Michael Hoerner

Saturday, 06 October 2007 20:00

Springfield DCCW collects record amount

The Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW) collected a record amount of money for designated projects during the last fiscal year, according to a report given at the annual DCCW Convention in September in Quincy.

St. Francis Hospital introduced a redesigned logo and new slogan in a marketing campaign launched on Sept. 24.
Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Bishop Victor H. Balke of Crookston, Minn. His successor will be Msgr. Michael J. Hoeppner, vicar general of the Diocese of Winona, Minn.
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach will celebrate its first anniversary Sept. 28 with an open house for the public to see how the recycling and redistribution effort of medical equipment and supplies is having a global impact.
Saturday, 22 September 2007 20:00

Area K. of C. councils honored

Four area Illinois State Knights of Columbus council's from District 76 have been recognized as award winners for outstanding programs during the 2006-2007 fraternal year. The announcement was made at the Knights of Columbus headquarters in New Haven, Conn.

Science labs, classrooms, a school chapel, large music room and individual practice rooms, huge multipurpose rooms, and a gymnasium are just some of the new school facilities which were built at Catholic high schools in the Springfield diocese, in part by funds raised in the Harvest of Thanks, Springtime of Hope campaign.

PSR Class for Exceptional People (religion classes for the developmentally disabled) will begin later this month at Blessed Sacrament School in Springfield. The classes are open to all developmentally disabled children and adults, ages 7 and up, from the greater Springfield area.

Saturday, 08 September 2007 20:00

Christian spirituality workshop offered

A spirituality workshop under the direction of Father Albert Haase, OFM, will be held Oct. 5-7 at the new Chiara Center located on the motherhouse grounds of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis. Influenced by the writings of spiritual masters throughout the centuries, the workshop will examine some key themes including the true and false self, growth toward freedom, prayer, and the spiritual journey.

Patty Schneier will be visiting St. Mary Catholic Church on Sunday, Sept. 16, to present an inspirational talk, "Prove it, God! ... And He Did." She will speak from 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Mary's, located at 1802 Madison Ave. Refreshments will follow the presentation.
Saturday, 01 September 2007 20:00

Freshman enrollment up 46 percent at QU

First-year student enrollment at Quincy University stands at 235, up 46 percent from last year's fall 2006 total of 161, according to QU executive vice president Patricia Laytham. This year's number is also an increase from fall of 2005, when first-year student enrollment stood at 202.
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