Springfield— Contemplative Outreach of Springfield is launching a new, quarterly “Diving Deeper” series. The series will run from Sat., Nov. 4, 2017-Fri., May 4, 2019, Immaculate Conception Church. Mass at 8:30 a.m.; registration, 9:15 a.m.; program, 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m.; lunch provided. To ensure there will be sufficient food/materials, please Email Barb DePue at democatsx2@gmail.com. Free-will […] Read more

Springfield—The Praise and Worship prayer group meets every Thu. night, 6:30-8 p.m., in the chapel at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. The evening begins with a patriotic Rosary for our country, followed by prayers of praise, thanksgiving, and petition along with music provided by Andrew Peters. All are welcome. For more information, contact Shelly Pichler […] Read more

Springfield—Beginning Experience of Springfield is offering a six-week “Coping With Life Alone” class, beginning Thu., Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Cost: $20; scholarships are available (no one is excluded because of inability to pay). The classes are designed to help individuals work through the trauma of losing a spouse through death, […] Read more

Joplin—St. Mary Knights of Columbus will host a Lenten dinner, Fri., Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. in the Parish Center. Adults: $8; children: $6; children under age 5: free; family: $25. The menu includes baked tilapia, seasoned rice, vegetable stew, mac and cheese, green beans, salad, dinner rolls, assorted desserts, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. The […] Read more

Sat., Feb. 24, 4:15 p.m. Speaking at the Diocesan Youth Leader Conference, The Landing, Van Buren, MO. Mass follows.