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Novena opens Thursday, leads to Filipino-American event

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, will join the Filipino-American community on Saturday, July 20, for the 15th anniversary of the enthronement of the Santo Nino de Cebu at St. Joseph Church, 103 Richard Pryor Place, in Peoria. He will preside at the 5:30 p.m. Mass and bless all Santo Nino icons. Following the liturgy there […]

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In Pontiac, parishioners pray for our nation every Tuesday night

Photo Caption: Sarah Collins leads a “Patriotic Rosary” at St. Mary Church in Pontiac June 25 during the parish’s weekly prayer vigil for our nation. By: By Tom Dermody, The Catholic Post PONTIAC — While Independence Day and the just-ended Fortnight for Freedom gave Catholics additional reasons to ask God’s blessings and guidance on the […]

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Full text of Jubilarian Mass homily by Msgr. Doug Hennessy

Photo Caption: Msgr. Doug Hennessy, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Bloomington and a golden jubilarian, delivers the homily during the Diocese of Peoria’s 2013 Jubilarian Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria. EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the full text of the homily by Msgr. Doug Hennessy at the June 27 Mass for Jubilarian Priests […]

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Priests marking anniversary years honored at Jubilarian Mass

Photo Caption: Priests observing significant anniversary years or ordination receive the applause of their brother priests and the assembly at the close of the Jubilarian Mass on June 27. Beyond the personal successes and failures of priests, Jesus is intimately involved and at work “in the whole of our ministry,” Msgr. Doug Hennessy told priests […]

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Kate Wicker offers tips for raising children in an I-Culture

By: By Nancy Piccione, for The Catholic Post In an age of “digital gluttony,” parents and other adults should help young people use technology in a way that frees rather than tethers them, a digital strategist told a group of parents and teachers. “More than anything, we need to be good role models that technology […]

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Run/walk in Geneseo July 13 benefits moms, kids in need

GENESEO — Mothers and children in need will benefit from Drew’s Faithful Feet, a charity run/walk that will start and end in front of St. Malachy Church, 595 E. Ogden Ave., on Saturday, July 13. The 5K run/walk for individuals and mother-child teams begins at 8:30 a.m., while a half-mile kid’s run will get started […]

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‘Kingdom Rock’ Vacation Bible School in Moline July 22-26

MOLINE — “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong from God” is the theme of a Vacation Bible School planned from July 22-26 in the Christ the King Believers Together Center here. Daily activities from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. led by adults and teens of Christ the King Parish during the royal-themed week include singing, […]

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‘Turn to Mary,’ encourages Mother-Daughter Tea speaker

Photo Caption: Stefanie Rupert serves tea duing the Mother-Daughter Tea sponsored June 22 by the diocesan Office of Evangelization and Family Life. By: By Nancy Piccione Mary, the mother of God, “personifies faith” and is an authentic, realistic model for mothers, daughters, and all women, author and speaker Kate Wicker told dozens of mothers and […]

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‘Totus Tuus’ summer program energizing the faith of youth

Photo Caption: Team member Jack Gebert leads young “Totus Tuus” participants in prayer at the end of a session on the sacraments at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Mahomet. By: By Tom Dermody MAHOMET — If young Catholics are saying “Amen!” and singing with more gusto at parish Masses, or if your children […]

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Does Christ radiate through our words, actions?

By: By Sharon Priester Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 7 Isaiah 66:10-14c; Psalm 66:1-3,4-5,6-7,16,20; Galatians 6:14-18; Luke 10:1-12,17-20 For 70 years, the Israelites, God’s chosen people, were in exile in Babylon. During that time, Isaiah’s prophets encouraged them with words of comfort and hope. Upon their release, the Israelites returned to Jerusalem to find […]

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