Couple donates $5 million to Children’s Hospital of Illinois

One week before Christmas, the Children’s Hospital of Illinois at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria announced it had received a most generous gift. Don and Barbara Western, members of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Peoria, have donated $5 million to the new home now under construction for Children’s Hospital, the Milestone building. […]

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Series to support volunteer catechists throughout diocese

VOLUNTEER catechists throughout central Illinois have been asking for assistance with classroom management, curriculum development, lesson planning and formation in Scripture and Catholic doctrine, and that help is on the way. Starting this month, the diocesan Office of Catechetics will offer “Let My People Come,” a yearlong series of presentations at parishes around the Diocese […]

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Organ dedication, concert at Nauvoo church Jan. 10

NAUVOO — Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Nauvoo will host a concert at 3 p.m. next Sunday, Jan. 10, in conjunction with the dedication of its newly installed 1874 E.G. & G. Hook and Hastings pipe organ. The historic 985-pipe instrument — once housed in the Unitarian Church in Keokuk, Iowa — was obtained […]

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Seek end to ‘form of slavery’ called human trafficking

Calling human trafficking “a modern day form of slavery,” the Catholic bishops of Illinois and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious of Illinois have issued a joint statement urging people of good will to seek its end through prayer, work and education. “Eradicating Human Trafficking” comes at the beginning of National Migration Week, which is […]

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Bishop’s 2010 Festival Letter a reflection on vocations

Photo Caption: It is “an awesome privilege to serve the Lord Jesus Christ as a Catholic priest,” Bishop Jenky writes in his 2010 Festival Letter, “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me.” By: By Tom Dermody In a Festival Letter to the Diocese of Peoria on the theme of vocations, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, […]

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