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Purified brings parents and teens (13+) together to discover God's plan for love and opens up an opportunity for them to continue the discussion about this important topic at home, in a healthy and easy way with resources that work. The event includes a new version of Jason's renowned talk Love or Lust, where he mixes humor with down-to-earth practicality that removes any awkwardness, making the difficult conversations about love much easier. Your family will leave with an understanding of the good news of chastity, a healthy sense of self-worth, and the ability, if needed, to start again. The night includes Euchar...

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Confirmation Works of Mercy Video

Posted on September 18, 2020 in: Parish Videos

The Works of Mercy Video What Are the Works of Mercy?

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Do you know of someone who might be interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith? RCIA classes will begin in September. Contact Jim or Donna at 573-335-9347.  

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This month, we're praying for mothers to receive ongoing care and support in raising their children. Prayer and action Prayer for Moms Novena to St. Anne & St. Jochiam

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Help Needed

Posted on May 15, 2020 in: General News

Help needed... We are looking for adults to help usher at Masses on the weekend Masses. Please call the Lisa in the office if you can help. Also, crafters! We need cording made out of yarn to reserve pews. If you can crochet, please call Lisa in the parish office for instructions. Thank you!

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Masks Needed

Posted on May 08, 2020 in: General News

If anyone is making masks, would you be willing to donate some to Church for when we have Mass again? You can drop them by the parish office during the week from 9 AM - 4PM.  Thank you!

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Join us in praying the Litany of St. Joseph and listen to the meditation on St. Joseph the Worker. St. Joseph the Worker Meditation by Jesse Heitt and Lisa Simmons

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At this time we have had to suspend all public Masses, Stations of the Cross, meetings, Bible Studies, PSR, Stations of the Cross and other activities because of the health concerns for the virus. Office of the Bishop March 17, 2020 Feast of St. Patrick, Bishop Dear Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, It is with a heavy heart, yet with confidence that this is the correct decision, that I decree that effective at 6 p.m., March 17, 2020, and until further notice, all public celebrations of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, including daily Mass, in the Diocese of Springfie...

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Radio Mass at 8:30 AM Sunday

Posted on March 18, 2020 in: General News

We will continue to broadcast the 8:30 AM Mass on Sundays on KZIM 960 AM and on www.960KZIM.com. Please use this opportunity for you and your family to participate in the Holy Mass for your Sunday obligation from home either by radio or internet.

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Changes at Mass

Posted on March 05, 2020 in: General News

Bishop Rice has asked that precautions be implemented in order to protect parishioners from the spread of illness.  So until further notice we will suspend the distribution of Precious Blood and discontinue the Sign of Peace at all Masses.

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FORMED Are you watching FORMED? the place to find great Catholic videos, bible and other religious studies. Our Parish has a paid subscription for FORMED which enables our parishioners to watch it for free.  Simply go to:   1.  Just go to www.FORMED.org,   2. Enter our parish code: X3DFF8  on the homepage.   3. Create a personal account with your user name/email and password.   4. Start enjoying the best Catholic content all in one place! You can also share this code with your family members. For more information on how to sign up for the FREE resource, contact Lisa in t...

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2019 Parish Picnic A Beautiful Day!
It was a beautiful day for a picnic! Thank you to everyone who helped make this day fantastaic! Mark & Jennifer Landewee for the Fried Chicken Dinner and fixings Joe & Andrea Bullock for the Children's Games St Mary Youth Groups for manning the games, helping with the dinner and concerts and Briana and Jamie Brown, Mary Kulla, Heather Karnes. All of our performers for the musical portion of the day:  Tom Emmendorfer, Taylor Emmendorfer, Jim Keusenkothen, Justin Keusenkothen, Jaci Keusenkothen, Josh Keusenkothen, Leann Hendrix, Landon Brown, Etha...

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Relics of St. Padre Pio

Posted on April 04, 2019 in: General News

St. Mary Cathedral is blessed to host the Relics of St. Padre Pio on May 1, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM.  Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Rice at 12:15 PM.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place between 5 and 7 PM.

