Enrollment at diocese’s schools dips to 12,324

A little bit of everything played a role in the 3.4 percent decrease in enrollment reported this fall by Catholic schools around the Diocese of Peoria, according to Brother William Dygert, CSC, superintendent. The total official enrollment for the 2009-10 school year is 12,324, which include 9,607 in the 42 Catholic elementary schools in central […]

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Champaign students restore, recycle statues in disrepair

Photo Caption: Students at St. Matthew’s School, Champaign, repair a statue of Mary. By: Jennifer Willems CHAMPAIGN — Done in the right spirit, recycling can apply to more than newspapers, glass containers and aluminum cans. Placing old rosaries, crucifixes and statues in new hands is something Msgr. Mark Merdian, pastor of St. Matthew’s Parish, has […]

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