Capital campaign progresses at Jordan Catholic, Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND — Jordan Catholic School’s capital campaign, “Shaping the Future,” seems to be moving in only one direction — forward, and at full speed. Launched last fall, the campaign has raised $1.5 million of its $2.6 million goal and bids on Phase I are expected back by Feb. 22, according to Janine Parr, director […]

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5 sites in diocese to host drama on St. John Vianney Feb. 22-26

A live, theatrical one-man drama based on the life of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of all priests, will be performed at five locations in the Diocese of Peoria during the week of Feb. 22-26. Featuring veteran actor Leonardo Defilippis, “Vianney” is touring the U.S. as part of the worldwide celebration of the Year […]

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‘Post’ belongs in every Catholic household, says Bishop Jenky

Calling The Catholic Post “a vital part of Catholic unity in our diocese” that “belongs in every household,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, this week opened the diocesan newspaper’s 2010 subscription drive by announcing new, convenient ways to sign up. In addition to the traditional method of dropping payment into the parish collection basket — […]

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Bishop Jenky’s message for Lent; list of regulations

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As we enter into this Lenten season, the Church once again invites us to use this opportunity to share more fully in the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. It is essential that we cultivate a deeper sense of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to better offer our lives to […]

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OSF Saint Francis thanks staffers home from Haiti mission

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria paused last Friday to thank God for the safe return of seven staff members and two of their spouses who were part of a medical mission team serving in Haiti in the days after the devastating earthquake. “We are truly overwhelmed by what you have done,” said Sister […]

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Pleasing the most important undercover Boss

Super Bowl XLIV broke ratings records Sunday night with 106.5 million viewers. More than a third of that number stuck around, or tuned in anew, for the premiere of a new CBS reality show that followed called “Undercover Boss.” If you didn’t see the show, you likely have seen the commercials and know the premise. […]

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Christ Child Society to meet Feb. 18; seeks members

Members of the Christ Child Society of Central Illinois will meet on Thursdays, Feb. 18 and March 8, at the Christ Child House, 413 N.E. Monroe, in Peoria. Each gathering will begin at 12:30 and last until 3 p.m. The Feb. 18 meeting will include a variety of simple crafts to assemble. These items will […]

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Valentine feature: Newlyweds are of one heart and faith

Sara and Jared Woiwode aren’t making any big plans for Valentine’s Day this weekend. Everything they needed to say to one another about love they said in front of 250 members of their family and friends at St. Mary’s Cathedral two weeks ago when they got married. “We’re actually going to be babysitting some of […]

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Future glimpsed at Marquette Academy Unity Mass in Ottawa

Photo Caption: Members of the Marquette Academy Class of 2022 from St. Columba’s and St. Patrick’s Schools in Ottawa stand around the new school’s shield. By: Jennifer Willems OTTAWA — As Catholic Schools Week ended, the students from St. Columba’s School, St. Patrick’s School and Marquette High School here filled St. Columba’s Church to celebrate […]

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