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Woman received into Church day after her 92nd birthday

Birthdays are about celebrating another year of life, and Roxenia Slater of Peoria did that when she turned 92 on Oct. 9. That new year of life brought her a new life of faith the next day, when she was received into the Catholic Church. Already baptized, Mrs. Slater was confirmed and received the Eucharist […]

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Changing the world one rosary at a time in Pontiac

Photo Caption: With a variety of beads to work with, the rosary makers at Pontiac Towers craft between 30 and 40 rosaries each week. Here, Mary Monical (left) and Barb Trainor compare beads to differentiate between By: Jennifer Willems PONTIAC — Every Thursday afternoon, a small group of women gathers in the craft room of […]

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Parishes, schools to host NET Team youth retreats

THE NATIONAL Evangelization Team returns to the Diocese of Peoria from Nov. 11 to 24 to conduct a series of youth retreats at Catholic schools and parishes. Each year approximately 100 young adults age 18 to 28 volunteer nine months to share what God has done in their lives. They are placed on nine different […]

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DCCW Day of Remembrance Nov. 10 in Danville

DANVILLE — A Day of Remembrance is planned by the Peoria Diocesan Council of Catholic Women for Tuesday, Nov. 10, at St. Paul’s Church, 1303 N. Walnut. The spiritual director will be Father Gregory Nelson, pastor. The day begins with registration at 9:45 a.m. and opening prayer at 10:15 a.m. After Father Nelson’s presentation at […]

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Activities next weekend recall Cherry Mine Disaster

CHERRY — One hundred years ago, half of the men living in this Bureau County village lost their lives. Next weekend, Nov. 14 and 15, residents of the village of Cherry and surrounding communities will gather for various ceremonies to remember the worst coal mining disaster in Illinois history, an underground fire that began on […]

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Restored cross lifted to top of Galesburg church steeple

GALESBURG — A restored, gleaming six-foot golden cross was blessed and lifted to the top of the 170-foot steeple of Corpus Christi Church in Galesburg on Tuesday. The cross and its supporting cable had been damaged by a lightning strike earlier this year. Father William Miller, IC, pastor, blessed the cross, which is made of […]

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Bp. Jenky dedicates diocese’s Spalding Pastoral Center

ONE YEAR after it opened, and with exterior work nearing completion, the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria was officially dedicated to the honor of the first Bishop of Peoria, John Lancaster Spalding, and to the glory of God during ceremonies on Oct. 28. Members of the diocesan staff gathered with Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, […]

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Senior priest discovered vocation after wounded in Korea

PRINCETON — As people gather to remember the men and women who fought and died for their country this week, one veteran of the Korean War continues to hold fast to the hope for peace. “God’s objective is always peace and it should be ours,” Father Edward O. Harkrader told The Catholic Post last week. […]

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Ten years of Cursillo at Galesburg correctional center

GALESBURG — Hard work and a lot of prayer go into any Cursillo weekend, but bringing the faith enriching experience to a prison also requires patience and a great deal of trust in the Holy Spirit. Next weekend, a large group of volunteers will put all of that hard work, prayer, patience and trust to […]

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Share a favorite recipe with your diocesan family

THE CATHOLIC Post is seeking Christmas recipes and remembrances for publication in our 2009 Christmas issue.Along with the recipes for the special foods that are a “must” at stories about what makes these dishes so memorable. Who passed the recipe down to you? What meaning does this have for you? Is it part of an […]

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