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Posted on May 28, 2021 in: General News

2021 Marian Conference Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson will host the 2021 Marian Conference August 13/14, 2021. Mark your calendars for this opportunity for spiritual growth. Call Immaculate Conception Parish office to register, 573-243-3182. https://vimeo.com/572303327

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Just Do It: Go to Mass

Posted on July 22, 2021 in: General News

Fr. Connor Danstrom has the right idea.  Sometimes instead of looking for excuses, just do it, just go to Mass.  Read here his memories of growing up and being encouraged to attend Sunday Mass.   Just Do It

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Welcome Home Youth!

Posted on July 12, 2021 in: General News

Welcome home youth and Deacon Peirano from Steubenville 2021!

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PCCW Installs New Officers

Posted on June 18, 2021 in: General News

Congratulations to our new officers for the Parish  Council of Catholic Women at St. Mary Cathedral. Jacque Aden, President, Carolyn Spinner, Vice President, Pat Eftink, Treasurer, Imelda Nenninger, Secretary.

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Congratulations to LifeHouse in Springfield for celebrating 100 babies born! Please help the LifeHouse Maternity home in Cape Girardeau being built by Catholic Charities. They need support to build this wonderful facility for women on the east side of our diocese in Cape Girardeau. You can click ...

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Signs from God: Miracles and Their Meaning by Tim Francis will be presented May 24, St. Ambrose, Chaffee, 6:30 PM; May 25, Guardian Angel in Oran, 6:30 PM, May 26 Immaculate Conception in Jackson, 6:30 PM, St. Augustine, Kelso, 6:30 PM

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Catholic Family Crate

Posted on April 29, 2021 in: General News

Looking for ways to explain and educate your children on their faith?  Get fun family Catholic activities every month by going to Catholic Family Crate

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Our Diocesan Development Fund Campaign (DDF) is the annual campaign for the diocese and takes place the first weekend of May after months of discussion and planning.  The funds raised through the campaign advance our mission through a host of ministries that assist our families, our parishes, a...

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No Taxpayer Abortion

Posted on April 14, 2021 in: General News

The Hyde Amendment and other similar laws have protected taxpayers from funding elective abortion since 1976. Now, some lawmakers and others in Washington want to take away these laws, which have had broad public and bi-partisan support for nearly 50 years. Without the Hyde Amendment, healthcare fun...

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The Student Council President and Vice President of St. Ambrose Grade School in Chaffee, MO made a donation from St. Ambrose School on April 8, 2021 to Fr. Allan Saunders, Pastor of St. Mary Cathedral for the Building Fund for the Catholic Social Ministries Food Pantry Building Appeal.

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RCIA Easter

Posted on April 09, 2021 in: General News

Congratulations to our new Catholics who entered the Church at Easter Vigil (Ellen Hahs, Micah McDowell, Elisabeth McDowell, Robert Helman, Candace Hill) and thank you to their sponsors for accompanying them on their faith journey, (Joyce Loos, Dan Williams, Marla Mills, Leslie Helman, Amy Heuer and...

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RCIA Easter

Posted on April 09, 2021 in: General News

Congratulations to our new Catholics who entered the Church at Easter Vigil (Ellen Hahs, Micah McDowell, Elisabeth McDowell, Robert Helman, Candace Hill) and thank you to their sponsors for accompanying them on their faith journey, (Joyce Loos, Dan Williams, Marla Mills, Leslie Helman, Amy Heuer and...

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The annual Diocesan Development Fund appeal will be held on May  1/2. This effort is conducted in every parish of the diocese to help finance the activities and ministries of the Catholic Church in southern Missouri. Please pray for the success of the DDF Drive. You can watch the video here:...

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Like the Radio Mass,  live streaming  the Sunday Mass has become an important means of making the Holy Mass available to those who cannot physically come to Mass. If we are to continue live streaming the  Mass on Sunday mornings we are in need of 4 volunteers who can help on a rota...

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Will YOU help? As Catholic Christians, we are called to help serve the poor, to give drink to the thirsty and food to the hungry.  The Catholic Social Ministries Food Pantry has been doing this since 2006.  Our present building is very outdated and crowded and does not help us serve...

