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1615 W. Washington St., Springfield, IL 62702

Office for Pro-Life Activities and Special Ministries

Upcoming Events

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center
July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Pope Francis says, "God is always waiting for you." If you or someone you love is grieving the loss of a child or children to abortion, come and experience the healing mercy of Jesus Christ on our weekend retreat. This is a psychological and spiritual journey for healing after abortion. 

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Mass with Archbishop Cornelius Fontem Esua of Cameroon, Africa

St. Agnes Parish
July 29, 2018 11:30 am

On Sunday, July 29, St. Agnes Parish in Springfield, at their 11:30 Mass, will host the African Ensemble of Central Illinois who bring a vivid sense of joy to the celebration of the Eucharist.

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29th Annual Family Camp for Persons with Disability and Family/Friend

Lake Williamson Christian Center
September 15, 2018 10:15 am - September 16, 2018 12:00 pm

The 29th Annual Family Camp for people with disabilities and their family/friends will be held September 15-16 at Lake Williamson, Carlinville. Registration is due by August 1, 2018. The camp gives an opportunity to bond and support each other as participants gather together for a weekend of faith and fun. It is a weekend of fun, fully accessible, activities that include parables & prayer, crafts, miniature golf, singing, games, square dancing, swimming, hay rides, visiting, and dining together. On Sunday, participants will close camp with a Eucharistic celebration.

Camp fee includes handicapped accessible motel room, three meals, and all camp activities.

  • $88 Per Adult
  • $50 Per Child (ages 6-17)
  • FREE for Children 5 and Under
  • $10 Per Day + Meal Cost for Daily Drive-Ins

Registration is due August 1, 2018. Fees will increase by $5.00 per person after August 1.

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Download the Family Camp Registration Form

Download the Family Camp Swimming / Archery Permission Form

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Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

November 12, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Join Fr. Jeremy Paulin, OMV, Fr. Christopher Uhl, OMV & Fr. David Yankauskas, OMV on a pilgrimage to Mexico City to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chrine. Your pilgrimage includes...

  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Hotel accommodations (4-stars)
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Farewell dinner with live Mariachi music
  • Wine with some dinners
  • Assistance of a professional tour manager & local guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Opportunity for Daily Mass and devotional activities
  • Round-trip airfare available from: STL, BOS, DEN, LAX (+$399)

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Learn more about this pilgrimage and book online