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

Belleville, IL—The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows seeks volunteers for a shift or two during the Way of Lights, Fri., Nov. 17-Sun., Dec. 31. Duties include greeting visitors to the Christmas tree display or assisting in the children’s craft area. If you are interested, Email programs@snows.org, or call Bette, (618) 394-6281.

Belleville, IL—The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows will host A Girls Day Out Luncheon and Quarter Auction, Sat., Nov. 18. Lunch at noon; fashion show by CATO to follow. Luncheon reservations are required. Cost: $25 per person or $180 for a table of 8. For more information, contact the shrine, (618) 397-6700, […] Read more

Springfield—The Secular Franciscan group will meet, Sat., Nov. 18, beginning with lunch at noon (optional), then at 1 p.m. in the day chapel at Holy Trinity Parish. Contact for new inquirers is Steve Moncher, stevemoncher@gmail.com, or call (417) 861-2109.