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Mass for parents of deceased children at St. Ann’s Oct. 13

Healing the Wounded Heart, a Mass for parents of deceased children, is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 13, at St. Ann’s Church, 1010 S. Louisa, Peoria. Father Terry Cassidy, pastor, will be the celebrant for the 7 p.m. liturgy. He will be available, along with other clergy, to offer comfort and support after Mass. There also […]

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Capsule reviews and ratings of recently released movies

The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. For full reviews of these films, as well as earlier releases, visit www.usccb.org/movies This list will be updated regularly. —– “The Social Network” (Columbia) The Catholic News Service classification is […]

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Supplanting hatred, bigotry, with understanding, respect

By: By Barbara Roedel Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 3 Habakkuk 1:2-3, 2:2-4; Psalm 95:1-2,6-7,8-9; 2 Timothy 1:6-8,13-14; Luke 17:5-10 Jesus’ disciples experienced challenges and difficulties in following him. Thinking they had too little faith, the disciples asked Jesus for more faith. Jesus’ response must have shocked them. He tells the disciples to use […]

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Jerry Klein, Murphys receive Peoria Notre Dame awards

Jerry Klein was given a standing ovation by the student body of Peoria Notre Dame High School when he accepted the school’s 2010 Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Distinguished Alumnus of the Year award Sept. 24. But the longtime writer with the Peoria Journal Star who is now a columnist with The Catholic Post told the […]

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Monticello catechist shares Christ as she keeps learning, too

MONTICELLO — Gathered around the baptismal font at St. Philomena’s Church, 18 little faces looked up at Angi Jones as they pondered the question: “Do you remember your baptism?” Not one of the first-graders could say they did, since they had been baptized as infants. “I do,” their teacher said. “I was baptized when I […]

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Muslim-Christian dialogue in Quad Cities promotes peace

By: By Jennifer Willems MOLINE — It didn’t happen on the world stage, but over the last two weeks about 100 Muslim and Christian women in the Quad Cities proved that simple, open dialogue can make all the difference in the world when it comes to peace. “Only with dialogue comes understanding and only with […]

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Integrating faith focus of Diocesan Health Care Conference Oct. 19

Health care workers are invited to consider “Personal Integration of Faith in Clinical Practice: Offering Hope and Perspective” at this year’s annual Diocesan Health Care Conference, which is planned for Tuesday, Oct. 19. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Spalding Pastoral Center, 419 N.E. Madison Ave., Peoria. “We wanted […]

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150 couples renew vows at Diocesan Anniversary Mass

By: By Sandra Post Their life stories are varied, but 150 couples celebrating golden or silver anniversaries in 2010 who gathered at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria last Sunday share common bonds of faith, values, and commitment. “Jesus established marriage as a sacrament, an outward sign, and married couples show us what Christian love is […]

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Open house, more at new ISU Newman chapel Oct. 9

NORMAL — The first feast day of the newly beatified Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman will be a big day at the newly expanded St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Newman Center here, and everyone is invited on Saturday, Oct. 9. A day of activities begins with 9 a.m. Mass in honor of Blessed Newman celebrated in […]

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Farmington parish plans extra Masses during scenic drive

Extra Masses in Farmingtonduring Spoon River Drive FARMINGTON — To assist those who will be taking the Spoon River Valley Scenic Drive over the next two weekends, St. Matthew’s Church is adding two extra Masses to its schedule. Father Bruce King, IC, pastor, said he will be celebrating Mass at 6 p.m. in addition to […]

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