Take a few moments to look around the web site... we welcome all visitors and pray your time in the Ozarks is restful. To our parishioners, hopefully you will find many items of interest. Everyone is invited to see what is happening at the parish: this week's bulletin and parish calendar and join in the many activities as time allows.
INSTALLATION & MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR
Bishop of the
The Rite of Reception and Mass of Installation for The Most Rev. Edward Matthew Rice as the seventh Bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau will be held at 2:00pm, Wednesday., June 1, 2016, the Memorial of St. Justin, Martyr, in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Springfield, MO.
The Installation will be carried LIVE on EWTN and will be live-streamed on the Facebook page for the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. This is made possible by contributions to the annual Diocesan Development Fund (DDF) and the upcoming June 12 collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign (CCC). Thank you.
This VBS promises to be an over-the-top, underground adventure! Plus, kids walk away understanding what it means to follow Jesus and shine his light. Join our team―register to be a part of Cave Quest VBS!
Annual Diocesan Development Fund is vital to the life of the Church in southern Missouri. Please complete and return your DDF pledge card today.to the parish office or drop it in the weekend collection basket. Blessings
Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ
Today Pope Francis is calling us to: "Be Merciful, just as your Father is Merciful."
ONLINE Giving… Thank You for using Faith Direct Online Giving. Parishioners who use the service are pleased with how easy it is to set up and manage. If you have not yet signed up for Faith Direct, please consider this option. This is a perfect tool for anyone who shops online! By using Faith Direct you are helping the parish improve our operational efficiency.
Faith Direct will automatically process any offertory or second collection donations of your choosing. You can sign up online at www.faithdirect.net using our church code: MO447, or by mailing a paper enrollment form available in the parish office. Thank You! Father Rick
Faith Formation Room
Under athe Bell Tower
Meditation: Do you accept the authority of God's word and submit to it with trust and obedience? Many religious leaders took offense at Jesus because they could not accept his authority. After Jesus had dramatically cleansed the temple of the traders and money-changers the Jewish leaders question Jesus to trap him. If he says his...
Meditation: Jesus makes a claim which only God can make - he knows all things - the present and the past, as well as the future. Jesus not only claims to speak the truth, He calls himself the very source of truth when he proclaims that he is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6)....
Father Rick's Blog
Having just celebrated Pentecost, I feel it would be good to reflect upon this great Solemnity of the Church. I'm using Deacon Richard's homily from this past weekend to help us in our meditation. Enjoy!
3rd Sunday of Easter --- Homily by Deacon Richard Harden (Senior Deacon at OLL)
In last week’s gospel, we hear of Jesus appearing to his disciples after his resurrection. When they see his risen, glorified body, they all rejoice, except for Thomas who was not present. He had to wait another 8 days, persisting in his unbelief, before Jesus appeared to them again. It’s amazing what an impact just seeing the risen man, Jesus, had on those who walked beside him while he was on earth. Or did it?