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Mon - Thurs: 8:00 - 5:15

Hours

(217) 698-8500

Phone

1615 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702

Office for Catechesis

Local Courses

These courses, offered at various locations across the diocese, give Catholics an opportunity to deepen their understanding of and appreciation for our faith. Anyone taking advantage of these faith formation programs may receive credit through the diocese’s catechist formation process. For more information about any of these courses or other faith formation activities, contact Christine Malmevik, director, Office for Catechesis, at or (217) 698-8500, x178.

ALTON DEANERY

pdfThe Bible Timeline (Ascension Press)
Facilitated by: Paula Raffaelle
Jan  - May 2019
Sundays, 9:35 - 11:35 am
or Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
or Tuesdays,10:00 am – noon
St. Cecilia, Glen Carbon
Contact: Paula Raffaelle
618-288-3200

pdfFood for Thought 2019
Jan  - Nov. 2019
Seven different topics, various speakers
St. Paul Parish, Highland
Contact parish office at 618-654-2339 for more information, or check bulletin.
Participants can bring their own "sack lunch/supper" and beverage.

DECATUR DEANERY

pdfEpic: A Journey through Church History
Facilitated by: Sr. Janet Pfile, OP
Wednesdays, Feb. 6 - Apr. 13
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm or 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Holy Family Parish, Decatur
Contact: Sr. Janet Pfile, OP
217-423-0240

pdfEpic: A Journey through Church History
Facilitated by: Diane Keller
Saturdays, Feb. 9 - April 16
9:00 - 10:30 am
Holy Family Parish, Decatur
Contact: Sr. Janet Pfile, OP
217-423-0240

pdf“Jesus, the Compassionate Savior, Part 1:  Luke, 1-1
Tuesdays, Jan. 15 - Feb. 26 , 7:00 - 8:00 pm, or
Wednesdays, Jan16 - Feb. 27 , 11:00 am - noon
Forty Martyrs Church, Tuscola
Adult Education Room
Cost $10
Contact the parish office for more information:  217-253-4412

pdfPilgrimage in the Footsteps of Jesus
Tuesdays, March 5 -April 16 , 7:00 - 8:00 pm, or
Wednesdays, March 6 - April 17, 11:00 am - noon
Forty Martyrs Church, Tuscola
Adult Education Room
Cost $10
Contact the parish office for more information:  217-253-4412

pdfParish Mission:  The History of Salvation - God's Plan for His People
Presented by: Msgr. Daniel Deutsch
Sunday, March 24 through Wednesday, March 27
7:00 - 8:15 pm
Ss. James & Patrick Parish
St. Patrick Church, 407 E. Eldorado St., Decatur
For information or to register:  217-429-5363 or 217-428-7733

QUINCY DEANERY

pdfForgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession
Facilitated by: Laura Evans
Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 (Sunday) March 31, and Tuesday, April 9
7:00 - 8:30 pm
St. Thomas Church Hall, Camp Point
Contact: Laura Evans
217-316-1734

pdfForgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession
Facilitated by: Laura Evans
Thursdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4 and 11
7:00 - 8:30 pm
St. Mary School Cafeteria, Mt. Sterling
Contact: Laura Evans
217-316-1734

pdfRevelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come
Facilitated by: Brad Kendrick
Wednesdays, Jan. 9 - Apr. 24
1:00 - 3:00 pm or 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Online options available
St. Francis Solanus, Parish Center, Quincy
Contact: Brad Kendrick
217-430-2593 or 
Workbook: $30

SPRINGFIELD DEANERY

pdfThe Gospel According to St. Luke
Presented by:  Fr. Micahel Friedel
Thursdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Atrium, Springfield
For information call the parish office at 217-522-3342

pdfThe Writings of Flannery O'Connor
Presented by:  Fr. Wayne Stock
Tuesdays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Atrium, Springfield
For information call the parish office at 217-522-3342

pdfStudies in Faith & Culture:  The Person - Life and Community
Presented by:  Vicki Compton
Thursdays, Feb. 7 - Apr. 11
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Atrium, Springfield
Cost is $150
For information call the parish office at 217-522-3342

pdfAn Historical, Theological, and Liturgical Look at Lent
Presented by:  Fr. Chris House
Monday, March 11
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Atrium, Springfield
For information call the parish office at 217-522-3342

pdfHumanae Vitae
Presented by:  Fr. Chris House
Tuesday, March 19
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Atrium, Springfield
For information call the parish office at 217-522-3342

pdfThe Passion Narrative in the Gospel of St. Luke
Presented by:  Fr. Michael Friedel
Wednesdays, April 3 and 10
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Atrium, Springfield
For information call the parish office at 217-522-3342

pdfSurviving Divorce: Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family  
Facilitated by:  John Marruffo
Begins Thursday, January 24 and runs for 12 weeks.
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Christ the King Parish Hall Library, Springfield
To register call parish at 217-546-3527
or contact John Marruffo, 217-494-3366 
There is a $15 fee for the program, which includes all materials

OTHER COURSES AVAILABLE

Online courses are also available through the VLCFF Program: University of Dayton throughout the year.  Visit our VLCFF page for more information. 
Current course calendar for the 2019 VLCFF Cycles with Diocesan Alignment

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