Have you received the gift of faith? Then pass it on . . .

By: By Tim Irwin Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 27 Sirach 35:12-14,16-18; Psalm 34:2-3,17-18,19,23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14 The readings for the Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time remind us of the necessity of humility as a prerequisite for effective prayer. The first reading from the Book of Sirach proclaims, “The one who serves […]

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New Family Resources Center dedicated and “dream” expands

By: By Jennifer Willems (Editor’s note: Additional photos from the dedication ceremonies have been posted on The Catholic Post’s Facebook site.) With full hearts, words of thanks and a generous sprinkling of holy water, the new Family Resources Center in Peoria was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, on Oct. 23. “Make […]

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‘A Day with Scott Hahn’ set at Spalding Pastoral Center Nov. 2

Photo Caption: All are invited to hear best-selling Catholic author and popular speaker Scott Hahn during a day-long event on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Spalding Pastoral Center in Peoria. The New Evangelization, the Eucharist and Mary are among the topics that will be discussed during “A Day with Scott Hahn” on Saturday, Nov. 2, […]

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‘Saint of Auschwitz’ play is coming to 6 sites in diocese

Photo Caption: Actor Leonardo Defilippis portrays St. Maximilian Kolbe in a scene from from “Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz,” coming this month to Carthage, Galesburg, Canton, LaSalle, Champaign and Moline. Six locations in the Diocese of Peoria this month will host “Maximilian: Saint of Auschwitz,” a 90-minute production performed live by Leonardo Defilippis. Among the performances […]

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Two organists in concert at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Friday

It’s not often that the grand Wicks organ at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria is played by more than one person at a time. On Friday, Oct. 18, however, Dr. Sherry Seckler, director of sacred music for the Diocese of Peoria, will share the bench with one of her former students, Jonathan Kroepel, to present […]

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Sr. Cabrini Rael, OSB, dies; funeral Oct. 17 in Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND — A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of St. Mary Monastery here for Sister Cabrini A. Rael, OSB, who taught at several schools in the Diocese of Peoria. Sister Cabrini died on Monday, Oct. 14, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity in Rock Island. She was 85. […]

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Father Richard E. Raney dies; at 100 was diocese’s oldest priest

FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla. — A funeral Mass was celebrated at Ascension Church here on Oct. 14 for Father Richard E. Raney, 100, the priest with the most seniority in the Diocese of Peoria. Father Raney, a former pastor of parishes in Ottawa, Chatsworth, Chillicothe, and Moline, died on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 in Fort […]

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Miracles point to God’s power to save us

By: By Tim Irwin Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Oct. 13 2 Kings 5:14-17; Psalm 98:1,2-3,3-4; 2 Timothy 2:8-13; Luke 17:11-19 The readings for the 28th Sunday of Ordinary Time challenge us to see the forest and not just the trees. The first reading recounts the climax of the cleansing of Naaman the leper. Despite […]

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New Family Resources Center to be blessed by bishop Oct. 23

By: By Tom Dermody On a night when optimism and hope were recurring themes, wonderful news was announced at the annual Respect Life Dinner in Peoria before keynote speaker David Andrusko reached the microphone. In a report on the work of the Family Resources Center, the pro-life outreach in downtown Peoria supported by the dinner, […]

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