Office of Development and Properties at 601 S. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65806 US - DDF
... in our family
Many programs are offered in the parish to help strengthen us as
individuals and as families. Resources and ongoing training of
catechists are provided to parishes so that our young people receive
the very best religious education and faith formation possible. Your
contributions to the annual Diocesan Development Fund make this happen.
Adult faith formation programs from Renew International, like "Why Catholic",
"Arise", and "Lifting Up Our Hearts", which fortify our faith are available to
every parish, in part, through the support of the DDF. Events like the
"Catholic Men's Night", Office of Family Ministry-sponsored "Family Movie Night",
and honoring the sacrament of marriage through the Diocesan Wedding
Anniversary Celebration enable us to deepen our love for Christ and
share this gift of love with others.
... in our parish
More than 40 building projects are currently taking place across the diocese.
Because you support the annual Diocesan Development Fund, these
parishes are saving significant dollars in fees they would normally spend
to hire project consultants and attorneys. By using the services of the
diocesan Development and Properties Office, the funds parishes raise
for building projects go directly for their facility needs.
Your support of the Diocesan Development Fund affords opportunities
throughout the year for youth from across our diocese to come together,
renew their Catholic faith, and celebrate their love of Christ and His love
for them. Through your generous gifts to the DDF, you are providing an
opportunity for God's love to grow in our youth, which then strengthens
each of our parishes.
... in our diocese
Of the 86 parishes and missions in our diocese, few have all the
resources required to offer the variety of ministries and services needed
by their parishioners. Through your support of the DDF, all of our
parishes and missions have access to programs and services that
will enrich the lives of each of its members.
Each of us is part of a larger family, joined together to form one
Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau.
How are we affected by the DDF?
These are just a few of the ways each of us are touched by the services provided through the Diocesan Development Fund:
Catechetical training for Catholic school and Parish School of Religion (PSR) educators
Religious education and faith formation for youth and adults
Annual retreat for priests
Marriage preparation classes
Architectural and legal consulting for parishes and schools
Permanent deacon formation
Training of parish employees and volunteers to provide a safe environment for ouryouth
Educational workshops on Catholic social teaching
Liturgical planning for diocesan-wide celebrations
Religious outreach to the Hispanic faithful
Property and liability risk management guidance for parishes and schools
Annual diocesan youth gathering in West Plains
Counseling services to those in need
Annual retreat for Catholic school principals
Marriage tribunal (annulment process)
Bishop's travels to parishes across the diocese
Natural Family Planning
Assistance to parishes with new construction and renovation projects
Oversee parish and Catholic school employee benefits
Offset subscription rates for The Mirror
Please join me as a disciple of Jesus Christ, our shepherd and servant, through your contribution to the DDF. Make a difference today by pledging your support to the Diocesan Development Fund.