Three to receive habits, two will profess vows

PRINCEVILLE — Pentecost Sunday this weekend will bring even greater joy than usual to the Congregation of St. John as three men receive their habits and two others profess simple vows. On the Vigil of Pentecost, May 30, at 6 p.m., habits will be given to Brother Gilbert Carrasco, 40, from Puerto Rico; Brother Daniel […]

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Love of reading, faith legacy of Pekin teacher

Photo Caption: Pat Graf and her kindergarten students sit beneath a banner they made for a recent Mass. By: By Jennifer Willems PEKIN — Pat Graf isn’t just a teacher. She’s a kindergarten teacher and she says there is an important distinction. “I think kindergarten is totally different from any other grade, mainly because they […]

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Tapping into ‘spiritual powerhouse’

There’s a “spiritual powerhouse” waiting to sustain people day by day and John Michael Talbot will help people tap into it through a concert and a presentation at next month’s Diocesan Summer Institute. Known as “the troubadour for the Lord,” Talbot, a popular Catholic musician and spiritual writer who has released more than 50 albums […]

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Two priests ordained for service in diocese

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, ordained Father David Sabel and Father Adam Stimpson on May 23 in a liturgy overflowing with prayer, incense and pure joy from the newly ordained and their family, friends and well wishers who filled St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. Even Msgr. Stanley Deptula, director of the diocesan Office of Divine […]

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Catholic Charities to benefit from group’s golf classic

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria has been selected as the beneficiary of the Eighth Annual Progressive Business Group Charities Golf Classic. The golf classic will be held Monday, June 15, at Weaver Ridge Golf Club in Peoria, with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $200 per golfer or $800 per […]

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Sisters holding Corpus Christi procession

EAST PEORIA — The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis are planning a Corpus Christi procession for Sunday, June 14, at 2 p.m. It will be held at their motherhouse, 1175 St. Francis Lane. The annual event gives people an opportunity to witness to their faith in and love for Christ’s presence among […]

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No ‘Post’ next week

The Catholic Post will not be published the week of June 7, following the usual summer schedule of skipping one issue in the months of June, July and August. The next issue will be dated June 14. The staff of The Catholic Post will still be available to cover stories and take photo requests next […]

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Consumed by fire of Spirit

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Pentecost Sunday, May 31 (At the Vigil) Genesis 11:1-9 or Exodus 19:3-8a,16-20b or Ezekiel 37:1-14 or Joel 3:1-5; Psalm 104:1-2,24,35,27-28,29,30; Romans 8:22-27; John 7:37-39. (Mass during the day) Acts 2:1-11; Psalm 104:1,24,29-30,31,34; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7,12-13 or Galatians 5:16-25; John 20:19-23 or John 15:26-27; 16:12-15. I once heard a Sufi […]

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