FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2017
Health Care Workers of All Faiths Are Welcome to Join Bishop Thomas John Paprocki For the Diocesan White Mass
SPRINGFIELD – Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois will celebrate a White Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 524 East Lawrence, at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Health care workers from all faiths are welcome. All physicians and health care professionals, in direct patient care and in all roles, are welcome to share our Catholic expression of gratitude to thank God for the generous service by the members of the healing community in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.
A reception and program will immediately follow the Mass in the Cathedral Atrium. Father John Doctor, OFM, Vice President, Mission and Ministry at Quincy University will present “Becoming God’s Narrative of Healing.” Father Doctor has been a member of the Order of Friars Minor since 1969. He was ordained a Franciscan priest in 1976. He holds a Master’s Degree from Duquesne University in Ongoing Spiritual Formation. Since his ordination Father Doctor has served his Province in numerous ministries including initial formation director, Provincial Vicar and Provincial Minister. He also served on the Board of Trustees for Quincy University. He is presently chair of the Honora M. Cullinan Foundation which awards grants to assist the poor, the marginalized and the forgotten.
Please RSVP, call (217) 321-1139 or register online at www.dio.org/familylife/annual-masses.html.
The Catholic Diocese of Springfield in Illinois is 129 parishes in 28 counties in central Illinois.