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Ash Wednesday Masses

Posted on February 16, 2021 in: General News

Ash Wednesday Masses 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM  9:30AM  (also on facebook live stream)  12:05 PM and 7:00 PM

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No Mass Dates

Posted on January 25, 2021 in: General News

There will be no 8 AM Mass at St. Mary Cathedral on Tuesday, January 27. There WILL BE a 5:15 PM and confessions at 4:30 PM. There will be no 6 or 8 AM Masses on Wednesday, January 28. thank you.

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The Funeral Mass for Msgr. Rolwing will be live streamed on the Diocesan Facebook page Saturday, January 16 at 10 AM.      https://www.facebook.com/DioceseofSpringfieldCapeGirardeau/

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Fun Catholic Family Resources

Posted on January 13, 2021 in: General News

Here is a wonderful resource for Lent this year, but they also have a monthly version.  Catholic resources to help teach your children and other family members about the faith.  They are called Catholic Family Crates.  See this website for more information:  Catholic Family Crate...

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This Month on FORMED

Posted on January 13, 2021 in: General News

Annual Christmas Novena begins!

Posted on December 17, 2020 in: General News

St Mary's tradition of Christmas novena begins December 17 at 7 PM and contnues each evening until December 23.  There will be the opportunity for confession each evening following Novena.  If you cannot come to novena, you can watch the Novena recorded by Seminarians at Kenrick Gle...

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Frequent Church Attendance during 2020 Helps Mental Health

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Because of Covid dispensation this year, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 8 is not obligatory. We will have Masses at 7:00 PM Monday Dec. 7;  and 8 AM, 12:05 and 5:15 PM on December 8.  The 8 AM Mass will be live streamed on our Facebook page.

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Free Advent Retreat

Posted on November 20, 2020 in: General News

Join in a Free Advent Retreat by well nonw Catholics including Scott Hahn and Chris Stephanick.   Register

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This weekend you are invited to donate to Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri and help the good that they do. Nov 22 Video

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Thanksgiving Day Masses

Posted on November 18, 2020 in: General News

Thanksgiving Day Masses will be held at 7:00 and 8:30 AM.  A collection will be taken up for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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St Mary

Posted on November 13, 2020 in: General News

On Veteran’s Day, November 11, the student body of St. Mary Cathedral School in Cape Girardeau participated in the blessing and dedication of the Veteran’s Memorial recently placed near the school gym doors.  Fr. Allan Saunders performed the blessing.  St. Mary’s parishio...

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St. Rose Philippine Duchesne info

Posted on November 06, 2020 in: General News

There is a nice feature on our diocesan co-patron, St. Rose Philippene Duchesne in the "Stewardship" Newsletter Stewardship

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Starting November 6, visitors will be able to walk through the Sistine Chapel without leaving Missouri. "Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition" is coming to the America's Center in downtown St. Louis through January 10. The exhibition will feature reproductions of the Sisti...

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Read the most recent news update from MO Catholic Conference

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Rosary for America

Posted on October 02, 2020 in: General News

From Bishop Rice  I am asking every parish to publicly recite the rosary on Tue., Oct. 13, in honor of the 103rd Anniversary of the Blessed Mother's appearance at Fatima. I would also like to encourage you and your parishioners to participate in praying a rosary on Wed., Oct. 7 for the Feas...

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Pray for Life

Posted on September 28, 2020 in: General News

Join in praying for Life with the Novena for the Cause of Life.  Each day reflect on the quote from Pope Francis, pray a decade of the Rosary and conclude with St. John Paul II's prayer.

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Because we are having a Security Camera System installed inside and outside the Cathedral, on Monday Sept 14 and Tuesday Sept. 15, there will be no Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in Church those days because of the noise and disruption.  

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Confirmation Meeting Sept 20

Posted on September 11, 2020 in: General News

We will have a meeting for the Parents and Confirmation Candidates on Suday, Septemer 20, 2020 at 2 PM in the school gym.  If your child is in 7th grade through 12th grade they are invited to join our Confirmation classes this year.  One parent must attend this meeting with the Candidate. ...

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The Fatima Movie

Posted on August 28, 2020 in: General News

NEW YORK (CNS) - "Fatima" (Picturehouse), a fact-based drama from director and co-writer Marco Pontecorvo, recounts what may rank as the most remarkable series of religious events of modern times. Namely, the 1917 apparitions of the Virgin Mary (Joana Ribeiro) to three shepherd children ne...

