Jesus makes salvation a question of faith, not worth

By: By Tim Irwin Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 17 Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Psalm 67:2-3,5,6,8; Romans 11:13-15,29-32; Matthew 15:21-28 Jesus comes off a little surlier than normal in the Gospel according to Matthew for the Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time. Jesus and his disciples have withdrawn to Phoenicia, an area inhabited mostly by the Canaanites. […]

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Meet the six new principals at Catholic schools in diocese

Catholic schools in Bloomington, Galesburg, Kickapoo, Peoria and Rock Island have new principals ready to greet students as classes begin for the 2014-15 school year. Bringing decades of experience and a love for the faith with them are: Sean Foster, Central Catholic School, Bloomington; Steve Eisemann, Costa Catholic Academy, Galesburg; Rick Pantages, St. Mary School, […]

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Marian Missionaries lead a Day of Mercy in Rock Island

Photo Caption: Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, director of the Association of Marian Helpers, speaks at St. Mary Parish in Rock Island during the Divine Mercy Tour. By: By Tom Dermody ROCK ISLAND — “Put mercy into action, especially where the need is greatest.” That is a theme of the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, and […]

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Ice cream social Sunday at St. John Vianney, Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — Celebrate summer and faith this Sunday when St. John Vianney Parish hosts its annual ice cream social from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 313 S. West St. A barbecue sandwich meal will be served for $4, while a hot dog meal is $2. Homemade pie, cake, and ice cream will be […]

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Persons 55-plus invited to luncheon Wednesday in Tolono

TOLONO — Persons age 55 and over are invited to a luncheon potluck at 11:30 a.m. on on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at St. Patrick Parish Center in Tolono. The gathering is sponsored by Good Samaritan Senior Outreach Services of Catholic Charities, Champaign-Piatt counties. Fried chicken will be served and attendees are asked to bring a […]

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See Peoria Chiefs, support cemetery in Pekin Aug. 23

PEKIN — Sacred Heart Cemetery will benefit from a Knights of Columbus Night at Dozer Field in Peoria on Saturday, Aug. 23. The game between the Peoria Chiefs and the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $11, with $5 from every ticket going to the cemetery. The evening features a tennis ball […]

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$1.5 million gift leads to College of Nursing scholarship

Photo Caption: Ada Oetgen, a graduate of and former teacher at Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria, died in February at the age of 89. Not only was Ada Oetgen a graduate of the Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing in Peoria, but she taught there for many years. Now a […]

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