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Fr. Mann, 79, dies in Arizona; served as chaplain in Danville

Father Robert G. Mann, who directed the pastoral care department at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville from 1990 to 2003, died on Tuesday, March 19, at his retirement home in Sun City West, Ariz. He was 79. A memorial Mass in Danville will be scheduled at a later date. Father Mann will be […]

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Diocese is thrilled, endeared and challenged by Pope Francis

Photo Caption: Excited, ecstatic, heartened . . . these are just a few of the words persons from around the Diocese of Peoria are using to describe their reactions to the first days of Pope Francis’ pontificate. EDITOR’S NOTE — The Catholic Post invited reactions to Pope Francis after the first days of his pontificate […]

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A national feather in the cap for St. Patrick’s School teacher

Photo Caption: Kathy Schlack holds “Chuck” the chick as St. Patrick’s School, Washington third grade students (from left) Ella Strong, Elliot Borrowman, and Ryan Earle look on. By: By Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post WASHINGTON — Walking into Kathy Schlack’s third grade classroom at St. Patrick’s School here is a breath of fresh air on […]

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Diocese’s priests renew their commitment at Chrism Mass

Photo Caption: With the newly blessed sacred oils before him and the priests of the Diocese of Peoria surrounding him, Bishop Jenky celebrates the Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria on March 26. By: By Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post Before they celebrate the sacred liturgies commemorating the death and resurrection of Jesus […]

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Catholic Women’s League sets Day of Reflection April 9

Members of the Catholic Women’s League are planning a rosary, meeting and day of reflection for Tuesday, April 9, at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6001 N. University in Peoria. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. Msgr. Mark Merdian will speak on “Mary and Our Role in […]

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Watch the new 4-minute video on The Catholic Post

The Catholic Post’s 2013 Delivering Unity Campaign is off to a fast start. Thank you to all who have already sent contributions to support our mission, and to the parishes for their promotion of the campaign. We remind readers that every campaign gift is also a one-year subscription to our print publication. Gifts are practical […]

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Join bishop for Holy Thursday pilgrimage to area churches

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, invites Catholics to join him in a Eucharistic pilgrimage to four Peoria churches on the evening of Holy Thursday, March 28. The pilgrimage begins at 8:45 p.m. following the Holy Thursday Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. The pilgrimage then journeys to the parishes of Sacred Heart, St. Mark’s, St. Philomena’s […]

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‘Pope Francis begins papacy; ‘open up a horizon of hope’

Photo Caption: Flags, including those of his homeland of Argentina, are held up by pilgrims as Pope Francis make his way through the crowd in St. Peter’s Square before celebrating his inaugural Mass at the Vatican By: By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis formally began his ministry as bishop […]

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Conclave at St. Mary’s, Metamora, elects Pope Alexander

Photo Caption: Father Don Roszkowski, pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Metamora, lifts the arms of Alexander Rousch who was elected “pope” during a mock conclave held at the school on March 13. By: By Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post METAMORA — Just hours before Pope Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica […]

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Vocations: All roads lead to Franciscans for postulant

Photo Caption: Postulant Darlene Santibout (left) and affiliate Rachel Tennant (right) assist Sister Sarah Elizabeth Roy, vocation director for the Heading Avenue Franciscans, at a recent vocation fair. By: By Jennifer Willems, The Catholic Post WEST PEORIA — Darlene Santibout knows what it means to be on a journey. When she was 10 years old, […]

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