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Dedication of St. Jude School is even better than dreamed

Photo Caption: Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, blesses a classroom of the new St. Jude School in Peoria following a Mass of Thanksgiving at the parish on Oct. 5. Winnie Pratt, principal, looks on. By: By Jennifer Willems As he looked around the gymnasium brimming with young families and longtime parishioners at the new St. […]

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Relic of Blessed John Paul II coming to diocese Nov. 18-19

Photo Caption: In what Bishop Jenky terms an “exciting and historic event,” a first class relic of Blessed John Paul II will be coming to Peoria and Normal next month. Catholics in the Diocese of Peoria will have a special way to share the joy of the canonization of Blessed John Paul II months before […]

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Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

PHOTO: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in a scene from the movie “Gravity.” See review below. (CNS photo/Warner Bros.) —– The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. For full reviews of these films, as well as […]

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Recently released films reviewed on basis of moral suitability

Rating: By Catholic News Service PHOTO: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney star in a scene from the movie “Gravity.” See review below. (CNS photo/Warner Bros.) —– The following movie reviews are supplied by Catholic News Service in conjunction with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of Film and Broadcasting. For full reviews of […]

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Fundraiser for seminarians is set in Bloomington Oct. 11

BLOOMINGTON — The Parents of Priests and Seminarians will sponsor their annual POPS Seminarian Fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 11, at St. Patrick Church of Merna here. The evening, which begins with a social hour at 5:30 p.m., will also include a dinner at 6:30, a short video, and vocation talks by seminarians of the Diocese […]

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Sr. Marguerite Adams, OSB, longtime teacher, dies at 95

ROCK ISLAND — A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Oct. 4 in the chapel of St. Mary Monastery here for Sister Marguerite Adams, OSB. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery. Sister Marguerite died on Oct. 1, 2013, at the monastery. She was 95.Born in Peoria on Jan. 28, 1918, Margaret E. Adams was the […]

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Know of a pet blessing near St. Francis’ feast? Add to our list

If your parish or school is hosting a pet blessing, email the event information to tdermody@cdop.org for inclusion on this list. — BLOOMINGTONFriday, Oct. 4, at 3:15 on the playground east of St. Mary’s School, 527 W. Jackson St. DANVILLEWednesday, Oct. 2, at 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot of Schlarman Academy’s South Campus, Vermilion […]

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