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As Haiti quake anniversary nears, local team is returning

Sue Behrens expects Jan. 12 to be a day of “raw emotions.” A year ago, it was a day of unimaginable tragedy. As the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti nears, Behrens — a registered nurse and director of the emergency department and trauma services at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria […]

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FESTIVAL LETTER: ‘Credo! I Believe!,” by Bishop Jenky

By: Ninth Festival Letter of the Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Bishop of Peoria In the early centuries of Catholic Christianity, when calendars were uncommon and often imprecise, a bishop would send out an annual “Festival Letter” to announce the proper dates for observing the fasts and feasts of the Liturgical Year. It was […]

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Clergy moves include cathedral rector, WIU Newman chaplain

A new rector for St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria and a new chaplain for St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center serving Western Illinois University in Macomb were among changes affecting a dozen priests announced this week by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. In addition, plans to offer regular Spanish Masses at St. Mary’s Church in […]

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The gift that God most desires is the gift of ourselves

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord (Christmas), Jan. 8 Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-2,7-8,10-11,12-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 I once was on a plane trip, sitting behind a young man who seemed to be quite pleased with himself. During the flight he continually left his cell phone on and […]

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Bishop teaches on liturgy, Mass revisions in 2011 Festival Letter

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky and priests of the diocese celebrate Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. The bishop’s 2011 Festival Letter is a reflection on the Sacred Liturgy. By: By Jennifer Willems Saying that “the liturgy is something near and dear to the heart of every Catholic,” Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, is using […]

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