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Hours

(217) 698-8500

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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 Christine Malmevik, associate director for catechesis, at or (217) 698-8500.

ALTON DEANERY

pdfThe Book of Exodus
Presented by: Mark Etling, PhD.
Saturdays, Sept. 15, 22 & 29
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Guild Center, Belleville
618-394-6270 or snows.org/events
Cost $10 per session, $30 for series

pdfOur Lady’s Queenship in Relation to Her Assumption
Presented by: Fr. George Kirwin, OMI
Saturday, October 13
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Guild Center, Belleville
618-394-6270 or snows.org/events
Cost: $20

pdfApologetics - How to Explain and Defend the Faith
Facilitated by: Clyde Nosser
Sundays, Sept. 9 - Nov. 11, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
And Wednesdays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 14, 5:15-6:15 pm
St. Boniface Church, Acorn Room, Edwardsville
Contact:
618-656-6450 (Parish Office)
618-616-0521 (Clyde Nosser)

pdfThe Bible Timeline (Ascension Press)
Facilitated by: Paula Raffaelle
Sept. 2018 - 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

DECATUR DEANERY

pdfEpic: A Journey through Church History
Facilitated by: Diane Keller
Saturdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 17
9:00 - 10:30 am
Holy Family Parish, Decatur
Contact: Sr. Janet Pfile, OP
217-423-0240

pdfEpic: A Journey through Church History
Facilitated by: Sr. Janet Pfile, OP
Wednesdays, Sept. 12 - Nov. 14
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm or 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Holy Family Parish, Decatur
Contact: Sr. Janet Pfile, OP
217-423-0240

EFFINGHAM DEANERY

pdfACTS: Spread of the Kingdom
Facilitated by: Carla Will
Thursdays, Sept. 6 - Nov. 15
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Immaculate Conception
Parish Center, Mattoon
Contact: Carla Will
217-235-0431

pdfFulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundation of Catholicism
Facilitated by: Carla Will
Thursdays, Sept. 6 - Oct. 18
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Immaculate Conception Parish Center, Mattoon
Contact: Carla Will
217-235-0431

pdfParish Mission
Presented by: Fr. Emmerich Vogt, OP
Sunday, Nov. 4 - Thursday, Nov. 8
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Immaculate Conception
Parish Center, Mattoon
Contact: Carla Will
217-235-0431

JACKSONVILLE DEANERY

pdfFollow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
Facilitated by: Joyce Vogel
Mondays, Sept. 10 - Oct. 29
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Blessed Trinity, Brussels
St. Mary’s Hall
Contact: Joyce Vogel
618-980-4433

pdfMary the Perfect Disciple
Facilitated by: Dr. Carr Worland (Archdiocese of St. Louis)
Saturday, Nov. 17
9:00 - 11:30 am
Blessed Trinity, Brussels
St. Mary’s Hall
Contact: Joyce Vogel
618-980-4433

QUINCY DEANERY

pdfPro-Life: There’s More to It
Facilitated by: Laura Evans
Tuesdays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
7:00 - 8:30 pm
St. Thomas Hall, Camp Point
Contact: Laura Evans
217-316-1734

pdfFollow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
Facilitated by: Brad Kendrick
Wednesdays, Sept. 19 - Dec. 19
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: $20

SPRINGFIELD DEANERY

pdfThe Holy Spirit and the Church  
Presented by:  Fr. Richard Chiola, Ph.D.
Wednesday, September 26
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Roesch Hall, Christ the King, Springfield
To register call parish at 217-546-3527, ext. 5
or email:
There is a $10 fee for each class, payable at the door

pdfRestoring the Proper Theological Order of the Sacraments of Initiation
Presented by:  Fr. Richard Chiola, Ph.D.
Wednesday, October 3
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Roesch Hall, Christ the King, Springfield
To register call parish at 217-546-3527, ext. 5
or email:
There is a $10 fee for each class, payable at the door

pdfSchedule of Courses for FALL 2018

For information about the online courses available through the VLCFF Program: University of Dayton, visit the VLCFF page. 

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