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St. Vincent de Paul Society called ‘heroes of our faith’

Photo Caption: Charlie and Sue Laurenti of St. Jude’s Parish in Peoria recommit to the goals of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul during a Sept. 23 Mass celebrated by Bishop Jenky at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul throughout the Diocese of Peoria were acclaimed […]

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As need grows, so does Vincentians’ response and faith

Photo Caption: Pat Pelger and Bob Franzwa of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul pray with Detra Sanders of Peoria during a recent home visit. By: By Tom Dermody Want to do more than write a check to help the poor in your community? Consider becoming a member of the Society of St. Vincent […]

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Letter from Bishop Jenky endorsing GIFT recommendations

September 12, 2012 Dear Priests, Deacons, Consecrated Religious, and Laity of the Catholic Diocese of Peoria: With trust in the providence of God, with the input of the parish clusters and with the good advice of both the Presbyteral Council and the Diocesan Consultors, today I would like to announce my enthusiastic endorsement of the […]

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Jesus’ consistent message: Be generous, inclusive

By: By Sister Rachel Bergschneider, OSB Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Sept. 30 Numbers 11:25-29; Psalm 19:8,10,12-13,14; James 5:1-6; Mark 9:38-43,45,47-48 Growing up in a family with eight siblings, there were plenty of occasions to tattle on each other. “Why does she get to do that?” “Why doesn’t he have to mow the yard? I […]

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Bishop Jenky issues directives affecting all parishes in diocese

Photo Caption: Members of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Chatsworth, one of the parishes to be merged in directives announced by Bishop Jenky, receive Communion during Mass on Sept. 23. Following the most extensive, diocese-wide consultation process in the history of the Diocese of Peoria, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has “enthusiastically endorsed” recommendations […]

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Serving ‘families in poverty’ focus Sept. 29 at Peoria parish

Families in Poverty’s Grip: The Causes, Consequences, and Potential Cures for Poverty in Our Community is the theme for a seminar planned for Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. Jude’s Church, 10811 N. Knoxville, in Peoria. Sponsored by Leaven, a social justice outreach at St. Jude’s, the day begins at 8 a.m. and will close at […]

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Mary Bielski to speak at parish in Rapids City Sept. 29-30

Photo Caption: “New Life in Christ” will be the theme when nationally known youth speaker Mary Bielski visits St. John the Baptist Parish in Rapids City Sept. 29-30. RAPIDS CITY — Mary Bielski will return to the Diocese of Peoria Sept. 29-30 to speak at “Mission of Mercy,” a series of talks hosted by St. […]

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Muslim-Jewish-Christian women’s dialogue set to open

Photo Caption: Lisa Zaynab Killinger (right) and Cynthia Wells engage in a small group discussion at a previous dialogue session. The 2012 dialogue opens Sept. 24 at a Moline mosque. MOLINE — “Under the Tent of Abraham” is the theme for this year’s Muslim-Jewish-Christian Women’s Dialogue in the Quad Cities. The Moline mosque, Masjid Al-Ihsan, […]

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Pope to young Christians of Middle East: Stay, make peace

BKERKE, Lebanon (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI urged young Christians in the Middle East not to flee violence and economic insecurity through emigration, but to draw strength from their faith and make peace in their troubled region. The pope spoke to some 20,000 young people from several Middle Eastern countries gathered outside the residence of […]

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Pope Benedict arrives in Lebanon as ‘pilgrim of peace’

Pope Benedict arrives in Lebanon as ‘pilgrim of peace’ BEIRUT (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon Sept. 14, saying that he came “as a pilgrim of peace, as a friend of God and as a friend of men.” In his remarks at a welcoming ceremony at Beirut’s airport, Pope Benedict praised Lebanon, with […]

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