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St. Monica & St. Augustine

Posted on August 24, 2020 in: General News

The Church celebrates the Feasts of St Monica and St. Augustine this week on August 27 and 28. 

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It is always fascinating how the Holy Rosary can touch many different lives, even of those who aren't familiar with it. In celebration of our Holy Mother and the Feast of the Assumption, here is an interesting article about how it touched the life of Elvis Presley.

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Queen of Peace Media". Fr. Tony Blount, (Vicar General of SoLT and his brother ) Fr.Jim Blount, make a plea in an attempt to get at least a million of the faithful to pray the 54 day rosary novena for blessing upon our election and peace in our country. It starts August 15th. https://www.you...

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RCIA Classes Beginning Soon

Posted on July 27, 2020 in: General News

RCIA Classes Beginning Soon
Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith?  Rite of Christian Initiation classes, also know as RCIA are beginning this fall at St. Mary Cathedral.  For more information or to sign up, contact Jim or Donna in the parish office, 573-335-9347 or JimK@stm...

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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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Confirmation Mass and Novena

Posted on July 10, 2020 in: General News

Please note!  The Confirmation Mass will only be open to Candidates, sponsors and parents. Because of CoVid restrictions we do not have room in church for anyone else. Please look for another Mass to attend that weekend.  Also, the Confirmation Mass will be live streamed on the Parish Face...

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This Week on FORMED

Posted on June 19, 2020 in: General News

FORMED - Watch Episode 7;  Why A Church  

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Formed Free Movie

Posted on June 17, 2020 in: General News

Formed is offering the movie: Am I Saved for free until June 18 2020.  Click here

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Religious Freedom Week Beginning June 22, the Feast of St Thomas More and St. John Fisher, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates Religious Freedom Week.  All people desire to know their Creator. All people have a natural impulse to seek the good and to live in accordanc...

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Welcome New Catholics!

Posted on June 01, 2020 in: General News

Last Saturday, May 30, 2020, St Mary Cathedral welcomed several new Catholics to our parish! Kelsey Farrow, Billie Howell, Gary Ledbetter, Tina Macklem, Amanda Oliver and Tyler Propst. 

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Feast of St. Dymphna May 15

Posted on May 14, 2020 in: General News

Join us in prayer as we honor the patroness of mental health, St.  Dymphna Friday, May 15. more information on St. Dymphna can be found here.

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Catholic Man Night

Posted on May 13, 2020 in: General News

Catholic Man Night on the parking lot at St. Mary's, May 12.

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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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Prayer for Consecration to Mary for United States
Renewal of the Consecration of the United States to the care of the Blessed Mother Mary on Friday, May 1, 2020.  The consecration follows a similar action of the Bishops' Conference of Latin America and the Caribbean (CELAM) who consecrated their nations to Our Lady of Guadalupe on Easter S...

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Happy Anniversary Fr. Rayappa!

Posted on April 24, 2020 in: General News

       Fr. Rayappa "Roy" Chinnabathini, a former associate pastor at St. Mary Cathedral, will celebrate his 10th Anniversary of Ordination Sunday, April 26, 2020.  You can send him a message to:  stmarkchurch@centurytel.net or mail St. Mark Parish, 1...

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At Home Family Resources

Posted on April 02, 2020 in: General News

This powerpoint lesson is an excellent way to 'see' the Gospel for this coming weekend Palm Sunday readings. The link for the power point is within the April Lesson plan for Palm Sunday. Christ's Passion in Sacred Art   SEND US YOUR VIDEOS! How is your family being Churc...

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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. YOU...

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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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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. ...

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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...

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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 t...

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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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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 Activities

Posted on February 25, 2020 in: General News

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES LENTEN RICE BOWL COLLECTION When Jesus fed the 5,000, he said, “give them some food yourselves.” Reflect on the challenge of global hunger. How can you contribute to support the hungry in your community.  Visit crsricebowl.org for more information.Rice Bo...

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Ash Wednesday Masses

Posted on February 24, 2020 in: General News

Masses on Ash Wednesday 6:00 AM, 8:00 AM 9:30 AM (school Mass)  12:05 PM 7:00 PM

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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 p...

