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.

Thu., Dec. 14, 5:30 p.m. Ecumenical Prayer & Dinner, Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer (CRM), formerly the Congregation of the Mother CoRedemptrix (CMC), Carthage, MO

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—Gamblers Anonymous, meets in the conference room at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, every Monday,7-8 p.m., and on Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the youth room. This is a proven 12-step program for those with gambling issues. For more information, call (417) 894-7959.