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Pinwheels share East Moline students’ peace plans, prayers

By: Photo for The Catholic Post by Robin Heiar EAST MOLINE — Visualizing peace just got easier, thanks to Our Lady of Grace Catholic Academy here. At an outdoor all-school assembly to start the day Tuesday, the academy’s pre-school through second grade students planted 85 pinwheels they created in art class. One side of what […]

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Diocesan pilgrims spend a day with Jesus on Chicago trip

By: By Jennifer Willems CAPTION: Father Anthony Bus, CR, pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Chicago, welcomes those taking part on a pilgrimage sponsored Sept. 15 by the Bishop’s Commission on Women in the Church and in Society. (More photos have been posted on The Catholic Post’s site on Facebook.) —– CHICAGO — Pilgrimages […]

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’40 Days for Life’ campaigns set to open in 3 area regions

Photo Caption: The campaign of prayer and public witness to end abortion will take place from Sept. 24 to Nov. 2 in Champaign, Peoria, and Bettendorf, Iowa. Catholics of the Diocese of Peoria are invited to join Christians of all denominations in prayer and action to end abortion during “40 Days for Life” campaigns to […]

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Submit photos of deceased loved ones for tribute video

The Catholic Post again this year is producing a video tribute in remembrance of those who have died in the past year. We invite families and friends to share an image of a recently deceased loved one for possible inclusion in the four-minute video. Last year, 50 photos were included in the tribute video, released […]

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Garden on OSF St. Francis roof offers own kind of healing

Photo Caption: Msgr. Michael Bliss, chaplain of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, blesses the Jerry and Lynn Flaherty Family Respite Garden during ceremonies on Aug. 28. Sometimes the best medicine isn’t the kind that is prescribed. Sometimes it comes in the form of a ray of sun, a breath of fresh air, and […]

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50 years of Cursillo have blessed diocese immeasurably

Some aspects of Cursillo, the weekend retreat that has brought so many closer to Christ, can be measured. How many years since the first weekend took place in our diocese? Fifty. How many weekends have been conducted since then? About 1,070. How many people, both Catholic and non-Catholic, have taken part? More than 40,000. What […]

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Celebrating the cross as the ultimate sign of Christ’s love

By: By Sharon Priester Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Sept. 14 Numbers 21:4b-9; Psalm 78:1bc-2,34-35,36-37,38; Philippians 2:6-11; John 3:13-17 The cross today — a universal symbol of Christian belief, carried in processions in our churches, a thing of beauty. During Jesus’ time, it was a sign of torture, dread, humiliation and degradation. […]

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New support for catechists in diocese’s western regions

Photo Caption: Dana Brooks will be regional director of religious education for the Galesburg and Macomb vicariates while Rose Roe will serve the Rock Island and Kewanee vicariates. By: By Jennifer Willems Being the regional director of religious education means working with 12 or more parishes across two vicariates of the Diocese of Peoria. That […]

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Sheen cause suspended, call for prayer: press releases

Photo Caption: The Cause for the beatification and canonization of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (pictured) has for the foreseeable future been suspended. EDITOR’S NOTE: Following are news releases from the Diocese of Peoria regarding the suspension of the Cause for the beatification and canonization of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. —– SHEEN CAUSE SUSPENDED, […]

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St. Patrick, Arlington, to mark 150 years of faith on Sept. 21

Photo Caption: Bishop Jenky will consecrate the new altars of St. Patrick Church in Arlington during a Mass celebrating the parish sesquicentennial at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. ARLINGTON — A yearlong celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Patrick Parish here will culminate with a Mass of Thanksgiving to be offered by Bishop […]

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