CIVS Mission Statement: “Caregivers, Interfaith Volunteers of Springfield (CIVS) is a network of religious congregations and community agencies who through groups of trained volunteers assist the frail elderly and their families maintain their independence, dignity, and quality of life and prevent unnecessary institutionalization.” This program, coordinated through St. John’s Hospital Third Age Living, works through partner churches to provide volunteer help for older adults and their families. New volunteers are always needed. Individuals needing assistance or wishing to volunteer should contact the Parish Office.
Caregivers Coordinator: Lois Hamilton
Ministry to the Homebound
Lay persons, either men or women, who take Holy Communion to shut-ins and to nursing homes. Contact: Sister Linda Sue Noe, O.P.
This group works and prays for the respect for life at all stages and ages and for the abolishment of abortion, euthanasia, and capital punishment.
Pro-Life Coordinator: Collins Piper and Church Secretary, Teresa Kunzeman
Rite to Life
Rite To Life Coordinator: Collins Piper and Church Secretary, Teresa Kunzeman
Great Pro-Life Web Sites
- USCCB Pro-Life Activities
- Catholic Conference of Illinois
- National Committee for a Human Life Amendment
- Feminists for Life
- Human Life International
- Priests for Life
- Pro-Life America
- American Life League
- Hope After Abortion – Project Rachel Ministry
- Life Dynamics Incorporated
- RU486 Facts
- Stem Cell Research
Legislative Action Alerts
A committee that provides opportunities for each parishioner to fulfill his/her responsibility to become familiar with the social teaching of the church, to serve people in need, and to work for social change.
Coordinator: Jane Ford