Theology on Tap™
Join us for our next Theology on Tap on Wednesday, October 29 at the Knights of Columbus hall on Lake Springfield at 141 North Lakewood Drive. Bishop Paprocki is our presenter on the topic of Catholic teaching on death and praying for the dead. Social hour starts at 5:30 PM with the presentation at 7:00 PM. For more information, contact Justin Sinner at
or check out the Springfield Area Young Adult Ministry website at http://springfieldyam.dio.org. Admission to this spooky edition of Theology on Tap is free and open to all. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase courtesy of the hosting Knights of Columbus council.
Our next service project is on Saturday, November 1st at Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity provides low cost housing opportunities to local families in need. Volunteers would help remodel a recently purchased property through painting and providing other low skill renovations. If you’re interested in participating please contact Dustin Simmons at
or sign up on our Facebook page!
Becoming a Young Adult Responsive Parish Workshop
The Office for Catechesis for the diocese is offering a pre-conference option associated with the Diocesan Adult Enrichment Conference. This session is on becoming a young adult friendly parish. Young adults in their 20s and 30s are increasingly on the move and increasingly moving away from our parishes. To be most effective in responding to this reality, we must understand young adults and their spiritual needs, and create new models of evangelization and parish ministries to welcome, support and engage them and their families. This afternoon session will open up a conversation on these challenges and the possibilities that lie ahead, as well as provide practical assessments, resources and tips for becoming a young adult responsive parish. The workshop starts at 1:00 PM at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel on Saturday, November 15. For more information or to register, please contact Kyle Holtgrave, Associate Director for Youth & Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois at (217) 698-8500, ext. 154.
That Man Is You
That Man is You is back at Cathedral! It is an interactive, multimedia men’s program focused upon the development of authentic male leadership. The program content harmonizes current social and medical science with the teachings of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. The program starts every Monday night at 6pm in the Cathedral Atrium. Catering from Hyvee free of charge, goodwill offering appreciated. Contact Kevin Miller for more information, 618-792-9500 or email at
, or facebook.com/events/803645736323042.
Catholic Times On-Line
Our diocesan paper is available electronically! You can read Catholic Times online at http://ct.dio.org/digitaledition.
Weekly Sunday Mass
Every Sunday evening at 6:30 PM, Young Adults and their friends are invited to celebrate Mass at the St. Viator Chapel at the CatholicPastoralCenter, 1615 West Washington Street next to the West Campus for Sacred Heart - Griffin High School. The only Sunday we will not have Mass is Easter Sunday unless otherwise announced. For more information, go to http://springfieldyam.dio.org.