Gospel Mass and Soul Food Luncheon

In recognition of Black History Month, all are invited to a Gospel Mass and Soul Food Luncheon, hosted by the Black Catholic Commission. Sunday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m., Church of the Little Flower, Springfield. The Soul Food Luncheon follows Mass and is $15/person. Register for luncheon HERE.

Lenten Retreat for Women

Villa Maria Catholic Life Center 1903 East Lake Shore Drive, Springfield, United States

The Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (SDCCW) is sponsoring a Lenten retreat Feb. 27-28 at the Villa Maria Catholic Life Center, located at 1903 East Lake Shore Drive on Lake Springfield. The retreat will feature spiritual presentations, prayer, time for personal reflection, Mass, confession, and fellowship. The retreat begins with registration and a light…

Faith & Fortitude: A presentation on Bishop James Aloysius Griffin

Faith & Fortitude: A presentation on Bishop James Aloysius Griffin Join us for a free presentation on the life of the first bishop of Springfield, Bishop James Griffin, presented by the Office for Archives and Record Management from the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. It takes place Wednesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. at the…

Sacred Story Retreat for women

Villa Maria Retreat Center 1903 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL, United States

Sacred Story Retreat March 1-3 in Springfield is a retreat for women who want to experience healing and renewal in Christ. Using materials from Forty Weeks: An Ignatian Path to Christ with Sacred Story Prayer (by Father Bill Watson, SJ), we guide you through a process of reconciling your past to Christ. You will be…

Families! Connect with God, have fun, and create memories all in one day

Families are invited to attend a grace-filled and fun-filled one-day experience all intended for them to reconnect with God. Mini Holy Family Fest takes place Sat., March 2 at Quincy Notre Dame High School (1400 S 11th St) in Quincy. The day runs from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and includes Mass, confession, Eucharistic adoration,…

National speaker to talk dating, relationships, love, sex – how do we navigate all this as adults and teens?

St. Mary's Catholic Church St. Mary's Catholic Church, Alton, IL, United States

With a culture that promotes promiscuity and living a life of "if it feels good, do it," it's getting harder to parent teenagers and young adults to live a life of purity and authentic love. There are many questions parents and young people are facing each day that are confusing and go against our Catholic…

Confirmation for Adults at Pentecost

For adults who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, a special celebration is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2:00 PM at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield. For details, please visit https://dio.org/catechesis/sacramental-prep/#sp-tabs-2. Questions? Contact Kyle Holtgrave at kholtgrave@dio.org (217) 698-8500, ext. 154.

National Eucharistic Procession in our diocese

Join Catholics from across the country and our diocese as a national Eucharistic procession will travel through our diocese July 8-12 next year. This procession, along with the three others, will come together at once at the National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis (July 17-21). Locations for when this national eucharistic procession will travel through our…

Called and Sent Retreat

Villa Maria Retreat Center 1903 E Lake Shore Dr, Springfield, IL, United States

Dive Deep with God What: Join your peers on this fun and powerful retreat. Experience a deep and meaningful encounter with the Lord and each other. Dates: Sunday, July 14 - Wednesday, July 17, 2024 Who: Anyone in who will be in High School in the Fall of 2024 Location: Our beautiful lakeside retreat center!…

National Eucharistic Congress

Join tens of thousands of Catholics from across the country on a five-day experience (July 17-21) of encountering the living Jesus Christ in Indianapolis. Receive profound renewal, hear inspirational testimonies and speakers, and participate in Mass with the universal Church. This experience will set you on fire for the Lord, helping you to go out…

The Holiest Adventure: Father/Son Edition

What: Join other dads and sons for an overnight campout filled with exciting and awesome activities, mass, adoration, and delicious food. Date: August 9 -10, 2024 Location: Villa Maria Retreat Center 1903 E Lakeshore Dr. Springfield, IL 62712 Who: For any fathers with their son(s) in grades 4-10 Meals: Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch provided Cost:…

The Holiest Adventure: Mother/Daughter Edition

What: Join other moms and daughters for a day filled with exciting and awesome activities, mass, adoration, and delicious food. Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024 Time: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. Location: Villa Maria Retreat Center 1903 E Lakeshore Dr. Springfield, IL 62712 Who: For any mothers with their daughter(s) in grades 4-10 Meals: Lunch and…

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat

Retreat for people affected by abortion, September 27-29, 2024, Villa Maria Retreat Center. Cost is $150. Scholarships are available for those not able to pay the full registration fee. Please let others know about this healing opportunity. For more information call 217-698-4456 or email projectrachel@dio.org

Family Fest

Food, faith, and a whole lotta fun! What: Join other Catholic families in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois for a day filled with exciting and fun activities for everyone as well as mass, adoration, and delicious food! Date: Sunday, October 20, 2024 Time: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. Location: The day will begin with mass…