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

Posted on January 30, 2020 in: General News

Do You Believe in Miracles?
See the video: http://www.sciencetestsfaith.com/cape/

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The parish library, volunteer room and library workroom were transformed into Santa's Workshop this week as donations for families in our parish arrived because of the Advent Angel Tree in the church. Thank you to everyone who helped by donating, collecting and distributing the Advent Angel Gift...

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Thanksgiving Day Masses

Posted on November 19, 2019 in: General News

Come give our Lord Thanks for all He's given us on Thanksgiving Day. Masses will be held at 7:00 AM and 8:30 AM.  

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Catholic Charities Collection

Posted on November 15, 2019 in: General News

This weekend there is a Catholic Charities Collection. To see more on how and why to donate, go to Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri.

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The Feast of All Saints, November 1 is a holy day of obligation. Mass times are:  Vigil Mass, Oct. 31 7:00 PM   Holy Day Masses:  6:00, 8:00 AM, 12:05, 5:15 PM  

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Fr. Rick Jones, from St. Vincent de Paul Parish and Father Andrew Williams along with  28 pilgrims (several from the Cathedral parish in Cape)  the parishioners back in Cape and our Bishop in our prayers! Click here for more pictures!    

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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...

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Vigil Mass Wednesday, August 14:  7 PM August 15:   6:00, 8:00 AM, 12:05 & 5:15 PM

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Bishop Blesses Graduates

Posted on May 21, 2019 in: General News

Bishop Rice blesses the High School Graduates from St.Mary's Parish Sunday, May 19, 2019.

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The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is May 12.  You can watch an video on Vocations Here:    https://vimeo.com/260966960  

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Bishop Edward Rice and Pastor of St. Mary's Rev. Allan Saunders welcome the new Catholics at Easter Vigil 2019 to St. Mary's Parish. Bishop Edward Rice confirms a new Catholic at Easter Vigil at St. Mary Cathedral, April 2019.

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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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Holy Day Masses January 1

Posted on December 31, 2018 in: General News

The Vigil for Feast of the Holy Mother of God, January 1 is 5:15 PM on December 31. There is a Mass at Midnight and also 7:00 and 8:30 AM on January 1st.  

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Christmas Novena, Christmas Masses

Posted on December 19, 2018 in: General News

Christmas Novena at St. Mary Cathedral  December 17-23 - at 7:00 PM with confessions following each evening. Christmas Vigil Mass 4:00 PM December 24th. Christmas  Midnight Mass at 12:00 AM Christmas Day:  7:00, 8:30, 10:30 AM      (Christmas Day Mass...

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Thank You For the Walk-In & Space

Posted on December 13, 2018 in: General News

Many many thanks to Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau for providing the space to place the new Walk-In Cooler for the Catholic Social Ministries Food Pantry.   SEMO Food Bank donated the walk in cooler so we can keep refrigerated items safely. 

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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 th...

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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...

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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 S...

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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 ...

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Lent Begins! Lenten Activities

Posted on February 13, 2018 in: General News

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Masses are:   6:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:30AM (school attends) 12:05 PM and 7:00 PM.   Opportunities for Confession: "The Light Is On For You" - Confessions every Wednesday during Lent at St. Marys, St. Vincents in Cape,...

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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 ...

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Masses for the Feast  Day of Mary, the Holy Mother of God on will be Monday, January 1, 2018  at 7:00, 8:30 and 10:30 AM.   There will be NO vigil Mass Sunday evening. Because the Feast falls on a Monday this year it is not obligatory in the United States.  But it is a wo...

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Kingdom of Happiness Book & Video

Posted on December 15, 2017 in: General News

This Christmas,  St. Mary Cathedral will be gifting parish members with  the book  " The Kingdom of Happiness."  Copies will be at the entrances to church at Christmas Masses.   Find out more information about the book which gives insightful information about Li...

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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 tea...

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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. ...

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Bishop Rice will celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving for a successful Diocesan Capital Campaign at St. Mary Cathedral on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 6:00  PM.  A reception will follow in the gym.  

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Divine Mercy Novena

Posted on April 13, 2017 in: General News

We encourage families to pray the Novena to the Divine Mercy. The novena begins Good Friday and ends on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23. The prayers of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, said on each day of the novena, can be found here. Divine Mercy Novena   Learn more about the devotion to the ...

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