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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament across the Diocese

REGION I

Carthage, Congregation of the Mother Coredemptrix, Feb. 6, 7, 8, 2015
St. Ann, Feb. 20, 21, 22, 2015
Joplin, St. Mary, Jan. 2, 3, 4, 2015
St. Peter the Apostle, Sun., Mon., Tue., April 5, 6, 7, 2015
Lamar, St. Mary, March 6, 7, 8, 2015
Neosho, St. Canera, Sun., May 3, 2015
Noel, Nativity of Our Lord, Sun., June 7, 2015
Seneca, St. Mary, Sun., June 14, 2015 Read more

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Hearts of Eucharistic adoration

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION—A woman prayed in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Ozark. The motives for Eucharistic adoration are many. But regardless the reason, we seek the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for reorientation in a world that seems all too often disorienting. (The Mirror)
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION—A woman prayed in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Ozark. The motives for Eucharistic adoration are many. But regardless the reason, we seek the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament for reorientation in a world that seems all too often disorienting. (The Mirror)

Make time for an extraordinary encounter

Today numerous Catholic parishes expose the Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass for short or prolonged periods of adoration. Some Catholics may even have a chapel in their area devoted specifically to this traditional form of worship. But whether for just a brief moment or all day, every day, the focus of our visit should not be on ourselves, but on the One who is present in the monstrance. He welcomes us as we come and seeks to change our hearts before we leave. Read more

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Unbaptised saints

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FULLY-GROWN SAINTS—As found in passages 1 Corinthians 15 and Revelation 21:3-5, Fr. Oscar Lukefahr, CM, tells readers that miscarried children are not infants in heaven, but fully-grown saints. (Stock)
FULLY-GROWN SAINTS—As found in passages 1 Corinthians 15 and Revelation 21:3-5, Fr. Oscar Lukefahr, CM, tells readers that miscarried children are not infants in heaven, but fully-grown saints. (Stock)

We will celebrate All Saints Day on Nov. 1, and All Souls Day on Nov. 2. I hope this column will help us observe those days with renewed hope and enthusiasm.

Our most important relationship is with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and God grants us other relationships that make our lives happier and more meaningful. Jesus gives us his Mother Mary to be our Mother. He joins us more closely to family members, friends, Church, and world. He unites us to angels and saints in heaven, not just those officially canonized, but all who have died in the Lord, including relatives and friends. Read more

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McAuley Catholic High School celebrates Homecoming

ALUMNI—​Several alumni participated in McAuley Catholic High School Homecoming festivities Fri., Sept. 12, which included a football game. Pictured in the stadium at Missouri Southern State University were ​alumni from the class of 2014: Chris Taylor, Trey Melton, Anthony Bertincino, Tim Damso​,​ and Robert McKeough.​ Unfortunately, the McAuley Warriors were defeated by the Lockwood Tigers 35 to 0. (Submitted photo)
ALUMNI—​Several alumni participated in McAuley Catholic High School Homecoming festivities Fri., Sept. 12, which included a football game. Pictured in the stadium at Missouri Southern State University were ​alumni from the class of 2014: Chris Taylor, Trey Melton, Anthony Bertincino, Tim Damso​,​ and Robert McKeough.​ Unfortunately, the McAuley Warriors were defeated by the Lockwood Tigers 35 to 0. (Submitted photo)

McAuley Catholic High School, Joplin, ​celebrated ​its ​Homecoming ​with a football game and dance ​the weekend of Sept. 12-13. ​The ​McAuley football Warriors ​lost their fight against the Lockwood Tigers 35-0 at the Homecoming game on Fri., Sept. 12, at Missouri Southern State University. Read more

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Springfield PCCW adopts hen at Trinity Hills

SETON’S SALLY—The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW) recently visited Trinity Hills, the diocesan Catholic Worker House, and adopted a laying hen. Naming her “Seton’s Sally,” the PCCW will sponsor her care and feed while she in turn feeds the hungry in the community. To date, Trinity Hills has donated nearly 29,000 eggs to the needy. (Photo courtesy of Trinity Hills)
SETON’S SALLY—The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Council of Catholic Women (PCCW) recently visited Trinity Hills, the diocesan Catholic Worker House, and adopted a laying hen. Naming her “Seton’s Sally,” the PCCW will sponsor her care and feed while she in turn feeds the hungry in the community. To date, Trinity Hills has donated nearly 29,000 eggs to the needy. (Photo courtesy of Trinity Hills)
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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.

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