St. Frances Cabrini Parish
Welcome to St. Frances Cabrini Parish
Located on Springfield’s eastern edge not far from I-55, our parish was founded in 1947 as the number of returning WWII veterans began establishing families. As the decades passed our parish was a center for Catholic life for diverse ethnic peoples, especially those of Italian and eastern European heritage, who helped build the homes and businesses of the post-war growth in Springfield. The Patroness of our parish is herself the first American citizen to be canonized and an Italian immigrant who built hospitals and orphanages to assist the waves of immigrants entering the United States prior to the First World War.
Mother Cabrini remains a model for the care our parish offers to Springfield’s poor. Besides cooking for the homeless, supporting local food for the poor outlets, and offering generous care for the sick and dying, our parishioners raised $25,000 in six weeks to send a 40 foot container of medical supplies to Kenya through Franciscan Mission Outreach