Keeping the Faith

Eucharistic Adoration - 1st Friday Devotions

Jesus is calling all parishoners to spend an hour with Him. Give honor, praise and glory to Jesus in the Eucharist and develop a closer relationship with Jesus by spending an hour in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament begins after the 8:00 a.m. Mass until 5:30 pm
  • Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation is from 4:45 - 5:25 p.m.
  • Rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament begins at 5:30 p.m.
  • Mass follows Benediction at 6:00 p.m.

Volunteers sign up to spend an hour in adoration. Times are available each 1st Friday of the month from 9:00 to 5:30. Sign-up sheets are availble at the Church entrance. For more information contact the Parish Office at 342-8861. 

Rosary Club

The Rosary Club makes rosaries and sends them to missionaries around the world. It always welcomes new members and meets once a month... every fourth Thursday at the home of Tom Herzog. The Rosary Club is a group of people who make rosaries in their homes and then turn them in for distribution to missions around the world. If you are interested in learning how to make rosaries and be a part of the Rosary Club, please contact the Parish Office at 342-8861 or E-mail .

Schoenstatt Family Movement

We pray the Rosary, promote expansion of the Pilgrim MTA (Mother Thrice Admirable) devotion and study the teachings of Father Joseph Kentenich. This activity is done to seek the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother Thrice Admirable, to save the world as we join together with others throughout the world to pray the rosary. Our mission is to aquaint many people with the MTA and draw them to the Schoenstatt spiritulaity. This helps us to grow spiritually with Mother Mary's help as she brings us closer to her child, Jesus Christ. This movement involves daily personal and family devotion. For more information contact Francie Callahan at 390-1428 or E-mail at .

Charismatic Prayer Group

This is a praise and worship prayer group that belives in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. All are welcome to pray, sing progressive worship music, study Scripture and teachings, and support intercessary needs and healing. We love the Lord! Prayer and praise helps us to have a personal relationship with Our Creator, Our Lord, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Our people feel the Lord's presence.

The misson of our Charismatic Prayer Group is to seek the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit: wisdom, understanding, counsel, knowledge, fortitude, piety and fear of the Lord. This is accomplished through prayer and worship while playing progressive style worship music to support the prayer and worship.

This group is currently not active but if you have an interest contact Francie Callahan at 390-1428 or E-mail at  . 

Cursillo Weekend

Cursillo is a worldwide movement within the Catholic Church to enhance our relationship with Christ and His Church. Its mission is to enable the essential realities of the Christian to come to life in the uniqueness, originality, and creativity of each person. This is accomplished by providing Catholics with the means to live and share what is fundamental to being a Christian, so that through the impact of their personalities and character, they may inject the spirit and sense of Gospel into factors which actively shape environments. This movement is designed to help the individual grow in their personal spirituality. It begins by attending a weekend retreat for spiritual growth which includes nteraction with other Catholics on a similar journey.

 For more information visit or contact Judy Lohnes at 244-1817 or E-mail at  . 

Catholic Ladies of Columbia

Members build life long friendships, enjoy social activities, enrich their spiritual life, and serve their parishes and communities through CLC's system of councils. This group performs charitable work through a variety of means. It makes donations of time and money to charities as well as promoting annuities and financial products, and bringing members together in fellowship and service to others. This is done to fulfill the the organizations motto of "faith, hope, charity and friendship". There are regular monthly meetings from February through December. For more information contact Marilyn Ryan at 390-6791 or E-mail at . 


Retreat Opportunities

A retreat in our Catholic tradition is an opportunity to go away and be with the Lord for a short period of time to re-focus. There are varying opportunities with a short distance from Springfield. The schedules change. For that reason, please use their websites. Click (here).

 The Catholic Telegraph also has an updated list of a number of opportunities locally. Visit