Faithful to a great promise

By: By Sr. Rachel Bergschneider, OSB First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 29 Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:4-5,8-9,10,14; 1 Thessalonians 3:12 — 4:2; Luke 21:25-28,34-36 WHO AMONG us has not been overwhelmed with the fragility of a child? When we hold one, we are so careful to do all the right things to insure the safety of […]

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Rededication Mass Dec. 6 for Blessed Sacrament Church, Morton

MORTON — Welcome home, Blessed Sacrament Parish. After nearly a year of celebrating Masses in their parish hall, members here are ready to return — and invite others — to their beautifully remodeled and expanded church. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will be principal celebrant of an 11:30 a.m. Mass of Rededication on Sunday, Dec. […]

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Sibling rosary: 10 from family pray it together again

Photo Caption: The 10 Fandel siblings and their extended families pray the rosary on a recent Sunday afternoon in the garage of Donald “Doc” Fandel’s Germantown Hills home. By: By Jennifer Willems By Jennifer Willemsof The Catholic Post GERMANTOWN HILLS — Little did they know it, but when Leo and Lydia Fandel called their 12 […]

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Liturgical ministers receive information and inspiration

Maralyn Guthrie of Sacred Heart Parish in Annawan found more than new techniques for keyboard and voice when she attended the Diocesan Liturgical Workshop in Peoria on Nov. 7. “The people here inspire me to keep going. You need that every once in awhile,” said Guthrie, who is an organist at Sacred Heart. Msgr. Stanley […]

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Religious emblems promoted as Scouting anniversary nears

WITH THE 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the Boy Scouts of America rapidly approaching, Scouting officials are encouraging young people across central Illinois to get involved in one of the religious emblem programs designed to deepen their faith. The awards are traditionally given on Scout Sunday, which will be observed with a Mass at […]

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Grateful diocese honors two groups supporting vocations

Photo Caption: Pere Marquette Awards for service went to the Serra Club of the Champaign-Urbana Vicariate (pictured with Bishop Jenky) as well as the Peoria Area Religious Vocations Support Group. By: By Tom Dermody As Thanksgiving Day nears and the late harvest continues, the Diocese of Peoria paused last Sunday to specially thank two groups […]

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Living the Word

By: Sharon Priester Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Nov. 15 Daniel 12:1-3; Psalm 16:5,8,9-10,11; Hebrews 10:11-14,18; Mark 13:24-32 AS I LOOK out the window, I see that many of the trees have already lost their leaves and the flowers that were in full bloom just a few weeks ago are drooping because frost has dusted […]

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Cardinal George addresses priests of the Diocese of Peoria

In this Year for Priests, the priests of the Diocese of Peoria last week received encouragement and challenge from a cardinal, a bishop, a seminary professor, and from one another during a two-day gathering in Peoria Nov. 4-5. “I feel nothing but grateful to God I’m here in this diocese and you are in this […]

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State, national awards for Central Catholic ‘gentle lioness’

By: Tom Dermody BLOOMINGTON — Humble, kind, spiritual. Aggressive, competitive, tough. Two different people? No, those divergent labels were all used this week to describe one senior student at Central Catholic High School. But there is a single word that unites the many facets of Kelly Curran. Winner. DURING A 48-hour period last week, Curran’s […]

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