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OSF St. Joseph, Bloomington, collecting new, used shoes

BLOOMINGTON — Home Sweet Home Ministries will benefit from a shoe drive planned for Aug. 8-17 by OSF St. Joseph Medical Center and Dr. Todd Snoeyink, DPM, of OSF Medical Group. New and gently used men’s, women’s and children’s shoes may be dropped off at the Bloomington medical center, Eastland Medical Plaza I by the […]

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10 churches among drop-off sites for used shoes in August

Photo Caption: Denise Henderson, who got the WaterStep shoe drive going at The Iona Group and St. Ann’s WATCH, is pictured with Iona Group and WaterStep leaders. By: By Jennifer Willems MORTON — Anyone who has a pair of shoes they don’t wear anymore can do something to provide cleaning drinking water for people who […]

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On a mission: youth groups spend part of summer in service

By: By Tom Dermody Editor’s Note: Following is just a sampling of mission trip activities that young people from around the Diocese of Peoria took part in during the summer. An album of group and action photos will be posted on The Catholic Post’s Facebook page. —– 51 PEORIA NOTRE DAME STUDENTS CONDUCT SUMMER CAMP […]

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Prayers follow LaSalle girl to Chicago for cancer treatment

Photo Caption: Enjoying family time at home in LaSalle are Mike and Maria Rosploch with their daughters Lily (left) and Mya. By: By Jennifer Willems LASALLE — Lily Rosploch may be only 5 years old, but she knows the way to St. Bede Abbey Church in Peru so well that when her father, Mike, decided […]

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Commission on Women plans pilgrimage to Spain, Portugal

By: By Jennifer Willems Get out your passport. Members of the Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society are charting a new course and they’re inviting people around the Diocese of Peoria to come with them. Among the journeys on the horizon is a “Pilgrimage to the Shrines and Saints of Spain […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Max Deacon, Richard Armitage and Nathan Kress star in a scene from the movie “Into the Storm.” Rating: By Catholic News Service 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, […]

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Jesus offers a taste of happiness that awaits us in heaven

By: By Tim Irwin Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 3 Isaiah 55:1-3; Psalm 145:8-9,15-16,17-18; Romans 8:35,37-39; Matthew 14:13-21 It ought to come as no surprise to people who believe our salvation came through God becoming man that a means of connecting with God would be through eating. Making the message as naturally human as […]

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300 at charismatic event urged to proclaim “Jesus is alive!”

Photo Caption: Some of the 300 participants in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference offer praise to God. The theme of the July 26 event was “Jesus Christ, Our Only Hope.” By: By Jennifer Willems EAST PEORIA — While Jesus is an integral part of Catholic theology and sacramental life, he is often the forgotten member […]

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Tell us if your parish or school took summer mission trip

Did your parish, school, or Newman Center sponsor a mission trip this summer? The Catholic Post is planning a round-up of photos and experiences from those participating in such faith-in-action opportunities during summer break. We’ve heard from a few groups, but realize there are more. To be included in our coverage, contact Tom Dermody at […]

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Pro-life baby shower brunch set in Galesburg Aug. 2

GALESBURG — The Women’s Pregnancy Center in Galesburg and the Women’s Choice Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, will benefit from the 11th annual Community Baby Shower Brunch planned for Saturday, Aug. 2, at Lake Storey Shelter 2 here. Volunteers also will be honored at the event, which is sponsored by Knox County Right to Life. The […]

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