Aleksy named development director at St. Bede

St. Bede Abbey and Academy in Peru has a new director of development. She is Donna Aleksy, a Peru businesswoman who brings with her 28 years of development experience from both the public and private sectors.She assumed her new duties on Feb. 1. Officials said her knowledge and background in the St. Bede community made […]

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Deacon Vogelbaugh of Moline recognized with two awards

Awards are sweet when they come one at a time, but what happens when they come two at a time? Ask Deacon Bob Vogelbaugh, who was inducted into the Moline High School Hall of Honor on Jan. 15, and received the Spirit of Saints Francis and Clare Award from the University of St. Francis in […]

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Subscribe online or by phone: Option set to start Feb. 12

The Catholic Post is excited to announce a new, convenient option for subscribing to the diocesan newspaper — online at or via telephone using credit card. The new option is scheduled to be available on Friday, Feb. 12, just prior to Subscription Weekend at parishes around the diocese. Next week’s newspaper will include subscription […]

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Diocesan haiti collection total rises to $460,777

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, this week expressed his “heartfelt gratitude” to Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Peoria who participated in special collections last month for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. As of Wednesday, special collections after Masses had raised a total of $460, 777, according to the diocesan Office of Finance. The money is being sent […]

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Setting our priorities for prayer

By: Father Dominic Garramone, OSB Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Feb. 7 Isaiah 6:1-2a,3-8; Psalm 138:1-2,2-3,4-5,7-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 One of my favorite jokes is about the man who was fearful of being late for an important meeting, and as he circled the building looking for a parking space, he prayed, “Lord, I’ll […]

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Self-sacrificing love, obedience is what makes saints

A new book on Pope John Paul II made headlines last week by describing how seriously, and physically, the beloved late pope took penitence. According to the postulator of his beatification cause, Pope John Paul II was known to spend entire nights on the bare floor and sometimes ? and this was the headline grabber […]

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Women invited to ‘take time for God’ at March 20 event

Women across central Illinois are invited to spend some time getting to know the Lord and their “diocesan family” better at a day of recollection sponsored by the Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society on Saturday, March 20. It will begin at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria with eucharistic adoration and […]

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Bishop celebrates regional Masses to open Catholic Schools Week

Photo Caption: Banners representing the schools of Region 1 are held by student representatives before a Catholic Schools Week Mass Feb. 1 at St. Jude Church in Peoria. By: Jennifer Willems Students, teachers and principals had much to keep them busy with Catholic Schools Week activities planned each day from Jan. 31 to Feb. 5, […]

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