Diocesan Datebook

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Daily events occuring throughout the Diocese.

Sunday, July 7

DECATUR ― Mass, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, 5 p.m.

MADISON ― Mass in American Sign Language, celebrated by Father Adam Zawadzki, OP Miss, 12 p.m. (noon). For information, visit https://www.dio.org/plasm/deaf-ministry.html .

SPRINGFIELD ― Late evening Mass at St. Katharine Drexel, (Sacred Heart Church) 8 p.m.

TEUTOPOLIS ― Teutopolis Monastery Museum, 12:30-4 p.m. Located behind St. Francis Church, the former Franciscan Novitiate building, adults $5, children $1. Chair lift available for visitors who have difficulty with stairs. Special group tours can be arranged. For information, visit or call (217) 857-6404 ext. 236, leave a message and the call will be returned.

Tuesday, July 9

CHATHAM ― Presentation: “Health in America” by Mike Thomas, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 7 p.m. For information, call (217) 483-3772.

DECATUR ― Mass, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, 11:30 a.m.-noon.

SPRINGFIELD ― Catholic Mass, Memorial Medical Center, noon (217) 788-3585.

SPRINGFIELD ― Grief Support Group for those who have lost a loved one, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, 4:30-6 p.m. For information, (217) 544-6464, ext. 55675.

Wednesday, July 10

DECATUR ― Intercessory Prayer, Sisters of Christ, 1 p.m. Contact Pat Mulvany (217) 521-9196.

GRANITE CITY ― Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Family Church, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 p.m., Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions and Benediction, 7 p.m.

PARIS ― “Catholic Faith Explained” Symbolon series with Bruce Scott. Session 7: “A Love That Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love.” St. Mary Church meeting room, 5:30-6:30 p.m. For information, call (217) 466-3355.  

Thursday, July 11

DECATUR ― Mass, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, 11:30 a.m.-noon.

SPRINGFIELD ― Catholic Mass, Memorial Medical Center, noon (217) 788-3585.

SPRINGFIELD ― Eucharistic Adoration, Little Flower Church, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Rachel (217) 529-1606.

SPRINGFIELD ― Eucharistic Adoration, St. Joseph Church, 1345 N. 6th St., 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Sunday, July 14

DECATUR ― Mass, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, 5 p.m.

DECATUR ― K. of C. #577 Breakfast Buffet, K. of C. hall, 530 E. North St., 8-11:30 a.m. Adults $9, children (6-12) $5, 5 and under free.

SPRINGFIELD ― Late evening Mass at St. Katharine Drexel, (Sacred Heart Church) 8 p.m.

Tuesday, July 16

DECATUR ― Mass, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, 11:30 a.m.-noon.

SPRINGFIELD ― Catholic Mass, Memorial Medical Center, noon (217) 788-3585.

SPRINGFIELD ― Legion of Mary, Christ the King Parish library, 9 a.m.

SPRINGFIELD ― Grief Support Group for those who have lost a loved one, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, 4:30-6 p.m. For information, (217) 544-6464, ext. 55675.

SPRINGFIELD ― Survivors of Suicide Group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, HSHS St. John’s Hospital, 6:45-8 p.m. For information, (217) 544-6464, ext. 55675.

Wednesday, July 17

DECATUR ― Intercessory Prayer, Sisters of Christ, 1 p.m. Contact Pat Mulvany (217) 521-9196.

GRANITE CITY ― Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Family Church, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 p.m., Mother of Perpetual Help Devotions and Benediction, 7 p.m.

PARIS ― “Catholic Faith Explained” Symbolon series with Bruce Scott. Session 8 - “A Love That Lasts: God’s Plan for Sexuality.” St. Mary Church meeting room, 5:30-6:30 p.m. For information, (217) 466-3355.

Thursday, July 18

DECATUR ― Mass, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, 11:30 a.m.-noon.

MARYVILLE ― White Elephant Sale, Mother of Perpetual Help, 4-7 p.m., $2 entry. For information, call 618-741-3456.

SPRINGFIELD ― Eucharistic Adoration, Little Flower Church, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Rachel (217) 529-1606.

SPRINGFIELD ― Catholic Mass, Memorial Medical Center, noon (217) 788-3585.

SPRINGFIELD ― Eucharistic Adoration, St. Joseph Church, 1345 N. 6th St., 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Friday, July 19

JACKSONVILLE ― 12-Hour Adoration, Our Saviour Church, Holy Cross Chapel, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Rosary for priests, 11 a.m., Chaplet of Divine Mercy, 3 p.m.

Saturday, July 20

AVISTON ― St. Francis of Assisi Quilt Show, St. Francis Parish Center, 11 a.m. –3 p.m., $3 admission. Continues Sunday, same times. For information, visit www.stfrancisav.org or call (618) 228-7219.

Sunday, July 21

DECATUR ― Mass, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Chapel, 5 p.m.

Ongoing

DECATUR ― Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital chapel, (217) 877-6716.

DECATUR ― Legion of Mary, St. Patrick Church, every Friday at 9:45 a.m. For information, (217) 864-3187.

EFFINGHAM ― Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital chapel, (217) 343-3748.

HIGHLAND ― Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital chapel, (618) 654-9642.

PARIS ― 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration, St. Mary’s Church side chapel, every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to Wednesday 3 p.m. Volunteers and guests always welcome any hour. For information, call (217) 466-3355 or e-mail .

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