Dear Parishioners,

I would like to sincerely thank you for your prayers and generosity in making our Diocesan Development Fund a success. We have now reached our goal of $2.6 million. I know we simply could not have experienced this accomplishment without the leadership of our Priests and our DDF Parish Chairs, but I am even more humbled and impressed by the generosity of our parishioners from east to west. We can do so much by working together. I will keep all of you in my prayers in this New Year. I am

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Most Reverend Edward M. Rice

Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau