Community of St. John seeks to be an ‘oasis of light and love’

By: By Jennifer Willems EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth in a monthly series featuring religious communities and other forms of consecrated life around the Diocese of Peoria in honor of the Year of Consecrated Life. Called by Pope Francis, the celebration will run through Feb. 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated Life. By […]

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Several religious communities will host open houses in February

As part of the celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life, religious communities of women and men around the country are holding open houses next Sunday, Feb. 8. In the Diocese of Peoria, four communities have announced plans to greet people and offer insights into consecrated life in the days to come. EAST PEORIA: Due […]

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School playground supervisor’s funny stories told in new book

Photo Caption: The cover of the new book by Rod Rathbun, playground supervisor at St. Michael the Archangel School in Streator. STREATOR — It’s unclear how many shoes Rod Rathbun has tied since becoming playground supervisor at St. Michael the Archangel School here, but each one of the students has used those shoes to scamper […]

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CNS reviews of recent films on the basis of moral suitability

Photo Caption: Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell star in a scene from the movie “Black or White.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. 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 […]

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Holy Trinity School, Bloomington is renamed ‘Corpus Christi’

Photo Caption: Gwenn Roche, principal, and Kathy Wielend, president of the Advisory Commission on Education, applaud in the balcony after unfurling the banner proclaiming the school’s new name. By: By Jennifer Willems BLOOMINGTON — Corpus Christi. It is Latin for “the body of Christ” and as of Jan. 25, it is the new name for […]

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Support The Catholic Post’s 2015 Delivering Unity Campaign

Photo Caption: In addition to being a subscription to the diocesan newspaper, campaign gifts also support the wide and instant delivery of vital Catholic information through social media and this website. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has urged all Catholic households in the Diocese of Peoria to support and read The Catholic Post, calling it […]

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‘Grandma Dee’ is a giant at Visitation School, Kewanee

Photo Caption: Delores “Dee” Seyller, who has served Visitation Catholic School in Kewanee for more than 50 years, will be celebrated as its “Honorary Giant” on Jan. 30. She is famous for her hugs and now Visitation Catholic School supporter, aide, room mother and helper Delores “Dee” Seyller is about to get a big hug […]

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Knights of Columbus plan 50s dance Jan. 24 in Marseilles

MARSEILLES — A 50s dance is planned by the Knights of Columbus for Saturday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Joseph Church, 200 Broadway. There will be a dance contest, 50/50 drawing, basket drawing and raffles. The entrance fee is $5, and hot dogs, hamburgers, chips and soda […]

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