Diocesan Datebook

Daily events occuring throughout the Diocese

Saturday, Oct. 17

BELLEVILLE — Our Lady of the Snows Virtual Fall Retreat Via Zoom, “Cultivating a Spiritual Life in Turbulent Times” with presenter Geri Boyer, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost $25. Register online at snows.org/retreat or call Victorious Missionaries National Office at (618) 394-6281.

Friday, Oct. 23

SPRINGFIELD — Nine Day Special Novena Prayers and Fasting to implore the help of Blessed Mother, beginning Friday, Oct. 23 and continuing to Saturday, Oct. 31, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield. Every morning following the 7 a.m. daily Mass, except on Saturdays when the rosary will follow 8 a.m. Mass. Fasting from food and drink (other than water) from midnight until noon is highly encouraged for those whose health allows. (Holy Communion is allowed while fasting.) The rosary will conclude with The Litany of Loreto.

Saturday, Oct. 24

MATTOON — Immaculate Conception Parish sponsoring a Men’s Conference “Living the Truth in Love: The Journey to Mature Manhood.” Conference begins with Mass at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. coffee/donuts at the parish center followed by talks and discussion. Lunch provided. To register, call (217) 235-0539.

Sunday, Oct. 25

ALTAMONT — St. Clare Parish hosting a Drive-up Pork Chop Dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until food runs out. Cost $7. Also, a whole pie bake sale. For more information call (217) 343-3302.

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