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The Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) recognized four individuals with the Citizen Recognition Award at its Annual Assembly on Oct. 4, 2014, held at the Missouri State Capitol.
The 2014 recipients were recognized for their outstanding citizenship in promoting Catholic values in the public policy arena. The award was presented by the Bishops of Missouri in the House Chamber of the Missouri State Capitol. Read more
Catholic Campus Ministry at Southeast Missouri State University
For a century, Catholic college students and faculty have enjoyed a near proximity to our traditions of faith on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) in Cape Girardeau. Students, staff, alumni, and the wider Catholic community marked the historic 100-year anniversary of Catholic Campus Ministry (CCM) on Fri., Oct. 10, 2014. Bishop James V. Johnston presided over the commemorative festivities, which included Mass in Old St. Vincent Church followed by a joy-filled reception at the Drury Lodge.
“It’s truly amazing that for 100 years the Church has been present on campus to share the gospel of Jesus Christ at such a crucial time in the life of a young person,” Bp. Johnston said, congratulating the CCM community, “years which involve important decisions, life and vocation choices, and the formation of conscience. As such, this is a ministry that’s truly worthy of our ongoing prayers and support.” Read more
The Monett Times newspaper recently announced its 2014 “Best of the Best” list as voted by its readership, and St. Mary Parish, Pierce City, was an all-around winner.
Fr. Peter Morciniec, pastor, was awarded the distinction of “Best Pastor,” while St. Mary Parish earned the “Best Church” award within the community. Fr. Morciniec is also pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Sarcoxie. Read more
Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Medical Center Auxiliary awarded healthcare scholarships to 23 local students for this academic year. Each student received $2,000 in scholarships toward a degree in a healthcare-related profession. Read more
The nine regions of the diocese cover more than 25,000 square miles which includes 39 counties in southern Missouri. Within the regions, 66 parishes, 18 missions, and four chapels serve the 66,000 Catholics who comprise the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. The diocese has two cathedrals: St. Mary of the Annunciation Cathedral, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Cathedral of St. Agnes in Springfield, MO.