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Entries for March 2020

BISHOP RICE'S MESSAGE

Posted on March 31, 2020 in: General News

See Bishop Rice's message of staying focused on faith while staying at home in this short Youtube video.   Click on the link below. 

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As a parish, we have the opportunity to continue to grow in our Faith through an on-line program called "FORMED".  Information about this program was sent to you previously for your review.  The cost to the parish is $1,900 and would be available to all parishioners.  The program includes videos, movies, and other materials for the whole family.  We want to be "good stewards" of our parish resources which have been given so generously by many of you.  If there is enough interest among parishioners for this program, we would be more than happy to subscribe to it.  If there i...

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FREE FAITH FORMATION RESOURCES

Posted on March 27, 2020 in: General News

Publishers are responding to COVID-19 by providing free curriculum material for families to use at home! Please click on the link below for more information.

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PARISH CONTRIBUTION

Posted on March 27, 2020 in: General News

The current situation we are in is hitting people hard in many different ways, even financially.  We all need to be careful with our resources during this period of uncertainty and to use them wisely and prudently.  If at all possible, I do ask that you prayerfully consider continuing to make your offering to the parish in whatever way that you can.  We appreciate any financial support and assistance you can share with the parish during this most difficult time.  Even though Mass is not being celebrated on the weekend, you can mail your contribution to the parish office or drop it off in person.  I...

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In this time of emergency for humanity, the Holy Father Francis invites Catholics from all over the world to join spiritually in prayer with him on Friday March 27th at 18.00. [12 noon, local time] The ceremony will consist in readings from the Scriptures, prayers of supplication, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; and will conclude with Pope Francis giving the Urbi et orbi Blessing, with the possibility of gaining a plenary indulgence for all those who listen to it live through the various forms of communication. All those who spiritually join this moment of prayer throug...

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BISHOP RICE'S MASS SCHEDULE

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

For the foreseeable future, Bishop Rice will celebrate the following liturgical events at Immaculate Conception Parish in Springfield: *   An All-School Mass will be live-streamed this Friday, March 27, at 8:30 a.m.  *   Stations of the Cross will be live-streamed this Friday, March 27, at 3:00 p.m.  *   Mass will be live-streamed this Sunday, March 29, at 9:00 a.m.   Note to Principals:  Instructions for joining these liturgical events- * Go to the Immaculate Conception website at https://www.ic-parish.org  * Scrol...

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GOOD NEWS -- MARCH/APRIL 2020

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Missouri Catholic Conference's newsletter for March/April 2020 is now available for you to review.  Information about the 2020 Census and Coronovirus is contained.  You can find it at this link:  https://mocatholic.org/sites/missouricc/files/uploads/documents/march_april_gn_20.pdf  

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ST. MARY'S MASSES

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

St. Mary's in Cape Girardeau will be live streaming their daily 8 AM weekday Masses and next Sunday’s 8:30 AM Mass on their Facebook page:  stmarycathedralcapegirardeau.    They also have stations of the Cross video narrated by Fr. Allan for adults  https://youtu.be/3bI903yFiqI    and one for children. https://youtu.be/gIOvrK2jPEg   as well as Perpetual Help Devotion https://youtu.be/TBHa48D5Fhw Everyone is welcome to join in.

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Perfect Contrition and Spiritual Communion What to do if you cannot go to Confession or Holy Communion due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. If you have to self-isolate or are quarantined due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, it is unlikely that you will be able to receive the sacraments as normal.  In these circumstances, there are devotions through which you can receive absolution for your sins, (under certain conditions), and the consolation of Eucharistic grace. These devotions are officially encouraged by the Church and have been practiced by saints. How to make an Act of Perfect Contrition Through an act...

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MASSES FOR THE DECEASED

Posted on March 20, 2020 in: General News

For those of you who have scheduled Masses to be said for your loved ones, Kay will be rescheduling them once our regular Mass times resume.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Kay Tetley at the Parish Office at 471-2447.

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  March 19, 2020     Dear Catechetical Leaders and Youth Ministry Leaders,   I am sure many of you are struggling with the quickly changing reality we are living in right now. Admittedly, I am greatly saddened by the restrictions we face in going to Mass and in ministering with others. Please know that we are with you all in prayer and we will still be here to support you in any way we can!   As I have shared in our Facebook groups for Catechists and Youth Leaders, now is NOT the time to abandon the children and families with whom we minister! Many of them are experienc...

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RADIO MASS

Posted on March 20, 2020 in: General News

St. Mary's will air Sunday Mass on the radio from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tune in to 960 AM (KZIM) or 1400 AM (KSIM)   

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PARISH CONTRIBUTION

Posted on March 20, 2020 in: General News

The current situation we are in is hitting people hard in many different ways, even financially.  We all need to be careful with our resources during this period of uncertainty and to use them wisely and prudently.  If at all possible, I do ask that you prayerfully consider continuing to make your offering to the parish in whatever way that you can.  We appreciate any financial support and assistance you can share with the parish during this most difficult time.  Even though Mass is not being celebrated on the weekend, you can mail your contribution to the parish office or drop it off in person.  I...

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If you are interested in watching Mass online, the following link is useful in finding a Mass being said any hour of the day worldwide.   mass-online.org  

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SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF THE PARISH DURING THIS TIME OF CRISIS   As many of you know, Bishop Rice has sent a letter to us regarding the public celebration of Mass and other liturgical celebrations/devotions.  These precautionary measures will hopefully be for the benefit of everyone's health and well-being.  At the same time, we know that we must also take care of the spiritual needs of our souls during this time of confusion and crisis.  I hope to make myself available to you in whatever way possible.  Based on the requests and decisions of Bishop Rice and in consultation with him, I would lik...

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Our weekly Bible Study has resumed on Thursdays at 1:30 pm and 7:00 pm in the St. Joseph Meeting Room.  We will be using "Catholic Mysticism and the Beautiful Life of Grace" as the focus of our study.  This is a weekly series offered by Matthew Leonard of nextlevelcatholicacademy.com.  If the parish office has your email, you will also be notified about this series which is offered FREE OF CHARGE to stream beginning February 26.  A limited number of workbooks have been purchased which MAY be used to accompany these episodes regardless if you participate with the group at the parish or in ...

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Blood Drive--(NOT cancelled)

Posted on March 06, 2020 in: General News

Our parish is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 24, from 3:00—7:00 pm in the Parish Center Gym. Consider giving the “gift of life” by donating the much-needed gift of blood!

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The Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual Fish Fry on Friday, April 3, serving from 11:00 am—1:00 pm and 4:00—7:00 pm.  Tickets are available for purchase from any Knight or in the Parish Office.  Mark your calendars and plan to enjoy a great meal!

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Bishop's Walk--CANCELLED

Posted on March 06, 2020 in: General News

The Annual "Bishop's Walk For Catholic Charities" will held in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, April 4, at the Notre Dame High School Track.  Check-in begins at 9:30 am with the walk beginning at 10:00 am.  Lunch will be provided as well as an Easter Egg Hunt.  The cost is $25 for an individual OR $60 for a family.  For more information, please see the flier posted on the vestibule bulletin board.  All proceeds help support the work and ministry of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri!

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