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Looking for a retreat or conference to enrich or rekindle your faith journey? Or would your children like to go to a Catholic summer camp? Spiritual growth opportunities hosted by the diocese as well as regional and national organizations are available for both children and adults. Contact the parish office if financial assistance is needed.



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According to the conference website:
“For over 40 years, Catholic children and young people have attended Camp Re-NEW-All, learning about God, themselves, and what it means to be Catholic.” Campers are encouraged to attend to “deepen their relationship with God while interacting with other campers and staff members, surrounded by the beauty and nature of southern Missouri.”

The camp is designed for children going into the 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th grade following the camp season.

For more information, visit (site has been moved use QR code.)


The Office of Youth Ministry of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau sponsors a youth conference in the spring each year. Join Bishop Rice and youth from throughout the diocese for a faith, food, and fun. Talks and workshops are presented by priests, seminarians, and many well-known people from our diocese. Enjoy beautiful liturgies, including Adoration, and a Palm Sunday Mass (2018) with a full procession.

The conference is for high school students.

For more information, visit


According to the conference website:
“We live in a world where there are voices shouting at us from all sides, trying to tell us who we are and who we aren’t, who we should be and who we shouldn’t be. If we pay too much attention to these voices, it won’t be long before we forget our true identity altogether.

But amidst all the noise is our loving Father, who wants to make Himself known to us and speak truth about who we are. God’s love is deeper and His plan for our lives is greater than anything the world has to offer – will we allow Him to reveal it to us?

This summer, over 50,000 Catholic teens across North America will participate in 25 Steubenville Youth Conferences, and we want you to be one of them! Come experience the love of God in a new and more profound way. He has so much in store for you.”

The conference is for high school students. Springfield, Missouri hosts two of the conferences annually.

For more information, visit


According to the conference website:
“Every other year, Catholic young people and their chaperones—youth ministers, campus ministers, parents, catechists, priests, coaches, and scout leaders—come together to pray, learn, and grow in their faith. In addition to opportunities to receive the sacraments of the Eucharist and penance, NCYC participants attend general and breakout sessions on topics relevant to living as a disciple of Christ in today's world, visit with organizations that provide resources and other support to youth and youth ministry, spend time in personal and communal prayer, and engage in service to others.”

The conference is for high school students.

For more information, visit



According to the diocesan website,
“The Cursillo® Movement pursues two purposes or objectives. The immediate purpose is to provide a conduit for living what is fundamental for being a Christian, namely, the on-going and total conversion of the person. The end purpose is to vertebrae Christianity in society by means of these persons who live what is fundamental for being Christian (the love of God and neighbor) in their daily lives.

Simply explained, the purpose of the Cursillo® Movement is that we become the Good News, and that our actions naturally turn out to be evangelical in our daily lives.”

Cursillo is a three-day weekend filled with prayer, worship, education, and opportunities that strengthen faith. But it does not end on Sunday night when the weekend concludes. The experience continues for the “Fourth Day,” providing an on-going journey of faith and apostolic action through regular small group meetings.

For more information and upcoming dates, visit


“Christ Renews His Parish”, or CRHP, is an effective spiritual renewal process which calls together the members of the parish – priests, religious, laity – in order to experience personal conversion and Christian community in the parish environment. It is a two-day retreat experience that is designed to help participants gain a closer relationship with God and to strengthen their faith experience. It can truly be a life-changing weekend.

Join us for the next men or women’s CRHP retreat, typically held in February. Look for more information in the bulletin toward the end of the year.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend for married Christian couples who value their relationship and desire a richer, fuller life together. Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and learn the tools needed to keep your marriage strong. The emphasis of Worldwide Marriage Encounter is on communication between husband and wife, who spend a weekend together away from the distractions and the tensions of everyday life, to concentrate on each other.

Weekends are scheduled regularly in Kansas City and St. Louis.
For more information and upcoming dates, visit http://www.ww or



The Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau offers a number of other conferences through the Office of Evangelization.To provide support and encouragement for the parishes and all people of God in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau as they actualize the three priorities of the Diocesan Mutually Shared Vision: “grow in holiness, form intentional disciples, and sent to witness”.

The Diocesan Evangelization and Discipleship Summit is held in Cape Girardeau and Springfield in the Fall of each year. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to participate in this one day conference offering opportunities for prayer, formation from nationally known Catholic speakers, and fellowship with other Catholics from around the diocese.
Check back for Fall 2024 dates.

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Catholic Stewardship Consultants (CSC) is an organization committed to developing Disciples of Christ through the practice of stewardship. Visit site:
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