Sunday, 02 September 2018 13:44

Adult enrichment courses scheduled throughout diocese

The Office for Catechesis of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, in conjunction with local parishes, is pleased to offer faith formation courses for adults in locations across the diocese. These courses, which are open to everyone, are designed to help Catholics grow in their faith, respond to questions about the church, and make faith-filled decisions in their lives.

Parish catechists and Catholic school teachers may also attend these classes for credit in the diocesan catechist formation process. All catechists and teachers are required to engage in ongoing learning in order to be more effective communicators of the Gospel to those to whom they are called to minister.

“Formation is one of the pillars of effective parish stewardship and discipleship,” said Christine Malmevik, director of the Office for Catechesis. “By nurturing our understanding of our Catholic faith we draw closer to Jesus Christ and grow in our lives as disciples and stewards.”

Flyers of courses offered in each deanery will be emailed to pastors, DREs/CREs and principals and are also available online. Please call the contact names in the schedule to register or ask for a flyer from your pastor, DRE/CRE or principal.

More information about adult formation opportunities is available at www.dio.org/catechesis.

DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD IN ILLINOIS
OFFICE FOR CATECHESIS
Adult Enrichment/Catechist Formation Opportunities, Fall 2018

For more information, call (217) 698-8500
or www.dio.org/catechesis

 

Date/Time

Title

Other Information

Saturdays
Sept. 15, 22, 29
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Book of Exodus
Presented by:
Mark Etling, PhD.

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Guild Center, Belleville
(618) 394-6270
snows.org/events

Saturday
Oct. 13
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Our Lady’s Queenship in Relation to Her Assumption
Presented by: Father George Kirwin, OMI

The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Guild Center, Belleville
(618) 394-6270
snows.org/events

Sundays, Sept. 9-Nov. 11
6:30-7:30 p.m. and
Wednesdays,
Sept. 12-Nov. 14
5:15-6:15 p.m.

Apologetics-How to Explain and Defend the Faith
Facilitated by:
Clyde Nosser

St. Boniface Church, Acorn Room, Edwardsville
Contact:
(618) 656-6450 (Parish Office)
(618) 616-0521 (Clyde Nosser)

Sept. 2018-May 2019
Sundays, 9:35-11:35 a.m.
or Mondays, 7-9 p.m.
or Tuesdays,10 a.m.-noon

The Bible Timeline
(Ascension Press)
Facilitated by:
Paula Raffaelle

St. Cecilia, Glen Carbon
Contact: Paula Raffaelle
(618) 288-3200

Wednesdays,
Sept. 12-Nov. 14
1-2:30 p.m.
or 6:30-8 p.m.

Epic: A Journey through Church History
Facilitated by: Sister
Janet Pfile, OP

Holy Family Parish, Decatur
Contact: Sister Janet Pfile, OP
(217) 423-0240

Saturdays,
Sept. 15-Nov. 17
9-10:30 a.m.

Epic: A Journey through Church History
Facilitated by: Diane Keller

Holy Family Parish, Decatur
Contact: Sister Janet Pfile, OP
(217) 423-0240

Thursdays
Sept. 6-Nov. 15
9:30-10:30 a.m.

ACTS: Spread of the Kingdom
Facilitated by: Carla Will

Immaculate Conception
Parish Center, Mattoon
Contact: Carla Will
(217) 235-0431

Thursdays
Sept. 6-Oct. 18
7-8 p.m.

Fulfilled: Uncovering the Biblical Foundation of Catholicism
Facilitated by: Carla Will

Immaculate Conception
Parish Center, Mattoon
Contact: Carla Will
(217) 235-0431

Sunday, Nov. 4-
Thursday, Nov. 8
7-8 p.m.

Parish Mission
Presented by:
Father Emmerich Vogt, OP

Immaculate Conception
Parish Center, Mattoon
Contact: Carla Will
(217) 235-0431

Mondays,
Sept. 10-Oct. 29
7-8 p.m.

Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
Facilitated by: Joyce Vogel

Blessed Trinity, Brussels
St. Mary’s Hall
Contact: Joyce Vogel
(618) 980-4433

Saturday,
Nov. 17
9-11:30 a.m.

Mary, the Perfect Disciple
Facilitated by:
Dr. Carr Worland
(Archdiocese of St. Louis)

Blessed Trinity, Brussels
St. Mary’s Hall
Contact: Joyce Vogel
(618) 980-4433

Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9,
16, 23 and 30
7-8:30 p.m.

Pro-Life: There’s More to It
Facilitated by: Laura Evans

St. Thomas Hall, Camp Point
Contact: Laura Evans
(217) 316-1734

Wednesdays,
Sept. 19-Dec. 19
1-3 p.m. or
6:30-8:30 p.m.
online options available

Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
Facilitated by:
Brad Kendrick

St. Francis Solanus, Parish
Center, Quincy
Contact: Brad Kendrick
(217) 430-2593

Cycle 7:
Oct. 21-Nov. 24

30 Online Courses offered through the VLCFF Program,
University of Dayton

Registration: Sept. 5 thru Oct. 17
vlcff.udayton.edu/

Cycle 1, 2019:
Jan. 20-Feb. 23

Online Courses offered through the VLCFF Program,
University of Dayton

Registration: TBA
vlcff.udayton.edu/