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—Catholic Schoolhouse, serving homeschoolers of Greater Springfield, is currently registering students for the 2018-2019 academic year. More than an academic co-op, Catholic Schoolhouse is a structured program that meets weekly for homeschoolers and includes chorus, classroom instruction, science experiments, art projects, and opportunities for socializing. Informational meetings are scheduled throughout the spring. For more information, […] Read more

Springfield—The St. Bernadette Guild at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish is sponsoring a Ladies Day of Inspiration on Fri., March 23. Open to all women in the area, the day begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude with Stations of the Cross at 2:45 p.m. The theme is “God’s People-Together in Faith” and […] Read more

Jackson—The Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary of Immaculate Conception Parish host fish fries during Lent from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Knights hall. Adults: $10; children ages six-12 are $5; ages five and under: free. All are welcome.

Joplin—St. Mary Knights of Columbus will host a Lenten dinner, Fri., March 23, 5-7 p.m., in the parish center. Adults: $8; children: $6; children (under age five): free; family: $25. Menu includes baked tilapia filet, seasoned rice, vegetable stew, mac and cheese, green beans, salad, dinner rolls, assorted desserts, coffee, tea, and soft drinks.