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Looking For Good Books?

Posted on July 26, 2018 in: General News

Our Sunday Visitor has a website where you can shop for books for all of the family.  There is a new book out called "The Fisherman's Tomb" about the true story of the Vatican searching for St. Peter's Tomb.  There are also many books on teaching your children about the Catholic faith, your teens, and books for adults too.  Just go to Our Sunday Visitor website by clicking this link.

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Parents: Raising A Catholic!

Posted on June 21, 2018 in: General News

Parenting is hard, Catholic parenting is even harder, but there is a reason why you teach your child the faith, send your kids to a Catholic school, bring you kids to Mass and make sure they receive the Sacraments of the Catholic Church. You want them to have a solid faith to help them live happy lives and gain heaven.  Here are two articles with some helpful suggestions you can try in your own family life!   How to Build Catholic Character in your Children and How to get the most out of your child's Catholic education

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What We LOVE About St. Marys

Posted on June 18, 2018 in: General News

We are celebrating our 150th Anniversary as a Parish this year and we'd like to share GOOD NEWS with all those who worship here, both present, past and future about what is so wonderful about St. Mary's Parish.  Go to our Facebook page to read comments about memories and what makes St.Mary's wonderful! What I love about St Marys   If you would like to share what you love about St. Mary's too you can either add to our Facebook comments or email your comments to Lisa in the parish office.  We need to talk about the GOOD NEWS of Jesus and St. Marys is part of that GOOD NEWS!  ...

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  We've just added a new section to our Family Life portion of the website!  It contains short newletters on your to teach the faith in your home!  Check it out!

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Approximately 30 people attended the St. Paul Street Evangelization event April 28, 2018  to learn more about spreading the Catholic faith, and how to answer questions about the faith.  The meeting was held at St. Mary Cathedral.  

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Calling All Young Adults!

Posted on April 24, 2018 in: General News

Pope Francis is calling on all young adults, ages 18-29 to reflect on their call from God in living their Catholic faith.  He has dedicated the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be focused on the theme of Youth People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment.  It will be held in October 2018 and the will be an expression of the pastoral care of the Church for the young. Its aim is to accompany the young on their journey to maturity so that through a process of discernment they will discover their plan for life and realize it with joy, opening up to the encounter with God and human beings by a...

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Click HERE to see the 150th Parish Anniversary history video. Thank you to Justin Voss for his aerial footage!

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Celebrating 150 Years!

Posted on January 08, 2018 in: General News

St Mary Cathedral Parish celebrates 150 years as a parish this entire year.  We are beginning the year with our Parish Anniversary Prayer which you can download and read here.  There are copies in the church pews and we'll prayer this every Sunday before Mass begins for the entire year. Please watch for other Anniversary activites throughout the year including our Parish Picnic in August and Grade School Alumni Golf Tournament in August.  

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Teaching Children to Pray

Posted on November 07, 2017 in: General News

    An article in Our Sunday Visitor Engage magazine  by Dr. Joseph White, a National Catechetical Consultant, encourages parents that one of the most important lessons to teach their children about the Catholic faith is that God loves them.  But to truly do this we must teach them to pray.  One lesson about prayer is that it is both talking AND listening.     In the book, "The Way of Prayer," Pope John Paul II states, "When we hold a conversation with someone, we not only speak, but we also listen. Prayer therefore is also listening." Children should be taught...

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Watch the video Joy & Hope at St. Mary Cathedral  

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How do we keep the faith alive for the next generation?  The following article has several good ideas:  Vibrant  Faith

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Bishop Rice celebrated a "Blue Mass" for all Law Enforcement and First Responders at St. Mary Cathedral on September 9,2017.

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150th Parish Anniversary

Posted on June 29, 2017 in: General News

Plans are getting underway for our 150th Parish Anniversary celebration.  There will be a meeting of those interested in helping with the celebration on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the parish library.  Anyone interested in helping plan for our anniversary is welcome to come. one of the first pictures of the inside of St. Marys church. circa 1890's.  Parish archives  

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