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Readings invite us to enter into mystery of Trinity

By: By Father Doug Grandon Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 30Proverbs 8:22-31; Psalm 8:4-5,6-7,8-9; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 The Catechism of the Catholic Church declares that the Most Holy Trinity is a mystery “inaccessible to reason alone” (237). Thus, every attempt to explain the Trinity falls well short of the mark. Even the […]

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Seminarians grateful as they prepare for ordination May 29

By: By Jennifer Willems As he kneels in St. Mary’s Cathedral to be ordained to the priesthood on May 29, Deacon James Pankiewicz knows that what put him there is the grace of God and the prayers and support of laity and priests throughout central Illinois. “One of the things I often tell people is […]

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Diocesan ‘Year of Rosary’ to culminate with June 5 Mass

The Diocese of Peoria’s special “Year of the Most Holy Rosary” will culminate and close next Saturday, June 5, with an afternoon celebration at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria to be attended by First Communicants and their families from throughout the diocese. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will renew the Diocese of Peoria’s consecration to […]

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Westville school closes, but mission lives in students’ hearts

WESTVILLE — The final day of school, usually a joy-filled welcoming of summer, was described as “sad” and “bittersweet” Tuesday at St. Mary’s School in Westville, which is closing after 107 years of serving this Vermilion County community just south of Danville. But on the day when students in pre-school through 7 received report cards […]

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Concert June 4 to ‘launch’ priest’s new music project

Priest. Pastor. Musician. Songwriter. Space traveler. Father Charles Klamut, pastor of St. Mark’s Parish in Peoria, will perform music from “Space Traveler,” his newly released CD of 11 original songs, during a release celebration called “The Launch” next Friday, June 4, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the gym of St. Mark’s School. The live […]

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40 Hours devotion set in Chillicothe June 3-6

CHILLICOTHE — To celebrate the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, which is also called Corpus Christi, members of St. Edward’s Parish are planning 40 hours of eucharistic adoration between Thursday, June 3, and Sunday, June 6. The doors of the church, 1216 N. Sixth St., will be open for prayer […]

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Blessing of flags Monday at Calvary Cemetery, Arlington

ARLINGTON — Memorial Day services are planned for 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 31, at Calvary Cemetery, which is located about one-quarter mile south of St. Patrick’s Church, 106 Church St. Featured during this year’s ceremony will be a blessing of flags by Father Ron Enderlin, a senior priest of the diocese from Lacon. Each […]

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And baby makes 101 . . . to wear family’s heritage baptismal gown

Photo Caption: Wearing his family’s hertitage gown dating back to 1902, Patrick Benjamin Baxley is baptized by Msgr. Albert Hallin at St. Joseph’s Church, Ivesdale. (To view more photos, click camera icon at left.) By: By Jennifer Willems IVESDALE — Patrick Benjamin Baxley was accompanied by many holy men and women when he was brought […]

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