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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 Kyle Holtgrave, director, Office for Catechesis, at or (217) 698-8500, x154.


pdfForgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession
St. Cecilia Parish, Family Life Center
155 N. Main Street, Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Facilitated by Paula Raffaelle
November 24 through December 22
Classes are held at the Family Life Center and are offered 3 different days/times each week:
Sundays @ 9:35 am OR
Mondays @ 7:00 pm OR
Tuesdays @ 10:35 am
The classes on these days are identical.
Participants should come to whichever class best fits their schedule for that week.
For more information see the attached flier, or call the parish office: 618-288-3200


Winter/Spring 2020 sessions to be announced


pdfSurviving Divorce (Ascension Press)
Immaculate Conception Christian Formation Center
320 N 21st St., Mattoon, IL 61938
Facilitated by Sheila Gruel
September 5 and continues for 12 weeks
Thursdays, 7:00 pm 
Each session lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Cost: Free Will offering at end of program 
Contact Sheila Gruel @ 217-725-6081for more information


Winter/Spring 2020 sessions to be announced


Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
524 East Lawrence, Springfield, IL 62703
For more information call the parish office: 217-522-3342
For more description of session, or on catechist credit available, each course title is linked to a flyer.

pdfNovena in Honor of the Immaculate Conception
December 1st through 8th
7:00 PM
Last Night and Closing Mass, December 9th
5:15 pm

pdfSpringfield Choral Society Presents “Messiah”
Music by the Springfield Choral Society
Tickets: $$ TBA
Saturday, December 14th
7:30 pm

pdfAdvent Lessons and Carols
Music by Mark Gifford and the Cathedral Choir
Sunday, December 15th
7:00 pm

pdfCarols at Noon
Music by Mark Gifford
Thursday, December 26th

pdfEpiphany Lessons and Carols
Music by Mark Gifford and the Cathedral Choir
Sunday, January 5th 7:00 pm

pdfThe Gospel of Matthew
Presented by Fr. Michael Friedel
Tuesdays, January 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th
7:00 – 8:30 pm

pdfThe New and Eternal Covenant
Presented by Fr. Chris House
Mondays, February 24th and March 2nd, 9th, and 16th
7:00 – 8:30 pm

pdfThe Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ According to Matthew
Presented by Fr. Michael Friedel
Wednesdays, March 25th and April 1st
7:00 – 8:30 pm

pdfThe Resurrection in Matthew’s Gospel
Presented by Fr. Michael Friedel
Wednesday, April 15th
7:00 – 8:30 pm

pdfOverview of the Fall/Winter 2019 Session At-A-Glance