new prayers.
The first prayer is one many Catholics are likely already familiar with, but the other four are not as well-known. Read more
Over 23 million raised for youth formation, retired priests, seminarian education
If there was ever any doubt about the generosity and ability to give on the part of the members of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, it was soundly put to rest after the Diocese wrapped up its first-ever Capital Endowment Campaign.
Designed to raise funds to care for a growing number of retired clergy, to support seminarian education, and to help youth develop in their Catholic faith, the diocese exceeded its target of $15 million by raising a total of $23.2 million or 155 percent of the goal. Read more
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