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Full text of homily at funeral Mass for Father Malinowski

Editor’s note: Following is the full text of the homily at the Dec. 7 funeral Mass for Father Stanley Malinowski. The funeral was at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Thomasboro, and the homilist was Father Ted Pracz, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Danville. Father Malinowski died on Dec. 4, 2012, at the age […]

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Two local K. of C. Squires earn rare youth distinction

Photo Caption: Joseph Berlinger, left, and Christian Brown of Peoria were the first in Illinois to receive the Squire of the Body of Christ Award from the Knights of Columbus. Joseph Berlinger and Christian Brown, members of the Knights of Columbus Squires youth organization, were awarded the Squire of the Body of Christ Award at […]

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Eight at St. Augustine Manor surrender their lives to Mary

Photo Caption: Those consecrating themselves to Mary on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe included Ruth Sandretto, Bonnie Hietter, Pat Snell, Bonnie Huss, Sister Marya Dugard, OP, Jeri Myers and Dorothy Bohan. By: By Jennifer Willems “Retirement community” is probably the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions St. Augustine Manor in […]

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Clinton parish brings Nativity to life with ‘best pageant ever’

Photo Caption: Jayden Holthaus portrays Imogene Herdman, who was selected to play Mary in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a family Advent activity at St. John the Baptist Parish in Clinton. By: By Jennifer Willems CLINTON — Perhaps there wasn’t quite a cast of thousands, but a production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” included […]

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‘Toolkit on Marriage’ equips Catholics for the public debate

By: By Tom Dermody To help Catholics better understand the church’s teaching on marriage and defend it in the public debate now taking place in Illinois and across the nation, the Catholic Conference of Illinois has assembled a “Toolkit on Marriage.” The kit is available online at ilcatholic.org and will be distributed in early 2013 […]

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Recipes, memories in our “A Taste of Christmas” section

Photo Caption: Cranberry-Apple Casserole is one of several holiday recipes shared in The Catholic Post’s annual Christmas section. Looking for something new to bake this Christmas season? Don’t miss The Catholic Post’s annual “A Taste of Christmas” section of reader-submitted recipes and memories. If you don’t receive The Catholic Post, or it has yet to […]

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Open house with music planned Dec. 28 at church in Nauvoo

NAUVOO — Traditional and classic Christmas music will be played during a post-Christmas open house from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Nauvoo. Music will be provided by Maureen Hutchcroft on the flute and Phil Hoenig on the parish’s pipe organ as well as guitar and […]

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Open house, mini-concert at Bradford church on Dec. 30

BRADFORD — Long considered one of the most beautiful churches in central Illinois, St. John the Baptist Church, 218 First St., will host a Christmas open house on Sunday, Dec. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. A mini concert of Christmas songs will be presented at 2:30 p.m. on the original organ, which was built […]

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A year after change, fewer ”bumps’ with new Mass texts

Photo Caption: woman looks over a guide highlighting the new changes in wording for Mass. The new English translation of the Roman Missal has been in use for a little more than a year. By: By Jennifer Willems Msgr. Stanley Deptula is the first to admit that the words of the new English translation of […]

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Are we prepared for a worthy celebration of the Savior’s birth?

By: By Father Claude Peifer, OSB Fourth Sunday of Advent, Dec. 23 Micah 5:1-4a; Psalm 80:2-3,15-16,18-19; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-45 This year, since the final Sunday of Advent occurs just one day before the Vigil of Christmas, we are standing on the very threshold of the great mystery of the Lord’s birth. Thus we begin […]

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