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We must provide the light of Christ for our age

By: By Msgr. Stuart Swetland Fourth Sunday of Lent, April 31 Samuel 16:1b,6-7,10-13a; Psalm 23:1-3a,3b-4,5,6; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9:1-41 One of my favorite pastimes, when I have some free time, is to visit art museums. I often take my breviary with me to pray with the religious art work. Many of the pieces in today’s […]

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Sites and speakers of adult Catholic education series listed

Continuing Catholic education throughout the year in every part of the Diocese of Peoria is the goal of the diocesan Office of Catechetics and the “Let My People Come” series offers a variety of opportunities for that in the April and May. The main focus in June will be the Diocesan Summer Institute, which will […]

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Utica woman gets prayer, funding help for religious vocation

By: By Jennifer Willems UTICA — Anyone who doubts the power of prayer to bring about vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life has only to look at Erin Mone. “I’ve been to Mass all over the diocese and I always hear people pray for vocations. I feel like I’m the fruit of their prayers,” […]

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Eight Knights of Columbus to be honored at dinner April 9

KICKAPOO — Eight members of the Knights of Columbus from around the Diocese of Peoria will be honored at the 23rd annual “Night of Knights” recognition dinner on Saturday, April 9, at St. Mary’s Parish here. Sponsored by the Peoria Diocese Chapter Knights of Columbus, the event recognizes members for outstanding service to the organization, […]

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Funeral in Peoria for Father John J. Dietzen; columnist, pastor

A funeral Mass was offered on Thursday, March 31, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Peoria for Father John J. Dietzen, 83, episcopal vicar for senior clergy of the Diocese of Peoria and the foremost question-and-answer columnist in the Catholic press in the United States for more than 35 years. Father Dietzen, pastor emeritus […]

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