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Congratulations to two centennial St. Mary’s

The final days of August will be exciting ones at two institutions in our diocese each celebrating 100-year anniversaries under the patronage of St. Mary. This Tuesday, Aug. 25, OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg culminates a yearlong observance of its centennial. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will be principal celebrant of a 5 […]

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Newest Catholics share lunch, prayer, conversation with Bishop Jenky

Many people have an opportunity to get a foretaste of the heavenly banquet with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, when he celebrates pontifical Masses at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. Sharing an informal lunch and having time to ask questions doesn’t happen every day, however. Forty new Catholics and members of RCIA teams from around […]

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Seek participants for Peoria ’40 Days for Life’ campaign

A “40 DAYS for Life” campaign of prayer, fasting, and community outreach to end abortion is scheduled to begin in Peoria on Sept. 23. As part of the campaign, participants are being sought to take shifts in an around-the-clock vigil being planned outside the abortion facility at 7505 N. University St. in Peoria. “We hope […]

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Funeral Mass in Mahomet for Fr. George Wuellner

MAHOMET — A Mass of Christian burial was offered at Our Lady of the Lake Church here on Friday, Aug. 14, for Father George E. Wuellner, a former vicar of the Champaign vicariate whose artistic talents were known throughout the diocese. Father Wuellner, pastor emeritus of St. Boniface Parish in Seymour who had been on […]

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Funeral Mass in Bloomington for Msgr. Maloney, 73

BLOOMINGTON — A funeral Mass was offered on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Holy Trinity Church here for Msgr. Thomas W. Maloney, who served as chaplain of Central Catholic High School for 14 years and was pastor of parishes in Chenoa, Lexington, and Normal. Msgr. Maloney, a former vicar of the Bloomington vicariate who was granted […]

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Centennial Mass Aug. 30 at St. Mary’s Parish, DePue

DEPUE — St. Mary’s Parish here will celebrate 100 years of faith next Sunday, Aug. 30, with a 4 p.m. bilingual Mass that reflects the rich and diverse Catholic history of this Bureau County community on the northern shores of Lake DePue. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will be principal celebrant of the Mass, assisted […]

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‘Lord, we are not worthy’

By: By Father Dominic Garramone, OSB Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 9 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9; Ephesians 4:30 — 5:2; John 6:41-51 This week we continue our program of renewing our devotion to the Eucharist by looking at the concept of worthiness, and its silent corollary, judgment. We are often […]

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First Latina confirmed to serve on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Judge Sonia Sotomayor will become the first Hispanic on the Supreme Court, after the Senate confirmed her appointment Aug. 6 by a 68-31 vote. Sotomayor, 55, will be the sixth Catholic on the nine-member court, the most ever at one time. She was scheduled to be sworn in Aug. 8. A New […]

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Cardinal Levada calls on Knights to proclaim God’s word

PHOENIX (CNS) — U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, called upon the Knights of Columbus Aug. 5 to bear witness to the necessity of God in an increasingly secular America. “Our nation has been blessed with many gifts and resources, and at times that abundance […]

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Beijing diocese runs first training course for lay catechists

BEIJING (CNS) — The Catholic Diocese of Beijing has run its first training course for lay catechists, introducing them to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and other reference books to help them with lesson plans. The 10-day intensive course in late July attracted more than 120 laypeople from more than 20 parishes, reported the […]

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