Post, diocesan video archive, including 2009 ADA video

Bishop Jenky explains the need for and benefits of the Annual Diocesan Appeal, now under way in parishes across the Diocese of Peoria. 1,000 men from across the diocese join Bishop Jenky for “A Call to Catholic Men of Faith” on Saturday, April 25. Rite of Election 2009: Scenes from two joy-filled liturgies at St. […]

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Cardinal George at U. of I. May 16 for graduation Mass

URBANA — Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago and Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will concelebrate the annual Graduation Mass on Saturday, May 16, at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “With almost 60 percent of the campus from the Chicago-land area, it’s only appropriate that […]

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Chicago bishop to attend Sheen event on May 8

Bishop Joseph N. Perry, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will join the Diocese of Peoria’s celebrations of the 114th anniversary of the birth of Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen. Bishop Perry will be the guest homilist at the 7:15 p.m. Mass on Friday, May 8, at St. Mary’s Cathedral. A member […]

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Priest advises on how to pray through times of trial, adversity

When life takes a challenging turn — such as the loss of a job or financial security — it may seem as though God has abandoned us, but Scripture repeatedly tells us the opposite is true. “It’s no fun going through a trial, but don’t be afraid,” said Msgr. Jason Gray, administrator of St. Vincent […]

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Benedictines expand Rock Island center

ROCK ISLAND — It was only intended to be a small retreat house — a very simple ministry the Sisters of St. Benedict could offer their new neighbors after they moved their motherhouse from Nauvoo to Rock Island in 2001. But God had other plans for Benet House Retreat Center, which is located on the […]

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Stewardship survey shows growth of trend in diocese

St. Matthew’s Parish in Champaign has decided it will no longer hold “ministry fairs” to promote Christian stewardship and encourage Catholics to volunteer for parish ministry. Stewardship is such an important part of living the Catholic faith that it should be celebrated, so in the future St. Matthew’s will plan “Stewardship Festivals,” according to Judy […]

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Services in Danville for Deacon Herman Bott

DANVILLE — A funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, April 13, at Holy Family Church in Danville for Deacon Herman J. Bott, 83, a member of the second class of permanent deacons ordained for the Diocese of Peoria. Deacon Bott, who served Holy Family Parish from his ordination in 1979 until being granted senior status […]

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Who’s ‘the man’? It’s Jesus, seminarian tells marchers

As a teenager, Chase Hilgenbrinck wanted not only to be a man but “the man,” as in the popular phrase “You’re the man!” Now, after a professional soccer career, Hilgenbrinck is dedicating his life to knowing and helping others draw near to “the only one who is ‘the man,’ Jesus Christ.” “Real men are men […]

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1,000 Catholic men take a stand, then kneel: (with slideshow)

Photo Caption: Nearly 1,000 men march through downtown Peoria in a public defense of faith, family, and the priesthood at the sixth annual “Call to Catholic Men of Faith.” By: By Tom Dermody The nearly 1,000 Catholic men taking a public stand in defense of faith, family, and priesthood in downtown Peoria last Saturday also […]

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