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On Monday March 30, St. Mary's Teachers stood outside school placing books and work on tables for students to pick up.  The learning process keeps going as students work from home with their parents' help during the Covid 19 virus situation.

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Bishops video message to all families in our diocese.

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In light of recent events, we have cancelled Bishop’s Walk, but are asking for you to join us for Bishop’s Prayer. On Saturday, April 4 at 10:00a.m., we will broadcast live via our Facebook page to pray the Rosary for our community during this challenging time and for those we serve. YOUR gift of $25 or more will be critical over the coming weeks and months as we seek to not only continue to help our existing clients, but also those who may need help in the near future.  You can send your gift to: Catholic Charities,  424 East Monastery Street Springfield, MO 65807

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Happy Feast Day St. Mary's

Posted on March 25, 2020 in: General News

Happy Feast Day St. Mary's
Happy Feast of the Annunciation St. Mary's! Please say a Hail Mary in honor of our parish Feast Day today, and another Hail Mary for the end of the Virus crisis.  We ask our Blessed Mother to watch over all of us and the world and bring everyone to safety.

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Pope Francis is offering prayers for the Coronavirus crisis.  The Holy Father is granting a Plenary Indulgence to the faithful sick with coronavirus, to health agents, relatives and all those taking care of the sick, who expose themselves to the risk of infection. On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Holy See published the Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary, regarding special indulgences for the faithful in the present pandemic crisis. Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Major Penitentiary, and Krzydztof Nykiel, Regent, signed the Decree on March 19. The persons that will benefit from the Plenary Indulgence are the sick at ...

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Online Marian Consecration Retreat April 1 - May 8 Please join us Wednesday, April 1 in taking part in a 33-day Marian Consecration online retreat. Registration for this program is $5 which includes a copy of 33 Days to Morning Glory by Michael E. Gaitley along with a retreat companion.   We will meet as an online group 6 times in an online format throughout the 33-days on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm beginning April 1 and concluding May 8 (Our Lady of Pompeii). Because this is an online format. If you wish to sign-up please contact Jesse Hiett at jhiett@usml.edu or 573-335-9347 directly for fu...

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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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Following the example of Pope Francis, the supreme chaplain and I urge you to pray a Novena for Protection in Time of Pandemic during this difficult moment for our country and our world. At important moments in the past, the Knights of Columbus has urged its members to pray. We did this at the outset of World War II, after 9/11, and during papal conclaves and civic elections. Today, the world faces a pandemic illness for the first time in a century. Having lost our founder, the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney, to a viral pandemic 130 years ago, we know such situations can be very serious. We als...

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CCW Meeting Cancelled

Posted on March 17, 2020 in: General News

The meeting of the St. Mary CCW organization hasbeen cancelled for Thursday, March 19, 2020.

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Ideas for Families During Lent

Posted on March 16, 2020 in: General News

Franciscan University  has offered free online learning with some ideas for Lent for your family which can be found here.

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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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Lenten Daily Meditations

Posted on March 03, 2020 in: General News

You can find daily spiritual quotes and meditations on our website this Lent. Just click here to go to Lenten Meditations.

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