FROM HIS HEART TO YOURS...

Welcome Home.

The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau has a rich and diverse history that the Catholics of Southern Missouri are proud to be a part of. We hope that you, too, will find your spiritual home here.

“I am the Living Bread…”

We believe that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is Truly Present in the Most Holy Eucharist. He is there, waiting to welcome us in. Join us and Catholics across the US in the Eucharistic Revival to “create a movement of Catholics across the United States, healed, converted, formed, and unified by an encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist—and sent out in mission for the life of the world.”

Do you have the courage to respond to God’s call?

“Becoming a priest or a man or woman religious is not primarily our own decision…. Rather it is the response to a call and to a call of love.”— Pope Francis, Address to Seminarians and Novices, July 6, 2013

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CURRENT NEWS

Diocesan News & Initiatives

 

Find what you need to know with the most up-to-date information on national and diocesan campaigns, initiatives, and other news from our Diocese. Looking for more details about current appeals from Bishop Rice? Want to know more about our Diocese activities within a national campaign or initiative for the Church? This is your source.

BISHOP EDWARD M. RICE

Jesus Christ

LIVES!

And from that belief flows joy, peace, and happiness for believers. The resurrection of Christ gives meaning to our human existence beyond the grave.

The roots of Catholicism run deep here in the 39 counties of southern Missouri, and I am grateful to partner with my brother priests in spreading the beauty of our Catholic Faith in the spirit of the New Evangelization. I rely on the loving Providence of God to assist me as I strive to walk in the way of Christ, the Good Shepherd, who will continue to guide my way if I but seek to do His will.

I ask for the intercession of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne and Pope St. Pius X, patrons of our Diocese, all under the mantle of Our Lady of Mercy. Pray for us!

ARTICLES & COLUMNS

Where Faith & Daily Life Intersect

Looking for positive, life-affirming stories? Want a source for prayer, devotion ideas, or living your Catholic faith? Interested in what others are saying about raising a Catholic family? What’s in the news from Vatican City? Plus, so much more. This is your source.

PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY

We are Committed to Healing, Protection, and Accountability

PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITY

We are Committed to Healing, Protection, and Accountability

Report Abuse, Misconduct, or Concern

Any known or reasonable cause to suspect a child or an adult has been or could be harmed by abuse or neglect must first be reported to the appropriate civil authorities: Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline  800-392-3738 or the Adult Abuse and Neglect Hotline 800-392-0281.  Emergency situations should be immediately reported to local law enforcement  911.
Violations that involve misconduct or abuse by the Bishop should be reported to the Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Service: 800-276-1652 or reportbishopabuse.org.
Misconduct, Abuse, Violations of the Code of Conduct and other concerns may also be reported to the Director, Office of Child and Youth Protection 417-866-0841 or childandyouthprotection@dioscg.org.

Ensuring a Safe Environment

All clergy, adult employees, and volunteers who are active in the schools and parishes in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau are required to complete a thorough background screening, complete the designated safe environment training, and be current and compliant with the Code of Conduct.
The diocese also requires students enrolled in the Catholic Schools and the Parish Schools of Religion to be educated about what are safe interactions with adults and peers and how to express their concerns if that behavior causes discomfort or alarm.

Safe Environment Resources

Additional resources, letters, other documents, forms, and links for diocesan personnel and parents/legal guardians.

Our Commitment as a Diocese

The Diocese of Springfield – Cape Girardeau is committed to the mission and ministry of protecting our children and young people. Through the Safe Environment program, our clergy, employees, teachers, and our volunteers who regularly work with children and youth have been trained to support this effort to provide a safe environment for our youth. We believe strongly in our moral obligation to keep the young safe and provide them with a caring environment in which they can grow and flourish in their faith.

Your Diocese at a Glance.

Founded in 1956, the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is a diverse community that spans 25,719 sq. miles across all 39 counties of the lower third of southern Missouri. We actively serve over 65,000 people within our 6 deaneries, 66 parishes, 26 schools, and 17 missions.

Our Patron Saints are St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, The Lady of Mercy, and Pope St. Pius X, Pope of the Blessed Sacrament.

PARIsHES

MISSIONS

CHAPELS

Cathedrals

Cathedrals: 2

Parishes: 66

Missions: 17

Chapels: 5

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Founded in 1956, the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is a diverse community that spans 25,719 sq. miles across all 39 counties of the lower third of southern Missouri. We actively serve over 65,000 people within our 6 deaneries, 66 parishes, 26 schools, and 17 missions.

Our Patron Saints are St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, The Lady of Mercy, and Pope St. Pius X, Pope of the Blessed Sacrament.