Bishop invites widowed, divorced persons to Oct. 4 Mass

All widowed and divorced persons in the Diocese of Peoria are invited to a Mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. A reception with the bishop will follow at the Spalding Pastoral Center. “These are people who grieve the loss of a […]

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Silver, gold, and much love at Diocesan Anniversary Mass

There was silver, gold, and a whole lot of love in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday afternoon. For the first time, the annual Diocesan Anniversary Mass welcomed couples celebrating 25 years of marriage as well as those marking 50-year milestones in 2009. The cathedral pews were filled with more than 130 couples from around the […]

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Joy as diocesan retreat center is renamed Nazareth House

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky and the Servants of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary and members of their Family of the Two Hearts pose with Nazareth House’s new Holy Family statue. By: By Jennifer Willems HENRY — Naming a Catholic institution is a moment of great joy, but it is also a moment of […]

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Reflection on Constitution Day by Canon Flattery

By: By Canon John J. Flattery Editor’s note — Canon Flattery is a senior priest of the Diocese of Peoria living in Danville who has a keen interest in history.The Sept. 13 issue of The Catholic Post included an essay he penned on the two Catholic signers of the U.S. Constitution. What follows is a […]

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Kick-off rally Sept. 22 for ’40 Days for Life’

A KICK-OFF rally has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 22, to open the Peoria area “40 Days for Life” campaign of prayer, fasting and community outreach to end abortion. The rally will begin with a 5:15 p.m. picnic at the East Peoria Riverfront Park (behind Wal-Mart), to be followed by prayer, speakers and singing at […]

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Catholic Social Ministry Institute to explore biblical roots Oct. 3

PARTICIPANTS at this year’s Diocese of Peoria Institute for Catholic Social Ministry will dig deeper into the biblical roots of the church’s teaching on social justice with the help of Father Donald Senior, CP, president of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He will be the keynote speaker for the conference, planned for Saturday, Oct. 3, […]

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Pay a visit to ‘Nazareth House’

I f you are one of the thousands whose faith life has been enriched by the presence of King’s House of Retreats in Henry, this week is for you. If you are unaware of this treasure of the Diocese of Peoria or the staff of dedicated religious women staffing the facilty, it’s also your week. […]

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Who do you say Jesus is?

By: By Barbara Roedel Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 13 Isaiah 50:5-9a; Psalm 116:1-2,3-4,5-6,8-9; James 2:14-18; Mark 8:27-35 THE DISCIPLES have been with Jesus for some time now. They have witnessed Jesus cleanse a leper (Mark 1:40-45), heal a paralytic (Mark 2:1-12), teach large crowds (Mark 4:1-9), calm a storm at sea (Mark 4:35-41), […]

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‘Post’ seeks freelance writers and photographers

Do you have a degree in journalism or a related field? Are you a photographer looking for an occasional assignment? The Catholic Post is establishing a network of freelance writers and photographers to assist in covering the many activities and stories of faith in our 26-county diocese. Contributors will be paid on a per-assignment basis. […]

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