Marriage-and-Family-Life

Family Life Annual Masses

Mass for Couples Married 50 Years or More

September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 pm | Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

More information will be available late spring 2018

White Mass

October 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm | Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception

Physicians and all health care professionals, in direct patient care and in all roles, are welcome to join in our Catholic expression of gratitude, during the Celebration of Mass, to thank God for the generous service by all members of the healing Community of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Reception and program to follow.

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Guest Speaker

Becoming God's Narrative of Healing

Fr. John Doctor, OFM
Vice President, Mission & Ministry
Quincy University

Fr. John Doctor has been a member of the Order of Friars Minor since 1969. In 1976, he was ordained a Franciscan priest. He holds a Master's Degree from Duquesne University in Ongoing Spiritual Formation. Since his ordination, he has served his Province as a high school teacher, initial formation director, pastor, retreat director, spiritual director, Provincial Vicar, and Provincial Minister.

He served for six years on the Board of Directors for Franciscans International, which is an NGO at the United Nations. For 15 years, Fr. John also served on the Board of Trustees for Quincy University. While serving as Provincial Minister, he was an active member of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, first as a Board Member and then as Vice President. He is presently chair of the Honora M. Cullinan Foundation, which awards grant money to assist the poor, the marginalized, and forgotten.