Dispensation from the Obligation to Attend Holy Mass
Bishop Edward M. Rice addressed a letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau in late March 2021 regarding his decision to lift the Dispensation from the Obligation to Attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.
However, with the distancing requirements in place by the City of Nixa, St. Francis of Assisi has permission from Bishop Rice to continue honoring the Dispensation until the city mandate is lifted.
In-person Mass is available at our regularly scheduled Mass times on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Seating is arranged to accommodate social distancing and masks are required.
If you are unable to attend in person please consider participating in the live-streamed Mass on Facebook, on television or on the radio. Follow along with the readings at http://usccb.org/bible/readings.
Additional Online Prayer Resources are also available.
Act of Spiritual Communion
When circumstances prevent you from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion, which is a source of grace.
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Watch Live on Facebook
Sundays at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi: https://www.facebook.com/StFrancisNixaMO/
Sundays at 9:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception with Bishop Rice: https://www.facebook.com/Immaculate-Conception-Parish-Springfield-MO-458965037941209
Sundays at 11:15 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: https://www.facebook.com/seaschurch.org/
Other online Mass times around the diocese: https://dioscg.org/streaming-church-services-from-around-the-diocese/
Masses can be replayed later on Facebook as well.
Watch on TV
Sundays at 7:00 a.m. on EWTN
Sunday at 11:00 a.m. on EWTN
Listen on the Radio
Sundays at Noon: Replaying Mass at Immaculate Conception with Bishop Rice on KWTO 93.3 FM and 560 AM